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Larkin Award Runner-up (PhD) – Michael Lawrence

By Michael Lawrence My current body of work looks to address the role of the stress axis in mediating predator-prey interactions in wild fishes. My research primarily focuses on the biology of pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) in the Rideau Lakes region. Specifically, I’m looking to characterize the physiological consequences of sustained cortisol elevation on the metabolic operation of pumpkinseed and to link these alterations with behavioural parameters that are indicative of anti-predator capacity and/or risk aversion. During my research, I will also be quantifying the influence of cortisol on altering predation rate in a mesocosm setting thereby linking physiological, behavioural and ecological scale processes together to thoroughly address the question of […]

Larkin Award Recipient (PhD) – Andrea Reid

Ultimate Fate of Pacific Salmon in the Pacific Northwest Written by Andrea Reid I am currently a PhD student cosupervised by Dr. Steven Cooke in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University and Dr. Scott Hinch in the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory at the University of British Columbia. My research investigates the impacts of fisheries interactions for the fate of Pacific salmon (genus Oncorhynchus) in British Columbia’s most salmon-bearing rivers: the Nass, Skeena and Fraser Rivers (see map). I integrate methods from multiple disciplines – movement ecology, ecophysiology and socio-ecology – to understand how different fisheries-related stressors are shaping Pacific salmon migrations and their future. As […]

Larkin Award Recipient (MSc) – William Twardek

By William Twardek, MSc. Candidate, Carleton University, Little is known about the biological consequences of recreational fisheries for steelhead trout, despite steelhead being one of the most highly coveted species to anglers around the world. It is particularly important to account for the impact that recreational fisheries have on steelhead given that there are only a few wild populations left in the world distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest and Russia. In most, if not all recreational fisheries, anglers are required to release steelhead following capture under the premise that released fish suffer minimal fitness consequences. Although commercial fisheries for steelhead have indicated significant by-catch mortality of steelhead, few studies have […]

OFAH seeking Fisheries Biologist

The OFAH is currently looking to hire a Fisheries Biologist. This is a full-time permanent position based in Peterborough that offers unique and diverse opportunities to participate in fisheries management throughout Ontario. We would appreciate your support in sharing the attached job advertisement (also found at https://www.ofah.org/jobs/fisheries-biologist/). If you know of anyone who is seeking a full-time permanent position in the fisheries field, please share this opportunity with them. The posting closes on August 20, 2017 at 5pm.

Opportunities with Fish Ecology and Conservation Phys Lab, Carleton U

PhD-level Research Associate in Quantitative Movement Ecology The Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University is seeking a PhD-level Research Associate in the area of movement ecology and applied quantitative ecology.  The position will be based on campus (in Ottawa, Canada) and involve working with large biotelemetry and biologging datasets generated for a variety of aquatic animals.  The successful applicant will have experience in managing and querying complex databases. Analytical skills must include generalized linear mixed modeling of temporally and spatially dependent data and multivariate statistics.  Familiarity with structural equation modeling, state-space modeling, network analysis, and GIS is desirable.  Applicants should be highly organized, have experience generating peer-reviewed […]

Tracking Walleye in Hamilton Habour

Written by Jill Brooks, 2016 MSc. Larkin co-Awardee, follow her on Twitter too, @jillbrooks85! I am currently an MSc student, supervised by Dr. Steven Cooke in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab at Carleton University in Ottawa. My research focuses on the movement of fish in response to various habitat restoration efforts in Hamilton Harbour at the western end of Lake Ontario. The aquatic ecosystem in the Harbour has been degraded over the last 120 years as a result of industrialization and land use change. Sewage, fertilizers and industrial pollutants flowing into the relatively small system, combined with extensive physical habitat alteration has resulted in Hamilton Harbour deemed as an […]

4 PhD Positions at U of T with Don Jackson, OMNR, and DFO

4 PHD POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – FISH AND AQUATIC ECOLOGY We seek highly capable and motivated individuals for 4 PhD positions as part of a collaborative research project involving the University of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.   Successful applicants will start in May or September 2017 in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program at the University of Toronto (http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/).  Research projects relate to questions regarding how human activities, climate change, habitat quality, and fish community composition influence body size, population growth rates, and overall fish productivity in lakes and rivers.  Projects vary from studies involving considerable […]

AFS-OC Networking Event

The AFS-Ontario Chapter would like to invite Chapter Members and Friends to a training opportunity and networking event. Bring your waders, dress warm and come learn about salmonid spawning surveys with Chapter Members. There will be a river walk and talk about assessing and documenting spawning habitat. Following the spawning surveys we will meet up to continue discussions and networking. Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (Rain or Shine) Time: 3:00 pm Location: Credit River @ Charleston Sideroad near Caledon Village. Indoor networking event to follow. Location TBD. Register: Contact Phil Bird ([email protected])

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grants

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grant application process is underway for 2017.  Students wishing to apply for an OFAH research grant this year will be able to submit electronically.  The OFAH and partners are offering four different grants worth $4,000 each to university students researching fish and wildlife topics that are helping to improve resource management.  The OFAH uses a science-based approach to our advocacy in fish and wildlife management. Who can apply? Any graduate or post-graduate student currently researching a fish and wildlife topic, and whose findings would benefit Ontario’s fish and/or wildlife management. What is being offered? There are four separate research grants of […]

Employment Opportunity

Fishery/Forestry Biologist The Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) is currently seeking a motivated full-time Fisheries/Forestry Biologist for its office in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. For the full advertisement, please visit the GRRB website at www.grrb.nt.ca or see GRRBFisheriesForestryBiologist_2016. Deadline: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at midnight (MST) Please direct your inquiries or submit your application including a cover letter and resume to: Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board – Attention to Amy Amos P.O. Box 2240, Inuvik, NT   X0E 0T0 Phone: (867) 777-6600 extension 2   Fax: (867) 777-6601   Email: [email protected]  

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