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NSERC Strategic Grant – 2 PhD Positions Available

As part of the NSERC Strategic Grant 2 Ph.D. positions (funded for 4 years) are available under the co-supervision of Dr. Ian Fleming of Memorial University’s Department of Ocean Sciences and Dr. Ian Bradbury of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Escapes of farm salmon are both an economic loss and an environmental concern. Their effects on wild salmon populations will be a function of: (1) the presence of escapes and subsequent interbreeding (frequency and magnitude); (2) differences in traits that affect survival, competition and reproduction; (3) ability of natural systems to buffer against escapes through natural selection; and (4) our ability to mitigate impacts. The Ph.D. students will work […]

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Several MSc and PhD Positions @ U of T

MSc and PhD POSITIONS in CONSERVATION of FRESHWATER FISHES   Freshwater fishes are among the most imperiled taxa in the world. Over 30% of freshwater fishes in North America, and over 25% in Canada, are of conservation concern. The primary current stressors related to imperilment are habitat alteration and destruction, and aquatic invasive species. While native species are declining, aquatic invasive species are spreading in North America. These trends are expected to be exacerbated in the future by stressors such as climate change and human population growth. The objective of the Mandrak lab research program is to better understand the patterns, processes, and stressors of Canadian freshwater fishes at multiple […]

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Two Graduate Student Opportunities in Aquatic Ecology

Two graduate student positions available at the MSc or PhD level: 1) Confluence symmetry and upstream similarity as indicators of downstream aquatic ecosystem types 2) Lake-stream and watershed-wide network measures of aquatic ecosystem types; Primary location: Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough ON, Canada. This position will also include extended travel to Toronto and field work throughout Ontario, Canada and Ontario’s Far North. Starting Date: Spring 2015. Actual start date depends on candidate availability. Funding is largely secured. In support of the development of an aquatic ecosystem classification for the province of Ontario, we are looking for two graduate students for two related projects. Dividing stream networks into manageable size […]

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment in molecular population genetics and genomics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2015. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in areas such as rapid adaptation and speciation, landscape genetics, population and conservation genomics, the dynamics of species hybridization or evolutionary responses to climate change, habitat alteration or species invasions, and have excellent skills in bioinformatics. The successful applicant must hold a PhD. Post-doctoral or employment experience in a relevant area would be an asset. Applicants should […]

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Job Opportunity- Trout Unlimited Canada

Opportunity With TUC Position: Ontario Biologist Office Location: Guelph Hours: 40 hrs/week, 2 year contract (with potential for a permanent position) Start Date: January 5, 2015 Job Description:   This is a management position. Support Trout Unlimited Canada’s monitoring, assessment and restoration programs in various watershed throughout Ontario. Duties will include supervision of junior contract staff, summer students and volunteers. Coordination of volunteer and restoration workdays. Ensure the successful development and implementation of budgets and projects. Liaising and providing technical and scientific support to Ontario Chapters. Administrative duties will include reporting and participation in fundraising activities. Responsible for major fundraising for restoration projects (targets to be set). Qualifications: Post secondary degree […]

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Job Opportunity – University of Illinois – Stream Ecology

Assistant Professor in Stream Ecology The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (http://nres.illinois.edu/) at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an Assistant Professor in Stream Ecology expected to begin August 16, 2015. A Ph.D. and substantive research experience in aquatic ecology is required. Potential disciplines include aquatic biology, stream ecology, nutrient cycling, or related discipline. Please visit http://go.illinois.edu/F1400154 to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. For full consideration all requested application information must be received by December 1, 2014. Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabledwww.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Job Opportunities – University of Alberta

1) Support Staff – Research/Academic Initiatives Administrator Closing Date: Oct 24, 2014 http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/S108124225D1/   2) FSO – Director, Professional Masters Programs Closing Date: until filled but Review starting November 3, 2014  http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/EnvScience/FSO/   3) Assistant Professor Terrestrial Restoration Ecology – tenure track conditional on NSERC IRC Closing Date: until filled but Review starting December 3, 2014 http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A108224744/

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Job Opportunity- Freshwater Conservation Scientist

  Freshwater Conservation Scientist   About Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada WCS Canada (www.wcscanada.org) was established in May 2004 as a Canadian non‐government organization with a mission to conserve wildlife and wildlands by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada. We implement and support comprehensive field studies, specifically in two large landscapes in Northern Canada, gather information on wildlife, and seek to address conservation challenges by working with First Nation communities, governments, regulatory agencies, conservation groups, and industry. The Position:  WCS Canada is seeking a Freshwater Conservation Scientist in Ontario’s Northern Boreal (ONB) Landscape program (http://www.wcscanada.org/WhatWeDo/OntarioNorthernBoreal.aspx).  This […]

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Graduate Student Opportunity

The Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University (Dal), in collaboration with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and supported by the NSERC-NCE Marine Environment Observation Predication and Response network (MEOPAR), invites graduate applications for Doctoral studies in marine bioacoustics and oceanography as part of the WHaLE project (Whales, Habitat and Listening Experiment) that involves collaboration with partners in the ocean technology, governmental, and conservation sectors. http://meopar.ca/meopar-meeting-ocean-challenges-via-seven-new-research-projects/ SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS Graduate Fellowship Dalhousie University Oceanography marine bioacoustics

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Graduate Student Opportunity

GRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN APPLIED SCIENCE Assessing the effects of flow management on ecosystem quality. The CIRAIG and its research unit, the International Life Cycle Chair, is looking for a Ph. D. student interested in contributing to the development of a modelling tool aimed at assessing the impacts of hydropower projects and flow management on ecosystem quality within a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA is a science-based approach aimed at designing environmentally preferred technologies. This project is a collaborative venture involving members of École Polytechnique de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Montréal, and Hydro-Québec. The student conducting this project would be supervised by Dr Manuele Margni (l’École […]

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