Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Ph.D. & M.Sc. – Habitat Offsetting for Freshwater Fishes in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada

Enthusiastic, team oriented, and self-motivated students are encouraged to apply for a Ph.D. and MSc positions to conduct research on habitat offsetting for freshwater fishes in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada. This project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the University of Alberta, and industrial and government sponsors. Main project goals include: i) identifying food-web dynamics of newly created compensation lakes, ii) determining best practices in monitoring and measuring newly created compensation lakes, and iii) developing field based studies to determine causative relationships between age and growth and other life history characteristics in relation to differing lake environments. These research projects are fully funded and will provide key insights into the role of how to develop habitat offsets, a new and emerging field in restoration and conservation biology. Candidates will be under the supervision of Dr. Mark Poesch but will interact regularly with scientists and team members in industry, provincial and federal governments.

See Job Ad for more details and how to contact Dr. Poesch.

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