|Institution||University of New Brunswick|
|Type of Fellowship||PhD Fellowship|
|Graduate Program Type||Physical Sciences|
|Fellowship Amount||To be determined|
|College / University||http://studdys.com/new-brunswick/university-of-new-brunswick-fredericton/|
Graduate Fellowship Description
PhD (Limnology) - Chemical and biotic source materials from the reservoir drawdown. In a dam removal scenario, ~350km3 of water must be displaced downstream. The Ph.D. Candidate will conduct a complete, spatio-temporal analysis of the reservoir’s limnological conditions to understand the physical- biological characteristics of water released in a dam removal scenario.
The survey will produce data to build and assess a model of downstream dispersal for various biological components (e.g., nutrients, alga, contaminants, dissolved oxygen) using a DELWAQ model, D-Water Quality and D-Ecology modules.
We plan to develop and test a rapid phytoplankton assessment tool using an ‘bbeAlgaeTorch’ (www.bbe- moldaenke.de) as a rapid vertical profiling sampling protocol to increase our data for modeling and also provide guidance data during the drawdown regime when reservoir limnological responses will be intensified by declining water volumes and effects on temperature, concentrations of nutrients, and biota. [Supervisor Dr. Allen Curry, UNB Fredericton]
Prospective candidates should email a cover letter, CV, unofficial university transcripts and contact information for three people who can serve as references. The cover letter must clearly indicate the project being applied for, and outline how the candidate’s previous experience has prepared him/her to function as a leader of the respective MAES study component, and what specific qualifications the candidate will bring to the large, multidisciplinary MAES Team.
Review of applicants for the projects starting in summer 2014 will begin 21 February 2014 and continue until the positions are filled. Ideal start date for 2014 projects is in March/April. For positions starting 2015, applications can be provided until fall of 2014.
Send complete application packages to Project Manager Gordon Yamazaki by email ([email protected]).
This research is led by The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) was founded in 2000 as a collaboration of researchers at the University of New Brunswick.
For further information please visit: www.canadianriversinstitute.com
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