|Institution||University of New Brunswick|
|Type of Fellowship||PhD Fellowship|
|Graduate Program Type||Biological & Medical Sciences|
|Specialty||Ecology & Conservation|
|Fellowship Amount||To be determined|
|College / University||http://studdys.com/new-brunswick/university-of-new-brunswick-fredericton/|
Graduate Fellowship Description
Ph.D. (Aquatic Ecology) - Historical, current and future lateral connectivity within the floodplain.
The SJR ecosystem boasts substantial wetland habitats sustained by the lateral connectivity with its largely intact floodplain, which is rare in a temperate zone river of this size flowing into either side of the Atlantic Ocean. The Grand Lake Meadows is an 116,000-hectare wetland and a Provincial Protected Area with several species of concern.
The Ph.D. Candidate will examine historical records using aerial photographs paired with historical water level records to quantify the connectivity among wetland habitats and the main channel and then structure sampling of the current wetland biodiversity (measured through DNA-based biodiversity analysis) along a wetland habitat connectivity gradient.
Using these temporal-spatial patterns, the goal will be to predict future wetland connectivity modification under environmental flow scenarios derived from the ongoing hydrological modeling. [Supervisor Dr. Donald Baird, 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]).
The 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 more information, please visit: www.canadianriversinstitute.com
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