Doctorate Fellowship in: Reservoir transit and downstream approaches to a large dam by Atlantic salmo
|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. (Fish Ecology/Biotelemetry) - Reservoir transit and downstream approaches to a large dam by Atlantic salmon. Downstream movements of Atlantic salmon present challenges at two spatial scales.
The capability of smolts (downstream) and adults (upstream and downstream) to negotiate the ~100km reservoir is not understood. The Ph.D. Candidate will use acoustic tracking with multiple fixed receivers (www.vemco.com) and manual tracking, to track smolts, kelts and upstream migrating adults during a multi-year field campaign.
Pathways will be mapped and synthesized with limnological data to best understand reservoir bottlenecks.
The finer scale 3D movement by downstream migrants during the approach to the dam will use a 16 antenna, high performance hydro-acoustic array (HTI) at the upstream face of the existing dam to understand mechanisms dictating dam passage. [Supervisors Dr. Tommi Linnansaari and Dr. Steve Peake, 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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