|Institution||University of New Brunswick|
|Type of Fellowship||PhD Fellowship|
|Graduate Program Type||Earth Sciences|
|Fellowship Amount||To be determined|
|College / University||http://studdys.com/new-brunswick/university-of-new-brunswick-fredericton/|
Graduate Fellowship Description
Ph.D. (River Ecology) - Trophic structure and bio-monitoring metrics for a large river.
The trophic structure of large rivers is spatio-temporally complex yet essential to understand for informative, effective decisions regarding multi-use rivers. Trophic structure can be affected by manipulations of flow and thus, metrics of trophic structure and organic matter pathways) may be informative when assessing the impacts of dam removals.
The Ph.D. Candidate will compile a multi-parameter and scale bio-physical assessment of the Saint John River using stable isotopes of C and N from which trophic metrics of river ecosystem status will be created (Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory, CRI/UNB) based on > 5000 samples that are to be collected. [Supervisors Dr. Allen Curry, UNB Fredericton and Dr. Karen Kidd, UNB Saint John]
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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