Masters Fellowship in: Atlantic and Shortnose Sturgeon – Habitats and relationships to a new environmental flow regime.
|Institution||University of New Brunswick|
|Type of Fellowship||Masters Degree|
|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
M.Sc. (Fish Ecology/Biotelemetry) – Atlantic and Shortnose Sturgeon: Habitats and relationships to a new environmental flow regime. The M.Sc. Candidate will use acoustic telemetry (Vemco) to track Shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon to determine the location of spawning grounds of both species and to extend the understanding of seasonal habitats of adults in the SJR.
The work builds on existing and ongoing effort and infrastructure by Ocean Tracking Network partners. DIDSON technology and 3D tracking using HTI acoustic technology will focus on studying the fine-scale effects of flow and velocity fields on spawning and recruitment success.
Habitat characteristics including depth, velocity, substrate, and temperature will be measured as a function of flow. The output from hydrodynamic models will be combined with field data and re-analysed using River2D to build a model of potential spawning habitats as a function of discharge. Future spawning sites for flow regimes predicted for either the dam renewal or removal scenarios will then be predicted. [Supervisors Dr. Steve Peake and Dr. Tommi Linnansaari, 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 more information, please visit: www.canadianriversinstitute.com
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