Masters Fellowship in: The ecology of muskellunge, an introduced predator, in the vicinity of a large dam
|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) – The ecology of muskellunge, an introduced predator, in the vicinity of a large dam. Muskellunge originated upstream of MD from an introduction and now occur up- and downstream of MD, but spawning sites remain unknown.
Their impact on the SJR ecosystem is similarly unknown, but management of the species either with or without a dam will have significantly different objectives if muskellunge are reproducing downstream. The M.Sc. Candidate will locate habitats downstream of MD using both radio- (Lotek) and acoustic telemetry (Vemco).
Successful spawning will be confirmed by collecting eggs and/or fry from vegetation in the area, and/or by collection of young-of-the- year (YOY) in trap or seine nets later in the season. Quality of nursery habitat will be assessed by monitoring growth rate and abundance of YOY. [Supervisors Dr. Steve Peake and 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]).
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 further information, please visit: www.canadianriversinstitute.com
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