Masters Fellowship in: Environmental and future flows with habitat implications for riparian insect species at risk
|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. (Aquatic Insect Ecology) - Environmental and future flows with habitat implications for riparian insect species at risk. The SJR watershed provides the critical habitat necessary for the conservation of three insect species at risk within the province of New Brunswick: Skillet Clubtail, Pygmy Snaketail, and Cobblestone Tiger Beetle (www.sararegistry.gc.ca).
Because a future change in flow regime has the potential to impact the flooding patterns for riparian trees and island habitats, the M.Sc. Candidate will conduct surveys of the species in the downstream riparian areas (river banks and islands) to locate and map occurrences.
The geospatial distributions will be evaluated against the detailed riparian maps and the future flow scenarios to assess the potential loss of emergence habitats for these species. [Supervisor Dr. Wendy Monk, 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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