|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) - Near dam, spatio-temporal distribution of migrating American Eel elvers. Since 1980, eel elvers are no longer reported arriving at the MD fish trap, which corresponds to the start-up of the last two turbine units at MD and thus suggests a velocity barrier for migration.
The M.Sc. Candidate will study the spatio-temporal distributions of elvers on their final approach to MD to ascertain the success of passage upstream to this presumed barrier. Clusters of habitat traps will be distributed within 20km downstream of MD and the presence of elvers monitored to establish spatio-temporal patterns of upstream movement.
Based on abundance patterns and measures of flow and temperature at traps and using the hydrodynamic model output, predicted migration paths will be created and the potential migration bottlenecks will be identified.
Additionally, the hydrodynamic models will be applied to describe predicted habitats for elvers to further evaluate how future flows may impact the habitats of migrating elvers. [Supervisors Dr. Tommi Linnansaari 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]).
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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