|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. (Ecology/Ecohydraulics) - A quantitative model of fish habitats in a large river: The project will take a mesohabitat approach to assess the changes in habitat conditions if the current dam would be removed.
The suitability of existing hydromorphological unit (HMU-mesohabitat) classification schemes designed for smaller rivers and/or single species situations will be further developed for the SJR. Fish assemblage associated with mesohabitats will be established.
A species-seasonal habitat use matrix will be populated by observed and literature data. Final habitat associations based on "habitat suitability" and associated uncertainty will be created using a novel approach of fuzzy-logic rules created via a multi-expert consultation exercise with the goal to establish probability of fish presence in different HMU parcels.
The M.Sc. Candidate will derive HMU’s from the output from the “Delft3D” hydrodynamic model, use the depth/velocity simulation output, combined with substrate data transformed into HMU parcels in Arc-GIS based meso-CASiMiR model that can utilize the fuzzy logic based rules alongside with standard preference functions. [Supervisor 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]).
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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