Masters Fellowship in: Reservoir sediment composition, chemistry, and potential for downstream displacement
|Institution||University of New Brunswick|
|Type of Fellowship||Masters Degree|
|Graduate Program Type||Chemical Sciences|
|Fellowship Amount||To be determined|
|College / University||http://studdys.com/new-brunswick/university-of-new-brunswick-saint-john/|
Graduate Fellowship Description
M.Sc. (Biogeochemistry) - Reservoir sediment composition, chemistry, and potential for downstream displacement.
The Candidate will determine spatial distribution of sediment composition and chemistry in the reservoir by collecting grab and core samples. Shallow (5 cm) sediment layers will be sampled to examine spatial variability in and magnitude of contaminants and nutrients.
From the gravity cores, slices will be used to assess differences among deposition layers for erosion mapping and sediment transport consequences and to inform ongoing collection of sediments.
Analyses will include grain size, %N, %P, total organic and inorganic carbon and contaminants (PCBs, chlorinated pesticides, metals, PAHs). The M.Sc. Candidate will assess nutrients and contaminants and their implications for the dam removal scenario, and the project potentially includes numerical modelling of transport and deposition of nutrients and contaminants using DELWAQ models. [Supervisor Dr. Karen Kidd, UNB Saint John]
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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