Advancing National-scale Protected Areas Network Connectivity: 

Integrating Functional Connectivity and Climate Change

The Landscape Ecology Research Group (LERG) at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is seeking two postdoctoral research scientists with expertise in spatial connectivity modelling, conservation planning and prioritisation, and global change ecology. ECCC is co-leading the Pathway to Canada Target 1 initiative (, which is a national multi-jurisdictional effort aimed at reversing the decline of biodiversity, including research to design and establish effective, resilient, and connected networks of protected areas throughout Canada. Both postdoctoral positions will advance the science and enable the evidence-based design of a connected and resilient network of existing and future networks of protected areas. Postdoctoral fellows will conduct research independently and in collaboration with a larger team, drawing on the expertise of ECCC scientists, academic partners, and other stakeholders.

  1. The Functional Connectivity Postdoctoral Research Scientist will develop a national-scale functional connectivity analysis approach informed by habitat requirements and dispersal traits of representative sets of species for different areas of the country. Dispersal traits may be informed by genomic methods. This research will build on existing regional-scale methods for selecting representative focal species and analyzing multi-species functional connectivity to identify protected areas and regions where connectivity conservation planning is most needed, and to identify areas important for achieving or maintaining connectivity. This research will also help inform the development and selection of national-scale connectivity indicators. Contact Dr. Josie Hughes at for more information.
  1. The Climate Connectivity Postdoctoral Research Scientist will initiate and conduct research on integrating climate change into protected areas network connectivity assessments. Initial work will centre around the development of a framework to identify and prioritise actions aimed at climate-wise connectivity conservation. Additional lines of inquiry may include applying prioritisation of actions to achieve connectivity and protected area network targets across a set of case studies, which vary across the axes of climate change vulnerability and degree of human-modified/natural area intactness. Contact Dr. Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis at for more information.

Successful candidates will be term Federal Government employees, hired as a Scientific Researchers (SE-RES) with their associated benefits. The salary will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate and will range between $55,870 and $64,690. The duration of employment will be approximately 19 months (until March 31, 2021). Both positions will be based at the National Wildlife Research Centre located on Carleton University campus in the nation’s capital city of Ottawa.

Application Procedure: Please apply as soon as possible though the Government of Canada’s Postdoctoral Research Program process:

Landscape Ecology Research Group (LERG) Connectivity Working Group Research Scientists:

  • Dr. Josie Hughes: Stochastic landcover change projection models, and modelling the implications of landcover changes for wildlife. Development of modelling and analysis tools to inform the assessment and development of conservation plans.
  • Dr. Ilona Naujokaitis-Lewis: Impacts of climate change and other stressors on wildlife and landscapes and improving our ability to predict future impacts on biodiversity. Climate change adaptation strategies and conservation planning.
  • Dr. Micheline Manseau: Wildlife landscape genetics, landscape connectivity, population monitoring, phylogenetics, indigenous knowledge.
  • Dr. Darren Pouliot: Remote sensing, machine/deep learning applications, and land surface characterization across a diverse range of Canadian ecosystems.


 Official Language Requirement:

  • English Essential


  • Graduation within the last three years* with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of ecology, conservation biology or with a specialization related to the duties of the position
  • *Special consideration may be given to applicants who were unable to apply during the 3-year period due to a significant career interruption or delay.


  • Experience in planning and conducting research
  • Experience in working with a team of researchers and support staff
  • Experience with quantitative ecological modelling techniques such as statistical or mechanistic modelling of spatial population dynamics or connectivity
  • Experience with optimisation and prioritisation techniques including conservation spatial prioritisation.
  • Experience with project management would be an asset.


  • Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct high-quality and impactful research
  • Demonstrated ability to assemble, process, and analyse large data such as climate and global or national-scale land-use land-cover data.
  • Demonstrated use of scientific computing tools (e.g. R, python, Julia, github, etc) for repeatable and transparent analysis.
  • Spatial modelling skills: R, QGIS, Google Earth Engine, ARCGIS, etc.


  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Teamwork
  • Interactive Communication

 Condition(s) of Employment:

  • Reliability security clearance

Operational Requirements: 

  • Willingness and ability to travel (within and/or outside Canada)

POST-DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITION. Deadline for application: August 30, 2019.

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow for the following project, to be based at the University of Western Ontario (city of London), or at the Laurentian Forestry Centre (Quebec City)

Integrating acclimation capacity of tree species into assessments of climate change impacts on Canada’s boreal forest: covariance between stand-level forest growth simulations and national tree-ring data

Project Description:

Understanding how the boreal forest will respond to climate change is crucial for predicting not only the ecological and economic impacts of rising CO2 and temperatures on this biome, but also for predicting how quickly the entire Earth’s climate will warm in the next century and beyond.   These questions are particularly pressing for the Canadian Forest Service (CFS), whose mandate is to provide science and policy expertise and advice on national forest sector issues. To meet these goals in the context of a changing climate, CFS needs to understand how the boreal forest, which dominates the Canadian landscape, will be affected by rising CO2 and temperatures. However, a key uncertainty in CFS’s forest carbon science is the need for an improved representation of climate change impacts on tree and forest productivity. Recent work has shown that boreal conifer species show contrasting responses to rising CO2 and temperatures, implying that some species will acclimate to climate change while other tree species will decline in the coming decades. CFS model uncertainty assessments indicate that improved representation of forest growth processes is key to better estimating carbon dynamics of Canada’s forests.

The candidate for this postdoctoral position will have the responsibility of using forest growth models to assess whether incorporating acclimation and species-level variation in parameterization improves our ability to explain regional growth differences in Canada’s boreal forests, as validated using an extensive network of tree-ring and plot data from the Canadian National Forest Inventory (NFI) program. The Canadian NFI and tree-ring data will be compiled to examine patterns of climate sensitivity of tree growth over time and space, and to evaluate model predictions. Canada’s NFI provides information for 62 tree species from annually resolved ring-width measurements from over 5000 trees, distributed across Canada’s boreal forest.
Supervision of the post-doc: The post-doc will be co-supervised by Danielle Way (University of Western Ontario) and Martin Girardin (UQAM / Canadian Forest Service), working closely with Juha Metsaranta (Canadian Forest Service), in a team that also includes Norm Hüner (University of Western Ontario) and Peter Reich (University of Minnesota). The project brings together a team of researchers with complementary skills, spanning the biochemical and physiological expertise needed to ascertain how boreal tree species are impacted by elevated CO2 and temperatures, to the modeling expertise needed to predict recent and future changes in boreal forest growth and carbon cycling under a changing climate.
Qualifications: PhD in biology, forest science, environmental science, or atmospheric and climate science, good academic record, and ability to perform and program in R.
Financial Support: Taxable annual salary of $44,250 Canadian, plus benefits, for two years.

Send a cover letter, complete CV, address of 2 references and transcripts of previous studies by e-mail to:

Martin P. Girardin Biol. Ph.D.
Chercheur scientifique/research scientist
Service canadien des forêts/Canadian Forest Service
Centre de Foresterie des Laurentides/Laurentian Forestry Centre
1055, rue du P.E.P.S.
Case postale 10380 Succ Sainte-Foy,
Québec, Qc
G1V 4C7
Tel: (418) 648-5826
Fax: (418) 648-5849


Offre de doctorat: Impacts de la migration assistée de gènes sur la productivité forestière au Canada – une approche dendroécologique. Date limite de candidature : 30 août 2019.

Type d’offre : Offre de thèse

Salaire : Bourse annuelle de 22000 dollars canadiens pendant 3 ans (PhD), ou salaire annuel imposable de ~45000 pour 18 mois (Postdoc)

Établissement d’accueil : Université du Québec à Montréal

Lieu de travail : Centre de foresterie des Laurentides, Ville de Québec, QC, Canada

Spécialité : Environnement – Environnement, Énergie, Ressources naturelles – Écologie – Foresterie – Génétique

Date limite de candidature : 30 août 2019

Description du sujet de thèse :

Les pays ont convenu que des réductions profondes des émissions mondiales nettes de gaz à effet de serre (GES) sont nécessaires pour maintenir l’augmentation de la température moyenne mondiale à moins de 2 ° C. Les activités d’atténuation liées aux forêts joueront un rôle important dans ces efforts. Entre-autre, les programmes de migration assistée d’individus présentant un fort potentiel d’adaptation contribueront à améliorer le taux de croissance des arbres en augmentant la résilience des arbres face aux stress environnementaux et climatiques. Bien qu’ils puissent contribuer à stabiliser la santé des forêts, ces efforts pourraient également contribuer à l’atténuation des changements climatiques via l’acquisition de carbone. Ce potentiel d’atténuation lié aux forêts suscite toutefois des incertitudes, car les changements climatiques pourraient générer des impacts négatifs, c’est-à-dire que la migration assistée de gènes pourrait entraîner d’autres risques si les pools génétiques déplacés ne sont pas adaptés aux nouvelles conditions.

Les objectifs de cette recherche sont d’évaluer les impacts de la migration assistée de gènes sur la productivité primaire nette (PPN) à long terme pour les espèces principales de conifères au Canada. Cela se fera par l’utilisation d’un échantillonnage dendroécologique provenant d’un réseau canadien de dispositifs expérimentaux (jardins communs) au sein desquels se retrouvent des individus appartenant aux populations représentatives de l’aire de distribution des essences forestières boréales canadiennes (e.g. épinette noire). La dendroécologie permet d’évaluer, de façon rétrospective, les contraintes climatiques qui ont davantage affecté la croissance d’un arbre.  Ce contexte de recherche fournira également un cadre de modélisation basé sur les processus dans lequel les effets de la migration assistée de gènes sur les taux futurs de PPN seront examinés. En particulier, les travaux 1) développeront une analyse rétrospective de la PPN et de sa réponse aux conditions climatiques passées au sein des espèces, des populations, de la durée de vie des arbres et des jardins communs en tenant compte de la variabilité génétique, 2) rechercheront des signes d’adaptation locale dans les populations pour lesquelles des données génomiques sont disponibles et 3) évalueront le potentiel d’atténuation ou de risque de la migration assistée de gènes dans le cadre d’une exposition future aux changements climatiques.

Le (la) candidat(e) sélectionné(e) aura la responsabilité de procéder à l’analyse des données dendroécologiques provenant de parcelles d’échantillonnage permanent d’un réseau de jardins communs distribués au Canada. La personne sélectionnée devra également examiner les processus écophysiologiques en cause. La personne sélectionnée pourrait être également appelé à effectuer une campagne terrain. Elle devra également procéder à de la modélisation. Pour ce faire, elle bénéficiera d’aide technique et statistique pour l’aider à accomplir son projet. La personne sélectionnée pourra notamment compter sur les services d’un assistant en modélisation du climat, ainsi que d’un statisticien / programmeur, un technicien expérimenté dans les bases de données spécialisées et les SIG, un autre technicien ayant une expertise en dendrochronologie et un autre en analyses chimiques. Le (la) candidat(e) sélectionné(e) aura la possibilité de collaborer avec le laboratoire d’écogénomique du Centre de foresterie des Laurentides (CFL) dirigé par Dr Nathalie Isabel et les chercheurs du Centre canadien sur la fibre de bois.

Lieu d’étude

Situé à Québec (Québec), le Centre de foresterie des Laurentides (CFL) mène des activités d’acquisition et de diffusion des connaissances sur les forêts. Les employés utilisent une infrastructure de pointe, ce qui comprend des laboratoires de biologie moléculaire, de télédétection, de géomatique et de modélisation, afin de mener des recherches dans des domaines tels que le changement climatique, l’écologie forestière, la biologie des parasites des forêts, l’écogénomique et la dynamique et la productivité de l’écosystème forestier. Pour soutenir ses recherches, le CFL possède également une collection d’insectes et de champignons, une station expérimentale à Valcartier, un arboretum, des serres et plusieurs parcelles expérimentales à l’échelle du Québec.

Profil des candidats :

Des informations détaillées sur les exigences nécessaires au programme de doctorat à l’Université du Québec à Montréal sont disponibles sur ce site :

Le ou la candidat(e) sélectionné(e) aura la responsabilité de concevoir, élaborer et effectuer des études de recherche en biologie forestière et climatologie. Cette personne fixera des priorités pour la recherche, mettra au point des techniques de recherche et des méthodologies d’analyse. Elle aura la responsabilité d’analyser, interpréter et présenter les données en vue de publications dans des revues scientifiques. Le travail exige une connaissance approfondie des théories et des principes d’un domaine particulier des disciplines scientifiques reliées aux études de recherche, notamment les capacités d’analyse statistique nécessaires pour mener, évaluer et interpréter des études scientifiques pertinentes au projet. Des habiletés en rédaction sont nécessaires pour préparer des manuscrits dédiés à des revues scientifiques et des rapports techniques. Le programme de doctorat nécessite notamment la rédaction d’une thèse sur le sujet de recherche.

Les candidat(e)s sont invité(e)s à envoyer une lettre de motivation, CV complet, adresses de deux références et les relevés de notes de leurs études précédentes par courrier électronique à l’intention de :

Martin P. Girardin Biol. Ph.D.
Chercheur scientifique
Service canadien des forêts
Centre de Foresterie des Laurentides
1055, rue du P.E.P.S.
Case postale 10380 Succ Sainte-Foy,
Québec, Qc
G1V 4C7
Tel: (418) 648-5826
Fax: (418) 648-5849


The Salmon Watersheds Lab ( is seeking a postdoctoral fellow or research scientist to join our team at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada!

Organization Overview

We study aquatic ecology in collaboration with diverse partners to inform management and conservation, with a focus on salmon and their watersheds. Our lab is part of the Earth to Oceans Research Group – a group aimed at addressing global environmental issues through an interdisciplinary collaborative science approach.

Project Description

Watershed cumulative effects, climate change, and salmon: This project will focus on the cumulative effects of climate change and land use on stream temperatures and flow, with application to migratory salmon. The candidate will be responsible for initiating a literature review that synthesizes the state of knowledge about this subject. Support for this position comes from the Ocean and Freshwater Science Contribution Program of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.


Candidates should have a background in areas such as multiple stressors, watershed management, ecohydrology, and a strong record of publication. PhD’s will be preferred, but exceptional earlier-career candidates (e.g., post Masters) will be considered with the appropriate skillsets and experience.


Salary will be commensurate with stipend levels of a Postdoc or research scientist. This position is full-time for one year initially, with potential longer-term extension based on performance and funding. Ideal start date is the beginning of September 2019.

How to Apply

Applicants should email a CV and a brief cover letter to with the subject header “2019 OFSCP application”. Applications will be reviewed starting Aug 5, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The CV should reference relevant work and educational experience and contact information for 3 references. The cover letter should be two pages or less and should address three topics:

  1. Relevant experience
  2. Collaborative approach and experience working with diverse stakeholders and
  3. Interest and potential research directions for this project. The letter should also communicate the timing of availability.

Both documents should be pdf files and the file names should start with the last name of the applicant.


Opportunity to apply for an interesting PhD-student position in Jyväskylä, Finland!


The genetic basis of adaptation and adaptive potential is a fundamental and timely question in evolutionary biology. Habitat fragmentation, pollution, overexploitation and climate change are examples of human activities that can affect the adaptive potential of a species. This project uses fisheries as an example of human activity affecting populations’ adaptive potential.

Fisheries remove enormous amounts of fish from the ecosystem and typically target the largest individuals in a stock, thus generate strong directional selection. After certain amount of time, fisheries have reduced the population size and average individual body size to a level, where fishing is no longer profitable. At this point, fishing is typically stopped and populations are allowed to recover. IFan exploited population shows a sign of recovery, closed fisheries tend to be reopened, although it is not certain whether the population is resilient enough to any level of exploitation. The past fisheries selection has likely reduced phenotypic and genetic variation, thus eroded adaptive potential. The project utilizes experimentally harvested and recovered zebrafish (Danio rerio) populations to study the effects of harvesting on adaptive potential and whether these changes have reversed during the recovery. We will expose the recovered populations to re-harvesting and to an environmental stressor to see whether the recovered populations are resilient to new selection pressures.

The main questions of this project are:

  1. What is the recovery rate of the exploited fish populations at phenotypic (body size, growth rate, reproductive success) and genetic level (sequence and epigenetic)?
  2. How has the past selection affected the adaptive potential of the exploited fish populations? This question will be addressed by studying how resilient the recovered populations are to a) new selection pressures (e.g. thermal stress) and b) re-harvesting.

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated and has a background in evolutionary biology (Master’s degree in biology or related area). The candidate should have good statistical skills and preferably be familiar working with R and Unix. Experience in genetic lab work is a benefit. We will provide training in animal husbandry, experimental evolution, genetics/genomics, bioinformatics and statistics. Working language is English. The project is supervised by Dr. Silva Uusi-Heikkilä and Prof. Phillip Watts.

Further information: Academy Research Fellow Silva Uusi-Heikkilä, Email


Uusi-Heikkilä S et al. (2015) The evolutionary legacy of size-selective harvesting extends from genes to populations. Evolutionary Applications 8, 597-620.

Uusi-Heikkilä S et al. (2017) Rapid, broad-scale gene expression evolution in experimentally harvested fish populations. Molecular Ecology 26, 3954-3967.


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A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sophie Breton at the Université de Montréal ( to study the role of mitochondria and their genomes in adaptation and speciation processes. This project takes a multidisciplinary approach using epigenetic, genetic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and biochemical methods in different animal/organismal model systems, including yeasts, bivalves and flatworms. The successful applicant will have the opportunity for independent and novel research in an innovative new laboratory.

The position is available immediately, and is renewable annually depending upon progress. Applicants should have recently obtained a Ph.D degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field. The ideal candidate is expected to be self-motivated, resourceful, with a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Those with interest and experience in mitochondrial biology, genetics and epigenetics such as DNA methylation are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior experience in Southern, Northern and Western analysis and immunoprecipitation is beneficial. The successful candidate is expected to design and perform experiments and interpret data independently.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter with the description of research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information of two references (in pdf format) to



PhD Position in evolutionary mitochondrial biology in Montreal. Application deadline: September 15, 2019.

An opportunity is available for a PhD position in the research group of Dr Sophie Breton at the Université de Montréal.

Project: Organisms respond to environmental factors over time in two ways: (i) short-term changes during their lifetime (e.g. epigenetic modifications and gene expression changes) and (ii) long-term changes across generations, i.e. heritable evolutionary responses, resulting in genetically distinct populations – potentially even new species. While empirical examples of rapid responses and evolutionary adaptations involving nuclear epigenetic variation (in the form of DNA methylation) and genetic variation (through the evolution of lineage-specific or adaptive genes or ORFan genes) exist from a range of animals and plants, the importance of mitochondria (the powerhouse of cells) and their genomes (mtDNA) in promoting adaptation to both short- and long-term environmental changes using the same mechanisms is still largely unexplored. This major knowledge gap is surprising given the pivotal role of mitochondria in cell survival and functions, aging and human diseases. The team of Dr Sophie Breton (Canada Research Chair in Evolutionray Mitochondrial Biology) is interested in this fundamental knowledge gap in our understanding of adaptation and speciation processes through the use an integrative approach combining epigenomics, transcriptomics, physiology and cell biology to investigate the capacity of mitochondria and their genomes to adapt to changing environments. The PhD project will focus specifically on the estimation of the prevalence of mtORFans and their putative function(s). Bivalves, with their sex-specific mt-encoded proteins with (still unknown) functions other than energy production, and/or yeast (S. cerevisiae), with their important mitochondrial genome size, will offer unique opportunities to test the hypothesis that like the nuclear DNA, the mtDNA possesses several overlooked small protein-coding genes that have key functions and are important sources of functional novelty.

The starting date is scheduled for May or September 2020 at the Université de Montréal, under the supervision of Sophie Breton. A $ 17,000 / year scholarship is offered for three years with funding available for a fourth year, but the successful candidate will be invited to submit an application to the FRQNT and NSERC as early as autumn 2019.

Qualifications: – Be highly motivated and determined to complete graduated studies; – Publication experience in scientific journals is valued; – Have a good academic record (the minimum rating to be admitted is 3.2 / 4.3); – Having experience in cell / molecular biology is an important asset.

Interested students should contact Sophie Breton before September 15, 2019 and attach a CV, academic transcript, contact details of two academic referees, and a brief description of their research interests.


Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroscience, Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science, University of Manitoba. Application deadline: 15 September 2019.

Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science
Faculty of Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Position #: 26017

The Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science invite applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenure position, commencing 1 July 2020, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Departments seek an emerging scholar as an assistant professor with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Excellent candidates at any level will be considered. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, interdisciplinary, and visionary early career scholar committed to the study of Neuroscience and Cognition preferably with a research program that uses computational methods and theory. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and preferably post-doctoral experience or other distinguishing attributes in Biology, Computer Science, Psychology, Neuroscience or Neurobiology or a related field. The successful candidate will carry out research and develop a competitive research program that emphasizes mechanistic, comparative, or evolutionary aspects of the neurophysiology, molecular, or cognitive processes underlying behaviour. Candidates working with a range of experimental systems, including model organisms are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a bioinformatics, computational or “big data” focus on neurobiology. The successful candidate will have their home department in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science. Duties will include meaningful contributions to the research, teaching and service activities of both Departments. The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To enhance our department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous peoples, other visible minorities, and those committed to a diverse environment.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 23 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 8 Instructors, and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in computer science and its applications. The Department of Biological Sciences currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure-track faculty members and 7 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in molecular biology, evolution, development, systematics, ecology and behavior, pathology, toxicology, and physiology. The Department of Biological Sciences has a well-established and equipped research facility, including microscopy and plant growth facilities, and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology, Chemistry, and Plant Science. Further information about the Departments can be obtained from and

Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at <>.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications including: a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests, a three-page research plan, a description of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references, should be sent to (PDF files preferred). Please ensure to specify position number 26017 in the application. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair at The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 September 2019.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.


PhD position, University of Alberta

I am recruiting a PhD to start May or September, 2020. The successful recruit will have an interest in the intersection of mycorrhizal ecology and plant biogeography and/or biogeochemistry. Students must be eligible to apply for internal and external awards, which means a GPA of at least a 3.7, and most likely higher. A MSc in ecology or extensive experience in undergraduate research is required. Stipend is $24,000 (Canadian) per year for three years. I offer a creative research environment, intellectual freedom, and independence. Please email a CV, and in less than 500 words, a rough roadmap of your PhD to

Lab website:

Info on grad studies in the department:


Regulatory Specialist, Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

The Tlicho People have strong, traditional ties to the land, water, and wildlife, so ensuring responsible use of land and water for the benefit of Tlicho People is of paramount importance.

The Regulatory Specialist is responsible for coordinating submissions made to the Board, managing public reviews, conducting environmental impact assessments, liaising with government, industry, First Nations, and other stakeholders, managing various projects, and carrying out technical reviews.

If you have environmental and technical experience and are interested in joining a high-performing team in a fast-paced, progressive, and dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply.

The successful applicant will have a relevant degree and demonstrate the following competencies in their cover letter and resume:

  • strong technical writing ability;
  • strong written and oral communications skills;
  • project and time management;
  • cultural awareness; and
  • an understanding of relevant environmental legislation.

The starting salary for this position ranges from $83,007 to $89,324 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes over $10,000 per year in allowances. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume by Sunday, July 7, 2019 to:

Attn: Allan Twissell at NorthWays Consulting
RE: WLWB Regulatory Specialist Competition

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this competition.