Five PhD positions in “Assessing climate change impacts on timber resource availability in western-central Canada: Economic implications and mitigation”

We are currently recruiting graduate students, starting Jan. May, or September 2018, to be part of team researchers examining climate change impacts on Canada’s boreal forests. This project is funded by a NSERC strategic project.

Positions are available at Lakehead University, supervised by Dr. Han Chen (see lab site and Dr. Chander Shahi (

One position, supervised by Dr. Andrew Park of University of Winnipeg ( will be registered at Lakehead University One position at University of Alberta under Dr. Fangliang He’s supervision (

Ideal applicants shall have strong academic records with backgrounds in ecology, biology, forest sciences or a related field. Experience with ecological modelling, Geographic Information Systems, and statistical analysis in R or SAS is highly desirable, as is a basic knowledge of climate science and anthropogenic climate change. Candidates should be strongly motivated to pursue a career in research. A record of prior publications will be valued.

International applicants must meet English language requirements, as required by the graduate admission requirements of Canadian universities. Students with scholarships are highly welcome but prior financial support is not required, since this is a fully funded project. Outstanding MSc candidates may also be considered.