M.Sc. Opportunity: Incorporating Indigenous Knowledge in Moose Ecology, Laurentian University/Université Laurentienne.


Moose populations in North America are starting to decline with reasons not well understood. Moose are the primary source of protein for many Indigenous groups and preserving this species is not only important in terms of food acquisition and sustaining ecological integrity, but essential for securing traditional ways of life and cultural values associated with this species. An M.Sc. student will investigate the demographics of declining moose populations in Ontario with a focus on integrating Indigenous Knowledge with western science techniques. The M.Sc. candidate will be based out of Laurentian University and will collaborate with Dr. Jesse Popp, Dr. Frank Mallory, the Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre, and Indigenous communities within the Anishinabek Nation. 


Competitive candidates will have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology, Zoology, or a related field with a grade average of 75% or higher. Experience in large mammal ecology, and Indigenous cultural settings considered an asset. All applicants will be considered; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

Anticipated Start Date

As soon as possible. 


~$17,000 per year

How to Apply

Please email your unofficial transcript, resume, a list of 3 references, and a cover letter describing your related experience and why you should be considered for the position to: Dr. Jesse N. Popp, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd., Sudbury, ON. P3E 2C6, jpopp@laurentian.ca