PLUSIEURS POSTES MSc PhD et autres*: Forêts urbaines – vers une adaptation aux changements globaux

Bien qu’une grande partie de la population vive dans les villes et que l’importance des forêts urbaines soit reconnue pour les avantages qu’elles procurent, nous en savons encore étonnamment peu sur elles. Dans un avenir où les vagues de chaleur seront plus fréquentes et plus intenses, les arbres urbains seront essentiels pour garantir l’habitabilité des villes. La planification urbaine doit également tenir compte des inégalités sociales. Enfin, si la plupart des villes canadiennes prévoient planter des milliers d’arbres, peu ont des objectifs mesurables en termes de bénéfices souhaités (comme une réduction des températures) et un plan pour faire face aux défis des changements globaux. Sans de meilleures directives, ces efforts nobles et coûteux risquent de ne pas atteindre les résultats souhaités. Notre ambitieux projet apportera des réponses concrètes à ces défis, tout en développant de nouvelles techniques pour échantillonner et suivre l’évolution des forêts urbaines, et des connaissances en matière d’adaptation aux changements globaux.

Nous avons identifié quatre objectifs principaux contribuant à l’adaptation des forêts urbaines. Nous cherchons à former des scientifiques (MSc et PhD principalement, mais aussi des stagiaires de premier cycle et des postdocs) passionnés par les gens, les villes et les arbres urbains pour travailler sur ces sujets :

  • Accroître notre capacité à recenser tous les arbres urbains; (3 postes)
  • Comprendre pourquoi les arbres meurent en ville, comment ils font face au stress et interagissent avec la biodiversité du sol, e.g. dans les infrastructures de contrôle des eaux pluviales; (4 postes)
  • Modéliser la réponse au stress et élaborer des stratégies d’adaptation; (1-2 postes)
  • Mobiliser les connaissances auprès des parties concernées. L’ensemble de l’équipe académique travaillera avec les partenaires pour réaliser cette tâche très importante.

Les personnes retenues contribueront à un projet interdisciplinaire mené par une équipe composée de chercheuses et chercheurs de différentes universités et de partenaires issus de municipalités, d’entreprises privées et d’organisations à but non lucratif, élargissant ainsi leur réseau professionnel. Les stages avec des partenaires et entre universités seront fortement encouragés.

Les personnes intéressées doivent nous contacter (paqlab@uqam.ca) avec les informations suivantes : lettre d’intérêt, CV, relevés de notes (non officiels) et coordonnées de trois références. Les demandes informelles sont bienvenues. Nous vous encourageons à nous faire part de toute interruption de carrière ou circonstance personnelle ayant eu un impact sur votre cheminement. Les postes peuvent être à l’UQAM, Concordia ou UdeM à Montréal, ou UofT à Toronto. Dates de début flexibles, dès le trimestre d’automne 2022 ou d’hiver 2023 (d’autres commenceront plus tard). Une bourse complète et un soutien tel que des cours de français et un congé de maternité sont offerts. Nous voulons des gens heureux.

Vous pensez que vous n’avez pas de chance à cause de vos origines, d’un handicap ou de vos vêtements? Détendez- ous, on s’en moque, car de la diversité naît l’innovation. Notre équipe offre un environnement de travail inclusif, équitable, respectueux, sain et ouvert d’esprit – parce que nous y travaillons aussi! Une occasion exceptionnelle de rejoindre un groupe de recherche jeune, dynamique et accueillant !

Ce projet est dirigé par Alain Paquette, Tanya Handa et Dan Kneeshaw de l’UQAM, Carly Ziter de Concordia, Danielle Dagenais et Jacques Brisson de uMontréal, et Danijela Puric-Mladenovic de uToronto, ainsi que par une grande équipe de partenaires.

*Il s’agit d’un appel précoce au recrutement. Tous les postes sont en attente de l’approbation du financement de la recherche.

PhD student position in Caribbean Biogeography and Systematics at Memorial University of Newfoundland-Canada

I am seeking a motivated PhD student to test the role of different hypotheses (e.g. Cenozoic vicariance, over-water dispersal, the GAARlandia colonization route, in situ speciation) on the evolution and assembly of Caribbean flora. The Caribbean is important to conserve because it is one of the world’s top five biodiversity hotspots. We will compile divergence times and ancestral areas of Caribbean endemic plant lineages from the literature or from our own analyses (dated phylogenetic trees and biogeographic modeling). With these data we will estimate colonization and speciation rates through time. We hypothesize that different speciation rates through time could explain the absence of a time-for-speciation effect in the Caribbean as we previously demonstrated, and a decreased colonization rate into the Caribbean because islands will reach carrying capacity with time. In addition, the systematics of the genus Copernicia (Arecaceae), a radiation of 21 palm species mostly endemic to Cuba, will be conducted using Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS). The student will conduct fieldwork in Cuba. We expect to find phylogenetic splits reflecting the history of fragmentation and rejoining of Cuban paleo-archipelagos, and between Cuba and Hispaniola. Other research questions of interest to the student are welcome. The PhD student will work under the mentorship of Dr. Julissa Roncal at MUN, and will collaborate with Raul Verdecia from las Tunas University in Cuba for the systematics of Copernicia.

Student’s qualifications:

  • A MS degree in a related discipline (e.g. biology, botany, systematics, ecology, molecular biology, bioinformatics)
  • Experience in organismic botany, phylogenetics and/or population genetics analyses, biogeographic modeling, and bioinformatics is highly desirable.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, organization and communication skills. Attention to detail.
  • Written and oral proficiency in English is mandatory for international students. TOEFL or IELTS test required for admission to the university, but not the GRE tests.

Position characteristics:

Project start date is September 2022 or January 2023. The PhD program comprises four years with an annual stipend of CAD$ 22,500 and the possibility to obtain the Dean’s Doctoral Award of CAD$5,000 per year. The student is expected to teach 60 hours during the fall and winter semesters (Sept through April) but not in the spring. The department of Biology at Memorial University has 25 faculty members and 74 graduate students. Memorial University is Atlantic Canada’s largest university offering a multicultural environment. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Position is funded by an NSERC Discovery Grant, but as part of the student’s training I encourage every student to apply for grants and awards.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV, a one-page statement of research interests and career goals, transcripts, and contact information of 3 references (who have agreed to be contacted) in a single pdf or word file to Dr. Julissa Roncal at Email: jroncal@mun.ca before applying formally to MUN. For more information on the research group visit: www.julissaroncal.wordpress.com. For instructions on how to apply to Memorial’s graduate program visit: http://www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/index.php

Information on the Biology department can be found: https://www.mun.ca/biology/our-people/faculty/

École d’été en modélisation 2022 sous le thème : Changements de la biodiversité et visualisation des données

Présenté par l’Université de Sherbrooke, le laboratoire d’écologie intégrative (Pr Dominique Gravel) et le programme de formation en méthodes numériques appliquées en science de la biodiversité BIOS2, un programme FONCER du CRSNG.

22 au 26 août 2022 au Centre de villégiature Jouvence à Orford, Québec

Les cours seront donnés en anglais, avec support bilingue, et les ateliers se déroulerons dans les deux langues.

Inscription jusqu’au 11 juillet 2022 (ou jusqu’à ce que les places soient comblées).

Information et inscription : https://www.usherbrooke.ca/ecoles-de-pointe/fr/2022-modelisation-biodiversite

MANAGING EDITOR – Biodiversity Journal

Job description

Biodiversity Conservancy International (BCI) seeks a Managing Editor (ME) for the journal Biodiversity, now in its 23rd volume. The ME must be a competent editor of scientific biological articles and be capable of managing authors and peer-reviewers through the Scholar One platform at Taylor and Francis Journals. Training will be provided for the platform. The ME needs to be able to work cooperatively with the Taylor & Francis editors and with their marketing team to maximize the exposure of articles published in Biodiversity. The work of the ME should help maintain the journal as an important forum for biodiversity research.

The position, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board, is responsible for the content published in the journal. It requires timely production of four issues per year aligning with the production schedule set with publishing partner Taylor & Francis Journals.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining networks within the international community of conservation scholars and biodiversity researchers to solicit high-quality research papers for the journal.
  • Cooperate with the Biodiversity Editorial Board (BEB) and the BCI Board of Directors (BoD) to sustain the journal vision and mission
  • Assist the BoD and the BEB to map out 2-3 year strategic action plan of themed issues
  • Participate in the assessment and timing of Impact Factor applications.
  • Ensure that publishing decisions are fair, consistent, and timely across all submissions
  • Maintain the journal’s high standard for acceptance.
  • Strive for geographic, cultural and topical diversity of research articles, opinion pieces and news stories.
  • Author and reviewer support.
  • Applicants should have good understanding of all aspects of the editorial process and of working with an editorial team.
  • Evaluation of submissions and assigning them for review in consultation with the Editor-In-Chief.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has an editorial and writing background, experience in communications, have good interpersonal and organizational skills, competent in social media platforms, have excellent time-management skills and be knowledgeable of biodiversity conservation issues. He or she must be committed to the journal’s cross-disciplinary aims & scope and be passionate about biodiversity research and conservation. 

Amount

This is a part-time contract position (20-24 hours per week) supported by a royalty fee of CDN $~17,500 per year, payment to be made on a quarterly basis.

Term

The position will be for a term of 3 years after an initial 6-month paid probationary period (July 1st, 2022 to December 31st, 2022), renewable upon approval by the BCI-BoD. The full 3-year term will commence on January 1st 2023 and continue until January 1st, 2026. The current Managing Editor will act as a consultant to assist in the training of the new ME in the publication process, including the Biodiversity Scholar One site training.

Responsibility

The Me will be responsible to the BCI-BoD and agrees to indemnify and save Biodiversity Conservancy International, its officers, directors, employees, and agents harmless from and against any and all costs, claims, demands, expenses, actions, causes of action, and for any and all liability for damages to property and injury to persons howsoever caused, arising out of or in any way related to this position. BCI holds this indemnity in trust for parties who are not parties to this Letter of Agreement.

Violations and Termination of Agreement

If the ME violates the provisions of this agreement, including maintaining the production schedule for the journal, BCI has the right to terminate this contract and withhold any further payments to the ME.

To apply, send a CV and cover letter to Stephen Aitken (aitkense@biodiversityconservancy.org) and Hume Douglas (hume.douglas@biodiversityconservancy.org)

Postdoctoral Position on Epigenetic Changes as a Mechanism for Mammalian Population Cycles at the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)

I seek a highly talented, engaged, enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to investigate epigenetic (methylation) changes in snowshoe hares from two population cycles.

Study background: No mammalian population increases without limit. One of the fundamental questions in population ecology is: what are the factors that regulate and limit animal populations? Population cycles in small mammals (3-4 year cycles in voles and lemmings) and snowshoe hares (9-11 year cycles) occur throughout the northern hemisphere and have been studied for over 100 years. They have given us deep insight into the roles of food limitation, predation, stress, social processes, disease, and physical factors as causal mechanisms for these population cycles and for understanding population regulation processes generally. These findings may apply not just to these species, but to other vertebrates as well. In these cyclic species there is an enigma in their demography – the low phase – which can last 1 year in small mammals and 2-4 years in hares. For both, there is no obvious cause (food is abundant, predators are at low numbers, and other detrimental physical factors are absent). There is something intrinsically different about animals present at that time, even when these animals are taken to the lab. The hypothesis is that the environmental experience of the mothers during the peak and decline phases of the cycle programs their offspring through maternal effects. This signature causes these offspring to survive and reproduce poorly during the low phase. It takes one or more generations for this signature to disappear before high functioning animals again are present in the population, producing the increase phase. We hypothesize that this change is an epigenetic modification of key regulatory genes. Though extensive epigenetic work has been done on laboratory species and on humans, no such study has been done in nature on wild species that show these large scale, demographic effects.

We have collected brain tissue samples from snowshoe hares throughout the phases of the cycle and now seek a postdoctoral fellow to analyze these samples using Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing (RRBS).

The postdoctoral fellow must have the following background and expertise:

PhD focusing on epigenetics, or previous postdoctoral research on epigenetics, particularly in the brain.
Experience with brain sectioning, extraction of critical samples from the hippocampus, hypothalamus, and amygdala, and DNA extraction from tissues. This is technique can be learned in my lab if needed.
Experience with library preparation, ideally RRBS.
Expertise with bioinformatics and analysis of sequencing data to determine the biological significance of the methylated regions. Note that the reference genome for snowshoe hares has been carried out by The Centre for Applied Genomics has not been published yet, but we have access to it.
• Evidence of synthesizing epigenetic patterns found to their biological causes and implications.

This postdoctoral fellow is expected to publish manuscripts in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and present their findings at national and international scientific conferences.

The position will be supervised primarily by Prof. Rudy Boonstra (Centre for Environmental Epigenetics and Development [CEED] and Centre for the Neurobiology of Stress [CNS]). This position is a 2-year appointment with a competitive salary of $55,000 CAN/year and a full benefits package.

Please contact Prof. Rudy Boonstra (rudy.boonstra@utoronto.ca) with questions.

Interested applicant should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) an up-to-date CV, (3) two recent publications demonstrating the required background and expertise and (4) contact information for three references.
Please send this material to rudy.boonstra@utoronto.ca for full consideration.
Proposed Start Date: 1 September 2022 or as early as possible.

MSc in Biology at the University of Lethbridge – Application deadline: September 1, 2022

A Graduate Research Assistantship leading to an MSc degree in Biology at the University of Lethbridge (https://www.ulethbridge.ca/) is available starting January 2023.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, and will be co-supervised by Dr. Robert Laird (https://people.uleth.ca/~robert.laird/ ).  

The project involves investigating the microbiome of khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium), one of the world’s most economically important invasive pests of stored grains and grain products
(https://esc-sec.ca/2020/01/06/khapra-beetle/). Research will also examine the microbiomes of other stored-product pest insects. The bacteria associated with these insects play an important role in their biology and reproduction, and may give insight into methods for their control. The experiments will be carried out at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s containment facility at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Floate (https://profils-profiles.science.gc.ca/en/profile/dr-kevin-floate), with guidance from Dr. Vincent Hervet (https://profils-profiles.science.gc.ca/en/profile/vincent-hervet-phd).

Qualifications: Candidates need to have completed an undergraduate degree in the life sciences. Previous experience with molecular methods is desirable. The ability to complete all admission requirements of the University of Lethbridge’s School of Graduate Studies is required. Refer to http://www.uleth.ca/graduatestudies/ for application and degree requirement details.

Stipend: $18,000 to $22,000 (depending upon funding availability) per year for two years. Additional funding may be available through teaching assistantships and scholarships from the University of Lethbridge.

Deadline for application: September 1, 2022

How to apply: Please send a letter of interest, CV, transcripts (unofficial is fine), and the names and contact information of 2-3 academic referees to robert.laird@uleth.ca by September 1, 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in September, 2022. The successful candidate will be required to apply for admission to the University of Lethbridge by the October 1, 2022 deadline.

For additional information, please contact:

Robert Laird, Professor
Biological Sciences
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Canada
Email: robert.laird@uleth.ca

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of Lethbridge is an inclusive and equitable campus encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

STAGIAIRE POSTDOCTORAL EN PRÉVISION ÉCOLOGIQUE DES RÉPONSES DES POPULATIONS D’OISEAUX BORÉAUX AUX CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES ET DES PAYSAGES FORESTIERS

Le projet de modélisation aviaire boréale (MAB) est à la recherche d’un boursier postdoctoral pour se joindre au laboratoire Cumming de l’Université Laval (ville de Québec), en collaboration avec J.A. Tremblay d’Environnement et Changement Climatique Canada. MAB est un projet de recherche collaboratif international à long terme, soutienant la conservation et la gestion des oiseaux boréaux nicheurs en Amérique du Nord. Le poste est offert pour un an, avec prolongation jusqu’à deux ou trois ans, conditionnel au rendement, éligibilité et au financement.

Le candidat retenu jouera un rôle déterminant dans les nouvelles initiatives d’évaluation des populations et de planification de la conservation aviaire dans l’est du Canada. L’objectif de ce projet est d’évaluer les impacts de la gestion forestière passée, présente et future sur les populations d’oiseaux en comparant les forêts certifiées SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) aux forêts non certifiées. Ce poste appliquera des modèles de simulation spatiale pour prévoir les impacts de la gestion forestière, des perturbations anthropiques et des changements climatiques sur les espèces d’oiseaux (Cadieux et al. 2020Micheletti et al. 2021), afin d’identifier des méthodes efficaces pour maintenir leurs populations. Le projet peut également inclure l’application des méthodes de priorisation spatiale pour la planification de la conservation (Stralberg et al. 2018). Le/la candidat travaillera en étroite collaboration avec un.e professionnel.le de recherche qui dirigera le développement de modèles d’habitat spécifiques aux espèces pour les oiseaux forestiers (e.g., Crosby et al. 2019Adde et al. 2020) et avec des étudiant.e.s gradué.e.s. Ce travail se joindra aux efforts continus de MAB pour estimer la densité d’oiseaux à grande échelle nationale et régionale. Le candidat dirigera la rédaction de manuscrits et représentera le projet lors de réunions, de niveau local à international, et auprès de partenaires de recherche gouvernementaux, industriels, ONGEs et universitaires.

Le candidat doit être titulaire d’un doctorat dans une discipline pertinente, reçu au plus tard 3 ans avant l’entrée en fonction. Les qualifications essentielles comprennent de solides compétences quantitatives associées à un intérêt pour l’écologie aviaire et la conservation en général, indépendamment du contexte disciplinaire. Une expérience significative des méthodologies statistiques ou computationnelles avancées est essentielle (incluant la compétence en programmation avec R); de l’expérience de terrain dans les systèmes boréaux et dans les collaborations multidisciplinaires sont considérées comme des atouts. La maîtrise du français et de l’anglais, tant à l’écrit qu’à l’oral, est préférable.

La date souhaitée de début du poste est le 1er septembre 2022, mais des dates plus hâtives ou tardives peuvent être possibles. Le lieu de titularisation est négociable compte tenu des circonstances actuelles, mais l’emplacement souhaité est l’Université Laval (ville de Québec) afin de faciliter un engagement efficace avec l’équipe de modélisation en pleine expansion. Les frais de relocalisation au Québec peuvent être couverts pour les candidats qualifiés. Il s’agit d’un poste de bureau, mais des visites sur le terrain pourraient être nécessaires ou organisées. Le salaire annuel est de 55 000 $ à 60 000 $ incluant les avantages sociaux. Des fonds supplémentaires sont disponibles pour couvrir les frais de fonctionnement, de conférence et de publication. MAB et l’Université Laval s’engagent à offrir un milieu de travail équitable, diversifié et inclusif. Toutes les candidatures seront évaluées. Nous encourageons les femmes, les membres des Premières nations, les Métis et les Inuits, les membres des minorités visibles, les personnes handicapées, les personnes de toute orientation sexuelle ou identité et expression de genre, et tous ceux et celles qui peuvent contribuer à la diversification des idées et de l’environnement de l’Université à poser leur candidature.

Pour postuler:
Veuillez fournir une lettre d’intérêt, un CV, un exemple de vos écrits scientifiques et une liste de trois références. Dans votre lettre, indiquez COMMENT vous répondez aux qualifications et à partir de QUAND vous êtes disponible. Soumettez votre candidature par courrier électronique à bamp@ualberta.ca en indiquant en objet “Postdoctorat en modélisation des oiseaux et de la forêt de l’Est”. Les candidatures sont acceptées jusqu’au 30 mai 2022 ou jusqu’à ce que le poste soit comblé.

ENGLISH VERSION

Post-doctoral Fellows and PhD opportunities focusing on genomic applications to caribou conservation-Trent University

Dr. Paul Wilson (Trent) and Dr. Micheline Manseau (ECCC, Trent) through EcoGenomics (ecogenomicscanada.ca), a long-term national scale program, are recruiting PhDs and Post-doctoral Fellows (PDFs) focusing on genomic applications to caribou conservation. This national-scale collaborative research program on caribou conservation genomics is supported by whole-genome sequences of caribou representing diverse subspecies, ecotypes and populations, with additional genomes being planned for sequencing, and development of targeted caribou-specific loci for Population Genomic surveys of a long-term (20-year) database of samples (40,000 across Canada). The national network supporting these positions include partnerships with Environment & Climate Change Canada; Canadian Wildlife Service; Parks Canada; the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources & Forestry, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and other provincial (e.g. Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan) and territorial jurisdictions (Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut); wildlife management boards and Indigenous communities (e.g. the Sahtu Wildlife Management Board); and industry such as MB Hydro.

Positions may be based out of Peterborough, Ontario at Trent University or Ottawa at the National Wildlife Research Centre, Environment & Climate Change Canada. 

The following positions/projects are available:

PDF studying Demographic Parameters in caribou ranges across Canada using applications such as spatial capture-recapture (sCR); density estimation;; population modelling; and network analyses. Position requires strong quantitative skills, and experience in software development will be considered an asset.

PDF in establishing metrics for large-scale and long-term Genomic Monitoring of caribou through the implementation of sequencing technologies, e.g. high/low coverage genomes and amplicon sequencing, and development of analytical pipelines . Position requires strong bioinformatic skills, and knowledge of molecular genomic protocols will be considered an asset. 

PhDs supporting the above projects will be considered in addition to projects related to caribou ecotype dynamics in Ontario’s Ring-of-Fire region; assessment of genomic erosion in isolated caribou populations (natural and captive) and at the southern range margins of boreal caribou; and an assessment of rapidly evolving genomic elements in adaptive genes of caribou subspecies and ecotypes across Canada.

Send a Cover Letter and CV to: pawilson@trentu.ca or micheline.manseau@ec.gc.ca

Ph.D. Opportunity: Moose Ecology in Saskatchewan

Job Title:  Moose ecology and conservation in the boreal forest of Saskatchewan

Location:       University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Closing:        Please contact me by June 15, 2022. M.Sc. preferred. Candidates should have publications in mainstream peer-reviewed journals and a GPA equivalent of A or higher over the past two years of coursework.

Apply:           Email CV and pdf copies of both undergrad and graduate transcripts. Email to philip.mcloughlin@usask.ca.  Please write “Moose Ecology” as the subject line. 

Description: In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, industrial partners, and Indigenous groups, USask is developing a long-term research program on the ecology of moose in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. This opportunity is specific to moose to understand the linkage between habitat selection and survival, and gain important insight into population dynamics (survival, recruitment, and trend), harvest, and relationships with predators and other ungulates. The Ph.D. is fully funded commencing Sept 1, 2022, and will interface both theory and applied ecology to inform management of moose in Saskatchewan and abroad. Habitat selection and fates of approximately 100 moose in Saskatchewan will allow us to develop a deeper understanding of moose population ecology in an area undergoing rapid landscape change and the emergence of novel disease, including meningeal worm. The student will help develop and test theory on causes and consequences of landscape and environmental change, while helping us to meet objectives of developing a strong understanding of the applied ecology to inform management. Field work will principally occur in winter and include coordinating logistics and participating in moose captures and GPS collaring, and especially timely investigation of moose mortality sites. This Ph.D. will complement the graduate and post-doctoral projects of several students, whom will be working together to promote a multidisciplinary project aimed at conserving wildlife and promoting northern food security.

The project is fully funded at $25,000 CAD per year; however, students will be expected to apply for internal and external scholarships, including NSERC PGS-D scholarships (if Canadian).

The successful student will have an opportunity to engage with a large lab working on related questions with respect to large-mammal population dynamics. There will also be opportunities to work collaboratively with a diversity of staff from the Ministry of Environment. Students can expect to publish outside of one’s own thesis topic as part of whole-lab research questions.

Evidence of familiarity with ungulate population dynamics, generalized linear models, and programming in the R language is an asset.

Interested applicants should contact me as soon as possible by email (philip.mcloughlin@usask.ca), and be prepared to submit a current CV with copies of transcripts.  Website: http://mcloughlinlab.ca/lab/