The Bennett Lab at Carleton University (www.josephrbennett.worpress.com) seeks graduate students (PhD, MSc) for projects helping to improve threatened species conservation, manage invasive species, and optimize resource management to promote biodiversity. Research will entail a combination of fieldwork (in southern Ontario or southern British Columbia) and modeling. There are opportunities for collaboration and possible co-supervision with leading researchers in Canada, Australia, the US and UK, including government partners who can expose students to policy formulation and implementation. There is also considerable scope for students to determine the direction of their projects (e.g. emphasizing ecological, numerical or conservation management aspects).
Applicants should have some experience in fieldwork and ecological modeling. Computer programming experience (e.g. R, MATLAB) is desired, but training will be provided.
Canadian applicants are encouraged to apply; however, exceptional applicants from other countries will be considered.
Applicants should provide 1) curriculum vitae; 2) contact information for two references; 3) unofficial university transcripts; and 4) a short (<1 page) statement of research interests. Inquiries and application materials can be directed to Joseph Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 27,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities. Conservation biology is a particular strength at Carleton University, with world-leading research groups including the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Laboratory (GLEL; http://www.glel.carleton.ca/), Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory (FECPL; http://www.fecpl.ca/), and Environment Canada’s National Wildlife Research Centre.
Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of about one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.