MSc project: Evolutionary Ecology of Tree swallows

We are seeking to recruit a student at the MSc level to join our research team at the Département de biologie, Université de Sherbrooke, starting in May or September 2018.

Our research aims at assessing the effects of environmental heterogeneity on a population of Tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) living in an agricultural landscape. The research project of the candidate will thus be developed within this framework. The candidate will participate to a long-term study conducted in southern Québec since 2004 and will benefit from biological data collected on more than 13000 individuals. The candidate will contribute to field work (2- 3 months each year) and should ideally have skills in handling birds and a good knowledge of statistical analyses, genetics and evolutionary ecology. The Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution, therefore either some knowledge of French or an interest in learning it is essential.

Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter, as well as the contact information of two references before 17 February 2018 to:

Dany Garant : Dany.Garant@Usherbrooke.ca

See also: labogarant.weebly.com and cret-recherche.weebly.com for more details on our research group.

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