PhD or post-doctoral research opportunity: Ecosystem ecology of mountain lakes along gradients in elevation and exotic trout harvest

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal Canada

Start date: May 2020

An exciting opportunity for a PhD student or for a post-doctoral fellow is available to examine lake ecosystem metabolism and greenhouse gas emissions in Rocky mountain lakes along gradients in elevation and exotic trout harvest. The project is a component of a collaborative research program in which we are size-selectively harvesting entire populations of exotic brook trout at different elevations in the design of replicated whole ecosystem experiments. The project will involve collaborations with researchers at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Concordia University, and with Parks Canada.

The selected candidate will have the benefit of working with an existing, but not yet published dataset for this project:

-Three-years of summer data collection for ecosystem metabolism (2017 onwards)

-Two to three years of summer data collection for greenhouse gases (2017 onwards)

The selected candidate will be expected contribute to the development and design of the project through their involvement in the 2020 field season in Kootenay and Banff National Parks, Canada.

The selected candidate will benefit from working with a highly collaborative research team with strengths in aquatic ecosystems at UQAM and fisheries at Concordia. The position at UQAM is located in downtown Montréal, Canada a vibrant and internationally connected city.

Qualified applicants will ideally have an MSc degree (or PhD degree) in aquatic ecosystem sciences. The selected candidate will ideally have experience with high-frequency dissolved oxygen data and measurement of ecosystem-level metrics, such as ecosystem metabolism.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, unofficial transcripts, a C.V. and contact information for two academic/research references, to:

Alison DerryAssociate Professor
Département des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal
Case postale 8888, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8
Tel: 514-987-3000 ext. 3496 | Fax: 514-987-4647
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