PhD position, Carleton University: Optimal monitoring to reduce bird-window collisions

In North America, about 1 billion birds are killed by colliding with windows each year. Solutions are readily available to prevent bird mortality from window collisions, yet uptake remains rare. 

We are looking for a PhD student to join an exciting, collaborative team of researchers, policy-makers, and volunteers from Carleton University, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Safe Wings Ottawa. The student will lead a study exploring the balance of research and action needed to tackle bird-window collisions for species of conservation concern in Canada. The student will co-develop scientific research, conduct urban field work, and apply their research to improve conservation policy and practice. The position’s start date is flexible (September 2024 is ideal). The student will be supervised by Dr. Rachel Buxton and co-supervised by Dr. Barbara Frei. 

We are looking for someone with an MSc degree in a related field (ecology, conservation, environmental science etc.), research and leadership skills, coding experience, enthusiasm, and a desire to make the world a better place for people and nature. 

If this is you, please get in touch with Rachel Buxton ( by February 2, 2024 with: 1) Letter of interest summarizing your experience; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Contact details for three references; and 4) University transcripts (unofficial are fine). Please use the subject line Bird Window Collisions application. Note that we are only accepting Canadian students at this time.