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Posted on 2018-01-05 in News

Beaver dam in Argentina. Picture taken by Dr. Cherie Westbrook.

Graduate student opening in marine ecology and seabed habitat mapping

Being sought is an M.Sc. student to pursue research in marine ecology and seabed habitat mapping. The project will incorporate knowledge related to marine invertebrate ecology, seabed topography, and seabed sediment texture in the vicinity of the Inuit community of Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut. The successful student should have a keen interest in northern communities and geomatics skills. The information generated by this research will be shared with the community of Qikiqtarjuaq and the Government of Nunavut Department of Fisheries and Sealing, and will inform decisions related to marine resource management and habitat conservation. Opportunities to participate in graduate study abroad courses in Svalbard will be discussed with qualified applicants. For more information, please contact Dr. Alec Aitken (


Graduate student opening in remote sensing

A PhD student is sought for a project exploring the application of remote sensing on grassland ecosystems. The field component of this research project takes place in Canada’s Grasslands National Park. The successful student will have a keen interest in geomatics and an undergraduate degree in geography, environmental science, or a related field. For more information, please contact Dr. Xulin Guo (


Graduate student opening in prairie hydrology

An MSc student is sought to measure energy and water balances of a Canadian Prairie wetland. The ideal candidate will have interest in using the field instrumentation to develop undergraduate learning tools in meteorology and climatology. A background in geography, environmental education, meteorology or related field is highly desirable. For more information, please contact Dr. Krys Chutko (


Two graduate student openings in mountain wetland ecohydrology

There are two graduate student openings at the PhD and MSc levels in wetland ecohydrology. Applicants should have a background in hydrology, ecology and/or soils, along with a keen interest in wetland science. Previous field research experience is an asset. The field-based research takes place in the Banff and Kananaskis regions of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in our Mountain Water Futures project. The successful student will choose a topic relating to either the role of existing and emergent (from glacier loss) wetlands in the storage and transmission of water from mountain catchments, or the effects of land use activities on wetland ecohydrology. For more information, please contact Dr. Cherie Westbrook  (



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