The SM Vamosi lab for Evolutionary & Conservation Ecology at the University of Calgary is recruiting 1-2 graduate students for Fall 2022 (i.e., September 2022 start date). We are seeking individuals with interests, background, and passion for ecology, evolution, and conservation of aquatic and semi-aquatic species and ecosystems at risk from a variety of stressors, including resource extraction, habitat loss, and climate change. Field work will be in western Canada (esp. Alberta and Yukon). Folks from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome Indigenous candidates and those who seek to work with Indigenous communities and partners in a good way.
Species/systems & general areas (not necessarily mutually exclusive):
1. Bull Trout: Occupancy and range limits, impacts of life history on connectivity, responses to habitat amelioration efforts
2. Beavers: Genetic consequences of recovery from near-extinction, impacts on/interactions with Bull Trout, human-wildlife conflict, interplay b/w territoriality and range expansion
3. Microplastics: Distribution, sources, and impacts of micro- and nano-plastics on river food webs, especially in mountains and the North
For MSc candidates, you should have a BSc in a related field; for PhD candidates, preference given to candidates with a BSc & MSc in related areas. For both, your GPA needs to meet minimum requirements for the Department and for international candidates there are English proficiency requirements.
To indicate your interest, please contact me (Dr. Steven Vamosi, firstname.lastname@example.org) with a personalized email/letter describing your background, interests, and preference(s) among the proposed areas, along with a CV & transcripts (unofficial is fine at this stage). Please submit these by November 15, 2021, after which I will review files and reach out to candidates to arrange virtual meetings (Zoom or similar). Please save yourself the money and do not apply directly to the University at this point.