We are recruiting a motivated Ph.D. student to join a funded subproject that involves angler apps and citizen science in support of rockfish conservation in coastal British Columbia. The project uses existing and new data to test for evidence of an increase in angler compliance rates with MPAs and the use of descender devices. The student will enroll in BSU’s Environmental Sciences Doctorate Program (https://www.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/environmental-sciences), and spend 1-2 months in the field in Victoria, BC each summer with collaborators Natalie Ban and Francis Juanes from UVictoria, Dana Haggarty from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Janne Falk from the Galiano Conservancy, Sean Simmons from Angler's Atlas, and other company/NGO partners. Apply by sending a cover letter that outlines your interest and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to the email address below.
The preferred candidate will have a M.Sc. in a relevant field, be proficient with statistical and spatial software, have strong quantitative skills, and experience publishing in the peer-reviewed literature. Other assets include experience with citizen science, human dimensions, and large data sets. Must be able to cross the US/Canada border.