PhD Opportunity : Modelling of harmful algal bloom (HAB) hazard in lakes of southern Quebec (Centre - Eau Terre Environnement, INRS)
Information : Pr Karem Chokmani and Pr Isabelle Laurion
Read the complete description: PhD. INRS - Fall. 2013 (french)
Date of posting: June 11, 2013
PhD Opportunity in Forest Ecology (Indre-et-Loire, France)
Information : email@example.com ou Line.Rochefort@fsaa.ulaval.ca
Read the complete description: PhD Forest Ecology (french)
Date of posting : April 19, 2013
MSc Opportunity in Ecotoxicology (Université de Montreal)
TROPHIC TRANSFER OF EMERGING CONTAMINANTS, RARE EARTH METALS, IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Information : Marc Amyot
Read the complete description: M.Sc. Ecotoxicology (french)
Date of posting : April 9, 2013
PhD position in teledetection (U. Sherbrooke)
Winter extreme precipitation events in the Arctic
Within the research program on winter extreme events in the Arctic, the Ph.D. project aims at developing satellite remote sensing methods to detect rain-on-snow (ROS) events. The project will evaluate the occurrence and impact of those events on various climatic feedbacks as well as related uncertainties in regional climate models. Research activities include the treatment of passive microwave and multispectral remote sensing data, the use and validation of snow multilayered thermodynamic models. Field work is also planned at several locations where in-situ geophysical and radiometric measurements of snow will occur. The deployment and maintenance of a snow-dedicated meteorological tower is also planned.
Those processes have significant impacts on surface energy balance, and their cumulated contributions to climate scenarios unknown. The research will provide improved knowledge on the climate scenarios uncertainties in a rapidly changing climate in the Arctic.
The Ph.D. will be funded for 3 years, starting in the Fall 2013.
Required: Extensive coding abilities (Matlab, Python…), GIS, field experience, team work.
If interested, please contact M. Alexandre Langlois, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of posting: April 03, 2013
MSc and PhD positions available in aquatic ecology (UQAC)
PhD project on the influence of permafrost thaw on aquatic food webs (french)
Master's project on the influence of disturbances on the terrestrial food web of lakes(french)
Master's project on the bacterial metabolism of lakes with distinct landscapes (french)
Date of posting: March 19, 2013
Canadian students invited to apply for the Master of Arctic Landscape Architecture, Norway
For more information : MSc Arctic Landscape Architecture (french)
Application deadline: April 1st, 2013
Date of posting: March 14, 2013
PhD POSITION IN ECOLOGY (REINDEER/CARIBOU)Concordia University, Norway and Finland Collaborators
PhD research position in Biology at U. Concordia starting September 2013 (or as soon as the position is filled). This work is part of a large ongoing research program on “The ecology of reproduction of reindeer/caribou (Rangifer tarandus)” that takes place in northern Finland. The student will have the opportunity to use long term data collected since 1996 including GPS data from more recent years. This project involves field work in northern Finland and the candidate should be ready to work in remote areas and to work in team. The project involves collaborators from Norway and Finland. Suitable candidates will have a M.Sc. in biology or similarly recognized degree. The ideal candidate will have experience in field research settings, be determined to complete a PhD degree, have a good academic background (good GPA), and strong quantitative skills (statistics; individual based modeling). Experience with GIS would be an asset. Financial support is available for three years, but if eligible, students will be encouraged to apply for external grant (FQRNT and NSERC).
For more information : Research Position in Biology
Date of posting : March 12, 2013
MSc Opportunity in Geochemistry and Hydrology (UQAR)
Ecohydrology of a coastal marsh: transport and nutrient fluxes by groundwater
Information : Gwénaelle Chaillou
Read the complete description: M.Sc. Ecohydrology (UQAR) (french)
Date of posting : February 15, 2013
MSc Opportunity in Geomorphologie and Glacial Geology (UQAR)
Spillway of Madawaska glacial Lake towards Goldthwait Sea, Trois-Pistoles region
Information : Bernard Hétu
Read the complete description: M.Sc. Geomorphology (UQAR) (french)
Date of posting : February 15, 2013
MSc Opportunity in Hydrogeomorphology and Geochemistry (UQAR)
Project : Spatio-temporal dynamics of the interactions between surface water and groundwater in alluvial gravel aquifer.
Information : Thomas Buffin-Bélanger
Read the complete description: M.Sc. Hydrogeomorphology and Geochemistry (UQAR) (french)
Date of posting : February 15, 2013
Three MSc and one Postdoctoral Fellow position in Biology or Natural Resource Sciences
A team of aquatic ecologists (Rene Gregory-Eaves & Chris Solomon at McGill and Christian
Nozais, UQAR) is looking for 3 MSc students and 1 PDF to work collaboratively on an exciting new
project being initiated by a community organization located in southern Quebec (i.e. le Conseil régional
de l’environnement de Chaudière-Appalaches; CRECA).
CRECA is launching the implementation of their sustainable management plan for the Grand Lac
Saint Francois (GLSF), one of the largest lakes in southern Quebec. One of the pressures on GLSF of
greatest concern is how the large and variable winter water level drawdown (due to operation of the
Jules-Allard dam) influences the dynamics of sport fish populations, for example via reductions in
zoobenthos, which are important prey for many fish species in GLSF. Other concerns include increases
in cyanobacteria abundances and changes in lake trophic state, over-harvesting of sportfishes and
Trainees working on this project will work collaboratively in the field and then focus on one
particular aspect of the project: 1) paleolimnology & historical ecology; 2) macroinvertebrate ecology;
or, 3) fish ecology. Student projects will include a field study as well as a larger data synthesis designed
to quantify the effects of water draw downs in temperate lakes in general.
Interested students should send a brief statement about their experience and interest
in the project, as well as a CV and transcript (unofficial at this stage is fine) to irene.gregoryeaves@
mcgill.ca , email@example.com and Christian_Nozais@uqar.ca asap.
Read the complete description : 3 MSc and 1 PDF position in Biology
Date of posting : December 22, 2012
MSc opportunity in en volcanology and mineral resources, chibougamau areaInstitut national de recherche scientifique - Eau, Terre, Environnement (INRS-ETE)
One of the best places in the world to explore for volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS)
deposits, in particular for gold-rich VMS deposits, is the Archean Abitibi Subprovince of
Quebec and Ontario. The Chibougamau area contains the former Lemoine mine, which
exploited the 2nd richest VMS deposit in Canada. However, the Chibougamau area is not
widely known for its VMS potential, as opposed to other parts of the Abitibi Greenstone
The research project defined by INRS and Ressources Cogitore Inc., our industrial
partner, targets the Waconichi Formation east of the Lemoine mine area. The submarine
tholeiitic rhyolites of the Waconichi Formation are clearly identified as the main favorable
environment for VMS mineralization in the region. Even though the Lemoine property
geology is known, many specific questions remain which have implications for
exploration. The majority of these questions can be answered by reconstructing the
volcanic architecture of the Waconichi Formation on the Lemoine property. Methods of
investigation will include geological mapping, core logging, chemo-stratigraphy, physical
volcanology, and U-Pb geochronology on zircons. Where possible, the mode of
emplacement and vent/intrusive centre area will be identified for each volcanic or
Information : firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the complete description : Msc opportunity in volcanology.PDF
Date of posting : December 20, 2012
PhD studentship on Arctic pelagic primary productionUniversity of Manitoba
We are seeking a motivated student for a PhD position to study the biophysical drivers of pelagic primary production in the Arctic. An advisory committee for the student will include Drs. C.J. Mundy, Mikael Sejr, Søren Rysgaard, and Carlos Pedrós-Alió. The student's degree will be housed within the Centre for Earth Observation Science at the University of Manitoba, Canada and field work will be focused in Arctic Canada and Greenland. Plus, the student will have opportunities to work in laboratories at Aarhus University in Denmark and at the Greenland Climate Research Centre as part of the new Arctic Science Partnership (ASP).
The successful candidate will have a Masters degree in biological oceanography or related field. The studentship is fully funded as part of the Canada Excellence Research Chair program in Arctic Geomicrobiology and Climate Change. The project will involve field and laboratory research to examine how variation in sea ice cover and fresh water input and related changes in stratification, light regime, and nutrient availability influence seasonal changes in primary production, species composition and fate of carbon in contrasting oceanographic regions of the Arctic. Field experience in remote camps and, or oceanographic research vessels and a knowledge base of primary production (e.g., C-14 tracer techniques, P-E curves, PAM methods) and general oceanographic techniques will be assets for the position.
Interested applicants should contact C.J. Mundy (email@example.com) for further information.
Application deadline: 15 February 2013
Date of posting : December 17, 2012
M.Sc. Oppurtunity in Ecology at Laval University
Information : Steeve Côté ou Jean-Pierre Tremblay
Read the complete description of the offer (in french)
Date of posting : November 30, 2012