Tiến sĩ [Học bổng du học Canada – PhD]-LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY
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[Học bổng du học Canada – PhD]
PHD OPPORTUNITY IN MOOSE ECOLOGY & MONITORING AT LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 25, 2015.
A PhD Assistantship in the Boreal Ecology PhD Program at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario.
We seek a highly motivated PhD student to examine moose ecology and develop monitoring methods that will inform sustainable management. The student’s research will employ a 40+ year data set to develop and expand our understanding of moose population dynamics in a managed system and the optimal design of population survey methodologies. The survey methodology component of the project will include research on the trade-offs in the cost of monitoring relative to the improvement gained in management decision-making. Optimization strategies will be evaluated using quantitative methods that integrate information on the cost of surveys, uncertainty in the population state, hunter post card survey information, and other environmental data.
This is a collaborative project with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the successful candidate will have opportunity to work with government scientists and managers in meeting the project goals. This is a great opportunity to directly support wildlife management and conservation and gain experience on a collaborative project with a government agency.
The student will be enrolled in the Department of Biology Boreal Ecology Graduate Program, Laurentian University, and under the co-supervision of Dr. Frank Mallory and Dr. Glen Brown. The project will commence in the Fall 2015 semester.
A PhD level stipend of approximately $21, 000 per year will be provided for a maximum of 4 years (includes a Teaching Assistantship).
Candidates should have a solid background in ecology and an aptitude for statistical and spatial analysis. Candidates with experience in population modelling or similar quantitative methods will be preferred.
Prospective students should meet the minimum requirements for admission to the PhD program in Boreal Ecology (http://laurentian.ca/program/boreal-ecology-phd) and possess a GPA > 3.2.
Submission & Closing Date:
To apply, applicants should create a single pdf document that includes a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, GPA scores, and a list of three references and their contact information. The name of the file should contain the first and last name of the applicant. This file should be sent to Dr. Glen Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is April 25, 2015, or until a suitable candidate is found.
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