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Masters or PhD opportunity

Adaptation of Arctic Ecosystem under Rapid Environmental Changes
Location: Changing Oceans Research Unit, University of British Columbia.

The Changing Oceans Research Unit (CORU) is looking for a graduate student to start in January of 2019 to work on a research project that aims to explore adaptation of an Arctic ecosystem under rapid environmental changes. This project will link environmental and physiological models into a food web model to better understand how rapid environmental changes will impact Arctic species and fisheries at the ecosystem level. Specifically, this project aims to examine the (1) linkages between mean and rapid warming and sea ice loss on marine organisms and ecosystems; (2) risks of climate change on marine biodiversity and fisheries; (3) scope and consequences of their adaptation. Specific focus will be put on the Beaufort Sea in the Canadian Arctic where ocean and ecosystem models have been developed.

Deadline: CORU will start considering candidates from September 14, 2018


Masters or PhD opportunity (2)

Creation and circulation of useful climate information for adaptation in Pacific Island countries
Location: Donner Lab, University of British Columbia.

The Donner Lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada is looking for two social sciences graduate students (Masters or PhD level) to research the creation and circulation of useful climate information for adaptation in Pacific Island countries. This is part of a grant examining how the developed world can contribute to adaptation in the developing world by looking at the growing “climate services” movement. The work will draw on methods from across the social sciences including interviews with key respondents, participant observation, document assessment, surveys, and formal elicitation. The grant is a collaboration between Simon Donner, UBC; Milind Kandlikar, UBC; and Sophie Webber, University of Sydney.

Deadline: October 1, 2018


Postdoctoral opportunity

Pan-Canadian biodiversity mapping using eDNA
Location: Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia.

We are seeking an outstanding and dynamic post-doctoral candidate to lead the analysis of pan-Canadian biodiversity using eDNA data, to foster continued collaboration and data-sharing amongst a national team of scientists involved in biodiversity monitoring at multiple taxonomic levels, and to develop outreach activities to communicate the findings of the science program of the Canada C3 Expedition, held during the 150th anniversary of Confederation.


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