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M.Sc. opportunity studying flow effects on stream water quality and fish habitat

The effects of low stream flows on water quality are becoming an increasingly important habitat issue in streams of western North America. An M.Sc. graduate opportunity is available to measure and model the effects of low stream flow and landuse on dissolved oxygen and temperature in small-stream rearing habitat for salmonids and federally threatened Salish sucker. Thesis work will include extensive collection of flow and water quality data and modelling flow effects on temperature and dissolved oxygen as a function of geomorphic and landuse variables in the lower Fraser valley of British Columbia. The long-term objective is to generate relationships to inform management of stream flows in support of fish conservation. Students with an interest and background in modelling and aquatic field ecology are preferred. Lab and field work will be part of a Master of Science degree program in the University of British Columbia Institute of Oceans and Fisheries, starting in May 2020.

For more information or to forward a CV, applicants should contact Dr. Jordan Rosenfeld, B.C. Ministry of Environment (604-398-5007, Jordan.rosenfeld@gov.bc.ca. Rosenfeld Lab


Postdoctoral Position in Ocean Remote Sensing and spatial-temporal dynamic of coastal marine biophysical provinces of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska

Working with Dr. Brian Hunt
Applications are being accepted for a Hakai Postdoctoral position at the University of British Columbia, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and the University of Victoria, Department of Geography as part of the Hakai Coastal Initiative. The postdoc will be based in Victoria, Vancouver Island, and work under the supervision of Dr. Costa at UVic and Dr. Hunt at UBC. The focus of the research is to derive the spatial-temporal dynamic of coastal marine biophysical provinces of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska based on satellite imagery.

Deadline: February 29, 2020