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Postdoctoral position in zooplankton ecology

Location: Pelagic Ecosystems Lab
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to research the spatial distribution and functional ecology of zooplankton in the North Pacific, and develop key zooplankton resources in support of the International Year of the Salmon (https://yearofthesalmon.org/). All Pacific salmon are dependent on zooplankton resources for growth, health, and survival, consuming them both directly or indirectly via micronekton. The biomass, composition and distribution of zooplankton are therefore contributing factors in changing salmon productivity. This research will build on the 2019 and 2020 Gulf of Alaska surveys (https://yearofthesalmon.org/high-seas-expeditions/), involve participation in the 2022 pan-Pacific surveys, and leverage multi-national data archives.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
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Research position modelling environmental flow needs (6 month term)

Research Unit: AFERU, under supervision of Dr. Jordan Rosenfeld

We are seeking candidates for a 6-month term position as a research biologist to begin June 1, 2021, reviewing and synthesizing data on flow-ecology relationships for British Columbia streams, and more generally from the primary literature. The goal of the project is to provide a stronger technical basis for more informed licensing decisions related to protecting environmental flows to maintain stream productive capacity.
Core activities will involve a i) literature review of flow-related studies specific to British Columbia, and more generally for flow-ecology relationships from the primary literature; ii) data extraction; and iii) meta-analysis of quantitative flow-ecology relationships related to habitat and biological responses to flow.

Applicants should ideally have an M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Ecology, Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries, or a related field, and a basic understanding of instream flow science issues; additional familiarity with and experience in environmental flow management and modelling techniques is an asset. Candidates should have a solid background in study design, data analysis, and manuscript writing.

Salary will be $4,600 a month for 6 months, start date June 1 or as soon as possible. Research will be based out of the Rosenfeld Lab at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, working in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Environment.

For more information or to forward a CV, applicants should contact Dr. Jordan Rosenfeld (604-222-6762, Jordan.rosenfeld@gov.bc.ca).