Objet : 2 PhD positions in sagebrush ecology
I am recruiting 2 PhD students for projects on landscape connectivity and ecology.
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PhD opportunity: Avian and mammalian research in sagebrush ecosystems
The Fedy Lab of Wildlife and Molecular Ecology is recruiting 2 PhD students for research
on connectivity and predation in sagebrush ecosystems.
We are seeking excellent students for PhD projects addressing important wildlife
conservation issues for greater sage-grouse. The research will expand our on-going
wildlife projects on sagebrush ecosystems in northeastern Wyoming. Spring and summer field
work will be based out of Buffalo, Wyoming - at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains.
The successful applicant will have a strong background in ecology and field-based
research, excellent grades, and a passion for wildlife ecology and conservation. Students
should have a strong background in statistics or a keen interest and willingness to learn
sophisticated quantitative approaches to data analysis. Previous experience with
statistical software such as R is preferred. Students must have a strong work ethic, be
able to thrive under physically challenging field situations, and must be comfortable
supervising field crews in remote locations. The research will occur on public and private
lands, experience interacting and working with landowners and producers is a plus. Funding
for PhD students is available for up to four years and students who have already completed
a Master’s degree will be given preference. The applicant should be competitive for
scholarships such as NSERC, and will be expected to apply for such opportunities. We, of
course, welcome students who have secured external funding. Guaranteed funding is only
available for domestic students, at this time. Field work will involve the capture and
handling of greater sage-grouse, the use of drones for wildlife monitoring, avian surveys,
The students will be members of the Fedy Lab of Wildlife and Molecular Ecology at the
University of Waterloo, Ontario. Research in the lab crosses scales, from genes to
landscapes, and involves both intensive field work and statistical analysis. More
information on on-going projects can be found on our website fedylab.uwaterloo.ca.
Students will be supervised by Dr. Brad Fedy (fedylab.uwaterloo.ca) and will be integrated
into our active and engaging research environment. The academic start date can be
flexible, but students must be available to begin field work in May 2021.
If interested, please email email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with
subject line “Sagebrush PhD”. We will begin reviewing applications July 15, 2020 and will
continue until the positions are filled. Please provide: (1) a cover letter detailing
background and research interests; (2) CV including the names of 3 referees; (3)
unofficial transcripts from your previous degrees.
Dr. Brad Fedy M.Sc., Ph.D.
School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Office phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32706
Office location: EV2 2024
Lab location: EV2 1007
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