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MSc Opportunity studying freshwater mussels in the Saint John River

Posted by CRI Programs   |   March 30, 2017

MSc Opportunity Beginning Summer 2017 (UNB Fredericton)
Ecology of Freshwater Mussels

We are seeking an MSc candidate to continue our studies of the freshwater mussels of the Saint John River. The project is a component of ourongoing Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study at the Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. We have conducted snorkeling surveys to identify the presence, abundance, and spatial distribution of five of 11 species to date. The new candidate will take on a project with several options for study which may be a continuing, foundational description of species and distributions, modelling of habitats and dispersal under the controlled flow regimes of the river, or interrelationships with fish species in the system. This fully funded opportunity, which will begin in the summer of 2017.  

The deadline is April 15, 2017, but the call will remain open until we have found a suitable candidate.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to:

Allen Curry, MAES 
Canadian Rivers Institute
Department of Biology and Faculty of Forestry, and Environmental Management
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB. E3B 5A3
Tel: 506-452-6208 Fax: 506-453-3583

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