PhD position available in Aquatic Ecology

University of Toronto

A PhD position is available in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto to study lake food webs in Algonquin Park, Ontario beginning in September 2018. The project aims to apply stable isotopes, fatty acids, netting survey data and hydroacoustic assessment to quantify the niche diversity of lake whitefish in lakes with either Mysis diluviana or Chaoborus punctipennis as diel vertical migrators. The student will be co-supervised by Bailey McMeans (University of Toronto, Mississauga) and Mark Ridgway (OMNRF, Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research). Previous aquatic field experience, successful completion of an MSc in Ecology and Canadian PR or citizenship status is preferred, but not required to apply. Please send a cover letter detailing your research background and interests, unofficial transcript and CV with reference contacts to bailey.mcmeans@utoronto.ca as soon as possible.

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