2018: IOF has openings for MSC/PhD student and a Postdoctoral

CORU seeks MSc/PhD to work on Adaptation of Arctic Ecosystem under Rapid Environmental Changes

The Changing Oceans Research Unit (CORU) is looking for a graduate student, to start in January of 2019, to work on a research project that aims to explore adaptation of an Arctic ecosystem under rapid environmental changes.

This project will link environmental and physiological models into a food web model to better understand how rapid environmental changes will impact Arctic species and fisheries at the ecosystem level. Specifically, this project aims to examine the (1) linkages between mean and rapid warming and sea ice loss on marine organisms and ecosystems; (2) risks of climate change on marine biodiversity and fisheries; (3) scope and consequences of their adaptation. Specific focus will be put on the Beaufort Sea in the Canadian Arctic where ocean and ecosystem models have been developed.

Preference will be given to students who already have the following experiences: analyzing large datasets, quantitative modelling, and writing scientific publications.

Deadline: CORU will start considering candidates from September 14, 2018.

Details: http://oceans.ubc.ca/about/join-us/msc-phd-project-on-adaptation-of-arctic-ecosystem-under-rapid-environmental-changes/

HCI seeks Postdoctoral Fellow to work on ‘Linking the land and sea on the British Columbia coast: How dynamic nutrient fluxes from small rainforest watersheds shape cross-system connections’

The Hakai Coastal Initiative (HCI) at the University of British Columbia is inviting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to analyze the stoichiometric relationships of freshwater nutrient exports as well as the dynamic coupling of nutrient export with weather and climate. The project aims to characterize the magnitude and dynamics of key fluxes in comparison to other regions of the world, through the lens of the receiving marine ecosystems. A complete biogeochemistry and hydrology dataset is available as well as rich ancillary data from the Observatory (e.g., weather stations, detailed soil mapping). The project is supported by Hakai Institute staff with expertise in data collection, data management, and data publishing. Collaborating scientists have expertise in biogeochemistry, hydrology, oceanography, microbial ecology, and landscape ecology.

The candidate will be based at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Periodic field trips to Hakai Institute field stations will be required (www.hakai.org).

Deadline: September 15, 2018.

Details: http://oceans.ubc.ca/about/join-us/hakai-coastal-initiative-postdoctoral-fellow-position/