Student Opportunity Announcements
MSc Position, GIS and Stream Ecology
Motivated M.Sc. student sought for a unique opportunity in the Department of Geography at Western University to conduct inter-disciplinary research as part of a joint initiative with Laurentian University’s Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit. Student project will be focused on the development of GIS-based protocols for characterization of catchment-scale descriptors for reference condition approach based stream ecosystem assessments. Student responsibilities will include researching, developing and evaluating GIS techniques as well as analyzing and reporting research outcomes.
Applicants are expected to have a strong background in geographic information sciences and an interest in applying this knowledge to environmentally-based problems. Willingness and ability to work as part of a team is a must.
The successful candidate will be based at Western University in London, Ontario with opportunities for lab exchange placement at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.
• Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Environmental Science or related discipline
• Meet enrolment requirements of the Dept. of Geography at Western University (http://geography.ssc.uwo.ca/grad)
Additional desired qualifications:
• Experience with ArcGIS and associated software
• Knowledge of univariate and multivariate statistical analyses
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
Please send your CV, names of two references (along with contact phone and email), and a cover letter summarizing qualifications and research interests to Dr. Adam Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org. Start date is September 2013 with opportunity for employment as an aquatic research assistant at the Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, May through August. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.