Student Opportunity Announcements

Graduate Student Assistanships, Limnology

The Limnology Laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan is
seeking graduate students for two research projects.

1.
The first project is a large multidisciplinary research effort that is conducting a
nutrient sensitivity analysis on Lake Diefenbaker. Lake Diefenbaker has
multiple uses: drinking water for 45% of Saskatchewan’s population, hydro-power
generation, irrigation, aquaculture, recreation and industrial uses. Such uses are
increasing with Saskatchewan’s rapidly developing economy. The ability of the
reservoir to continue to provide water of reasonable quality under rapid
economic development and under a changing climate is under study. A description
of many of the potential student research projects is highlighted at:  
http://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/neworleans2013/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=GS07.
Students with a strong background in aquatic sciences are encouraged to apply.

2.
The second project is examining the short and long-term dynamics of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in boreal and prairie lakes and rivers. This project will also focus on the
short and long-term interaction between DOM and solar radiation. Students with a
background in DOM biogeochemistry are encouraged to apply.

Students will be associated with the Department of Biology and
the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS). Students
will benefit greatly from the extensive network of aquatic researchers,
training programs and facilities at the University of Saskatchewan. Doctoral
candidates will receive preferential consideration, but academically strong
M.Sc. candidates will also be considered. Student projects will involve field
and/or laboratory experimentation and can include (depending on student
interests) the use of the Canada’s synchrotron facility (
http://www.lightsource.ca/) and
Structural Sciences Centre (
http://www.usask.ca/sssc/overview.php).

Field studies will continue this spring. Applicants are encouraged to apply soon with
a
cover letter, academic CV, transcripts (unofficial), and the contact information for three references to:
 Dr. Jeff Hudson (Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 5E2, e-mail
jeff.hudson@usask.ca, telephone 306-966-4412, Limnology Laboratory website: http://www.usask.ca/biology/hudson/). Further information pertaining to the University of Saskatchewan, the Department of Biology and the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) can be obtained at the following websites: http://www.usask.ca/, http://www.usask.ca/biology/, http://www.usask.ca/water/), respectively.