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Graduate student opportunity
Duration: M.Sc. or Ph.D.
Location: Montreal
Company Name: Yves Prairie
Application deadline: 31 October 2017
A fully-funded graduate assistantship is available to carry out either a Master’s or Ph.D. thesis in the Aquatic Ecology Group of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). The project will be associated to the NSERC-funded L-CARE (Landscape Carbon Accumulation Through Reductions in Emissions) Project, to the UNESCO Chair in Global Environmental Change (www.ceeg.uqam.ca), and to the Industrial Research Chair in Carbon Biogeochemistry in Boreal Aquatic Systems (CarBBAS, http://www.carbbas.uqam.ca/). The research project will focus on linking lake greenhouse gas emissions, organic C dynamics and ecosystem metabolism to watershed features, and to determine the role of lakes ecosystems in the regional carbon budgets across the boreal regions of Northern Ontario and Québec. The project will involve the combination of approaches, including in situ point and continuous gas, chemical and physical measurements, optical, isotopic and chemical characterization of organic matter, a wide range of process measurements, GIS and landscape modeling measurements. Applicants interested in limnology, aquatic C biogeochemistry, and ecosystem and landscape ecology are encouraged to apply. Our students are part of a highly dynamic, diverse and multidisciplinary aquatic group in the Département des sciences biologiques of the UQÀM, with expertise ranging from nutrient and C biogeochemistry, modeling, to plankton and fish ecology. The UQÀM is a francophone university, but graduate students have a choice of courses and can submit their theses in English. Interested students should send a letter of introduction, academic resume, and the names of two references, to Yves Prairie (prairie.yves@uqam.ca) or Paul del Giorgio (del_giorgio.paul@uqam.ca). E-mail enquiries and applications are welcome. Starting date: Winter – Spring 2018. Open
PhD Student, Paleoclimatology/Paleolimnology
Duration: 3 years
Location: INRS, Québec, Canada
Company Name: INRS
Application deadline: 2015-11-17
This project will be part of a multi-proxy study using chironomids, pollen, diatoms, grain size analysis and pigment analysis to reconstruct climate change through the Holocene. Students can chose between chironomids, pollen or diatom analysis. The project will include extensive fieldwork from spring to autumn 2004 to develop a training set in Quebec. Short courses (2 weeks to a few months) with other specialists can be taken to improve the students's knowledge in taxonomy (e.g., in London for chironomids; in Ontario for diatoms; in Switzerland for pollen). This project also includes a close collaboration with hydrologists at INRS to model the effect of climate change (past and future) on lake ecosystems in Quebec. This is a good opportunity for students be part of a multidisciplinary research project. Contact person: Isabelle Larocque INRS-ETE, 2800 rue Einstein Québec Canada Telephone: 1-418-654-3115 Fax: 1-418-654-2600 E-mail: isabelle_larocque@inrs-ete.uquebec.caOpen