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  • MSc. in Avian Ecology/Behaviour/Bioacoustics


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    • Employer: University of Alberta
      Location: Edmonton
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 03/31/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Erin M. Bayne, C. Lisa Mahon

    Employer: University of Alberta; Canadian Wildlife Service-Environment and Climate Change Canada

    Location: Edmonton, AB, CAN (University of Alberta); Whitehorse, YT, CAN (CWS-ECCC)

    Country: Canada

    Last Date to Apply: February 28, 2019

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Seeking applicants for a Master of Science candidate to join the Bayne lab at the University of Alberta in Fall 2019 or Winter 2020. Student will have the opportunity to develop an independent project within the scope of alpine ecology and bioacoustics. Student may also have the opportunity to join the CWS-ECCC monitoring and research program in Southern Yukon Territory, Canada during spring-summer field season 2019 (June-Sept). We use a combination of observer and bioacoustic field techniques to address ecological and behavioural questions. This project will align with new monitoring and research examining breeding and post-breeding communities, species-habitat associations, habitat and stopover use patterns, and breeding phenology across elevational gradients in Southern Yukon Territory. University of Alberta is located at the edge of the boreal forest in Edmonton, Alberta and field sites are located in the rugged and beautiful boreal and subalpine forests in the coast mountains of Southern Yukon Territory near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

    Applicants should possess a strong understanding of basic principles of ecology and avian biology and should have prior research and field experience including experience with boreal landbird identification (visual and audio) and survey methods (observer and Autonomous Recording Units). Required qualifications include a good academic record, experience with R-scripting, database management (Access, Excel), and bioacoustic processing and management (using Audacity or Raven Pro and Wildlife Acoustic SongMeters). Additional asset qualifications include:  ability to work in remote, rugged, physically challenging field sites; ability to work independently; ability to work cooperatively in a small team setting; effective communication skills (verbal, written); operational analytical skills; initiative and enthusiasm for avian research in the field and in the office. Successful applicants must meet the Department of Biological Sciences graduate program requirements (https://www.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences/graduate-studies).

    Formal applications are due February 28, 2019 but potential candidates should contact Dr. Erin Bayne (bayne@ualberta.ca) or Dr. C. Lisa Mahon (lisa.mahon@canada.ca) by email and include: brief statement of research interests (max half page); resume/CV; 3 relevant references. Please include your current contact information in your email correspondence. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate or candidates are found.



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