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    MSc or PhD position


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    • Employer: Simon Fraser University
      Location: British Columbia
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 12/02/2019
      Open Until Filled: No

    MSc or PhD position: Food webs, contaminants and physiological health of gulls wintering in the Salish Sea, BC, Canada. The Salish Sea is a globally important wintering area for marine birds, including a community of gulls that includes species that breed widely across North America - from Baja to the Arctic but there is increasing concern about how anthropogenic stressors such as industrial effluent and shipping traffic may be impacting marine biota. Several recent reports indicate that a number of species of marine birds may be experiencing population declines in the Salish Sea. We are searching for an MSc or PhD student to develop a food-web-leading-to-contaminants model for the Salish Sea in winter, using stable isotope analysis and physiological analysis of avian health. The project will include both a field component, capturing and tissue sampling gulls and potential prey items, including human refuse, in winter around the Salish Sea, and a strong lab component (blood sample analysis). Applicant requirements: Strong academic background (GPA > 3.00), a commitment to graduate school and research, and a genuine interest in conservation physiology and eco-toxicology. Experience with blood sampling and physiological assays preferred. This work will be based at SFU with fieldwork in BC. For more information contact: Tony D. Williams, Dept.  Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, V5A1S6, Canada, tdwillia@sfu.ca; https://tonydwilliamslab.weebly.com/

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