Seagrass distribution mapping in British Columbia. The O’Connor lab at UBC is seeking a masters student to join our seagrass research program. The goal of this masters project will be to compile existing seagrass distribution maps and to analyze the current spatial distribution of seagrasses in BC, and to identify key knowledge gaps, human impact gradients, and help work towards a habitat prioritization scheme. Start date September 2016 (negotiable). The student would work in the Biodiversity Research Centre.
If NSERC-eligible, Dec 1st (desirable).
If not, January 15th.
The successful application will have the following skills:
- GIS or equivalent for working with spatial data
- strong communication skills (writing and oral)
- interest in species distribution and marine ecology
- strong work ethic
Desired but not required:
field work experience
If you are interested and qualified, please send the following to Mary O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org with ’seagrass masters position’ in the subject line:
- Resume (with GPA, research experience or publications)
- Cover letter detailing your experience with GIS or other spatial mapping software, and any related spatial analysis tools, and your personal goals that bring you to graduate school
- your eligibility for NSERC (not essential, but helpful).
- confirmation that you’ve reviewed the zoology application guidelines at http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/graduate-studies/how-to-apply