Graduate Students - Winter Ecology of Temperate Rivers


I have openings for two graduate students at either MSC or PhD level to join my group in the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick. Both students will work on an NSERC funded program examining seasonal variation in primary production pathways, food web structure and ecosystem function in temperate streams. A start date in early-mid 2020 is preferred but this is flexible for the right candidate.

Project Background

Temperate streams are exposed to extreme seasonal variation in flow, temperature, light and nutrient availability. However, understanding of how these ecosystems function is almost entirely derived from studies conducted during summer months and little is known river ecosystem function under winter ice. In this project, we will conduct seasonal sampling of several rivers in New Brunswick and use stable isotope analysis, microscopy and DNA barcoding to assesses seasonal variation in the productivity patterns supporting diverse aquatic communities. Specific research questions will be developed with the student at the outset of each project.

The student(s) will be based within the Canadian Rivers Institute, a dynamic, supportive and collaborative inter-disciplinary group at the University of New Brunswick (, and will have opportunity to conduct research with the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (

Application Details

To apply, please submit a resume and statement of motivation to References will be requested from shortlisted candidates at a later date. Applications and informal enquiries are welcome at any time but for full consideration please apply before 31st December 2019.

Research Staff

I have opening for three! research assistant through the New Brunswick Youth Employment Fund. Job Descriptions are available at the links below. Candidates must fulfill the requirements of this scheme (i.e. be a unemployed, recent graduate residing in New Brunswick) and apply through NB Youth Employment.

Undergraduate students

I am always eager to hear from enthusiastic undergraduate students and regularly have openings for internships and honours research projects through SINLAB. Drop by my office or send an email to discuss opportunities