PhD Scholarship – Marine protected areas effectiveness
Closing Date: 27-Feb-2017
We are recruiting a graduate student for a fully-funded PhD project that will look at the effectiveness of marine protected areas (MPA) in Canada. The project is part of the Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (Phase 2) – CHONe (https://chone2.ca/network/), the largest Canadian project on marine diversity, allowing the student to be part of a large exciting research network and giving many training opportunities. The project will be at the interface between marine biology and geography and social sciences, approaching the question of MPA effectiveness from different angles.
The ideal student will have a background in geography, biology, environmental sciences or related disciplines with strong academic standing, good communication skills in English and good work ethics. Knowledge of biological/marine conservation, and/or GIS will be an asset. The project can be started in the Spring (May) or Fall (September) 2017. The student will be co-supervised by Drs Rodolphe Devillers (Memorial University, NL) and Natalie Ban (U. Victoria, BC). The successful candidate will be mainly based at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, but may have to spend time at the University of Victoria. Memorial University is one of the largest Universities in Eastern Canada, having a strong focus on marine sciences, and is home of the CHONe 2 network.
Before applying formally to the university, candidates should email Dr Rodolphe Devillers (email@example.com), providing a short statement of interest, a CV mentioning three people that could provide references, and scans of university transcripts. Applications should be submitted before February 28th but will be reviewed as they come and the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.