The number of active Oil sands mining operations continues to grow in and around the Athabasca River and adjacent tributaries north of Fort McMurray Alberta. As part of an ongoing study of the relationship between mining activities and potential corridor effects adjacent to the river, we have a growing dataset of moose (30+ GPS collars) and wolf (20+ gps collars with 15 minute to 3 hour fix rates) telemetry locations plus an extensive summer camera trap dataset (xx, 000 detections of xx species). We invite students interested in aspects of predator-prey dynamics, landscape ecology, and movement dynamics to join the lab. I am especially interested in how predator and prey movements are influenced by human mining activities and changing snow conditions but will entertain any interesting ideas.
Applicants should have top-level academic standing or an extensive track record of field research, a strong drive for excellence, and a commitment to publishing their work. Applicants should submit a cv and the names (and email addresses) of 3 people that are willing to provide a reference to
Start date is negotiable but the sooner the better.
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