Two MSc positions at the University of Windsor

University of Windsor

The Land and Waters Lab

Two M.Sc. Positions
New Collaborative Project on Integrated Human-Natural Systems in Ontario Agricultural Headwaters
University of Windsor

The Land and Waters Lab invites applications for two M.Sc. positions to participate in an exciting new collaborative research project to study how climate, land use, and agricultural land management in Southern Ontario have changed over decadal timescales, and the resultant effects on water quality of headwater sentinel streams. The students will have access to unique information about agricultural land management and headwater stream dynamics across the Province. The research approach will require a combination of spatial analysis, agronomic and economic data analysis, and hydrological and biogeochemical simulation modelling. A fieldwork component would be valuable, but is not required. Students are expected to integrate their own ideas into their work.

The positions are fully funded, and will involve working in collaboration with scientists at the Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research (GLIER) and government scientists at the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Applicants should have some specialization in physical or human geography, agricultural engineering, or a related field.

For further information regarding these positions or to submit an application, please contact Christopher Wellen (below). In your application email, please include:

  • Why you are interested in the position, and how it fits into your overall career aspirations;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Copy of your transcripts;
  • Contact information for up to 3 references.

Christopher Wellen
Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research
University of Windsor

Closing date: Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The positions will remain open until filled, though the students will start in either September 2017 or if possible May 2017. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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