M.Sc. or Ph.D. Student Opportunities at the Carleton University

Human Dimensions of Recreational Fisheries Management at
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Carleton University is seeking a graduate student (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) with interests in studying how climate change and other stressors may influence recreational fisheries management and policy options for rainbow trout populations in British Columbia. The successful candidate will be involved with a variety of activities including social science surveys/interviews, workshop facilitation, and interaction with anglers and fisheries managers. The information generated will be used to develop comprehensive decision-guiding documents and tools for management agencies and information resources for stakeholders. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with a variety of stakeholders and become proficient in navigating the science-policy interface. Ideal applicants will be outstanding communicators, have interest and training in both the social and natural sciences (e.g., environmental studies, social science of knowledge, resource management, policy, conservation science, fish ecology), and possess an appreciation of interdisciplinarity. Students would be based at Carleton University in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory (www.fecpl.ca) and be co-supervised by Dr. Steven Cooke (fish ecologist at Carleton) and Dr. Nathan Young (sociologist at U Ottawa).

Please email a letter of interest (including a summary of your academic history and grades) and a copy of your CV to steven.cooke@carleton.ca by January 15 2017. Preference will be given to domestic students given the funding envelope available.