[MARMAM] PhD/MSc Opportunity: Knowledge co-production on beluga movement ecology

Loseto, Lisa Lisa.Loseto at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wed May 1 07:07:58 PDT 2019

Graduate Research (MSc/PhD) Opportunity: Knowledge co-production on beluga movement ecology in the Eastern Beaufort Sea

May 1st 2019 - Applications accepted until suitable candidate is identified

Location: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada

Program Overview:
Under the ArcticNet funded project "Using Co-Produced Knowledge to Understand and Manage Subsistence Marine Harvests in a Changing Climate" we are looking for a graduate student (MSc/MA and PhD) to be part of a collaborative research team working to bring together western science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) to characterize the movement of several marine species including beluga whales, Arctic char and Greenland cod in western Canadian Arctic largely focused in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The program is using multiple pieces of data including telemetry, photosurveys, local observations and TEK, together to describe the movement and habitat use of species. This program is led by Lisa Loseto (University of Manitoba) with co-leads Tristan Pearce (University of Northern British Columbia), Nigel Hussey (University of Western), Marianne Marcoux (University of Manitoba) and Heidi Swanson (University of Waterloo).

Graduate Student:
The project(s) for graduate research will draw upon both western science and TEK under a co-management framework to understand beluga whale movement and activities across space, time and life stages. The beluga whale population of study is the Eastern Beaufort Sea population. Projects will use data collected from current and past telemetry, photo surveys, local observations and TEK spatial mapping, thus skills with GIS are recommended. The position will require travel and time spent in Arctic communities.

Applicants: Please submit your CV, and research intention to Dr. Loseto Lisa.Loseto at dfo-mpo.gc.ca<mailto:Lisa.Loseto at dfo-mpo.gc.ca>

Thank you

Lisa Loseto, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Ecosystem Studies and Biotracers
Arctic Aquatic Research Division | Division de la recherche aquatique de l'Arctique
Central and Arctic Region | Région du Centre et de l'Arctique
Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Pêches et Oceans Canada
Freshwater Institute | Institut des eaux douces
501 University Crescent | 501, croissant University
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N6
Phone Number: 204 983 5135
Fax: 204 984 2403
email: lisa.loseto at dfo-mpo.gc.ca<mailto:lisa.loseto at dfo-mpo.gc.ca>

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