Fully Funded MSc Scholarship in Fisheries Science is open for interested and qualified candidates. Newfoundland has a rich history of fisheries and a culture that is closely connected to the sea. Following the collapse of northern cod, fisheries catch for invertebrates such as snow crab and northern shrimp greatly increased. In recent years, crab and shrimp catches have declined while cod has not yet fully recovered. Single species approaches struggle to explain such productivity dynamics, emphasizing the need to account for environmental influences and undertake analyses at the ecosystem scale. Climate change is adding an additional impact on marine ecosystems and fisheries.
Who we are looking for?
We are seeking a highly motivated MSc student to join our team investigating ecosystem and fisheries dynamics in Newfoundland, Labrador, and the Arctic (thelifeaquatic.xyz for more information). This project will involve a synthesis of environmental, ecological, and fisheries datasets and will contribute to ecosystem model development. Models will be applied to answer questions related to ecosystem dynamics, fisheries impacts, ecosystem-based fisheries management, and projected climate change impacts.
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Location of the Fully Funded MSc Scholarship in Fisheries Science
The candidate will be registered in a two-year, fully-funded MSc program in Fisheries Science at the Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, in St. John’s, Canada. The Memorial University of Newfoundland is a hub of ocean sciences located in the Province’s capital. St. John’s is a safe and friendly city with great historical charm, known for its hospitality, live music, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to wilderness and a wide range of outdoor activities.
Requirements for the Fully Funded MSc Scholarship in Fisheries Science
- BSc in Marine Ecology/Biology, Statistics, Mathematics, Oceanography, or related discipline
• Demonstrated quantitative skills and ideally experience with R . Strong writing & communication skills
Start date: Sept 2022 (although an earlier start date is possible)
How to apply
Please send a cover letter explaining your relevant experience and interest in the position, a CV with two academic references (letters not necessary), and university transcripts to Dr. Tyler Eddy [email protected]
Application deadline: May 15th, 2022.
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