The UNDerwater Lab at the University of North Dakota is seeking an M.Sc. graduate student to explore how climate change will impact recreational anglers in the Prairie Pothole Region. Project goals include 1) assessing how changing water levels will impact boat ramps and angler access, 2) predicting how anglers will use lakes given predicted changes in fish communities and dynamic water levels, and 3) evaluating how angler expenditures could vary according to changes in water levels, angler access, and fish communities.
The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a larger cross- disciplinary team and communicate their work to multiple stakeholders. This project is especially suited for someone interested in translational ecology and actionable science.
The successful candidate will be primarily supported on a Graduate Research Assistantship (plus tuition waiver) and will also contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Biology (https://arts- sciences.und.edu/academics/biology/) by serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Other opportunities exist to tailor experiences to career goals.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in taking a cross-disciplinary approach to understand how climate change will impact social-ecological systems.
The desired start date is January 2023.
To begin the application process, please submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) resume or CV , 3) a writing sample, 4) unofficial transcripts, and 5) a list of three references and their contact information. Email the file in one PDF document to Dr. Mark Kaemingk (email@example.com) using the subject line “MSc position in social-ecological systems”. Applications will be screened immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Grand Forks, ND, USA