The Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology Lab (weel.gitlab.io) is recruiting an
exceptional MSc student into a collaborative, inclusive research group. The
project and position are fully funded. Nevertheless, students will be
encouraged and supported to compete for internal and external funding; higher
GPAs and a history of publications improves competitiveness. Preference is for
a Summer-Fall 2022 start date and we will be accepting applications until
November 1st, 2021. We encourage all interested students to apply; we value
equity and diversity in science and work to create a safe lab environment
where everyone can succeed.
Project: The aim of this research project is to examine plasticity of coat
colour change in snowshoe hares in response to changing snow cover. The
project will focus on yearly variation in moulting rates of individuals during
changes in coat-colour mismatch.
System and team: The WEEL group is part of the Biology Department at Memorial
University. We are a dynamic, collaborative, question-driven research group
that aims to bridge fundamental and applied questions in evolutionary,
behavioural, population, and wildlife ecology. The student will be co-
supervised by Mike Peers (michaeljlpeers.com) a Banting post-doctoral Fellow
in the WEEL group who studies ecological responses of animals to climate
Since 1976, hares have been monitored in the Kluane Lake region of Yukon,
Canada (see Krebs et al. 2018, J Anim Ecol.) to understand the drivers of
their population cycles. Since 2015, Mike and several colleagues have been
intensively monitoring hares in the region using GPS collars equipped with
accelerometers to understand their fine-scale behavior in response to climate
change. The successful applicant will be free to pursue their own ideas within
the themes mentioned above using the data collected at Kluane and
collaborating with researchers involved.
PhD position: It takes guts to be resilient against climate change
The Department of Coastal Systems (COS) at NIOZ (Texel) are looking
for a highly motivated PhD candidate holding a master degree in Biology.
consequences on soil foodwebs and ecosystem processes is poorly understood.
The selected graduate students will participate in the development and
forest ecosystem resistance, resilience, and collapse in face of global
The proposed project will combine...