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Development of a modelling framework to quantify cumulative effects of land use and climate change on juvenile Atlantic salmon

  • Master
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • With scholarship

Project description

The combination of land use and climate change scenarios affect the growth and survival of juvenile Atlantic salmon in their freshwater habitat. Using the generated discharge and temperature simulations under future climate predictions for the selected rivers under different land use scenarios, we envision to estimate the growth and survival of juvenile Atlantic salmon using a bioenergetics modelling approach. We plan to analyze the combination of land use and climate change scenarios both from the physical habitat and the bioenergetics perspectives. Managers will be able to analyze the projections and have a complete picture of the compound effects of these anthropogenic stressors.

This project will be carried out in Dr. Enders, Riverine Ecology Lab at the Center Eau Terre Environnement of the INRS in Quebec City in co-supervsion with Dr Emmanuelle Chrétien from UQAR and in collaboration with the Atlantic Salmon Research Joint Venture (ASRJV). ASRJV represents over 50 members of the salmon science community from government, non-government organizations, academic institutions, and Indigenous groups.

Starting date

September 2024 or January 2025

Supersivion

Eva Enders, professor, INRS

Emmanuelle Chrétien, professor, UQAR

Study Program

MSc in Water Science

Funding

A full 2-year scholarship is available (21 000 $/year).

Required qualification

University degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) in biology or environmental science

We are looking for a curious and passionate individual with excellent skills and aptitude for modeling work. Prior experience in data analysis using R language would be an asset, but this is a skill that the student can develop during their training.

How to apply

To apply to this position, please send using the from below the following (1) your CV, (2) a brief description of your background and interests, (3) your official transcript, and (4) the contact information of at least two references.

Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Evaluation of applications will begin upon receipt, but the position will remain open until filled.

We encourage applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. For further information do not hesitate to contact Dr. Enders.

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Project title : Development of a modelling framework to quantify cumulative effects of land use and climate change on juvenile Atlantic salmon

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