|Title||Graduate research position (PhD)|
|Agency, Location||University of Guelph, Canada|
|Salary||$25,000 per year. Additional stipend could be available for international students|
A graduate research position (PhD) is available, starting in summer 2019, with a collaborative project involving laboratories in the Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph and Great Lakes Fishery Commission. The research project seeks to improve understanding of behavioral responses of sea lamprey to hydraulic patterns that could help facilitate trap placement and selective passage to support assessment and control. The state-of-the-art, cognitive-based Eulerian-Lagrangian-agent method (ELAM) will be used to analyze movement decision-making of sea lamprey in response to hydraulic patterns simulated by high-resolution hydraulics models. The student will be responsible for mathematical and statistical modeling of sea lamprey movement behaviors while supported by an interdisciplinary team of engineers and biologists.
Students interested in integrating physical and ecological systems using computational modelling approaches are encouraged to apply. To apply, send a brief description of your research experience and interests, your CV and transcripts (unofficial is fine), a writing sample, and contact information for two references.
Ad Closing Date: October 2019
Rob McLaughlin ([email protected])