Indigenous Forest Management in Canada, Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science, Community-Based Research
Date Position is Available: Summer 2023, 2-year position Application Deadline: August 5th, 2023 or until position is filled Salary Range: ~50,000-70,000 plus benefits (depending on experience) Institution: Carleton University, Ottawa with collaborations at University of Alberta, Western University, and University of British Columbia Location: Canada – Remote work possible Areas of Expertise: Indigenous Forest Management in Canada, Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science, Community-Based Research
Description: The Social Ecology and Conservation Collaborative in the Biology Department and the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University are inviting applications for a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate to join our collaborative research team. This role is part of a multidisciplinary Genome Canada project that seeks to develop risk management frameworks to support communities and government agencies in responding to mountain pine beetle outbreaks in Western Canada, and to identify preferences and objectives of forest stakeholders and rightsholders. We have already laid groundwork in communities and established some networks and connections.
Start Date: As soon as possible or Fall 2023 (negotiable) Application Deadline: Aug 15 or until position is filled Salary: ~20,000-23,000/year (includes teaching assistantship, research assistantships and variable depending on internal scholarships) Location: Biology or Geography/Environmental Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa Research partners: Ryerson, Ontario Tech University, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Parks Canada, Canadian Wildlife Federation, U Kansas, Kawartha Region Conservation Authorities Research partners: Ryerson, Ontario Tech University, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Parks Canada, Canadian Wildlife Federation, U Kansas, Kawartha Region Conservation Authorities
Description: The Social Ecology and Conservation Collaborative is recruiting an MSc/MA/PhD student interested in studying human dimensions of shoreline/freshwater conservation. Students interested in understanding stewardship behaviours and factors influencing uptake of new knowledge and best practices related to lake stewardship should considering applying. Overall, this project will address specific challenges faced by water management, stewardship organizations, developers and waterfront communities related to:
The increased use of different strategies to control aquatic plant growth in front of waterfront properties.
The rapid demand for waterfront property changes such as shoreline development and the transition of natural habitats to manicured or ornamental habitats.
Increased watercraft use on our large rivers and lakes adjacent to shorelines
Human Dimensions of Great Lakes Fisheries Research
Start Date: As soon as possible Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2023 or until position is filled Salary: ~20,000-23,000/year (includes teaching assistantship, research assistantships and variable depending on internal scholarships) Location: Carleton University, Ottawa with collaborations with Dalhousie University, University of Windsor, Virginia Tech, and Cornell University.
Description: We are seeking a PhD or MSc student to work on a project that investigates shore fishing in the Great Lakes. In particular, the student will explore ‘provisioning fisheries’ – defined and distinguished from recreational fisheries as fulfilling personal, social, and dietary needs of poor and vulnerable people, many who are new migrants to North America. As a result, we hypothesize that provisioning fisheries are currently unrepresented in recreational fisheries assessment, governance, and management in the Great Lakes. This project will focus on vulnerable communities to better understand how important fishing is to their food security, livelihood, culture, and identity. This project may explore topics including: food sovereignty, food and nutritional security, fisheries sustainability, environmental justice, political ecology, angler behaviours, risks and risk perceptions, among others.