M.Sc.F. position in ecological modeling at the University of New Brunswick

Now accepting applications from qualified candidates for a 2-year, fully funded Masters of Science in Forestry position focused on process-based modeling of forest landscapes under climate change and forest management.

The position is located at the University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management in Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada), with a tentative start date in fall 2020.

This is a joint project between the Canadian Forest Service, Parks Canada, and the University of New Brunswick led by Dr. Anthony R. Taylor and Dr. Loïc D’Orangeville.

The candidate will be expected to learn how to operate and calibrate a sophisticated process-based forest landscape model and apply this model to real-world questions facing the management of Canada’s National parks under climate change.

Qualified candidates should have a Bachelors degree in either forestry, biology, environmental science or an allied discipline. Some previous experience or a strong interest in ecological modeling is important. Experience with computer programming, statistics, and the R Statistical Environment would be an asset.

Please send a cover letter (including an expression of interest and description of past relevant experience) and copy of your current Curriculum Vitae to Dr. Loïc D’Orangeville at loic.dorangeville@unb.ca. The position is open until filled, but applicants should submit materials by Friday, May 29, 2020 for full consideration. The process for admission to graduate studies in the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management is described at https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/graduate-programs.

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