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MSc Plant Ecology, Alberta, Canada

M. Sc. opportunity starting January 2024

Effects of recreational trails on plant communities in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

The McCune lab at the University of Lethbridge is recruiting an MSc student to lead research on how recreational trails affect plant communities in a beautiful National Park.

The University of Lethbridge is a smaller University with a vibrant community of scientists. Lethbridge is an affordable and friendly city only 2.5 hours from Calgary, and only 1.5 hours from stunning mountain Parks. The successful candidate will join a group of graduate students all dedicated to plant ecology and conservation.

The project will involve planning and executing surveys of plant communities along trails in Waterton Lakes National Park. Fieldwork will require long hikes in steep terrain and identification of hundreds of vascular plants, including sedges and grasses. The successful candidate will interact with Parks Canada staff and visitors.

I am looking for candidates with a passion for plant conservation, a love of being outdoors with plants, strong communication skills, and a background in biology/ecology or a related field.

The successful candidate will receive a minimum stipend of $15,000 per year for 2 years, which can increase via a Teaching Assistantship and University Scholarships.

If you are interested, please email Jenny McCune, jl.mccune@uleth.ca and share your research interests and experiences. Include your CV and unofficial transcripts.

I am committed to diversity and inclusion and I welcome applications from students with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

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