April 17, 2012
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Gulf Apex Predator-prey project ( http://seagrant.uaf.edu/map/gap/index.php ) is seeking an MSc student to work with existing humpback and fin whale population and foraging data. There is some flexibility as to the exact project, but will involve sighting histories, stable isotope signatures, and prey distribution. The student’s project will require no additional fieldwork, but there will likely be opportunities to participate in on-going GAP related field projects.
Knowledge of or experience with marine mammal biology, statistics, GIS and stable isotope ecology ideal, but not required.
Support in the form of tuition and a stipend is provided for the first year of the program only. The student, with assistance from faculty advisor, will be required to secure any additional funding required until project competition.
The student will pursue an MSc in Oceanography or Marine Biology through the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Program specifics are described here:
Please submit a letter of interest and a CV to Dr. Bree Witteveen email@example.com . Due to UAF application deadlines, applications will only be considered until April 23rd, 2012.