Open positions in the Sunday Lab at McGill
PhD/MSc position in experimental global change ecology
Interested in understanding how populations will respond to global change in the context of natural variability and species interactions? The Sunday Lab at McGill University seeks a graduate student at the masters or PhD level with a keen interest in testing hypotheses driven by theory, using an experimental phytoplankton laboratory system. Students interested in addressing how physiological responses translate to population responses in multi-species and variable environments, with predictions set in ecological and evolutionary theory, are encouraged to apply. Students who can obtain Canadian funding (such as NSERC PGSM for Canadian Masters students, due Dec. 1st at McGill) will be preferred.
Start date: Sept 2020.
If interested, please send a CV, transcript, and a short letter describing your interest and experience, with “global change ecology” in the subject line, to:
Jennifer Sunday, jennifer.sunday(a)mcgill.ca
Related papers using this system:
Bernhardt, J.R. J.M. Sunday, P.L. Thompson, and M.I. O’Connor. 2018. Nonlinear averaging of thermal experience predicts population growth rates in a thermally variable environment. Proc Roy Soc B. In press.
Visual abstract and link to paper here
Bernhardt, J.R. J.M. Sunday, and M.I. O’Connor. 2018. Metabolic theory and the temperature size role explain the temperature dependence of population carrying capacity. American Naturalist In press.
Blog and visual abstract here