We typically have a large back log of acoustic data, and are always interested in having people work with us. We are affiliated with the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria, and work quite closely with Dr. Francis Juanes (lab info here). We have previously worked with directed studies students, MSc students, and post doctoral fellows from U Vic.
Current Opportunities Post Doctoral Fellows on Acoustic Disturbance to Bowhead Whales We are seeking two highly qualified candidates for post doctoral fellowships to work closely with Dr. Stephen Insley and Dr. William Halliday with Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and Dr. Francis Juanes at the University of Victoria. Both fellowships would be based in the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. These fellowships will focus on three main tasks: 1) bioacoustic analyses of large passive acoustic monitoring datasets to examine spatial and temporal trends in the presence of bowhead whales and other marine animals, as well as documenting underwater noise from ships; 2) examining the reaction of bowhead whales to ships and underwater noise from ships using satellite telemetry data and possibly acoustic tags; 3) examining the current noise exposure to bowhead whales by combining acoustic propagation modeling with ship tracking data, and then examining mitigation strategies for reducing noise exposure to bowhead whales. The successful candidates must have a strong background in some combination of the following essential skills: bioacoustic analyses of passive acoustic monitoring data; acoustic propagation modeling; and spatial analyses of animal movement data. All candidates should have a strong background in statistical analyses of large datasets.
For more information, read the full ad here. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and names and emails of two references to William Halliday (email@example.com) as soon as possible. Anticipated start date for the first fellowship is 1 September 2019, and the for the second is 1 June 2020.