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 and the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, and work quite closely with Dr. Francis Juanes (lab info here) and Dr. Stan Dosso. We work with directed studies students, honours students, graduate students, and post doctoral fellows from U Vic. Please contact William Halliday (email@example.com) if you are interested in working with us.
Note that we don't necessarily have additional funds available to support any students or post docs right now, so interested candidates for graduate or post doctoral studies should have a funding source in mind.
Current Opportunities Graduate Student Opportunities at the University of Victoria to Study Vessel Noise Impacts on Ringed Seals in the Canadian Arctic We are seeking highly qualified candidates for two graduate student positions to work on a large project focused on the impacts of underwater noise from vessel traffic on ringed seals (Pusa hispida) in the Canadian Arctic. The students will be based at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and would work closely with Dr. Francis Juanes (Department of Biology) and Dr. Stan Dosso (School of Earth and Ocean Sciences) at the University of Victoria, and with Dr. Stephen Insley and Dr. William Halliday of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada (www.arcticnoise.ca), both of whom are adjunct professors at the University of Victoria. One position will be based in the Department of Biology, co-supervised by Dr. Juanes and Dr. Insley, and will focus on the spatial ecology of ringed seals and quantify their exposure and behavioural responses to underwater noise from vessel traffic. The other position will be based in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, co-supervised by Dr. Dosso and Dr. Halliday, and will focus on ringed seal bioacoustics, including the impacts of underwater noise on ringed seal vocalizations. Both positions will involve some fieldwork in the western Canadian Arctic, and will also involve significant data processing and analytical techniques. See the full ad here.