[Taxacom] PhD opportunity in insect conservation genetics

Felix Sperling felix.sperling at ualberta.ca
Sun Oct 28 23:35:03 CDT 2007

Here's a great opening for a prospective PhD student who would like  
to combine field work with lab molecular work to study a threatened  
butterfly in the Canadian  drylands:

A Ph.D. opportunity is available for research on the threatened  
Mormon metalmark (Apodemia mormo) butterfly population in and around  
Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada.  The successful  
candidate would study at the University of Alberta, Edmonton,  
Alberta.  Fieldwork would take place in southern Saskatchewan and  
possibly Alberta. The ideal candidate would have experience working  
in an arid prairie or desert environment as well as a background in  
conservation genetics and insect biodiversity/systematics. A  
significant portion of this research is funded by Parks Canada and  
teaching assistantships are available depending on the applicant’s  
GPA.  The successful candidate will start in either January or May  
2008. The applicant must meet or exceed the entrance requirements for  
The University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences, which  
can be viewed at:   http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/programs/graduate/ 

Interested individuals should send a CV and a copy of any  
publications to:

Shelley Pruss, Ph.D.,   Species at Risk Recovery Specialist

Resource Conservation, Western and Northern Service Centre,  Parks  
Canada Agency

13th Floor, 635 - 8th Ave., S.W.,  Calgary, Alberta,  T2P 3M3

Ph: (403) 292-5451,  Fax: (403) 292-4404,  Email: Shelley.Pruss at pc.gc.ca


Dr. Felix Sperling, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

CW405a Biological Sciences Centre, University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9, Canada

Ph: (780) 492-3991,  Email: felix.sperling at ualberta.ca

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