MSc Position - terrestrial disturbance on soil phosphorus

Call for applicants for a MSc position in the department of Earth and Environmental Science, investigating the effects of terrestrial disturbance on soil phosphorus. The specific objectives of the program are:

  1. Characterize phosphorus concentrations both within soil water, and adsorbed to soil particles across a range of landuse types (agricultural, forestry, wetland) and land management practices (no till, vegetation planting etc) within the Lake Erie watershed.
  2. Quantify the amount of 'legacy p' in soils across the Lake Erie watershed
  3. Identify the driving variables that determine the amount of phosphorus storage and release in soils
  4. Quantify how management strategies affect soil phosphorus storage and release

Requirements: A Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, Earth Science, Chemistry or equivalent is required.

Beneficial: Experience analyzing nutrients in soils would be highly beneficial. There will be a significant field component, so a background in field data collection and analysis would be a plus. Experience with statistical packages (R, SPSS etc) is preferable.

Selected candidates will receive a competitive funding package for their degree. The preferred start date is January 2019. Please send a CV, cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the position, and three references. Deadline for applications is September 30th, 2018

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

All applications and enquiries to

posted: 08 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.