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Two Post-Doctoral Opportunities: “Cultural Keystone Wildlife in a Changing World”

Closing Date: 02-Jun-2019
Date Posted: 07-May-19
Dr. Adam Ford is part of research team that is looking to quickly recruit 2 postdocs as part of a broader project on ‘Cultural Keystone Wildlife in a Changing World’ (see attached). 
 
One postdoc will work with Dr. Jesse Popp (Mt Allison University) – one of Canada’s leading early career researchers on Indigenous-led wildlife management. This postdoc will examine the causes and impact of species decline on Indigenous communities, as well as the response of communities to increasing (or hyper-) abundance of some species.
 
The second postdoc will work directly with me to link wildlife monitoring methods to management and conservation. One focus for this postdoc is to scale up guardianship (e.g., https://www.ilinationhood.ca/our-work/guardians/  https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/indigenous-guardians-pilot-program.html) and other forms of Indigenous-led monitoring to support communities in land use /wildlife management decisions using quantitative population models (e.g.. IPMs). 
 
The leadership team of this project also includes Dr. Deb McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at York University. Both postdocs will receive training in Indigenous-led research methods – should they be interested – and work in a collaborative, team-based environment with researchers, First Nations communities, and government agencies across Canada. 
 
Salary and start date negotiable – but hoping for a Fall 2019 start date.