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Master student position - Canada - bamboo coral

Written by Luca Jaselli on Dec. 12, 2019.

Memorial University of Newfoundland/Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fully funded two-year Masters of Science position: growth, longevity, and biodiversity of forests of the small bamboo coral Acanella arbuscula in the Labrador Sea.

We seek a Masters student for a fully-funded two year study of the small bamboo coral, Acanella arbuscula, in the Labrador Sea, Canada. The project goals will focus on determining the growth rates and lifespan of these corals, and surveying the biodiversity associated with them using ROV video surveys and analysis of samples. The project will include a summer 2020 voyage aboard the Canadian scientific icebreaker CCGS Amundsen and ROV-based sample collection and video surveys of the biodiversity found in small bamboo.

Applicants should have a background in marine biology, biochemistry, geology, or oceanography. Familiarity with GIS and statistical skills are also desirable. The student should be available to begin their program in May 2020, in order to participate in the CCGS Amundsen voyage. All qualified applicants are welcome.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Evan Edinger ( or Dr. Barbara de Moura Neves
(, by 15 January, 2020.

(partially in English)