opportunities

The Wildlife Ecohydrology and Conservation Lab is actively recruiting undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows for 2023 at the University of Waterloo. Check out our research and publications to learn more about our work.

Dr. Markle is jointly appointed in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management and the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, and can supervise students in either Department/School.

Please reach out to discuss opportunities: cmarkle (at) uwaterloo.ca

3x MSc or MES in wildlife ecohydrology, reptile conservation, or habitat restoration (May or Sept 2023)

Starting in Spring or Fall 2023, we have up to three positions available. Research projects are available relating to climate-mediated disturbances, detecting and predicting change in refugia, or habitat restoration. Research will take place at our research sites in the Georgian Bay region. Students will work with an interdisciplinary team of wetland and species at risk scientists and stakeholders. Applicants should have a background in ecology, hydrology, conservation, and/or environmental science. Previous field research experience is an asset.  Please send a cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a CV to Dr. Markle detailing your background, interests, and why you should be considered for the position.

1x PhD in wildlife ecohydrology, reptile conservation, or habitat restoration (May or Sept 2023)

Starting in Spring or Fall 2023, we have up to one position available. The research project will be focused on assessing the success of restored habitats for species at risk reptiles. Research will take place at our research sites in the Georgian Bay region. Students will work with an interdisciplinary team of wetland and species at risk scientists and stakeholders. Applicants should have a background in ecology, conservation, and/or environmental science. Familiarity with R, GIS, and herpetology-related field work considered assets. Please send a cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and a CV to Dr. Markle detailing your background, interests, and why you should be considered for the position.

2x BSc or BES research thesis student (Sept 2023)

We provide capstone research opportunities for research thesis students in their fourth year of undergraduate studies. Students should meet with Dr. Markle in their third year to discuss possible topics.  Students are welcome to apply by emailing a cover letter, CV/Resume, and unofficial transcripts.

2x BSc research assistant or co-op (Summer 2023)

We provide capstone job training opportunities for summer research assistants or co-op students each summer. Our research assistants are trained in field and/or laboratory methods in ecohydrology, species at risk ecology, vegetation ecology, soil science, and wetland restoration at our field sites in Ontario. Students interested in completing a 4th year thesis are given priority (see above). Students are welcome to apply by emailing a cover letter, CV/Resume, and unofficial transcripts.

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