Yolanda MorbeyWestern Science

M.Sc. and Ph.D. Opportunities in the Morbey Lab

Are you interested in behavioural ecology and have a love of nature? Do you want to become effective at data management & statistical methods in preparation for a career in academia, government, the non-profit sector, or industry? In my lab, we study timing behaviour and phenology in response to environmental variability in migratory species of birds and fish. Students are able to do unique projects that can involve a combination of field studies, captive studies, theory development, and analysis.

I am looking for highly motivated and dedicated students, and would consider new M.Sc. or Ph.D. students for a January or September 2019 start. M.Sc. students in my lab typically choose a well-defined project within my research program. Ph.D. students may do the same, or they may develop their own project that is related to my research program.

Qualifications: Applicants to the Morbey Lab must have an Honour's (thesis-based) B.Sc. or M.Sc. in ecology or evolution, field experience on any wildlife or fish species, knowledge of ecological and evolutionary theory, quantitative skills, a commitment to publish their work, and a willingness to take on a challenge. For initial screening, please send me a cv, unofficial transcripts, and a letter of interest.

After graduation: Many graduates from the Morbey Lab have secured employment as biologists (Department of Fisheries & Oceans, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecofish Environmental Consulting). One has become an academic counsellor in a university, and others have gone on to future academic or professional training.