Graduate Opportunities Available

Five Graduate Student Positions Available

The Consortium for Permafrost Ecosystems in Transition (CPET) is looking for seven graduate students (5 M.Sc., 2 Ph.D.) with an interest in hydrology, ecology, remote sensing, and/or modelling. This dynamic interdisciplinary research project focuses on improving the understanding of permafrost thaw impacts, and includes both field and modelling investigations of hydrological and ecological changes resulting from permafrost thaw. Most students will have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork in the bog-fen landscapes of the Northern Territories and Northern British Columbia. Students will work closely with CPET’s partners in industry, government and local communities, including Aboriginal communities.

CPET is a major initiative of the Taiga Plains Research Network ( that is focussed on the British Columbia – Northwest Territories border region, where climate warming and human disturbance has led to widespread permafrost thaw and land-cover change.

For more information, please contact any of:

Dr. Jennifer Baltzer, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Expertise: Forest ecology


Dr. Aaron Berg, Department of Geography, University of Guelph.

Expertise: Remote sensing & hydrology


Dr. James Craig, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo.

Expertise: Hydrological modelling


Dr. William Quinton, Department of Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University

Expertise: Cold regions hydrology.


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