We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to conduct a multi-gas study (CO2, CH4, N2O) to quantify the importance of man-made ponds (dugouts) as hotspots of greenhouse gas exchange and evaluate their role as a tool to help farming become carbon neutral. The successful candidate will examine how natural environmental characteristics interact with land-use practices by conducting spatial and temporal surveys across existing dugouts in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Together, this information will be used to develop recommendations to help make farming carbon neutral and to help the Government of Saskatchewan meet forthcoming carbon emissions regulations.
The successful PDF will have extensive knowledge of aquatic biogeochemistry of greenhouse gases, and have strong quantitative skills in multivariate analyses and modeling, preferably using R. Experience in application of GIS techniques to upscaling exercises is an asset. This position will be held in the Institute for Environmental Change and Society (IECS) at the University of Regina, with Dr. Kerri Finlay as PI. Drs. Peter Leavitt (U. Regina), Gavin Simpson (U. Regina) and Helen Baulch (U. Saskatchewan) are co-PIs and will contribute to the project. IECS provides world-class infrastructure and research expertise in environmental sciences to advance the provincial, national and international research agendas (see www.IECS-uregina.ca). IECS houses advanced instrumentation for greenhouse gas measurements and water quality analyses, and is dedicated to fostering provincial, national and international research initiatives.
The successful applicants will be expected to publish their research in leading journals and present at conferences. Funding is $45,000/yr for one year for the PDF, with a possibility of renewal for a second year. Travel for field work and conferences will be covered. Interested individuals should provide transcripts, CVs, a letter outlining relevant background and interest, and contact information for at least two references to Kerri Finlay (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin Mar 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The ideal start date is May 2019.