Postdoc opportunities at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Simon Fraser University, , Canada
Start reviewing process: 1 February 2022

The River Dynamics Laboratory at Simon Fraser University is currently seeking a post-doctoral fellows to work on a project entitled “Landslide Impact on Flow Dynamics, Fish Migration and Genetics of Fraser River Salmon”. Candidates will lead an effort to understand the impacts of the 2018 Big Bar Landslide on channel morphology, flow dynamics, fish migration, and the genetics of Fraser River Salmon (see attached Executive Project Summary). The landslide blocked the Fraser River to salmon passage, devastating salmon runs to the Northern Basin. The project is led by a large group of multi-disciplinary investigators from Simon Fraser University, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Victoria, Durham University, and University of Massachusetts-Amherst, working in collaboration with the Hakai Institute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, Fraser Basin Council, and the Fraser Salmon Management Council.

We are seeking candidates interested in the following topics: • Linkages between bedrock river morphology and landslide susceptibility • Ecohydraulics and fish migration • Numerical modelling flow dynamics in bedrock rivers

Successful candidates will join a large cluster of post-doctoral fellows, research staff and graduate students investigating the impacts of landslides and flow dynamics on salmon migration and evolution. Other post-doctoral fellows on the project will lead research on i) Landslide chronologies, ii) Linkages between flow and canyon geometry, iii) Fish migration and hydraulic barriers and iv) Genetic selection by hydraulic barriers.

Post-doc funding is available for two years.

Jeremy Venditti

School of Environmental Science &
Department of Geography
Faculty of Environment
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby BC, Canada
twitter: @VendittiLab

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group