Lake Health Science Coordinator

The Land Between

  Posted: August 1, 2021

  Location: Haliburton, Ontario

  Internship Program: Clean Tech

  Salary Range: $20,000 - $30,000

  Hours per Week: 35

  Start Date: October 4, 2021

  End Date: March 20, 2022

Job Description

This position involves the development of a comprehensive scientific sampling program to measure various aspects of lake health; using calcium levels, habitat indicators of macrophytes, fish and minnow species/creel surveys, benthics, and other shoreland species (amphibians, damselflies and dragonflies). The role involves researching scientific sampling protocols and parameters and what they indicate, and assembling various sampling methods into a compounded and simplified survey. The role then involves sampling (in season) these aspects. The survey methods will require peer reviews but a larger project team. The role will finally involve publishing the protocols and the relative values of the results for sampling on a project website (Blue

Duties and Responsibilities

- conduct literature reviews for lake health measurements
- summarize standards, protocols, and parameters to be measured, in a working document.
- Choose a combination of sampling protocols and interpret results in a working document as a general lake health sampling methodology.
- Test protocols in situ (as available depending on seasonality).
-Send for peer review and adjust as needed.
- Create identification keys and materials to support scientific sampling and analyses of results.
- Publish protocols
- Sit on steering committee for lake health

Knowledge and Skills

- limnology, fisheries and fish identification; knowledge of benthics, macrophytes and other bioindicators
- research skills
- analytical skills
- attention to detail
- field sampling skills and data management
- writing skills

Education Required

Bachelor Degree in Biology or Environmental Science or advanced diploma in fish and wildlife

Certification Required

electrofishing would be an asset

  How to Apply

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