Graduate Opportunities

I am looking for both Ph.D. and M.Sc. students to work on a variety of projects within the context of my current major research program.  If you find the kinds of questions my research addresses compelling, please fill in my Potential Grad Student Questionaire and forward it to me, together with your C.V. and a brief (up to 2 page) outline of the kind of research you envisage conducting in my lab.  Please also send your transcripts as an attachment. Transcripts from the web are fine (i.e., I do not require official transcripts).


Volunteer Opportunities

From March to August each year we work together with enthusiastic volunteers from the naturalist community, as well as students and colleagues from UVic, SFU, U of T, and UWO, studying the physiological, behavioural and demographic effects of food and predators at several sites in and around Victoria, B.C. We welcome the participation of any enthusiastic naturalist in our study.  Our activities include basic bird watching for the identification of colour-banded individuals, nest searching, mist-netting, radio-tracking, camera trapping, and live trapping with a variety of species from song sparrows to deer.

Travel to the islands is via a small boat, which requires a bit of stamina, but offers rewards in the form of breathtaking scenery and the chance to see seals, porpoises, Rhinoceros Auklets, Marbled Murrelets and other marine life.

If you would like to volunteer, please download the volunteer sign-up sheet in MS Excel format, fill it in, and send it to us as an e-mail attachment, or download the PDF version, print it out, fill it in, and post it to us.  For more information please e-mail or phone: 

Dr. Liana Zanette

Department of Biology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, N6A 5B7
Ph: (519) 661-2111 ext. 88317


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