Wetland Ecologist

Posted Date: Aug 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2018

The Wetland Ecologist works in ABMI's Science Centre and is responsible for analyzing data to support environmental management throughout Alberta.

Status: Open

This position has a term of one year with a strong possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The University of Alberta (Department of Biological Sciences) and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) have developed a research partnership. This long-term initiative will make Alberta a world-leader in the field of biodiversity monitoring and research. 

Competition No. - S106122271D3
Posting Date - Aug 20, 2018
Closing Date - Sept. 30, 2018
Position Type - Full Time - Grant Funded
Salary Range - $67,057 to $92,809 per year
Grade - 10
Hours - 40


  • Responsible for analysis of biodiversity data collected by ABMI at wetlands to estimate the occurrence and abundance of numerous plant and invertebrate species, including trends over time. While traditional statistical analyses are relevant, the Institute's large and complex biodiversity dataset requires the development and use of new approaches
  • Responsible for analysis of relationships between species occurrence/abundance and human development
  • Produces papers in the scientific literature about the analysis of biodiversity data; Collaboration with academics and other members of the science community is expected
  • Supports the creation and dissemination of reports and other information products led by the ABMI Information Centre
  • Integrates ABMI data with information from other sources such as government and industry monitoring data to complete the above tasks
  • Understands and addresses issues related to sampling design, statistical distributions and software to undertake all of the above analyses
  • Organizes species, vegetation and habitat data for analyses
  • Evaluates multiple options for solving the challenges, and presenting results and recommendations to other ABMI staff, collaborators, and the broader scientific community
  • Develops and reports quality control procedures for ABMI data, analyses and modeling
  • Works with government and industry technical representatives to explore the application of ABMI data and data products to planning, policy development, and environmental resource management


  • Minimum related BSc; MSc in wetland ecology or related discipline preferred
  • 3 years working in the field of resource management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Basic Geographic Information System (GIS) ability
  • Experience modeling wetland species response human disturbances
  • Experience working in Alberta wetland ecosystems and with a broad diversity of wetland taxa 
  • Research experience in wetland community ecology
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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