What do we do in the Xenopoulos Lab?

My research is interdisciplinary, and we advocate for open science. I expect students in my lab to master a range of numerical techniques and analytical chemistry skills (or be willing to learn them). Generally, students in my lab develop independent scientific research. I welcome any inquiries from students with backgrounds in ecology, environmental sciences, data science, environmental chemistry, or geography. Students are encouraged to employ a mix of field, laboratory, and theoretical approaches to their work.

As a student in the Xenopoulos lab you can expect to interact with other collaborators and students, publish your work in peer-reviewed journals, write proposals and deliver presentations at local and national or international meetings. Many of my students also participate in student governance, outreach events and science communication initiatives.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Thank you for your interest and for considering research possibilities in the Xenopoulos lab. I expect my graduate students to be motivated, hard-working and passionate about aquatic ecology and research. If this you and you are interested, please send me an e-mail with the following information: (1) CV, (2) copies of transcripts, and (3) statement of research interests. Graduate students may enroll in one of 2 programs: 1) Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program (MSc and PhD) or 2) Bioenvironmental Monitoring & Assessment Graduate Program (MSc only). Feel free to contact my current and past students to ensure that I am the right supervisor for you. I consider applications at any time.

Undergraduate Student Opportunities

We are always looking for energetic undergraduate students to assist us with field research and data analysis. I typically recruit 1-3 honours students per year and hire several students as assistants in the summer. I generally assign a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to act as your mentor. Send me an e-mail with your CV and research interests if you are interested in gaining experience in aquatic ecology. If you are interested in an NSERC USRA fellowship, please contact me for this application in November/December.

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

I consider applications for PDF positions at any time, usually in aquatic biogeochemistry. You must have experience in, and an excellent understanding of aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry as demonstrated by a good publication record in international journals and quantitative skills. Strong leadership skills are also required as the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to provide some guidance and assistance to junior members of the lab as well as project coordination with collaborators and supporting organizations. If you are interested in a PDF position in my lab, please send your CV and a cover letter.

Partners and Supporting Organizations

Over the years we have partnered with many universities and supporting organizations including industrial (e.g., Union Water, InnovaSea), municipal partners (e.g., City of Peterborough, Richmond Hill, Whitby), local conservation authorities (e.g., Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority), non-governmental organizations (e.g., International Institute for Sustainable Development- Experimental Lakes Area), provincial (Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) and federal (Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, United States Geological Survey, International Joint Commission).

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