PhD opportunity - Toxoplasmosis in Marine Fauna in Quebec

This PhD project aims to predict areas of high environmental risk for exposure of marine mammals to Toxoplasma and Trichinella in Nunavik (Northern Quebec), in the context of global warming, and as a consequence the northern communities at risk of infection via hunting the marine mammals. As part of his/her PhD, the student will participate in the development of mathematical and statistical models of propagation of these parasites, integrating field data from monitoring and scientific projects and regional climate model data. This project is part of a global project to better assess and predict the risk of exposure to diseases of wildlife of importance to public health in Nunavik, in order to develop culturally appropriate strategies of monitoring and control.