Current Lab Members

Dr. Kimberley Davies, Adjunct Professor (FGS), Oceanography, Co-PI MEOPAR-WHaLE

Assistant Professor, Biology, University of New Brunswick


email: kim.davies(AT)unb.ca
website: Kim Davies

Dr. Caroline Fox, Associated Researcher at ECCC


email: carolinehfox(AT)gmail.com
website: carolinefox.ca

Janelle Hrycik, PhD Candidate


Educational Background
  • BSc Hon. Biology, Long Island University, USA
Research Interests
  • Time/space water mass tracing and dispersion using our


    new particle-tracing technology
email: janelle.hrycik(AT)dal.ca

Hansen Johnson, PhD Candidate & Vanier Scholar & Killam Scholar & Honourary Nova Scotia Innovation &Research Scholar


Educational Background
  • BSc Hon. Biology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME, USA
Research Interests
  • Marine bioacoustics with the MEOPAR-WHaLE project
  • Ocean glider technologies
  • Co-Advised by Dr. Mark Baumgartner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
email: hansen.johnson(AT)dal.ca
website: hansenjohnson.org

Gennavieve Ruckdeschel, Researcher


Educational Background
  • MSc, Oceanography, Dalhousie University
  • BSc Hon. Mar. Biology, Dalhousie Univeristy
  • Research Interests
    • Glider mounted HF echosounder studies of zooplankton with MEOPAR-WHaLE project
      Drs. T Ross and KTA Davies Co-Advisors
    email: gn972288(AT)dal.ca

    Ainslie McLeod, Researcher


    Educational Background
  • Master of Marine Management & Millenial Award Winner, Dalhousie University
  • BSc Hon. Environmental Biology, Thompson Rivers University

  • Research Interests
    • Fleet characterisation and AIS-whale alert survey in Maritime Canada waters.
      MEOPAR-WHaLE
    email: ainslie.mcleod(AT)dal.ca

    Meghan Carr, PhD Candidate, Oceanography


    Educational Background
  • BSc: Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology, University of New Hampshire

  • Research Interests
    • Quantifying vessel-strike risk to large baleen whales in Canadian Maritime waters.
      MEOPAR-WHaLE
    email: meg.carr(AT)dal.ca

    Delphine Durette Morin, MSc Candidate


    Educational Background
  • BSc 1st Class Hon. Marine Biology, Dalhousie University

  • Research Interests
    • Whale monitoring: comparison of visual and acoustical estimates.
      MEOPAR-WHaLE and Canadian Whale Institute
      Drs KTA Davies and M Brown, Advisors
    email: dl291016(AT)dal.ca

    Marcia Pearson, Research Assistant


    Educational Background
  • MSc Oceanography, University of Bergen and University of Cadiz

  • Research Interests
    • Glider-mounted echosounder operations and analyses (zooplanktonic whale food).
      MEOPAR-WHaLE
      Drs KTA Davies, Advisor
    email: mpearson(AT)dal.ca