Current Lab Members

Dr. Kimberley Davies, Research Associate, MEOPAR-WHaLE

Educational Background
  • Liber Ero Post-Doctoral Fellow, MEOPAR-WHaLE, Dalhousie University & University of Victoria
  • PDF L'Institut Fran├žais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, France
  • PDF Dalhousie University, Engineering Mathematics and Internetworking
  • PhD Dalhousie University, Oceanography
  • BSc Hon. Biology, University of Victoria, Biology, Canada
Research Interests
  • Lead Research Associate for MEOPAR-WHaLE project (Dalhousie University)
    Canadian Whale Institute (Dr. Moira Brown),
    Canadian Wildlife Federation (Dr. Sean Brillant),
    MARS (Tonya Wimmer),
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Dr. Hilary Moors-Murphy)
  • focusing on whale habitat and acoustics
  • ocean glider technologies
email: kim.davies(AT)

Dr. Caroline Fox, Associated Researcher at ECCC

Educational Background
  • Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow, MEOPAR-WHaLE
  • NSERC-IRDF PDF, Raincoast Conservation Foundation
    & University of Victoria, Geography, Canada
  • PhD University of Victoria, Biology, Canada
  • MSc Case Western Reserve University, Biology, USA
  • BSc University of Victoria, Biology, Canada
Research Interests
  • Wildlife-habitat associations and modelling
  • Cross-ecosystem and species interactions
  • Anthropogenic impacts
  • Marine conservation
email: carolinehfox(AT)

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)

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)

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)

    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.
    email: ainslie.mcleod(AT)

    Meghan Carr, MSc 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.
    email: meg.carr(AT)

    Delphine Durette Morin, Research Assistant

    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)

    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).
      Drs KTA Davies, Advisor
    email: mpearson(AT)