Current Lab Members

Dr. Franziska Broell, Ocean Tracking Network: Post-Doctoral Fellow


Educational Background
Franziska Broell
  • PhD Dalhousie University, Oceanography
  • BSc Hon. Stats/Marine Biology,
    Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Research Interests
  • Signal Processing of high-resolution accelerometer tag time series
  • Fish and seal behaviour and ecology
  • Development of micro-scale animal tags
email: franziskabroell(AT)dal.ca
website: maritimebiologgers.com

Dr. Caroline Fox, Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow


Educational Background
  • 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
  • co-Lead PDF on MEOPAR-WHaLE project
    (University of Victoria & Dalhousie)
    and Killam Fellow with Dalhousie.
  • Wildlife-habitat associations
  • Cross-ecosystem and species interactions
  • Anthropogenic impacts
  • Marine conservation
email: carolinehfox(AT)gmail.com
website: carolinefox.ca

Dr. Kimberley Davies, Liber Ero Post-Doctoral Fellow


Educational Background
  • 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 PDF for MEOPAR-WHaLE project (Dalhousie & University of Victoria)
    and Liber Ero Fellow with University of Victoria (Dr. D Duffus),
    Canadian Whale Institute (Dr. Moira Brown),
    Canadian Wildlife Federation (Dr. Sean Brillant),
    WWF-Canada (Tonya Wimmer),
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Dr. Hilary Moors-Murphy)
  • focusing on whale habitat and acoustics
  • ocean glider technologies
email: kim.davies(AT)dal.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 & 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

Gennavieve Ruckdeschel, MSc Candidate & TOSST Fellow


Educational Background
  • 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, Master of Marine Management Candidate


Educational Background
  • 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, MSc Candidate


    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, 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)dal.ca