Previous Lab Members

MENTORING CONTRIBUTIONS

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates with my mentorship & funding:

  1. Dr. D. Ibarra, PhD (Dalhousie University). ROMM Post Doctoral Fellow (2012-2013) researching vessel traffic threats and time/space distributions of whales in NW Atlantic Canada waters. Currently with CERC.OCEAN at Dalhousie.
  2. Dr. S. Brillant, PhD (University of Sydney). WWF-Canada Post Doctoral Fellow (2008-2010) researching fishing-gear threats and time/space distributions of right whales among unknown habitats. Now Marine Projects Manager with Canadian Wildlife Federation.
  3. Dr. David Hardie, PhD (Dalhousie University). NSERC Post Doctoral Fellow (2007-2009); time/space distributions and population structure in Greenland halibut. Currently Aquatic Science Biologist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  4. Dr. P. O’Reilly, PhD (University of Washington). Canadian Biotechnology Strategy Post Doctoral Fellow (2000-2002), haddock, herring, lobster genetics. Currently Salmon Population Geneticist, Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
  5. Dr. M. Jones. PhD (Dalhousie University). Canadian Biotechnology Strategy Post Doctoral Fellow (2000-2002), haddock, herring, lobster genetics.
  6. Dr. K. Smedbol , PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland). NSERC Post Doctoral Fellow(2000-2001). Meta-population studies on Atlantic herring. Currently Manager, Ocean and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
  7. Dr. C. Reiss, PhD (Old Dominion University). GLOBEC Post Doctoral Fellow (1997-2000). Field and lab components of the GLOBEC-Canada Western Bank study. Currently Research Oceanographer, NOAA Fisheries, Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division, La Jolla, CA.
  8. Dr. D. Ruzzante, PhD (Biology, Dalhousie University), Research Associate Dalhousie Oceanography and MGPL (1994-1998) and Adjunct Professor (Biology, Dalhousie). Comparative genetic analysis of NW Atlantic cod stock structure. Currently Professor, Biology, Dalhousie.
  9. Dr. S. Lochmann, PhD (Texas A&M University), OPEN and IFRP Post Doctoral Fellow (1991-95). Field and lab components of cod recruitment related research in the and. Currently Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
  10. Dr. S. McClatchie, (PhD, Oceanography, Dalhousie), OPEN Post Doctoral Fellow (1990-1992). Lab components of cod recruitment related research in the. Moved to the fisheries acoustics group at NIWA in Wellington, NZ and now Supervisory Fisheries Oceanographer, NOAA, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla CA.

Graduate Students with my mentorship & funding:

  1. K. Bouwman, BSc Hon. (Nipissing University). Master of Marine Management 2016. An analysis of Scotia-Fundy vessel users and what this means for the North Atlantic right whale.
  2. Dr. F Broell, BSc Hon. Stats/Marine Biology, (Victoria University of Wellington). PhD in Oceanography 2016. Accelerometry: The key to measuring size-at-time and activity in fish.[published]. Currently OTN PDF in Taggart Lab.
  3. J. Reimer (nee Hovey), BSc Hon. (Queens University). Master of Marine Management 2015. Vessel needs, preferences, and restrictions related to minimizing risk to whales without compromising vessel operations and the safety of navigation.[published]. Currently Teaching Assistant at Dalhousie.
  4. Dr. K. Davies, BSc Hon. (University of Victoria). Alexander Graham Bell Canada (NSERC) Scholar, PhD in Oceanography 2012. Variation in the prey field of North Atlantic Right Whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in Roseway Basin [published]. Currently Post Doctoral Fellow in Taggart Lab.
  5. J. Aker, BSc (Cape Breton University). Master of Marine Management 2012. Marine transport activity in the vicinity of the St Anns Bank area of interest: potential impact on conservation objectives. Currently GIS technician, Oceans & Coastal Management Division, Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
  6. Dr. A. Vanderlaan, BSc Hon. (Dalhousie University), MSc (University of Victoria). 2008 Amer. Soc. Mamm. William T. Hornaday Conservation Award, PhD in Oceanography 2010. Estimating the risk to the north Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) from ocean-going vessels and fishing gear [published]. Went on to a PDF with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. Andrews Biological Station and Large Pelagics Research Center, University of Massachusetts. Currently whale researcher with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Insitute of Oceanography.
  7. J. Cavanagh, BEng (University of Guelph). Master of Marine Management 2009. USA and Canada bilateral opportunities for the protection of North Atlantic right whales [published]. Currently with McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd., Carp, ON.
  8. J. Sperl, BSc Hon. (Dalhousie University). MSc Candidate in Oceanography (2008-09). Time/space planktonic biomass structure in the Northumberland Strait (withdrew).
  9. Dr. A. Neuheimer BSc Hon. (University of Guelph). NSERC Scholar, PhD in Oceanography 2007. Growth in fishes: size-at-age, temperature and food [published]. Went on to an PDF in Engineering Mathematics and Internetworking at Dalhousie, an Endeavour Research Fellowship in Australia, PDFs at Aarhus and University of Denmark, and is currently Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai`i at Manoa.
  10. Dr. J. Michaud, BSc Hon. & MSc (Université Laval). FCAR Scholar, PhD in Oceanography 2005. The prey field of the North Atlantic right whale in the Bay of Fundy: spatial and temporal variation [published]. Went on to a PDF with Arctic Net at Laval University and is currently Conseillère en changements climatiques, Bureau des changements climatiques, Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement, de la Faune et des Parcs, Quebec, QC.
  11. Dr. G. J. Oskarsson, BSc (University of Iceland), MSc (University of Bergen). NATO Scholar, PhD in Oceanography 2005. Pre-spawning factors and recruitment variation in Atlantic herring (Clupeidae; Clupea harengus, L.): a comparative approach [published]. Currently Research Scientist, Marine Research Institute, Reykjavik, Iceland.
  12. S. Elvin, BSc (McGill University). Master of Marine Management, Gold Award 2005. Managing interactions between North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) and commercial vessels in Canadian waters: review and recommendations [published]. Completed a PhD in Wildlife Management at York University and currently Large Marine Ecosystem Coordinator with NOAA in Washington DC.
  13. T. Cheney, BSc Hon. (Dalhousie University). Master of Marine Management 2004. Examination of the lobster fishery in the internationally disputed Grey Zone: history, management and options. Currently Marine Resource Management Coordinator Maine Department of Marine Resources, Hallowell, ME.
  14. M. Laurinolli, (BSc Honours, Simon Fraser University; Tech. Dipl. Honours, BCIT). NSERC Scholar, MSc in Oceanography 2002. Localisation of North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) sounds using hydrophone arrays in the Bay of Fundy [published].
  15. Dr. A. McPherson, (BSc, Queen’s University) NSERC Scholar, PhD in Oceanography 2002. Patterns of genetic variation in Scotia-Fundy Atlantic herring [published]. Currently Associate Regional Director-General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  16. J.A. Jeffrey, (BSc Hon., Queen’s University). NSERC & Killam Scholar, MSc in Oceanography 2000. Growth variation of silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis) larvae in relation to oceanographic conditions on Western Bank, Scotian Shelf [published].
  17. P. Elsner, (1st State Exam, Hamburg). Master of Marine Management 1999. The Scotian Shelf seascape: using GIS for quantitative resource evaluation and management: a case study. Currently Lecturer, Dept of Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Birkbeck, University of London.
  18. P. Ouellet, DFO Visiting Scholar, PhD in Oceanography 1993. Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) larvae distribution and survival potential in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: the role of hydrographic and trophic related processes [published]. Currently Research Scientist, Pelagic and Ecosystem Science Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, QC.
  19. M. Sclafani, MSc in Oceanography 1992. Vertical migration of marine larval fish: patterns, models and application to recruitment research” [published]. Currently Marine Educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.
  20. M.-C. Morrison (B.Sc. UCBC), MSc candidate in Oceanography, 1989-91 (part time 1991-95). Wind-wave and beach oiling effects on sediment depth of disturbance and emergence of beach-spawned capelin larvae.

Honours Students with my mentorship & funding:

  1. D. Moore, BSc. Hon. Marine Biology and Oceanography, 2017 and NSERC USRA.
    Is Emerald Basin, Scotian Shelf, Canada, a North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) feeding habitat? Dr KTA Davies, Advisor
  2. J. Korus, BSc Hon. Marine Biology & Statistics, 2016. Spatio-temporal variation in location and depth of the 26 and 26.2 σt isopycnals, suitable copepod habitat, in seven basins across the Scotian Shelf
  3. D. Durette-Morin, BSc 1st Class Hon. Marine Biology & Oceanography, 2016. Temporal variation in right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population indices and vocalizations measured concurrently in Roseway Basin. Dr KTA Davies, Advisor. Currently RA with MEOPAR-WHaLE and Canadian Whale Institute
  4. C. Burnell, BSc Hon. Marine Biology & Statistics, 2014. Using external tri-axial accelerometer tags to identify aberrant behaviour in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
  5. A. Ryan, BSc Hon. Biology, 2011. Variation in the gross energy content of two Calanus species: food for right whales in the Roseway Basin feeding habitat [published] Dr KTA Davies, Advisor. Completed a Master of Marine Management and currently with OTN Canada, Dalhousie University.
  6. K. Hamelin, Bsc Hon. Biology, 2011 and NSERC USRA. Three-dimensional movements of leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea): An analysis of high-resolution tag data [published]. Completed NSERC Scholar MSc in Biology at McGill University.
  7. J. Van Der Hoop, BSc Hon. Biology, 2010 and NSERC USRA. Estimating absolute vessel-whale strike probabilities in the Roseway Basin region of the Scotian Shelf [published]. Currently NSERC Scholar and PhD Candidate at WHOI.
  8. J. Slade, BSc Hon. Candidate Biology 2009. Acceleration in fish studies. (Withdrew). MSc graduate, St. Mary’s University.
  9. J. Mossman, BSc Hon. Biology, 2006. The assessment of local tides in the displacement of whales in the southern Bay of Fundy.
  10. L. Nasmith, BSc Hon. Biology, 2005. The eutrophication of an urban lake: the physical, chemical, and biological evidence. MSc graduate, University of Alberta.
  11. C. Chenard, BSc Hon. Biology, 2004. Energy content in Atlantic cod prey-field. PhD graduate University of British Columbia.
  12. A. Serdynska, BSc Hon. Biology, 2004. Vessel-traffic conflict with right whales in the Roseway Basin area. GIS Analyst, Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
  13. K. Krupica, BSc Hon. Biology, 2003. Variation in marine zooplankton: is it measurable by an optical plankton counter and is it a function of hydrographic properties? MSc graduate University of Toronto.
  14. A. Barney, BSc Hon. Candidate Biology, 2002. Is measuring along the main axis of an otolith a reliable (precise, accurate) measure of daily growth variation in larval fish? (Withdrew).
  15. A.S.M. Vanderlaan, BSc Hon. Biology/Stats, 2001. Characterisation of right whale sounds in the Bay of Fundy [published]. PhD graduate in Oceanography, Dalhousie University.
  16. E. Arnold, BSc Hon. Biology, 1999. Larval crab and groundfish biomass on the Scotian Shelf. Currently a teacher in New Brunswick.
  17. S. Pascoe, BSc Hon. Biology, 1998. Growth and shell damage in two sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) populations: the influence of fishing pressure in the Northumberland Strait.
  18. D. Goddard, BSc Hon. Biology, 1998. Documentation of a spawning event for capelin (Mallotus villosus) on Western Bank, Scotian shelf: evidence of a southern migration?
  19. M. Jones, BSc Hon. Biology, 1996. Influence of Lernaeocera branchialis parasite on the survival and condition of cod through analysis of the Newfoundland cod-tagging database [published]. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate.
  20. D. Wilmshurst, BSc. Hon. Biology, 1989. Population and biomass dynamics of phytoplankton Isochrysis galbana in culture.

Research Assistants with my mentorship & funding:

  1. S. McCain, MSc Marine Biology, Dalhousie University. Summer Research Assistant. 2016.
  2. D. Durette-Morin, BSc Hon Marine Biology Candidate, Dalhousie University. Summer Research Assistant. 2015.
  3. P. Thompson, BSc Engineering Candidate, Queens University. Summer Research Assistant. 2013.
  4. S. Davis, BSc Candidate Marine Biology, Dalhousie University, Science Coop Research Assistant. 2013.
  5. E. Campbell, BSc Hon. Candidate Combined Honours Co-op in Biology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Science Coop Research Assistant. 2012.
  6. C. Pagniello, BSc Hon. Candidate Marine Biology & Physics, Dalhousie University, Science Coop Research Assistant. 2011.
  7. K. Chisholm, BSc Hon. Candidate Marine Biology, Dalhousie University, Science Coop Research Assistant. 2011.
  8. K. Devitt, BSc Hon. Candidate, Marine Biology, Dalhousie University, Science Co-op Research Assistant. 2010.
  9. R. Lalonde, BSc Candidate, Biology, Dalhousie University, Research Assistant. 2010.
  10. K. Kenny-Foeldessy, BSc Hon. Candidate, Dalhousie University, Science Co-op Research Assistant. 2010.
  11. M. Morgan,BSc Hon. Candidate, Dalhousie University, Science Co-op Research Assistant. 2009.
  12. A. Benaroya, BSc Candidate, Dalhousie University, Science Co-op Research Assistant. 2009.
  13. M. Hatcher, BSc. Physics, Dalhousie University, Research Assistant. 2008-2009.
  14. J. Slade, BSc Hon. Candidate Biology, Dalhousie University, Science Co-op Research Assistant. 2008.
  15. D.J. Taylor, BSc Simon Fraser University; Dipl. Technol. BCIT, Research Assistant. 2007.
  16. R. Irani, PEng. Dalhousie University, Research Associate. 2007.
  17. P. Avendao, BSc. MLS, Research Assistant. 2007.
  18. A. Serdynska, BSc Hon. Dalhousie University, Research Assistant. 2005-007.
  19. D. Farrell, Eng. Candidate, University of Windsor, Co-op Research Assistant. 2006.
  20. N. Helcl, BGeog, University of Toronto, Research Assistant 2005.
  21. A. Barney, BSc Candidate, Dalhousie University, Science Co-op Research Assistant. 1999-2002.
  22. J. Lawlor, MSc, Research Assistant. 2003-05.
  23. J. Logan, BSc Candidate, Dalhousie University, Research Assistant. 2003-05.
  24. S.Wu, BSc, Research Assistant. 2003-04.
  25. K.Russel, BSc Candidate, Dalhousie University, Research Assistant. 2003.
  26. T. Cheney, BSc Hon. Dalhousie, Research Assistant, 2001-02.
  27. A. Barney, BSc Candidate Dalhousie, Research Assistant. 2000-01.
  28. T. McParland, MSc, Research Assistant. 2000-04.
  29. K. Gordos, BSc, Research Assistant. 2000-02.
  30. A. Cox, BSc, Research Assistant. 2000-02.
  31. K. Spence, BSc, Research Assistant. 2000-02.
  32. A. Vanderlaan, BSc Hon. Dalhousie, Science Intern. 2000-01.
  33. A. Pickle, BSc Hon. Dalhousie, Lab Manager. 1997-00.
  34. D. Cook, MSc, Manager, Marine Gene Probe Lab. 1995-00.
  35. E. Arnold, BSc Hon. Research Assistant. 1999.
  36. K. Quebach, BSc, Research Assistant. 1998-99
  37. J. MacPhail, BSc, Research Assistant. 1997.
  38. J. Berthier, BSc, Research Assistant. 1996.
  39. M. Jones, BSc, Research Assistant. 1996.
  40. J. MacPhail, BSc, Research Assistant. 1996.
  41. G. Maillet, MSc, Research Assistant. 1991-95.
  42. S. Neil, BSc, Research Assistant. 1994-95.
  43. P. Penney, BEng, Research Assistant. 1994-95.
  44. C. Freitas, BSc, Research Assistant. 1994.
  45. H. Taylor, MUN/DFO, Research Assistant. 1992-93.
  46. C. George, NWAFC, Biological Technician. 1991-95.
  47. W. Hingley, BSc, Research Assistant. 1988-93.