Previous Lab Members

MENTORING CONTRIBUTIONS

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates with my mentorship & funding:

  1. Dr. Franziska Broell, PhD (Dalhousie University). OTN Post Doctoral Fellow (2016-2018) researching marine animal acceleration metrics.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Dr. David Hardie, PhD (Dalhousie University). NSERC Post Doctoral Fellow (2007-2009); time/space distributions and population structure in Greenland halibut.
  5. Dr. P. O’Reilly, PhD (University of Washington). Canadian Biotechnology Strategy Post Doctoral Fellow (2000-2002), haddock, herring, lobster genetics.
  6. Dr. M. Jones. PhD (Dalhousie University). Canadian Biotechnology Strategy Post Doctoral Fellow (2000-2002), haddock, herring, lobster genetics.
  7. Dr. K. Smedbol , PhD (Memorial University of Newfoundland). NSERC Post Doctoral Fellow(2000-2001). Meta-population studies on Atlantic herring.
  8. Dr. C. Reiss, PhD (Old Dominion University). GLOBEC Post Doctoral Fellow (1997-2000). Field and lab components of the GLOBEC-Canada Western Bank study.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Dr. S. McClatchie, (PhD, Oceanography, Dalhousie), OPEN Post Doctoral Fellow (1990-1992). Lab components of cod recruitment related research.

Graduate Students with my mentorship & funding:

  1. Dr H. Johnson, PhD in Oceanography 2022 (Dalhousie University). Advancing baleen whale acoustics and habitat monitoring in the northwest Atlantic. [published]
  2. D. Durette Morin, MSc in Oceanography 2021 (Dalhousie University). Measuring the distribution of north Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) across multiple scales from their vocalizations: applications for ecology and management. [published]
  3. Dr J Hrycik, PhD in Oceanography 2018 (Dalhousie University). Time/space water mass tracing and dispersion using a new particle-tracing technology. [published]
  4. G Ruckdeschel, MSc in Oceanography 2018 (Dalhousie University). Glider mounted HF echosounder studies of zooplankton. [published]
  5. A. McLeod, Master of Marine Management 2017 (Dalhousie University). Fleet characterisation and AIS-whale alert survey in Maritime Canada waters.
  6. K. Bouwman, Master of Marine Management 2016 (Dalhousie University). An analysis of Scotia-Fundy vessel users and what this means for the North Atlantic right whale.
  7. Dr. F Broell, PhD in Oceanography 2016 (Dalhousie University). Accelerometry: The key to measuring size-at-time and activity in fish. [published]
  8. J. Reimer (nee Hovey), Master of Marine Management 2015 (Dalhousie University). Vessel needs, preferences, and restrictions related to minimizing risk to whales without compromising vessel operations and the safety of navigation.[published]
  9. Dr. K. Davies, PhD in Oceanography 2012 (Dalhousie University). Variation in the prey field of North Atlantic Right Whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in Roseway Basin. [published]
  10. J. Aker, Master of Marine Management 2012 (Dalhousie University). Marine transport activity in the vicinity of the St Anns Bank area of interest: potential impact on conservation objectives.
  11. Dr. A. Vanderlaan, PhD in Oceanography 2010 (Dalhousie University). Estimating the risk to the north Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) from ocean-going vessels and fishing gear. [published]
  12. J. Cavanagh, Master of Marine Management 2009 (Dalhousie University). USA and Canada bilateral opportunities for the protection of North Atlantic right whales. [published]
  13. J. Sperl, MSc Candidate in Oceanography 2008-09 (Dalhousie University). Time/space planktonic biomass structure in the Northumberland Strait. (withdrew)
  14. Dr. A. Neuheimer, PhD in Oceanography 2007 (Dalhousie University). Growth in fishes: size-at-age, temperature and food. [published]
  15. Dr. J. Michaud, PhD in Oceanography 2005 (Dalhousie University). The prey field of the North Atlantic right whale in the Bay of Fundy: spatial and temporal variation.[published]
  16. Dr. G. J. Oskarsson, PhD in Oceanography 2005 (Dalhousie University). Pre-spawning factors and recruitment variation in Atlantic herring (Clupeidae; Clupea harengus, L.): a comparative approach. [published]
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  18. S. Elvin, Master of Marine Management 2005 (Dalhousie University). Managing interactions between North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) and commercial vessels in Canadian waters: review and recommendations. [published]
  19. T. Cheney, Master of Marine Management 2004 (Dalhousie University). Examination of the lobster fishery in the internationally disputed Grey Zone: history, management and options.
  20. M. Laurinolli, MSc in Oceanography 2002 (Dalhousie University). Localisation of North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) sounds using hydrophone arrays in the Bay of Fundy. [published]
  21. Dr. A. McPherson, PhD in Oceanography 2002 (Dalhousie University). Patterns of genetic variation in Scotia-Fundy Atlantic herring. [published]
  22. J.A. Jeffrey, MSc in Oceanography 2002 (Dalhousie University). Growth variation of silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis) larvae in relation to oceanographic conditions on Western Bank, Scotian Shelf. [published]
  23. P. Elsner, Master of Marine Management 1999 (Dalhousie University). The Scotian Shelf seascape: using GIS for quantitative resource evaluation and management: a case study.
  24. P. Ouellet, PhD in Oceanography 1993 (Dalhousie University). Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) larvae distribution and survival potential in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: the role of hydrographic and trophic related processes. [published]
  25. M. Sclafani, MSc in Oceanography 1992 (Dalhousie University). Vertical migration of marine larval fish: patterns, models and application to recruitment research. [published]
  26. M.-C. Morrison (B.Sc. UCBC), MSc candidate in Oceanography, 1989-95 (Dalhousie University). Wind-wave and beach oiling effects on sediment depth of disturbance and emergence of beach-spawned capelin larvae. (withdrew)

Honours Students with my mentorship & funding:

  1. K. Franklin, BSc. Hon. Marine Biology and Oceanography, 2020. Using sonobuoys and visual surveys to characterize North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) acoustic ecology in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.RC
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. C. Burnell, BSc Hon. Marine Biology & Statistics, 2014. Using external tri-axial accelerometer tags to identify aberrant behaviour in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. J. Slade, BSc Hon. Candidate Biology 2009. Acceleration in fish studies. (Withdrew). MSc graduate, St. Mary’s University.
  10. J. Mossman, BSc Hon. Biology, 2006. The assessment of local tides in the displacement of whales in the southern Bay of Fundy.
  11. L. Nasmith, BSc Hon. Biology, 2005. The eutrophication of an urban lake: the physical, chemical, and biological evidence. MSc graduate, University of Alberta.
  12. C. Chenard, BSc Hon. Biology, 2004. Energy content in Atlantic cod prey-field. PhD graduate University of British Columbia.
  13. A. Serdynska, BSc Hon. Biology, 2004. Vessel-traffic conflict with right whales in the Roseway Basin area. GIS Analyst, Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
  14. 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.
  15. 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).
  16. 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.
  17. E. Arnold, BSc Hon. Biology, 1999. Larval crab and groundfish biomass on the Scotian Shelf. Currently a teacher in New Brunswick.
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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. Currently Assistant Professor, Wildlife Pathology, UPEI
  21. 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.