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Papers & presentations

The 39th annual APICS Atlantic Undergraduate Biology Conference was held in conjunction with the APICS Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference on March 7-8 at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro. Three Environmental Science students from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College attended and presented the results of their honours research at this meeting. Katelyn Turner spoke on Vegetation-environment relationships of a small Boreal fen; Jane Tucker spoke on Allometric growth in forest moths (Lepidoptera); and Melissa Creassey presented a poster on Effects of overbrowsing by moose on bird communities in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. Melissa’s poster won a second place award. This was accompanied by a certificate and cash prize for Ms. Creassey and recognition for Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

Dr. Richard Haedrich, professor emeritus, joined with a colleague from the Biology Department, Dr. Steven Carr, to participate in a workshop to discuss the possible listing of the Atlantic wolffish as an endangered species in the U.S. Sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service at the EPA offices in Boston, the event brought together an international group of experts. Dr. Haedrich gave an overview of the wolffish family and the history of listings in Canada, and Dr. Carr showed what modern genetic approaches reveal about the relationships of various wolffish populations.