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REF NO.: 246
SUBJECT: Memorial Universityâ€™s research leaders receive support from Canada Foundation for Innovation
DATE: March 28,2006
- Dr. Ian Fleming, director of the Ocean Sciences Centre, was awarded $136,840 by the CFI for equipment for the project Fish Evolutionary and Conservation Biology Research. Dr. Fleming will use the funding for infrastructure to create a world-class facility for the study of the evolutionary ecology of fish and other aquatic organisms.
- Dr. Brent Snook, Department of Psychology, was awarded $152,993 for the building of the Bounded Rationality and Law Lab (BRLL). The lab will help in the study of how participants in the justice system make decisions at different points in the processing of a criminal case. The research involves studying how offenders, police officers, lawyers, judges, jurors, probation officers and other citizens make discretionary decisions when they have limited time, knowledge and resources.
- Dr. Annie Mercier, Ocean Sciences Centre, has been awarded $95,225 for equipment for marine chemical ecology and reproductive biology research. Dr. Mercier’s research in marine chemical ecology and invertebrate reproduction will lead to a better understanding of population dynamics in commercial species of benthic invertebrates, with key benefits for the management of fisheries.
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