Updated October 2016
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Department of Ocean Sciences
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physiological Ecology of Marine Organisms
Dr. Javier Santander- firstname.lastname@example.org
Honours students position available in the following areas:
1. Metagenomic analysis of fish microbiota
2. Molecular genetic analysis of bacterial pathogenes of fish
NSERC Graduate Student Positions in Fish Physiology Available in the Dept. of Ocean Sciences (Memorial University of Newfoundland) (More Information)
M.Sc., Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Opportunities in Salmon Aquaculture, Genomics and Physiology.
Graduate student positions available for students interested in invertebrate ecophysiology, behaviour and aquaculture/fisheries.
Dr. Annie Mercier (email@example.com):
1. Biology of deep-sea invertebrates. This research involves the use of microscopy and imaging analysis techniques for the study of preserved specimens (possibly new or poorly known species). It may also involve collection of specimens (ship time) and assessment of feeding and reproductive cycles in live animals.
2. Breeding strategies of echinoderms (e.g. spawning periodicity and synchrony, ecology of brooding, fecundity, etc.). This research is based on behavioural observations, experimental trials in controlled environments, histology/microscopy, image analysis, and biochemical analysis.
3. Biology and management of the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa. This research focuses on the study of the Newfoundland populations of sea cucumbers with respect to an emerging fishery and potential aquaculture program. It involves the study of growth patterns, tagging and aging methods, diets, prey-predator interactions and various other aspects of the biology and ecology of the species.
4. Various other projects on the general biology and ecology of marine invertebrates (e.g. symbioses, trophic ecology, competition, behaviour, morphology, etc.).
The following faculty members are seeking honours students in several research areas. If you would like to become an honours student, please send an email directly to the faculty member (email link is provided).
Dr. Richard Rivkin
Dr. Mark Abrahams