Getting to Know More About Ocean Sciences Graduate Students
Anne Provencher St-Pierre, MSc student
What do you study at Memorial?
I am working on sea star behavior, mostly on the effect of
wave action on the displacement and feeding behavior of the common sea star.
Who is your supervisor?
I am working with Dr. Patrick Gagnon, in the Cold Ocean
Benthic Ecology Lab (COBEL).
What is your favorite aspect of your studies?
The field work ! Our lab uses scientific diving as a tool to study marine benthic ecology, and even if the field work can get pretty exhausting sometimes it is always very
Where are you from?
I come from Manseau, Québec (yep, go look it up on a map).
What did you do before coming to MUN?
I did my undergrad in Biology at Laval University (Québec City). I worked in different research labs during that time which allowed me to learn more about different aspects of research in biology, freshwater ecology, salmon behavior, and marine benthic ecology.
What are you interests outside of school?
Mostly, scuba diving, climbing and travelling.