GENERAL INFORMATION

OCEAN SCIENCES CENTRE

ADMINISTRATION

Crim, L.W., B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. California; Director

Devereaux, J.; Laboratory Services Supervisor

Guest, B.; Acting University Diving Safety Officer

Wheeler, D.; Senior Secretary (Logy Bay)

SCIENTIFIC STAFF

Brown, J.A., B.Sc. St. Francis Xavier, M.Sc. Memorial, Ph.D. Queen's; Associate Professor (Research)

Deibel, D., B.Sc. Bucknell, Ph.D. Georgia; University Research Fellow, Associate Professor (Research); Winner of the President's Award for Outstanding Research, 1990-91

Fletcher, G.L., B.Sc. British Columbia, Ph.D. California; Professor (Research)

Jones, I.L., B.Sc. Carleton, M.Sc. Toronto, Ph.D. Queen's; Assistant Professor

Parrish, C.C., B.Sc. Wales, Ph.D. Dalhousie; Associate Professor (Research); Winner of the President's Award for Outstanding Research, 1995-96

Rivkin, R.B., B.Sc., M.Sc. City College, New York, Ph.D. Rhode Island; Associate Professor

Schneider, D.C., B.Sc. Duke, Ph.D. SUNY, Stony Brook; Professor

Thompson, R.J., B.Sc. Bristol, Ph.D. Leicester; Professor (Research); Associate Director, OSC

Wroblewski, J.S., B.Sc. Illinois, M.Sc., Ph.D. Florida State; Professor (Research)

Adjunct Professors

Anderson, J.T., B.Sc., M.Sc. Guelph, Ph.D. British Columbia; Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Brattey, J., B.Sc.(Hons.) Glasgow, Ph.D. Liverpool; Department of Fisheries and Oceans

DuRand, M., B.A. Carleton College, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Woods Hole

Goff, G., B.Sc. St. Francis Xavier, M.Sc. Memorial, Ph.D. Western Ontario; Huntsman Marine

Morgan, J.M., B.Sc. Mount Alison, Ph.D. Queen's; Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Pepin, P., B.Sc. McGill, Ph.D. Dalhousie; Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Rose, G.A., B.Sc. Guelph, M.Sc. Laurentian, Ph.D. McGill; Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Taggart, C.T., B.Sc. Carleton, M.Sc. York, Ph.D. McGill; Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Waiwood, K.G., B.Sc. Sir George Williams, M.Sc. Queen's, Ph.D. Guelph; Fisheries and Oceans, St. Andrews

Cross-Appointed Faculty

Dr. D. Burton; Department of Biology
Dr. M.P. Burton; Department of Biology
Dr. P.E. Dabinett; Department of Biology
Dr. B. de Young; Department of Physics
Dr. S. Goddard; Marine Institute
Dr. N. Gogan; Department of Chemistry
Dr. J. Gow; Department of Biology
Dr. R. Greatbatch; Department of Physics
Dr. R. Haedrich; Department of Biology
Dr. A.E. Hay; Department of Physics
Dr. H. Helleur; Department of Chemistry
Dr. R.A. Khan; Department of Biology
Dr. J. Lien; Department of Psychology
Dr. J. Malpas; Department of Earth Sciences
Dr. H.G. Miller; Department of Earth Sciences
Dr. T. Miller; Department of Biology
Dr. W. Montevecchi; Department of Psychology
Dr. R. Payne; Faculty of Medicine
Dr. J. Robinson; Department of Biochemistry
Dr. F. Shahidi; Department of Biochemistry
Dr. P. Snelgrove; Marine Institute

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Crocker, K.M., B.Sc. Duke, Ph.D. California

Lawson, J. B.Sc. Alberta, M.Sc., Ph.D. Memorial

Yaskowiak, E., B.Sc. Southampton, Ph.D. UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research Associates

Goddard, S., Ph.D. North Wales

Gregory, R., B.Sc. Acadia, M.Sc. Trent, Ph.D. British Columbia

Shears, M., B.Sc. N.B., Ph.D. Memorial

Research Assistants

Boyce, D., B.A.Aqua Deg.

Chen, X.H., M.Sc. Memorial

Foley, J., B.Sc. Memorial

Fraser, S., B.Sc. Memorial

Hatfield, E., B.Sc., M.Sc. Memorial

King, M.J., B.Sc. Memorial

LeDrew, C., B.Sc. Memorial

Lee, S.H., B.Sc., M.Sc. Memorial

Matthews, P., B.Sc. Memorial

Noseworthy, E.

Riehl, M., B.Sc. Mt. Allison, M.Sc. Memorial

Short, C., B.Sc. Memorial

Somerton, D., B.Sc. Memorial

Williams, K., B.Sc. Memorial



Downton, E.F.; Technical Services; Marine Services Technician

McKenzie, C.H., B.Sc., Ph.D Texas A & M; Marine Interpretation Co-ordinator

Walsh, G.; Facilities Management; Resident Engineer

A central element in Memorial's plan to become one of the world's leading marine universities, the Ocean Sciences Centre was formed in April, 1988, by the union of the Marine Sciences Research Laboratory (MSRL) and the Newfoundland Institute for Cold Ocean Sciences (NICOS). An ocean sciences research unit within the Faculty of Science, the Ocean Sciences Centre is staffed by almost 40 professional scientists, many of whom are cross-appointed faculty from University departments. The main laboratories, over 4000m2 in total, are located directly on the North Atlantic Ocean at Logy Bay, approximately 9.6 kilometers from the main campus, with other smaller labs at various locations elsewhere. The Centre's small boat, the Karl & Jackie, is berthed at Long Pond on Conception Bay and is used in field investigations.

The Ocean Sciences Centre research programs take advantage of the ocean features that make the Newfoundland region a unique and important part of the world's oceans. These include the Labrador Current and sea ice and icebergs (which collectively exercise a major impact on global climate and weather), some of the world's most productive fishing grounds and strategically important offshore resources. The region encompasses areas of broad-scale active mixing between cold and warm ocean waters, many rivers with very low nutrient and sediment loads, very deep ocean areas close to land, large fjord systems, and direct access to ice-covered oceans and the Arctic. The fauna contains animals with unique cold ocean adaptations, important marine mammal populations and some of the largest seabird colonies remaining in the world.

Research Themes
- The endocrinology of reproduction and growth of fishes.
- Cold-water aquaculture.
- Biological production and the ecology of cold oceans.
- Behaviour of fish, whales, seals and seabirds.
- Biological adaptation to low temperatures.
- Genetics of marine organisms.
- Marine biotechnology.
- Seabird ecology.
- Quaternary geology and climate change.
- Remote sensing of ocean phenomena.
- Fjord oceanography.
- Labrador current and shelf circulation.
- Fisheries oceanography.

OCEAN SCIENCES STEERING COMMITTEE

Dr. G. Gardner; Department of Biology
Dr. D.G. Copeman; Department of Chemistry
Dr. B. Fryer; Department of Earth Sciences
Dr. H.S. Gaskill; Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Dr. K. Keough; Vice President (Research)
Dr. M. Clouter; Department of Physics
Dr. A. Ross; Department of Psychology


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