Recent Theses

Student NameThesis TitleSupervisorGraduation Date
Ph.D. Theses
 Buren, AlejandroThe roles of capelin, climate, harp seals and fisheries in the failure of 2J3KL (northern) cod to recoverW. Montevecchi & M. Koen-Alonso  May 2015
Kouwenberg, Amy-LeeUsing corticosterone to assess the effects of non-breeding season conditions on breeding of Atlantic Puffins (Fratercula arctica) and Rhinoceros Auklets (Cerorhinica monicerata)A. Storey & M. HipfnerMay 2015
Regular, PaulForaging strategies of a pursuit-diving seabird in a dynamic marine environmentW. Montevecchi & G. RobertsonMay 2015
Knickle, D. CraigNiche partitioning in sympatric Greenland cod (Gadus ogac) and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in Coastal NewfoundlandG. RoseOctober 2014
McFarlane Tranquilla, LauraEcological Segregation of Murres (Uria Lomvia, Uria aalge) during the nonbreeding season in the Northwest Atlantic OceanW. MontevecchiMay 2014
Moreau, DarekPotential for ecological effects and gene flow resulting from growth hormone transgenic Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) interactions with wild conspecificsI. Fleming & G. FletcherOctober 2011
Abgrall, PatrickDefining critical habitat for large whales in Newfoundland and Labrador waters - Design and assessment of a step-by-step protocolJ. Lien & D. SchneiderMay 2009
Benjamins, StevenIncidental catch of large marine vertebrates in gillnet fisheries in Newfoundland and LabradorJ. Lien, J. Lawson & D. SchneiderMay 2007
Chaulk, KeithSpatial and temporal ecology of a Colonial Waterbird: The distribution and abundance of nesting Common Eiders in LabradorW. Montevecchi & G. RobertsonOctober 2006
Lewis, KeithProcesses underlying nest predation by introduced Red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in the boreal forest of NewfoundlandW. MontevecchiMay 2005
Robertson, MarthaWinter movement, activity and habitat use of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. parr in NewfoundlandJ. Brown & D. ScrutonMay 2004
Wilhelm, SabinaBehavioural and physiological responses to varying breeding conditions in Common murres (uria aalge): Exploring inter-annual variability within individualsA. Storey & D. McKayMay 2004
Winger, PaulEffect of environmental conditions on the natural activity rhythms and bottom trawl catchability of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)J. Brown & S. WalshMay 2004
M.Sc. Theses
Kelly, DionPotential impact of invasive anuran species in Western NewfoundlandI. WarkentinMay 2016
Howse, MelissaExploring the social behaviour of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) in a public off-leash dog parkR. Anderson & C. WalshOctober 2015
Ryan, MoragInterspecific Attachment: Social bonds between humans and their 'Best Friends'A. Storey & C. WalshOctober 2015
Rae, Lauren F.Assessing the impacts of moose-induced habitat change on a forest bird communityI. WarkentinMay 2015
Unger, KatherineBehavioural responses of Newfoundland Woodland Caribou to predator cuesR. Anderson & C. WalshMay 2015
Adcock, SarahThe relations between stress, social rank, personality, and cognitive performance in Yucatan minipigs (Sus scrofa)G. Martin & C. WalshOctober 2014
Simms, Michelle E.Maternal effects of migration on sympatric offspring of resident and anadromous Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)I. FlemingOctober 2014
Connelly, EmilySeabird habitat in the Gulf of MaineW. MontevecchiMay 2014
Ingram, MatthewDisorienting the rat: Do lesions to the DTN and the LMN cause rats (Rattus norvegicus) to lose their way?D. Skinner & C. ThorpeOctober 2013
Takahashi, LindaCommunication during co-attendance time in Common murre (Uria aalge) pairs during chick rearingA. Storey & C. WalshOctober 2013
Zimmermann, EmilyEscape-related behaviour of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) motivation to escape from sea cages and spatiotemporal dispersal post-escapeI. Fleming & C. PurchaseMay 2013
Tomlin, JulianLocation, but not cue, changes help to reduce interference between competing responsesG. Martin & S. WrightJune 2012 
Underwood, MelanieThe use of a high definition (HD) underwater camera to observe the behaviour of yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea) in the mouth of a commercial bottom trawlP. WingerJune 2012
Fifield, DavidWinter areas and migratory tactics of Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus) breeding in North AmericaW. Montevecchi & G. RobertsonOctober 2011 
Rector, MeganAtlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) parent-offspring behaviour & condition under varying nutritional constraintsA. Storey & C. WalshMay 2011
Collins, RoanneLong-term effects of marine reserve protection on the population structure, density, and reproductive potential of the American lobster (Homarus americanus) in Bonavista Bay, NewfoundlandJ. Lien & D. SchneiderOctober 2010
Fry, SheenaFight and flee: Caste decisions during an invasionT. ChapmanOctober 2010
Knickle, CraigSpawning patterns and retention and dispersal of early life stages of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in a Newfoundland fjordG. RoseMay 2009
Ryan, MaryBetween-patch movement behaviour of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)R. Gregory & P. SnelgroveMay 2009
Smith, CarynSnag longevity and availability for cavity-nesters in post-harvest landscapes in western NewfoundlandI. WarkentinMay 2009
Kouwenberg, Amy-LeeEpisodic-like memory in pure-bred and cross-bred Yucatan minipigs (Sus scrofa)C. WalshOctober 2008
Burke, ChantelleComparative foraging ecology of parental Common murres and Atlantic puffins in response to forage fish availabilityW. MontevecchiMay 2008
Logan, MatthewFatty acid analysis of the diet of Leach's Storm PetrelsW. MontevecchiMay 2008
Soulliere, ColleenAnti-predator behaviour of maternal caribou (Rangifer tarandus) in West-Central NewfoundlandT. Miller & S. MahoneyMay 2008
Buren, AlejandroModelling the link between prey availability and diet: Common murre-capelin interaction during the breeding seasonW. Montevecchi & M. Koen-AlonsoOctober 2007
Lewis, ChristopherPredator-mediated habitat use by juvenile white hake (Urophycis tenuis) and Greenland cod (Gadus ogac)R. Gregory & I. FlemingOctober 2007
Brock, HopeLeatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Newfoundland and Labrador: Distribution, diet, threats and the use of education in recovery effortsJ. Lien, J. Lawson, D. SchneiderOctober 2006
Thistle, MariaDensity and risk-sensitive foraging of juvenile gadids in relation to fractal complexity of eelgrass (Zostera marina) habitatD. SchneiderOctober 2006
Schneider, JenniferExploration of the acoustic structure and contextual occurrence of affiliative vocalization of Red wolves (Canus rufus)R. AndersonMay 2005
Sheridan, MackenzieDetermining pregnancy status of extant and ancient whales by quantifying progesterone in blubber biopsies and boneJ. LienMay 2004
Cameron, MaureenSex-specific growth and pre- and post-hatching patterns of sex allocation in Murres (Uria SPP.) and Atlantic puffins (Fratercula Arctica)A. StoreyOctober 2003
Chaffey, HeatherIntegrating scientific knowledge and local ecological knowledge (LEK) about Common eiders (Somateria mollissima) in Southern LabradorW. Montevecchi & B. NeisOctober 2003
Delahunty, Krista M.Hormonal indicators of paternal care in humans: A longitudinal study of first-time parentsA. StoreyOctober 2003
Walsh, StephanieHarp seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus) solve two-choice visual discriminations, using learned object valence, and a conditional cueG. Martin & D. SkinnerOctober 2003
Nordeen, CarrieThe effects of high amplitude acoustic deterrents on the distribution, abundance and behavior of baleen whalesJ. LienMay 2003

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