M.Sc. Theses

Student NameM.Sc. Thesis TitleSupervisorGraduation Date
Arul Jothi, GeenaPollination ecology of native pollinators in the commercial cranberry fields in NewfoundlandJ. SircomMay 2017
Cook, MelissaCharacterization of Sediments and Mussels to Determine if Oil and Metal Contamination is Affecting the Scallop Population in Port au Port Bay, NLP. MorrillMay 2017
Kaul, AdrienneUsing self-organizing maps to investigate abrupt reductions in Arctic sea ice extent: An application to winter and summer pan-Arctic daily sea level pressure dataJ. FinnisMay 2017
Meredyk, ShawnPhyscial Characterization and Benthic Megafauna Distribution and Species Composition on Orphan Knoll and Orphan Seamount, NW AtlanticE. Edinger & D. PiperMay 2017
Nimmo, Victoria KatherineEffects of previous tree harvesting on productivity and photosynthetic pigments of mosses in a boreal Black Spruce forestJ. Wu & X. ZhuMay 2017
Belalov, NonnaUnderstanding the role of anthropogenic and climate forcing that influence the environment of Hamilton Inlet, LabradorE. DemirovOctober 2016
Mbakwe, Anulika BlessingInvestigating factors that influence the catch rates of Northern Stone Crab (Lithodes maja)B. Favaro & P. WingerOctober 2016
Shafiei Zadeh, ShirinToxic metal recovery from spent hydroprocessing catalystP. GeorghiouMay 2016
Watton, EricCoastal geomorphology, processes and erosion at the tourist destination of Ferryland, Newfoundland and LabradorN. CattoMay 2016
Dooley, K. LucasSlow Pyrolysis Biochar from Forestry Residue and Municipal and Farm Wastes: Characterization and Their Use in Greenhouses as a Soil AmendmentR. HelleurOctober 2015
Hemphill, LindseyEffects of environmental and anthropogenic influences on bacterial growth and community structure in Newfoundland coastal watersR. RivkinOctober 2015
Fowler, WilliamBoundary layer velocity structure in a coldwater coral area of Haddock Channel, Southwest Grand BanksL. ZedelOctober 2014
Wang, QingInfluence of natural organic matter and mineral colloids on arsenic (As) and uranium (U) transport in geological mediaT. ChengOctober 2014
Clarke, CoreyLife-long and transgenerational effects of early experience in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)D. Fraser & C. PurchaseMay 2014
Rahman, Mohammad MajiburMetal thin films as SERS substrates for the detection of PAHsE. MerschrodMay 2014
Masson, AthenaExtratropical transitions in the North Atlantic with special reference to Hurricane IgorN. CattoOctober 2013
Ramirez Luna, A. VivianaThe exclusive fishing zone for the artisanal fishery in Choco Colombia: Origins, development, and consequences for artisanal fisheries and food securityB. Neis & D. SchneiderOctober 2013
Posluns, EmmaThe analysis of temporal and environmental influence on the commercial catch rate of Yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)R. Gillespie & P. WingerMay 2013
Linegar, AnnaPalaeo-Environmental History of the Southwestern Black Sea During the Late Holocene: An elemental and stable isotopic studyA. Aksu & R. HiscottOctober 2012 
Foley, RobertUrban geochemistry of St. John's, Newfoundland, CanadaT. BellJune 2012
Munro, KathrinBoreal owls in Western Newfoundland:  Using local field data to assess home range characteristics and test a habitat suitability index modelI. WarkentinJune 2012
Seiden, JennicaBacterial dynamics in ballast water during trans-oceanic voyages of bulk carriersR. RivkinJune 2012
George, E. MarieOrganic footprint and composition of particles from marine finfish aquaculture operationsParrishOctober 2011
Andrews, CatherineIdentification of a responsive gene set to evaluate the potential impact of seismic exposure on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) inner earJ. Payne/M. RiseMay 2011
Best, SaraHindcasting and forecasting of climatology for Gilbert Bay, Labrador: A Marine Protected AreaE. Demirov/J. WroblewskiMay 2011
Fequet, DanielleTowards the feasibility of wild-harvesting fruit from native Viburnum species (Adoxaceae) as a sustainable NTFP in Newfoundland (Canada)L. Hermanutz/W. NichollsMay 2011
Skinner, RandolphDevelopment of a predictive spatial distribution model for Erioderma pedicellatum (Boreal felt lichen) for the island of NewfoundlandM. Krishnapillai/Y. WiersmaMay 2011
Dawe, JenniferMarine fish, local ecological knowledge, and the Species at Risk Act in Canada: Lessons from the case study of three species of wolffishB. Neis/D. SchneiderOctober 2010
Goetting, KathrynIs the Newfoundland redfish fishery sustainable? Modelling recovery strategies for two redfish stocksR. Haedrich/M. WernerheimOctober 2010
Boa-Antwi, KofiImpact of pre-dispersal predation by red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) and cone insects on seed productivity of balsam fir (Abies balsamea) in eastern NewfoundlandL. Hermanutz/ P. MarinoMay 2010
Liu, ShanshanGrowth rate of the Iceland Scallop Chlamys Islandica in Gilbert Bay, Labrador, a Marine Protected AreaJ. Wroblewski/ R. ThompsonMay 2010
Sun, BeiAbundance and composition of heterotrophic prokaryotes in ballast water discharged into Canadian harborsR. RivkinMay 2010
Vivanco, ClaudiaOptimization of an acid digestion for HFSE analyses using ICP-MS: Application to the assessment on environmental mobility of HFSE and REE in iron ore tailingsH. Longerich/J. HancharMay 2010
Wareham, VondaIdentification, distribution, and conservation of deep-sea corals in Canada's Northwest AtlanticE. Edinger/R. HaedrichMay 2010
Callahan, AshleyHarbour survey and genetic analysis of non-indigenous ascidian tunicates in NewfoundlandD. Deibel/C. MckenzieOctober 2009
Hillier, LindsayValidating and improving the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Planning Program (CANSARP) ocean drift theoryE. Demirov & F. DavidsonMay 2009
Janes, DavidSill processes in the Saguenay FjordD. BourgaultMay 2009
McFadyen, CatherineA dynamical systems approach to modeling mercury contamination in aquatic food websA. Foster & R. AndersonMay 2009
Martin, BryanSill stratigraphy and sedimentology in marine inundated basins, Sachs Harbour, NWT, Canada: Implications for sea-level reconstructionT. BellMay 2009
Nyade, PraiseMethod development for the determination of trace elements in biological samples as bioindicators: Application to Black Spruce treesH. Longerich & D. WiltonMay 2009
Bennett, ElizabethAnnual changes in spatial aggregation of Atlantic cod,Gadus morhua, age classes in NAFO Divisions 2J3KL and 4RS (1978-1994)D. SchneiderMay 2008
Bishop, CharlesSensor dynamics of autonomous underwater glidersB. de Young & E. DemirovMay 2008
Campbell, StacyEnvironmental lead exposure in St. John's, NewfoundlandT. BellMay 2008
Peng, WenjunTide-driven dynamics in Bonne Bay, NewfoundlandB. de Young & E. DemirovMay 2008
Ryan, JenniferThe environmental impacts of mussel (Mytilus spp.) aquaculture at two Newfoundland sitesR. ThompsonOctober 2007
Belliveau, KarissaThe impacts of climate change on the coastal geomorphology of Southwestern Banks Island, NWTN. CattoMay 2007
Conroy, DaleMarine enhancement options for the North Shore of Prince Edward IslandN. CattoMay 2007
Hu, LiumingModeling the resident fish production, the ecosystem carrying capacity and population dynamics for Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in Gilbert Bay, Labrador: A Marine Protected AreaJ. WroblewskiMay 2007
Hustins, SarahMosquito ecology in relation to land use changes and the potential of West Nile Virus in NewfoundlandM. ColboMay 2007
Keats, KimberleyMicrobial community structure in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean as determined by fluorescencein situ hybridizationR. RivkinMay 2007
Sharan, RajatA model to calculate energetic returns and an ecological footprint of an industrial fishery with a case study of the 1980s Northwest Atlantic cod fisheryR. HaedrichOctober 2006
Alcock, ErinDecadal changes in food webs of the Newfoundland & Labrador shelf 2J+3KLNOD. SchneiderMay 2006
Delaney, LeandaLand use patterns, river system dynamics and spawning stress of Barbus in the Mnembo River, MalawiC. CampbellMay 2006
Glynn, TracyCommunity-Based Research on the Environmental and Human Health Impacts of a Laterite Nickel Mine and Smelter in Sorowako, IndonesiaE. EdingerMay 2006
Donato, EddieClimatic setting and phenology of Braya longii and B. fernaldiion the limestone barrens of Northeastern NewfoundlandJ. Jacobs & T. BellOctober 2005
Huelin, SheldonDetermination of trace elements in iron-manganese oxide coatings by laser ablation ICP-MS for environmental monitoring/mineral explorationD. Wilton & H. LongerichMay 2005
Cardoso, DianaModeling variations of the seasonal cycle of plankton production: The Labrador Sea, Labrador Shelf and Hamilton InletJ. Wroblewski & B. de YoungMay 2004
Cousineau, MelanieThe response of lichens to changes in isotopic composition and concentration of atmospheric sulphur: a reciprocal transplant experimentM. WadleighMay 2004
Puddister, DeidreMonitoring and assessment of conditions at a diesel oil spill site in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland and tests to determine the relative toxicity of diesel fuel to three marine invertebrate speciesR. HooperMay 2004
Gamage, Dona AshokeUse of chitosan for the removal of metal ion contaminants and proteins from waterF. ShahidiOctober 2003
Saravanabhavan, GurusankarAnalysis of steroid hormones as endocrine disruptors in sewage, seawater and mussels using GC-MS techniquesR. HelleurOctober 2003
Srinivas, P.B.T.Sorption of cadmium and nickel from solution by peat and modified peatA. Martin & N. GoganOctober 2003
Tucker, JocelynDigestion of epiphytic lichens for analysis by ICP-MS, as applied to monitoring atmospheric heavy metalsM. Wadleigh & H. LongerichOctober 2003
van Biesen, GeertLipid class and fatty acid composition of plankton and settling particles at a fish enclosure and of cod (Gadus morhua) in Gilbert Bay, LabradorC. Parrish & R. HelleurOctober 2003
Gosse, KarenUtilization of local ecological knowledge in a scientific study of coastal cod in Newfoundland and LabradorJ. WroblewskiMay 2003
Leawood, NancyMetal concentrations in mussels from St. John's Harbour, NewfoundlandP. SylvesterMay 2002
Wells, NadineScaling eelgrass complexity in Newman Sound, Newfoundland and applications to fish ecologyD. Schneider & R. GregoryMay 2002
Palanisamy, GiriprakashA study of heavy metals in soils of the former United States Naval Base, Argentia, NewfoundlandN. GoganOctober 2001
Taylor, VivienTrace element fingerprinting of Canadian winesH. LongerichOctober 2001
Decker, StephanieVermicomposting of fish offal (Gadus morhua) mixed withSphagnum peatA. Martin & R. HelleurOctober 2000
Diegor, ElizabethBiodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons: Microbial and isotopic studiesT. AbrajanoOctober 2000
Subramanian, VembuOceanographic mesoscale features off the West Greenland Coast: Satellite image analysis andB. de Young & J. HelbigOctober 2000
Xiang, JianguangHigh resolution seismic imaging of the near-surface: Comparison of energy resourcesT. Abrajano & J. WrightOctober 2000
Yun, MisukDirect measurement of sulphur isotope composition in lichens by continuous flow isotope ratio massM. WadleighOctober 2000
Coady, JuanitaUndersowing rutabaga with white clover: Effects on the cabbage root maggot and its parasitoids/predatorsD. LarsonMay 2000
Cull, DeneenQuantitative comparison of levels of organic wastes from four major sources at four scales along the Newfoundland coastlineD. SchneiderMay 2000
Muthukumarasamy, SivagurunathanEffect of peat components on microorganisms, with special reference to humic acidsA. MartinMay 2000
Wiseman, ReneeMonitoring changes in the sulphur isotopic composition and concentration of transplanted pendulous epiphyticM. WadleighOctober 1999
Dayan, HannahIsotopic fractionation of chlorinated ethenes during reductive dehalogenation of zero valent ironT. AbrajanoMay 1999
Diegor, WilfredoDevelopment of a high pressure digestion technique and a data acquisition/reduction procedure and their application to the ICP-MS analysis of urban sediments and soils from Cebu, PhilippinesT. Abrajano & H. LongerichMay 1999
LeGrow, KeithDistribution of marine birds in relation to water masses and fronts in the Strait of Belle Isle, Northwest Atlantic OceanW. MontevecchiMay 1999

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