Recent Biology Graduates

Name Program (Convocation Date) Thesis Title Supervisor
Cheng, Zhenlong PhD (2019) Regulation of coronafacoyl phytotoxin production in the potato common scabpathogen Streptomyces scabies Bignell
De Angel-Rodriguez, Jorge   PhD (2019) Seasonal and ontogenetic changes in subtropical krill lipids: implications for temporary blue whale and resident fin whale stocks that inhabit the Gulf of California Parrrish
Devine, Brynn PhD (2019) Ecological biogeography of deep-sea fishes within eastern Canadian and arctic frontier areas Fisher
Eslamloo, Khalil PhD (2019) Molecular basis of antiviral immune responses in teleost fish Rise
Flight-Foley, Jessica   MSc (2019) Diets of gray (halichoerus grypus) and harp (pagophilus groenlandicus) seals in Newfoundland waters using hard-part and molecular analyses Miller/Stenson
Gruell, Marc PhD (2019) Transcriptomic studies of the bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus Lang/ Mulligan/ Pena-Castillo
London, Sydney  Msc (2019) The neuroendocrine control of feeding and reproduction in zebrafish (Danio
rerio) and glass catfish (Kryptopterus vitreolus)
McCuaig, Bonita  PhD(2019) The Independent Partnership of Thyasira cf. gouldi and its Sulfur Oxidizing Symbiont Dufour
Noonan, Meghan MSc (2019) Modelling scenarios for forest conservation through restoration following moose (Alces alces) disturbance Leroux/Hermanutz
Penney, Heather   PhD (2019) Environmental and maternal effects on hatch characteristics and early
growth of fishes in Newfoundland and Labrador
Verhoeven, Joost  PhD (2019) Microbiome exploration of deep-sea carnivorous Cladorhizidae sponges Dufour
Weiler, Bradley   MSc (2019) Exploring the cold-water coral holobiont: characterizing the bacterial associates of the octocorals Paragorgia arborea and Primnoa resedaeformis Dufour
Zabihi-Seissan, Sanaollah  MSc (2019) Gray wolves adjust their spatial and social environments according to prey distributions in a multi-prey system Vander Wal
Yalcin, Semra PhD (2018) Biodiversity responses to global changes Leroux
Wigle, Rachel MSc (2018) Arboreal lichen community structure and diversity on yellow birch (betula alleghaniensis) and balsam fir (abies balsamea) in the Avalon forest ecoregion in Newfoundland, Canada Weirsma/McMullin
Saha, Srabani MSc (2018) Functional Genomics Studies of Atlantic Salmon (Salmosalar) Development, and Sac Fry Responses to Chronic Incremental Hyperthermia Rise
Campanya I. Llovett, Neus PhD (2018) Biodiversity and food web patterns in the deep sea: Why food quality matters Snelgrove
Bown, Luke PhD (2018) Coronafacoyl phytotoxin biosynthesis in Streptomyces scabies and identification of common scab-associated Streptomyces species in Newfoundland Bignell
Baker, Kristen MSc (2018) Characterization of Paris in Drosophila melanogaster Staveley
Bonar, Meagwin MSc (2018) Space use during parturition influences caribou calf Survival in Newfoundland Vander Wal
Carmanico, Laura MSc (2018) Infection levels of two Ascaridoid nematodes (Anisakis simplex and Pseudoterranova decipiens) in Atlantic cod (dadus morhua) off newfoundland and labrador, and on the flemish cap Rowe
Caroll Boivin, Larina MSc (2018) Functional Genomics Studies of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo
salar) Development, and Sac Fry Responses to Chronic
Incremental Hyperthermia
Goyali, Juran PhD (2018) Characteristics of in Vitro- and Ex Vitro- Propagated Blueberry Plants at Morphological, Chemical and Molecular Levels Debnath/ Igamberdiev
King, Kelcey MSc (2018) Analysis of blm: a gene of unclear function involved in the biosynthesis of clavulanic acid in Streptomyces clavuligerus Tahlan
Mason, Gwynhyfar MSc (2018) Genomic and Experimental Evidence of Rapid Evolution in an Introduced Population of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in Rocky River, Newfoundland Fleming/ Bradbury
Munro, Hannah PhD (2018) Circulation of Pathogenic Spirochetes in the Genus Borrelia Within Ticks and Seabirds in Breeding Colonies of Newfoundland and Labrador Lang/Whitney
Pichardo Marcano, Fritz MSc (2018) Phylogeny and Historical Biogeography of the Neotropical Palm Tribe Euterpeae (Arecaceae) Roncal
Shikon, Violaine MSc (2018) Larval fish community structure and capelin (Mallotus villosus) early life history dynamics on the northeast coast of Newfoundland Schneider/Robert
Slade, Frankie MSc (2018) Investigating the role of Hip1 in Huntington Disease and Parkinson Disease Models in Drosophila melanogaster Staveley
Alam, Zabayer MSc (2017) A bioinformatics approach to the study of polyphenols and antioxidant capacity in partridgeberry Roncal/ Penc-castillo
Barley, Kincaid PhD (2017) The role of closed areas in marine ecosystem based management Rose
Belley, Renald PhD (2017) Ecosystem functioning in northeast pacific soft-sedimentary habitats: the roles of sopecies diversity, functional diversity, and environmental variables Snelgrove
Bowlby, Heather PhD (2017) Quantitative Recovery Planning: Understanding how human activities in watersheds can influence population dynamics and genetic structuring of diadromous fishes. Fleming
Chaulk, Andrew MSc (2017) Culicids on the move: A genetic characterization of two mosquito disease vector species in eastern insular Newfoundland Chapman
Currie-Wilson, Carissa MSc (2017) Feeding ecology of larval Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus): linking main prey availability and recruitment in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland Roberts
Ebel, Jonathan PhD (2017) Nutrient cycling by large consumers at individual, population, and ecosystem levels Leroux
Hammill, Christopher MSc (2017) Examining the coexistence of Splachnaceae mosses in Newfoundland peatlands Marino
Lait, Linda PhD (2017) A mitogenomic study of four at-risk marine fish species: Atlantic wolfish, spotted wolfish, northern wolfish, and Atlantic cod, with special emphasis on the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador Carr
M'Angale, Peter PhD (2017) An analysis of apoptotic and autophagic genes in novel drosophila models of Parkinson disease Staveley
Mejias, Alberto MSc (2017) Habitat and ecology of breeding and non-breeding white-tailed tropicbirds (phaethon lepturus catesbyi) in Bermuda Wiersma
Morales Gonzalez, Hugo MSc (2017) Population Genomics of Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea L. and Links to Environmental Conditions, Total Phenolics, and Antioxidant Capacity in Newfoundland and Southern Labrador Roncal
Mullowney, Darrell PhD (2017) The Newfoundland and Labrador Marine Shelf Ecosystem: Change from the Bottom-Up Rowe/Rose
Pitts, Paul MSc (2017) Characterization of appetite-­â€Âregulating factors in platyfish, Xiphophorus maculatus
(Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae) and
cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus
Rockwood, Hilary MSc (2017) Southern Newfoundland Waters Under Changing Ocean Conditions: Diets and Spatial Distributions of Emerging and Re-Emerging Gadoids Within NAFO Subdivision 3Ps Fisher
Schacter, Carley R. PhD (2017) Migration Dynamics: Testing Ecological Theory with Tracking Data for Aethia Auklets in the North Pacific Schenider
Stevens, Erin MSc (2017) A biological assessment of zooplankton in St. Paul’s Inlet: an estuarine environment in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland Campbell
Van Wyngaarden, Mallory MSc (2017) Population genomics and environmental adaptation in the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, detected using RAD-SEQ derived SNPs and experimental larval rearing Snelgrove/ Bradbury
Chalise, Sovit MSc (2016) Biodiversity measures to summarize antibiotic resistance  Hurford
Colpron, Emile MSc (2016) Distributions of deep-sea corals in the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence determined from fisheries bi-catch and local ecological knowledge  Edinger
De Mour Nerves, Barbara PhD (2016) Growth in cold-water octocorals: rates, morphology and environmental controls  Edinger
Merzetti, Eric PhD (2016) Characterizing the spargel, nutcracker, PI31 and FBXO9 homologues as models of Parkinson Disease in Drosophila melanogaster  Staveley
Slade, Jennifer PhD (2016) Starvation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster  Staveley
Wringe, Brendan PhD (2016) Effects of exposure to culture in fishes: the existence of common morphological responses among species and their impact on the interaction between escapee and wild Atlantic cod(Gadus morhua)  Purchase / Fleming
Campbell, Jennifer MSc (2016) Patch selection behaviour in the presence of environmental constraints Abrahams
Carreon-Palau, Laura PhD (2016) Organic carbon sources and their transfer in a Gulf of Mexico coral reef ecosystem Parrish
Charron, Louis MSc (2016) Restoring forests degraded by overabundant moose on the island of Newfoundland Hermanutz
Clarke, Jo-Anna PhD (2016) Emergence of hereditary hyperplastic gingivitis in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada: an exploration into the molecular aetiology at both the gene and genome levels Marshall
Ellis, Nichola MSc (2016) Effects of introduced moose (Alces alces) on boreal forest ecosystems in Newfoundland, Canada Leroux
Frey, Desta MSc (2016) Environmental and biological drivers of feeding and spatial dynamics in the green sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis Gagnon
Green, Samantha MSc (2016) The diet and influence of the spionid polychaete Marenzelleria on benthic communities in coastal Newfoundland. Dufour
Hall, Jennifer PhD (2016) Functional genomic and molecular analyses of transcripts related to glycerol synthesis and trafficking in rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) using cold temperature-induced models of glycerol production Rise / Deidzic
Lawrence, Chesley MSc (2016) Patterns of northern river otter (Lontra canadensis) habitat selection, diel activity, group size and activity at latrine sites in Newfoundland, Canada Miller
Ma, Zhenguo PhD (2016) Metabolism of Antioxidants and Nitrosothiols in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Seeds during Germination and Seedling Growth Igamberdiev / Bykova
Rittenhouse, Mathew MSc (2016) Effects of Seasonally Varying Temperature and Salinity on the Dynamics of Sea Lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) Hurford
Roberts, Rogers MSc (2016) Life history and habitat associations of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in Newfoundland waters Rowe
Rossong, Melanie PhD (2016) Impacts of newly established non-indigenous Green crab (Carcinus maenas) on native fauna in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland Quijon / Snelgrove
Schornagel, Dustin MSc (2016) An Evaluation of home range models for marine fish tracking and fine scale habitat use and movement patterns of age 1 Greenland cod (Gadus macrocephalus ogac) Gregory / Snelgrove
Tailor, Sapan MSc (2016) Diversity analysis of blueberry clones and cultivars using EST-PCR and microsatellite markers Debnath / Igamberdiev
Talukdar,Poly PhD (2016) Characterization of FBXO9 in Drosophila Melanogaster Staveley
Tuziak, Sarah PhD (2016) The influence of nutritional status and environmental factors on growth, feeding behaviour and appetite-related peptide transcript expression in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Volkoff
Robinson, Jill MSc (2015) An experimental study of the at-sea movement of a Small diving seabird and the biological and Ethical implications of wildlife tracking Research Jones
Robar, Ashley MSc (2015) Benthic communities in Atlantic Canada continental shelf basins: Patterns and their influence on ecosystem functions Snelgrove / Juniper
Nielsen, Travis MSc (2015) Characterizing thermoregulatory trade-off behavior in juvenile American lobster, Homarus americanus McGaw
Abeywickrama, Gihan MSc (2015) Phenolic compounds of cranberry genotypes and their antioxidant capacity and bioactivities Shahidi
Moore, Marcus MSc (2015) Manipulation of Streptomyces clavuligerus for the purification of(L-a-aminoadipyl)-L-cysteinyl-D-valine synthetase and the mobilization of plasmid DNA Tahlan
Hamilton, Ian MSc (2015) What makes a house a home: Examining the relationship between growth and predation risk in a coastal elasmobranch, the lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris)n Fleming
Tanner, Amy MSc (2015) An empirical evaluation of the determinants of moose-vehicle collisions in newfoundland, Canada Leroux
Winkowski, John MSc (2015) Maternal and environmental effects on phenatypic development in salmon Fleming
Penney, Chantelle MSc (2015) Physiological responses of the crabs Carcinus maenas and Cancer irroratus to the combined challenges of digestion and low salinity. McGaw
Pollom, Riley MSc (2015)

Freshwater Fisheries Hydroacoustics: A Global Review and an Investigation into the Measurement of Within-season Fish Population Declines in a Boreal Reservoir

Wheeland, Laura MSc (2014) Community size spectra and role of vessel avoidance in hydroacoustic surveys of lakes and revoirs Rose
Murphy, Andrew MSc (2014) Evaluation of fishing gears modified to reduce ecological impacts in commercial fisheries Grant/Winger
Shah, Jay PhD (2014) Plant mitochondria under hypoxia:
a cross-talk between nitric oxide,
hemoglobin and oxygen
Igamberdiev / Bykova
Hayes, James MSc (2014) Characterizing the endocrine, digestive and morphological adjustments of the intestine in response to food deprivation and torpor in a cold-adapted teleost, Tautogolabrus adspersus Volkoff
Hixen, Stefanie PhD (2014) Use of 3 ruch oilseed cameline (Camelina sativa) as a fish oil replacement in aquaculture feeds: Implications for growth and lipid biochemistry of farmed Atlantic cod (Gadus morhus), Rainbow trout (Oncrhynchus mykiss) and atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) Parrish
Hobbs, Rod PhD (2014) Molecular events in the evolution of freeze resistant fish: Type I AFP in cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus and type III APR in the rock gunnel (Pholis gunnellus) and radiated shanny (Ulvaria subbifuricate) Fletcher
Huang, Yanyan PhD (2014) Prevalence and transmission of avian influenza viruses in Newfoundland and Labrador  Lang/Whitney
Hynes, Alexander PhD (2014) The phage and phage-like elements of Rhodobacter capsulatus Lang
Inkpen, Sabrina MSc (2014) Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) feeding for ecosystem-base management and sustainability in Newfoundland and Labrador marine ecosystems Rise
Krumsick, Kyle MSc (2014) Mitochondrial DNA and Microsatellite analysis of post-glacial dispersal and hybridization of longnose suckers (atostomus catostomus) in Labrador: implications for conservation and management near the Trans Labrador Highway” Rose
Anderson, Julie PhD (2014) Hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Nothwest Atlantic Ocean: uncovering patterns, habitat selection and diving behaviour throughtout the annual migration Stenson/Wiersma
Altowairish, Mead MSc (2014) Characterizing the role of cfl, oxr and sdr in the biosynthesis of the Streptomyces scabies COR-like metabolites  Bignel
Baillon, Sandrine PhD (2014) Characterization and role of major deep-sea pennatulacean corals in the bathyal zone of Eastern Canada Mercier
Langille Barbara MSc (2014) Mechanisms and consequences of variation in the migratory behaviour of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) in the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence Marshall
LeBris, Arnault PhD (2014) The Ross’s gull (Rhodostethia rosea) in North America Wroblewski
Mahlum, Shad MSc (2014) What goes up must come down: Assessing the validity of stream connectivity techniques with the use of in situ fish movement and stream community metrics  Wiersma / Cote
Van Vierssen Trip, Nyssa MSc (2014) A Comparison of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Trail Impacts in Boreal Forest, Heath and Bog Habitats within the Avalon Wilderness Reserve and Surrounding Area Wiersma
Vyas, Poorva PhD (2014) Antioxidant Preperties of Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) Plants Igamberdiev /  Debnath
Chavoshi Jolfaei, Mahin MSc (2014) Evaluation of foxO Modulation in Modelling Parkinson Disease in Drosophila Melanogaster Staveley
Winkowski, John MSc (2014) The influence of structural complexity on phenotypic development and post-release performance of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) Fleming / Purchase
Ferguson, Nicole MSc (2014) Regulatory and metabolic cascades involved in secondary metabolite production in Streptomyces clavuligerus Tahlan
Copp, Corrina MSc (2014) The Development of Protocols to Restore the Globally At-Risk Limestone Barrens Ecosystem Hermanutz
An, Dong MSc (2013) An assessment of the morphological, chemical and molecular diversitywithin a colleciton of wild cranberry clones Debnath / Bykova
Babichuck, Nicole MSc (2013) Characterization of appetite regulators in marine fish Volkoff
Blain, Caitlin MSc (2013) Seaweed-herbivore interactions Gagnon
Bourne, Christina MSc (2013) The effects of culverts on stream connectivity in National Parks Wiersma / Kehler
Baker, Krista PhD (2013) Biodiversity associated with deep-sea corale in Newfoundland & Labrador waters Snelgrove
Camus, Stacey MSc (2013) Moose-habitat dynamics in Newfoundland

Wiersma / Hermanutz

Caputo, Michelle MSc (2013) Evolutionary and Fisheries consequences of partial migration in salmonid fishes with a focus on Atlantic salmon and Brook trout Fleming
Caravan, Holly MSc (2013) An investigation of Thrips soldier morphology and sex in relation to fighting ability Chapman
D’Avignon, Genevieve MSc (2013) Fish Productivity Dynamics Rose
Dunleavy, Nicole MSc (2013) Biodiversity patterns in deep-sea sedimentary communities Snelgrove / Edinger
Gale, Katherine MSc (2013) Deep-sea echinoderms of eastern Canada: Ecology and role of key species Mercier
Goodbrand, Livia MSc (2013) The Environmental Impact of Predictability Abrahams
Hynes, Douglas MSc (2013) Ecology & Distribution of the Red Crossbill Miller
Koncz, Peter MSc (2013) Allocation to sexual and asexual reproduction along environmental gradients of the moss Polytrichum juniperinum in the low arctic Marino
Letto, Carla MSc (2013) Small Mammal Dynamics in Altered Forest Ecosystems in Central Newfoundland Wiersma
Ma, Kevin MSc (2013) Population dynamics of a non-indigenous colonial ascidian in a subarctic harbor

Deibel / McKenzie

Mercer, Ryan PhD (2013) The Regulation of Production of the Rhodobacter capsulatus Gene Transfer Agent, RcGTA Lang
Morris, Corey PhD (2013) The Biolograd and Fisheries Dynamics of White Hake Snelgrove
Munden, Jenna MSc (2013) Development of Seabed Friendly Bottom Trawls Grant / Winger
Olafsdottir, Anna PhD (2013) Capelin distribution Rose
Shapiera, Melanie Msc (2013) Connectivity and movement in juvenile fishes Gregory / Snelgrove
Trant, Andrew PhD (2013) Changing treelines: how variability in scale and approach improve our understanding Hermantuz
Warner, Lucas MSc (2013) Habitat use of salmonids Purchase
Wang, Jiankang PhD (2013) Fisheries By-products, Gene Lipids and Antiacidents Shahidi
Warner, Lucas MSc (2013) The Incidence of Anadromy and seasonal estuary use of Native Atlantic Salmon and brook trout and invasive brown trout Purchase