Recent Biology Graduates

NameProgram (Convocation Date)Thesis TitleSupervisor
Cheng, ZhenlongPhD (2019)Regulation of coronafacoyl phytotoxin production in the potato common scabpathogen Streptomyces scabiesBignell
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 CaliforniaParrrish
Devine, BrynnPhD (2019)Ecological biogeography of deep-sea fishes within eastern Canadian and arctic frontier areasFisher
Eslamloo, KhalilPhD (2019)Molecular basis of antiviral immune responses in teleost fishRise
Flight-Foley, Jessica  MSc (2019)Diets of gray (halichoerus grypus) and harp (pagophilus groenlandicus) seals in Newfoundland waters using hard-part and molecular analysesMiller/Stenson
Gruell, MarcPhD (2019)Transcriptomic studies of the bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatusLang/ 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 SymbiontDufour
Noonan, MeghanMSc (2019)Modelling scenarios for forest conservation through restoration following moose (Alces alces) disturbanceLeroux/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 spongesDufour
Weiler, Bradley  MSc (2019)Exploring the cold-water coral holobiont: characterizing the bacterial associates of the octocorals Paragorgia arborea and Primnoa resedaeformisDufour
Zabihi-Seissan, Sanaollah MSc (2019)Gray wolves adjust their spatial and social environments according to prey distributions in a multi-prey systemVander Wal
Yalcin, SemraPhD (2018)Biodiversity responses to global changesLeroux
Wigle, RachelMSc (2018)Arboreal lichen community structure and diversity on yellow birch (betula alleghaniensis) and balsam fir (abies balsamea) in the Avalon forest ecoregion in Newfoundland, CanadaWeirsma/McMullin
Saha, SrabaniMSc (2018)Functional Genomics Studies of Atlantic Salmon (Salmosalar) Development, and Sac Fry Responses to Chronic Incremental HyperthermiaRise
Campanya I. Llovett, NeusPhD (2018)Biodiversity and food web patterns in the deep sea: Why food quality mattersSnelgrove
Bown, LukePhD (2018)Coronafacoyl phytotoxin biosynthesis in Streptomyces scabies and identification of common scab-associated Streptomyces species in NewfoundlandBignell
Baker, KristenMSc (2018)Characterization of Paris in Drosophila melanogasterStaveley
Bonar, MeagwinMSc (2018)Space use during parturition influences caribou calf Survival in NewfoundlandVander Wal
Carmanico, LauraMSc (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 capRowe
Caroll Boivin, LarinaMSc (2018)Functional Genomics Studies of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo
salar) Development, and Sac Fry Responses to Chronic
Incremental Hyperthermia
Goyali, JuranPhD (2018)Characteristics of in Vitro- and Ex Vitro- Propagated Blueberry Plants at Morphological, Chemical and Molecular LevelsDebnath/ Igamberdiev
King, KelceyMSc (2018)Analysis of blm: a gene of unclear function involved in the biosynthesis of clavulanic acid in Streptomyces clavuligerusTahlan
Mason, GwynhyfarMSc (2018)Genomic and Experimental Evidence of Rapid Evolution in an Introduced Population of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) in Rocky River, NewfoundlandFleming/ Bradbury
Munro, HannahPhD (2018)Circulation of Pathogenic Spirochetes in the Genus Borrelia Within Ticks and Seabirds in Breeding Colonies of Newfoundland and LabradorLang/Whitney
Pichardo Marcano, FritzMSc (2018)Phylogeny and Historical Biogeography of the Neotropical Palm Tribe Euterpeae (Arecaceae)Roncal
Shikon, ViolaineMSc (2018)Larval fish community structure and capelin (Mallotus villosus) early life history dynamics on the northeast coast of NewfoundlandSchneider/Robert
Slade, FrankieMSc (2018)Investigating the role of Hip1 in Huntington Disease and Parkinson Disease Models in Drosophila melanogasterStaveley
Alam, ZabayerMSc (2017)A bioinformatics approach to the study of polyphenols and antioxidant capacity in partridgeberryRoncal/ Penc-castillo
Barley, KincaidPhD (2017)The role of closed areas in marine ecosystem based managementRose
Belley, RenaldPhD (2017)Ecosystem functioning in northeast pacific soft-sedimentary habitats: the roles of sopecies diversity, functional diversity, and environmental variablesSnelgrove
Bowlby, HeatherPhD (2017)Quantitative Recovery Planning: Understanding how human activities in watersheds can influence population dynamics and genetic structuring of diadromous fishes.Fleming
Chaulk, AndrewMSc (2017)Culicids on the move: A genetic characterization of two mosquito disease vector species in eastern insular NewfoundlandChapman
Currie-Wilson, CarissaMSc (2017)Feeding ecology of larval Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus): linking main prey availability and recruitment in Trinity Bay, NewfoundlandRoberts
Ebel, JonathanPhD (2017)Nutrient cycling by large consumers at individual, population, and ecosystem levelsLeroux
Hammill, ChristopherMSc (2017)Examining the coexistence of Splachnaceae mosses in Newfoundland peatlandsMarino
Lait, LindaPhD (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 LabradorCarr
M'Angale, PeterPhD (2017)An analysis of apoptotic and autophagic genes in novel drosophila models of Parkinson diseaseStaveley
Mejias, AlbertoMSc (2017)Habitat and ecology of breeding and non-breeding white-tailed tropicbirds (phaethon lepturus catesbyi) in BermudaWiersma
Morales Gonzalez, HugoMSc (2017)Population Genomics of Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea L. and Links to Environmental Conditions, Total Phenolics, and Antioxidant Capacity in Newfoundland and Southern LabradorRoncal
Mullowney, DarrellPhD (2017)The Newfoundland and Labrador Marine Shelf Ecosystem: Change from the Bottom-UpRowe/Rose
Pitts, PaulMSc (2017)Characterization of appetite-­â€ÂÂ┬Éregulating factors in platyfish, Xiphophorus maculatus
(Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae) and
cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus
Rockwood, HilaryMSc (2017)Southern Newfoundland Waters Under Changing Ocean Conditions: Diets and Spatial Distributions of Emerging and Re-Emerging Gadoids Within NAFO Subdivision 3PsFisher
Schacter, Carley R.PhD (2017)Migration Dynamics: Testing Ecological Theory with Tracking Data for Aethia Auklets in the North PacificSchenider
Stevens, ErinMSc (2017)A biological assessment of zooplankton in St. Paul’s Inlet: an estuarine environment in Gros Morne National Park, NewfoundlandCampbell
Van Wyngaarden, MalloryMSc (2017)Population genomics and environmental adaptation in the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, detected using RAD-SEQ derived SNPs and experimental larval rearingSnelgrove/ Bradbury
Chalise, SovitMSc (2016)Biodiversity measures to summarize antibiotic resistance Hurford
Colpron, EmileMSc (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, BarbaraPhD (2016)Growth in cold-water octocorals: rates, morphology and environmental controls Edinger
Merzetti, EricPhD (2016)Characterizing the spargel, nutcracker, PI31 and FBXO9 homologues as models of Parkinson Disease in Drosophila melanogaster Staveley
Slade, JenniferPhD (2016)Starvation resistance in Drosophila melanogaster Staveley
Wringe, BrendanPhD (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, JenniferMSc (2016)Patch selection behaviour in the presence of environmental constraintsAbrahams
Carreon-Palau, LauraPhD (2016)Organic carbon sources and their transfer in a Gulf of Mexico coral reef ecosystemParrish
Charron, LouisMSc (2016)Restoring forests degraded by overabundant moose on the island of NewfoundlandHermanutz
Clarke, Jo-AnnaPhD (2016)Emergence of hereditary hyperplastic gingivitis in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada: an exploration into the molecular aetiology at both the gene and genome levelsMarshall
Ellis, NicholaMSc (2016)Effects of introduced moose (Alces alces) on boreal forest ecosystems in Newfoundland, CanadaLeroux
Frey, DestaMSc (2016)Environmental and biological drivers of feeding and spatial dynamics in the green sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensisGagnon
Green, SamanthaMSc (2016)The diet and influence of the spionid polychaete Marenzelleria on benthic communities in coastal Newfoundland.Dufour
Hall, JenniferPhD (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 productionRise / Deidzic
Lawrence, ChesleyMSc (2016)Patterns of northern river otter (Lontra canadensis) habitat selection, diel activity, group size and activity at latrine sites in Newfoundland, CanadaMiller
Ma, ZhenguoPhD (2016)Metabolism of Antioxidants and Nitrosothiols in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Seeds during Germination and Seedling GrowthIgamberdiev / Bykova
Rittenhouse, MathewMSc (2016)Effects of Seasonally Varying Temperature and Salinity on the Dynamics of Sea Lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis)Hurford
Roberts, RogersMSc (2016)Life history and habitat associations of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in Newfoundland watersRowe
Rossong, MelaniePhD (2016)Impacts of newly established non-indigenous Green crab (Carcinus maenas) on native fauna in Placentia Bay, NewfoundlandQuijon / Snelgrove
Schornagel, DustinMSc (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, SapanMSc (2016)Diversity analysis of blueberry clones and cultivars using EST-PCR and microsatellite markersDebnath / Igamberdiev
Talukdar,PolyPhD (2016)Characterization of FBXO9 in Drosophila MelanogasterStaveley
Tuziak, SarahPhD (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, JillMSc (2015)An experimental study of the at-sea movement of a Small diving seabird and the biological and Ethical implications of wildlife tracking ResearchJones
Robar, AshleyMSc (2015)Benthic communities in Atlantic Canada continental shelf basins: Patterns and their influence on ecosystem functionsSnelgrove / Juniper
Nielsen, TravisMSc (2015)Characterizing thermoregulatory trade-off behavior in juvenile American lobster, Homarus americanusMcGaw
Abeywickrama, GihanMSc (2015)Phenolic compounds of cranberry genotypes and their antioxidant capacity and bioactivitiesShahidi
Moore, MarcusMSc (2015)Manipulation of Streptomyces clavuligerus for the purification of(L-a-aminoadipyl)-L-cysteinyl-D-valine synthetase and the mobilization of plasmid DNATahlan
Hamilton, IanMSc (2015)What makes a house a home: Examining the relationship between growth and predation risk in a coastal elasmobranch, the lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris)nFleming
Tanner, AmyMSc (2015)An empirical evaluation of the determinants of moose-vehicle collisions in newfoundland, CanadaLeroux
Winkowski, JohnMSc (2015)Maternal and environmental effects on phenatypic development in salmonFleming
Penney, ChantelleMSc (2015)Physiological responses of the crabs Carcinus maenas and Cancer irroratus to the combined challenges of digestion and low salinity.McGaw
Pollom, RileyMSc (2015)

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

Wheeland, LauraMSc (2014)Community size spectra and role of vessel avoidance in hydroacoustic surveys of lakes and revoirsRose
Murphy, AndrewMSc (2014)Evaluation of fishing gears modified to reduce ecological impacts in commercial fisheriesGrant/Winger
Shah, JayPhD (2014)Plant mitochondria under hypoxia:
a cross-talk between nitric oxide,
hemoglobin and oxygen
Igamberdiev / Bykova
Hayes, JamesMSc (2014)Characterizing the endocrine, digestive and morphological adjustments of the intestine in response to food deprivation and torpor in a cold-adapted teleost, Tautogolabrus adspersusVolkoff
Hixen, StefaniePhD (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, RodPhD (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, YanyanPhD (2014)Prevalence and transmission of avian influenza viruses in Newfoundland and Labrador Lang/Whitney
Hynes, AlexanderPhD (2014)The phage and phage-like elements of Rhodobacter capsulatusLang
Inkpen, SabrinaMSc (2014)Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) feeding for ecosystem-base management and sustainability in Newfoundland and Labrador marine ecosystemsRise
Krumsick, KyleMSc (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, JuliePhD (2014)Hooded seals (Cystophora cristata) in the Nothwest Atlantic Ocean: uncovering patterns, habitat selection and diving behaviour throughtout the annual migrationStenson/Wiersma
Altowairish, MeadMSc (2014)Characterizing the role of cfl, oxr and sdr in the biosynthesis of the Streptomyces scabies COR-like metabolites Bignel
Baillon, SandrinePhD (2014)Characterization and role of major deep-sea pennatulacean corals in the bathyal zone of Eastern CanadaMercier
Langille BarbaraMSc (2014)Mechanisms and consequences of variation in the migratory behaviour of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) in the Northern Gulf of St. LawrenceMarshall
LeBris, ArnaultPhD (2014)The Ross’s gull (Rhodostethia rosea) in North AmericaWroblewski
Mahlum, ShadMSc (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, NyssaMSc (2014)A Comparison of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Trail Impacts in Boreal Forest, Heath and Bog Habitats within the Avalon Wilderness Reserve and Surrounding AreaWiersma
Vyas, PoorvaPhD (2014)Antioxidant Preperties of Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) PlantsIgamberdiev /  Debnath
Chavoshi Jolfaei, MahinMSc (2014)Evaluation of foxO Modulation in Modelling Parkinson Disease in Drosophila MelanogasterStaveley
Winkowski, JohnMSc (2014)The influence of structural complexity on phenotypic development and post-release performance of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)Fleming / Purchase
Ferguson, NicoleMSc (2014)Regulatory and metabolic cascades involved in secondary metabolite production in Streptomyces clavuligerusTahlan
Copp, CorrinaMSc (2014)The Development of Protocols to Restore the Globally At-Risk Limestone Barrens EcosystemHermanutz
An, DongMSc (2013)An assessment of the morphological, chemical and molecular diversitywithin a colleciton of wild cranberry clonesDebnath / Bykova
Babichuck, NicoleMSc (2013)Characterization of appetite regulators in marine fishVolkoff
Blain, CaitlinMSc (2013)Seaweed-herbivore interactionsGagnon
Bourne, ChristinaMSc (2013)The effects of culverts on stream connectivity in National ParksWiersma / Kehler
Baker, KristaPhD (2013)Biodiversity associated with deep-sea corale in Newfoundland & Labrador watersSnelgrove
Camus, StaceyMSc (2013)Moose-habitat dynamics in Newfoundland

Wiersma / Hermanutz

Caputo, MichelleMSc (2013)Evolutionary and Fisheries consequences of partial migration in salmonid fishes with a focus on Atlantic salmon and Brook troutFleming
Caravan, HollyMSc (2013)An investigation of Thrips soldier morphology and sex in relation to fighting abilityChapman
D’Avignon, GenevieveMSc (2013)Fish Productivity DynamicsRose
Dunleavy, NicoleMSc (2013)Biodiversity patterns in deep-sea sedimentary communitiesSnelgrove / Edinger
Gale, KatherineMSc (2013)Deep-sea echinoderms of eastern Canada: Ecology and role of key speciesMercier
Goodbrand, LiviaMSc (2013)The Environmental Impact of PredictabilityAbrahams
Hynes, DouglasMSc (2013)Ecology & Distribution of the Red CrossbillMiller
Koncz, PeterMSc (2013)Allocation to sexual and asexual reproduction along environmental gradients of the moss Polytrichum juniperinum in the low arcticMarino
Letto, CarlaMSc (2013)Small Mammal Dynamics in Altered Forest Ecosystems in Central NewfoundlandWiersma
Ma, KevinMSc (2013)Population dynamics of a non-indigenous colonial ascidian in a subarctic harbor

Deibel / McKenzie

Mercer, RyanPhD (2013)The Regulation of Production of the Rhodobacter capsulatus Gene Transfer Agent, RcGTALang
Morris, CoreyPhD (2013)The Biolograd and Fisheries Dynamics of White HakeSnelgrove
Munden, JennaMSc (2013)Development of Seabed Friendly Bottom TrawlsGrant / Winger
Olafsdottir, AnnaPhD (2013)Capelin distributionRose
Shapiera, MelanieMsc (2013)Connectivity and movement in juvenile fishesGregory / Snelgrove
Trant, AndrewPhD (2013)Changing treelines: how variability in scale and approach improve our understandingHermantuz
Warner, LucasMSc (2013)Habitat use of salmonidsPurchase
Wang, JiankangPhD (2013)Fisheries By-products, Gene Lipids and AntiacidentsShahidi
Warner, LucasMSc (2013)The Incidence of Anadromy and seasonal estuary use of Native Atlantic Salmon and brook trout and invasive brown troutPurchase



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