Graduate Students

Dr. Mark Abrahams


Mike Piersaik

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PhD. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Mark Abrahams

Email:michael.piersiak@mun.ca

Project Title:

Bottom-up effects associated with sea cage aquaculture


Luke Mcallister

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Mark Abrahams

Email: ltmcallister@mun.ca

Project Title:

The Energetic Influence of Sea Cage Aquaculture Waste Feed on Aggregating Wild Fishes


Sylvia Fitzgibbon

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Mark Abrahams

Email: smf438@mun.ca

Project Title:

How Sensory Systems and Changing Ecosystems by Anthropogenic Effects Create Opportunities for Niche Exploitation by Invasive Species

Dr. Amanda Bates


Cerren Richards

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Ph.D Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Amanda Bates

Email:cerridwenr@mun.ca

Project Title:Energetics of seabirds wintering around Newfoundland


Jasmin Schuster

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MS.c. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Amanda Bates

Email:jmschuster@mun.ca

Project Title:Establishing physiological tolerance limits to synergistic environmental stressors in cold water invertebrates


Brandy Biggar

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MS.c. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Amanda Bates

Email:bsbiggar@mun.ca

Project Title:Cold tolerance and overwintering behavior of the green crab, Carcinus maenas

 

Dr. Ian Fleming


  

Samantha Crowley

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Ian Fleming and Dr. Ian Bradbury

Email:secrowley@mun.ca

Research Focus:

Juvenile survival of farm-wild hybrid and backcross Atlantic salmon


Shahinur Islam

Shahinur

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Ian Fleming

Email:shahinur.islam@mun.ca

Project Title:

Post-reproductive functional and behavioral interaction of Atlantic Salmon

 


Kristin Bøe

Shahinur

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Ian Fleming

Email:kbe144@mun.ca

Project Title:

Anadromous salmonids of the north. Migratory behavior species transitions and climate change>

 

 

Dr. Pat Gagnon


Anne Provencher St-Pierre

Anne Provencher St-Pierre

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Gagnon

Email:aprovencherstpierre@mun.ca

Project Title:

Kelp-urchin dynamics in Newfoundland and the Gulf of St. Lawrence: stability and thresholds for phase shift


 David Belanger

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Gagnon

Email:david.belanger@mun.ca

Project Title:

Ecological importance and vulnerability of rhodolith beds in Newfoundland and Labrador

 


Julie Jacques

Samantha Trueman

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Gagnon

Email:jjacques@mun.ca

Project Title:

The effects of raceway density on gonad growth and behaviour in the green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis)


Sean Hacker Teper

Sean Hacker Teper

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Gagnon

Email: shackerteper@mun.ca

Project Title:

Food web ecology of Newfoundland rhodolith bed communities

 

Dr. Kurt Gamperl


Christian Carnevale

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl

Email:ccarnevale@MUN.CA

Project Title:

Effects of chronic hypoxia on Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) tissue oxygen utilization and myocardial contractility


 

Devyn Ramsay

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl

Email:dar161@MUN.CA

Project Title:

Effects of Interleukin-1β on the Cardiovascular system of Steelhead Trout


 

Zoe Zrini

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl

Email:zazrini@mun.caA

Project Title:

The use of data loggers to study fish physiology and behaviour


Isabel Costa

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl

Email:icosta@MUN.CA

Project Title:

Cardiac function and microvascular control in flatfish 


Olufemi Oluseun Ajiboye

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl

Email:ooajiboye@mun.ca

Project Title:

Effects of Elevated Temperature on Salmon Physiology and Immunology


Robine Leeuwis

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl

Email:rhjleeuwis@mun.ca

Project Title:

physiology and nutrition of sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)


 

Dr. Iain McGaw


Qiwu Jiang

Qiwi Jiang

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Iain J. McGaw

Email:qj1224@mun.ca

Project Title:

Effects of feeding states on behavioural and physiological responses to hypoxia in rock crabs (Cancer irroratus)

 


Logan Zeinert

Qiwi Jiang

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Iain J. McGaw

Email:lrzeinert@mun.ca

Project Title:

Potential use of the West Indian Spider Crab Mithrax spinosissimus in Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture

 


Sarah Nancollas

Sarah Nancollas

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Iain J. McGaw

Email:sjn171@mun.ca

Project Title:

Physiological responses of Carcinus maenas acclimated to a tidal emersion cycle

 

Dr. Annie Mercier


Jiamin Sun

Jiamin Sun

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Annie Mercier

Email:js5483@mun.ca

Project Title:

Behavioral and feeding ecology of the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa relative to its potential use in integrated multi-trophic aquacultre

 

 


 

Janet Ferguson-Roberts

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Annie Mercier

Email:jfergusonrob@mun.ca

Project Title:

Characterization of lecithotrophic propagules in marine invertebrates

 

 


 

Brittney Stuckless

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Annie Mercier

Email:bcms78@mun.ca

Project Title:

Behavioural Adaptations of Deep-Sea Invertebrates

 


 

Sara Jobson

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Annie Mercier

Email:<smjobson@mun.ca

Project Title:

Markers of health and environmental stress in sea cucumbers

 

 

Dr. Chris Parrish


Tomer Katan

Tomer Katan

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Matt Rise and Dr. Chris C. Parrish

Email:tkatan@mun.ca

Project Title:

The impact of plant-based oils and other feed ingredients on growth, tissue composition, gene expression, and health of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)'


Nigel Guerra

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Chris C. Parrish

Email:niguerra@mun.ca

Project Title:

Advanced Lipidomic Analysis of Atlantic Salmon Diet and Tissues from Algae Feeding Trial Using Short Column Gas Chromatography and Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis

 


Jenna MacKinnon

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Chris C. Parrish

Email:jfmackinnon@mun.ca

Project Title:

Effects of temperature and pCO2 on essential fatty acid and energy supply at the base of marine food webs

 


Judy Perry

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Chris C. Parrish

Email:judy.perry@mi.mun.ca

Project Title:

Cholesterol and phytosterols in finfish aquaculture nutrition

 

 


Vincent Marmillot

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Ph.D. Candidate (Laval University, QC)

Supervisor: Dr. Chris Parrish

Email:vincent.marmillot.1@ulaval.ca

Project Title:

Synthesis and transfer of lipids at the base of the food chains: responses and plasticity of primary producers and consumers facing environmental conditions

 

Dr. Uta Passow


Narimene Zoghbi

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Uta Passow

Email:nzoghbi@mun.ca

Project Title:Understanding the interactions between oil, dispersants, exopolymers and particles for the improvement of marine oil spill response

 


Verena Kalter

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Uta Passow

Email:vakalter@mun.ca

Project Title:

 


Jong Jin Lee

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Uta Passow

Email:jongjl@mun.ca

Project Title:

 

 

Dr. Matt Rise


Eric Ignatz

Tomer Katan

MSc. Aquaculture Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Matt Rise and Jillian Westcott

Email:ehignatz@mun.ca

Project Title:Rearing temperature's effect on the growth performance, nutrient utilization and immune response of growth hormone transgenic female triploid Atlantic salmon


Sindy Dove

Tomer Katan

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Matt Rise and Dr. Ian Fleming

Email:slw031@mun.ca

Project Title:The effect of cross-type on immunology in Salmonids


Xi Xue

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew L. Rise

Email:xi.xue@mun.ca

Project Title:

Functional genomics studies of the Impact of nutrition on Atlantic salmon immune responses


Nicole Smith

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew L. Rise

Email:nicole.c.smith@MUN.CA

Project Title:

Characterization of Atlantic salmon macrophages


Sabrina Inkpen

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew L. Rise

Email:s.inkpen@mun.ca

Project Title:

Characterization, expression, and functional studies of antiviral and antibacterial genes in teleost fish


Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew L. Rise

Email:tdb550@mun.ca

Project Title:

Functional genomic analysis of the impact of camelina (Camelina sativa) meal on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) distal intestine gene expression and physiology

 

 

Dr. Javier Santander


Manuel Soto Davila

Tyler Brown

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander

Email:masotodavila@mun.ca

Project Title:

Influence of Vitamins on Aeromonas salmonicida and Renibacterium salmoninarum Pathogenesis


Hajaroba Gnanagobal

Tyler Brown

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander

Email:hgnanagobal@MUN.CA

Project Title:Comparative pathogenesis and physiology of fish pathogens Aeromonas salmonicida and Renibacterium salmoninarum


Setu Chakraborty

Tyler Brown

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander

Email:schakraborty@mun.ca

Project Title:

Metagenomics, Bacterial pathogenesis and vaccinology in lumpfish (C. lumpus)


Ahmed Hossain

Tyler Brown

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander

Email:ahossain@mun.ca

Project Title:

Bacterial immune suppression and fish vaccinology


My Dang

Tyler Brown

M.Sc. Aquaculture Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander

Email:tmtdang@mun.ca

Project Title:Vaccination in Lumpfish larvae


Thanh Trung

Tyler Brown

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander

Email:ttcao@mun.ca

Project Title:

Moretiella viscosa and Vibrio anguillarum pathogenesis and vaccinology


Joy Chukwu Osazuwa

Tyler Brown

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander

Email:jchukwuosazu@mun.ca

Project Title:

Virulences factors of bacteria and fish immunity


Jose Vasquez

Tyler Brown

MES Aquaculture Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander

Email:ivasquezsoli@mun.ca

Project Title:

Aeromonas salmonicida vaccine development

Dr. Schneider


Kimberley Keats

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. David C. Schneider

Email:N/A

Project Title:

Nutrient regulation of heterotrophic bacterial growth and community structure in relation to water mass dynamics in Arctic and Subarctic waters

 

 

Dr. Rachel Sipler


Sally Faulkner

Emma Cooke

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Rachel Sipler

Email:sjmfaulkner@mun.ca

Project Title:

Biogeochemistry of Boreal ecosystems and the associated coastal ocean, focussing on characterising interactions between dissolved organic matter and phytoplankton communities


Colleen McBride

Emma Cooke

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Rachel Sipler

Email:cemcbride@mun.ca

Project Title:

Using biogeochemistry to understand the relationship between changing boreal ecosystems and zooplankton


Nicole Spehn

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MES Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Rachel Sipler/ Dr.Sue Ziegler (Earth Science)

Email: nspehn@mun.ca

Project Title:

The impact of seasonally contrasting flow paths on water optical properties along the terrestrial-to-aquatic interface of a small boreal forest watershed



Celyn Khoo

Emma Cooke

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Rachel Sipler

Email:cllkhoo@mun.ca

Project Title:

Hydrological controls on the transformations of size fractionated organic matter across the land to sea continuum in boreal watersheds


Maryam Beheshti Foroutani

Emma Cooke

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Rachel Sipler

Email:mbf613@mun.ca

Project Title: Assessing the interpretation of biomarkers (amino and fatty acids) of particulate organic matter in terrestrially-influenced coastal ecosystems

Dr. Paul Snelgrove


Danielle Quinn

Danielle Quinn

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Paul Snelgrove and Dr.Trevor Avery

Email: danielle.quinn@mun.ca

Project Title:

North Atlantic Fisheries Conservation


Emilie Geissinger

Emilie Geissinger

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove/ Dr. Bob Gregory (DFO)

Email:eageissinger@mun.ca

Project Title:

Effect of climate change on recruitment of coastal zone fishes

 


Emma Cooke

Emma Cooke

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Paul Snelgrove and Dr.Bob Gregory

Email: ecooke@mun.ca

Project Title:

Environmental and Biological Influences on Cod Recruitment


Alessia Ciraolo

Emma Cooke

PhD. Candidate

Supervisor(s): Dr. Paul Snelgrove 

Email: acciraolo@mun.ca

Project Title:

Cumulative impacts of hypoxia and trawling on seafloor ecosystems


Evelyn Macrobert

Evelyn Macrobert

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove   /Dr. Bob Gregory (DFO)

Email:em2610@mun.ca

Project Title:

How the distribution of predators affects habitat selection and survival of juvenile cod


Marta Miatta

Marta Miatta

Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove

Email:mm5655@MUN.CA

Project Title:

Ecosystem functions and biodiversity patterns within the Laurentian Channel AOI: Regional comparisons and links to water column processes.


Mary Clinton

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove

Email: meclinton@mun.ca

Project Title:

cosystem Functioning in Coastal Labrador Seafloor Environments



Benjamin King

Evelyn Macrobert

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove/Dr. Bob Gregory (DFO)

Email:bgcking@mun.ca

Project Title:

Movement and spatial ecology of juvenile cod


Catie Young

Evelyn Macrobert

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove

Email:ctyoung@mun.ca

Project Title:

Labrador benthic food webs


Salma Husaien

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Ph.D. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove/ Dr. Bob Gregory (DFO)

Email:sh1816@mun.ca

Project Title:

Effects of the changes of feeding rates, diet and fish density on the growth and survival of juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) in the coast of Newfoundland.


Rebecca Steinhart

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove

Email: res742@MUN.CA

Project Title:

Natural and anthropogenic drivers of sedimentary communities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence



Amy McAllister

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M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove

Email: asmcallister@mun.ca

Project Title:

The trophic ecology of deep-sea fishes of the Labrador Sea


Rebecca Evans

M.Sc. Candidate

Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove

Email: rebeccaje@mun.ca

Project Title:

Supplemental food supply to Labrador sedimentary communities and the role of kelp


Contact

Ocean Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000