Dean of Science
Dr. Abrahams is a professor in the Departments of Biology and Ocean Sciences and has been the Dean of Science since 2008.
He has also served as Memorial University's Vice-President (Research) Pro Tempore and Associate Vice-President (Research) Pro Tempore from January 2017 to September 2018.
He holds a B.Sc. (honours) in zoology from the University of Western Ontario, a M.Sc. in biology from Queen’s University and a PhD in biology from Simon Fraser University.
Dr. Abrahams' research, which is funded in large part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), focuses on non-lethal predator-prey interactions in aquatic ecosystems. Recent research has investigated how these dynamics are mediated by changes in the physical environment, and the insight this provides into understanding the maintenance or loss of biodiversity.
Prior to joining Memorial University in 2008, he spent 18 years as a faculty member at the University of Manitoba.