M.Env.Sci. Reports from 2000 to Present

Student Name MES Report Title Supervisor Graduation Date
Tailor, Nishant Biosurfactant Enhanced Soil Wahsing for Crude Oil Removal from Contaminated Soil H. Zhang May 2017
May, Adam A Study of Hydrocarbon Contamination Originating from an Abandoned Oil Exploration Well int eh Port Au Port Bay, Newfoundland P. Morrill September 2017
Beresford, Jennifer Comparison of synthetic and biosurfactants in the mitigation of marine oil spills: A review B. Chen May 2017
Gullage, Lauren Predictive Distribution Modelling of Cold-Water Corals in Newfoundland and Labrador Using a Maximum Entropy Approach R. Devillers May 2017
Obeng, Dominic Climate Change Impacts on Water Balance and Unfrozen Water Content and the Implications for Tailings Management in Northern Canada C. Coles May 2017
Tailor, Nishant Biosurfactant Enhanced Soil Washing for Crude Oil Removal from Contaminated Soil H. Zhang May 2017
Vitola Diaz, Gabriel A Review of Temperate Tuna Fisheries: Are fish aggregating devices being used? J. Wroblewski May 2017
Green, Jason Review of current environmental effects monitoring programs for offshore oil & gas production R. Jamieson & R. Rivkin October 2016
Hobrecker, Kerry A comparison of the treatment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and atrazine contaminated water sources using oxidation by ozone with the addition of biosurfactant and chemical surfactant N. Catto & B. Chen October 2016
Sun, Zeyu Physiological responses of Family Fundulidae to three abiotic environmental factors C. Purhase October 2016
Abiodun, Adekunle Comparative analysis of the potential hydrological constraints of oilsand extraction in the Orinoco Oil Belt and the Athabasca River Basin N. Catto May 2016
Barakoti, Hari Glacier retreat with reference to changing climate in adjacent areas of Khumbu and Imja Glacier in Nepal N. Catto May 2016
Doody, Anita Methods for establishing industrial effluent limits using total ammonia as a case study J. Wroblewski May 2016
Duncan, Kristie Geomorphology and sensitivity to petroleum contamination in coastal systems in Newfoundland N. Catto May 2016
Janes, Kaylen Identification and restoration of abandoned mineral exploration sites in Labrador: An industry/community/government partnership K. Storey May 2016
Noordin, Alihussein Comparative analysis between Prince William Sound and the Strait of Georgia to assess the implementation of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill impact on Ping salmon species (Oncorhynchus Gorbuscha) as a model applicable in the Strait of Georgia N. Catto May 2016
Roberts, Andrew Micro-remote sensing and image classification of arboreal lichen in Newfoundland's boreal forest Y. Wiersma May 2016
Smits, Emily Bonne Bay, Western Newfoundland - a potential candidate for a National Marine Conservation Area J. Wroblewski May 2016
Walsh, Allison Predictive substrate mapping using multibeam sonar and grain size data in Lake Melville, Central Labrador, Canada T. Bell May 2016
Ward, Brandon Burgeo residents' values, attitudes and beliefs regarding a South Coast National Marine Conservation Area A. Bath & K. Vodden May 2016
Bonazza, Jeffrey Intactness of protected areas within boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) distribution in Canada with implications for boreal caribou recovery S. Leroux October 2015
King, Courtney Cumulative effects of long-term human settlement on coastal marine ecosystems: A case study in the harbours of Newfoundland N. Catto & R. Gregory October 2015
Richman, Katherine Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Concentrations in Size-Fractionated Indoor Air Particle Samples C. Young October 2015 
Adejokun, Enobong Nkereuwem Evaluation of impact of oil spills on conservation of marine life: A review of Niger-Delta Region, Nigeria A. Aksu May 2015
Alonge, Opeyemi Richard The Sound of Weather Heard Under the Water: Can we tell if it's snowing? L. Zedel May 2015
Chen, Weinan Prospects for distributed photovoltaic (DPV) development in China N. Catto May 2015
Hurley, Oliver Health Selective Migration Analysis of Diabetes Patients Living in Newfoundland and Labrador A. Simms May 2015
Tucker, Jane Using multi-species trawl survey data to examine effects of maternal egg production and temperature on two-year old Snow crabs (Chinoecetes opilio) in waters of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador N. Catto May 2015
Button, Nick Detection of contaminants in drinking water by surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Q. Chen & L. Men October 2014
Curnew, Christa Evaluating the use of bioavailability to refine human health risk assessment and remediation if PAH-impacted soils in Labrador F. Khan October 2014
Kavanagh, Heidi Microbial utilization substrate addition bench top experiments of hexane and halogenated aliphatics at an active site of serpentinization, The Cedars, CA P. Morrill October 2014
Ren, Wei Watershed delineation and change of Torbay and Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove in Northeast Avalon of Newfoundland E. Edinger & L. Hermanutz October 2014
Christensen, Lica Compensating for the destruction of marine fish habitat during resource development: A Newfoundland and Labrador case study J. Wroblewski May 2014
Fraser, James Nutraceutical evaluation using a drosophila model of development dependent upon a Parkinson Disease gene B. Staveley May 2014
Sullivan, Lesley A. A review of legislation and best management practices for trail construction in Newfoundland and Labrador J. Wroblewski May 2014
Woolfrey, Peter E. A review of current phytoremediation techniques and their applicability to northern ecosystems P. Marino May 2014
Bennett, Hope Investigating the parasitoid fauna associated with 4 Lepidopteran corn pests in insular Newfoundland P. Dixon & P. Marino October 2013
Lafferty, Megan K. The application of landscape metrics to compare approaches for management of boreal forest in Ontario D. Sleep & Y. Wiersma October 2013
Maddock, Kieran Evaluating the performance of bioremediation enhanced by oil-degrading, biosurfactant producing bacteria B. Chen & H. Zhang October 2013
McColl, David Evaluating the use of geochemistry data from Northeast Newfoundland to establish environmental background levels of arsenic in soil B. Chen October 2013
Choi, Christopher Dissolved organic carbon in river systems of Newfoundland and Labrador: Assessing the existence of temporal trends and their possible causes P. Morrill & S. Ziegler May 2013
Dalley, Travis Production and characterization of biochar from various lignocellulosic wastes R. Helleur May 2013
Hauck, Dominic Climate change and marine fishes: Predicted ecological and physiological impacts K. Gamperl May 2013
Oldford, Vanessa Spatial extent of benthic impact indicators at finfish aquaculture sites after the first year of production - video sampling evaluation C. Couturier & D. Hamoutene May 2013
Vinueza, Carlos Luis Proposal for a monitoring program of birds as bioindicators of ecosystem conditions in new conservation areas of Guayas I. Warkentin May 2013
Zhang, Mengyang Electric public transit to support tourism and private vehicles control in Downtown St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada C. Coles May 2013
Philbrick, Matthew Coastal processes at Lumsden, northeast Newfoundland N. Catto May 2012
Zheng, Kunjin Early life history study of Mackenzie's sweetvetch (Hedysarum boreale subsp. Mackenzii, Fabaceae) on the island of Newfoundland, Canada L. Hermanutz May 2012
Pelley, Diane Reintroduction methods on the limestone barrens of Newfoundland for three endemic plant species: Endangered Braya longii, threatened Braya fernaldii (Brassicaceae), and endangered Salix jejuna (Salicaceae) L. Hermanutz October 2011 
Bishop, Georgina Ghost fishing: An Atlantic Canada perspective P. Winger May 2011
Dunphy, Kayla Observations on the effects of seasonal changes and stratification on nematode assemblages collected at various sites along the Salmonier Arm, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland E. Baggs/J. Finney-Crawley May 2011
Foster, Allison The interactions of Mussel (Mytilus edulis) aquaculture farms and American lobster (Homarus americanus) populations in Eastern Newfoundland R. Anderson/C. Couturier May 2011
Quinlan, James A review of Canadian policy on cosmetic pesticides: Laying the way for Newfoundland and Labrador R. Helleur/D. McKay October 2010
Kean, Shawn Critique of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act K. Storey May 2010
Matthew, Alyssa The effects of relay cropping cauliflower with lettuce on two specialist pests: Pieris rapae(Lepidoptera: Pieridae) and Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) P. Marino May 2010
Penney, David Determination of the release of asbestos fibres from asbestos-containing drywall joint compound during demolition activities relative to existing regulations N. Gogan May 2010
Pretty, Paula Federal contaminated sites management and case study of Southside Landfill 1, Argentia, Newfoundland C. Coles May 2010
Alam, Hena Environmental and economic impacts of oil spills in Placentia Bay R. Chuenpagdee October 2009
Drover, Courtney A re-evaluation of the status of strongyloid larvae in three herds of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, Canada 2008 J. Finney-Crawley October 2009
O'Reilly, Darla Components of produced water and the effect in an Arctic ecosystem: A review K. Hawboldt October 2009
Stack, Stephanie A preliminary survey and comparison of the free-living nematodes of the Gannet Islands in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Labrador, Canada J. Finney-Crawley/E. Baggs May 2009
Keats, Christopher Single beam acoustic classification technologies: a tool for fisheries habitat identification P. Winger May 2009
Rahman, Fasihur Water quality and trend analysis of selected water bodies of Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador F. Khan May 2009
Evans, Vanessa Determination of antimony (III) and (V) contamination in bottled water from PET plastics by adsorptive stripping voltammetry N. Gogan October 2008
Brake, Kyla An all-hazard assessment of the Marystown area, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador N. Catto May 2008
Gabriel, Celina Invertebrate communities in Compensation Creek, a man-made stream in boreal Newfoundland: the influence of large woody debris C. Campbell & K. Clarke May 2008
Randell, Heather Risk-based remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination of the Edwards Aquifer in San Antonio, Texas F. Khan May 2008
Papadimitriou, Stephanie Climate-related hazards and risks to community infrastructure: Gjoa Haven, Nunavut N. Catto October 2007
Yurich, Chad The effects of altitude and site on soil chemistry, seed bank, and soil temperature in the Mealy Mountains J. Jacobs October 2006
Blackwood, George Trace metal contamination of shallow marine sediments in Buyat and Totok Bays, Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia E. Edinger May 2006
Ingram, Daniel An investigation of the role of tidal variation on storm surge elevation and frequency in Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland N. Catto May 2006
Kendall, Valerie Population dynamics and life history of Gilbert Bay Cod: Using Leslie Matrix modelling to determine whether the boundaries of the Gilbert Bay MPA protect the critical life stages

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May 2006
Langdon, Huberta Spatial variations in soil temperatures in relation to air temperatures at some forest, wetland, and alpine sites in Newfoundland and Labrador J. Jacobs May 2006
Slaney, Kent Wetlands within the Torbay municipal boundary N. Catto May 2006
Yurich, Ngaire The effects of snowmelt on the development and insect burden of Labrador willow (Salix argryocarpa) L. Hermanutz May 2006
Fiander, Leon Baseline analysis of eutrophication and trace element contamination at Lord's Cove, Newfoundland, prior to start up of a land based aquaculture facility N. Gogan October 2005
Burt, Amanda Influence of eelgrass Zostera marinapresence and absence on local finfish biomass production in Newman Sound, Newfoundland R. Gregory May 2005
Etheridge, Brad The sedimentology, morphology, and sensitivity to petroleum pollution of five gravel beaches, Southern Shore, Newfoundland N. Catto May 2005
Karn, Jeff Atlantic Canada wind trends and variability: 1953-2003 B. de Young May 2005
Nikolova, Denitza A comparison of nematode communities from sediment taken at four sites inside and outside of lobster pounds in Maine, USA J. Finney-Crawley October 2004
Pink, David Analysis of beach litter volumes, sources, and movements on selected coastlines of the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador N. Catto October 2004
Williams, Amy Where to draw the line? A preliminary analysis of the 200-mile limit as a tool for conservation on the Grand Banks R. Haedrich October 2004
Moss, Melissa The impact of slug herbivory on post-fire regeneration of black spruce in lichen woodland in Terra Nova National Park, NL L. Hermanutz & J. Jacobs May 2004
Pollard, Jason The influence of logging on employment and on the boreal forest landscape of Newfoundland, Canada B. McLaren May 2004
Troke, Glen Estimating bycatch of Common murres (Uria aalge) in gill-nets adjacent breeding colonies in Newfoundland W. Montevecchi May 2004
Baker, Krista Potential sites for Marine Protected Areas in Canada's North Atlantic R. Haedrich October 2003
Barkhouse, Carla How many sediment samples are required for an environmental assessment of an existing or potential aquaculture site? R. Anderson October 2003
Khan, Barkhat The impact of road culverts on stream macroinvertebrate communities in three streams on Witless Bay Line, Newfoundland M. Colbo October 2003
Schmidt, Jaclyn The climate of Terra Nova National Park J. Jacobs October 2003
Strang, Tanya Nutrient regeneration under mussel farms: The environmental effects of mussel aquaculture in coastal bays R. Anderson October 2003
Belbin, Sheldon Trace metal chemistry of the Salmonier River, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland J. Jacobs May 2003
Cheeseman, Jackie Local ecological knowledge in the assessment of changes in Green frog populations R. Haedrich May 2003
Dunn, Adam Determination of a sub-basin location relating to a discrepancy between national topographic system map sheet and digital elevation model in the Salmonier drainage basin J. Jacobs May 2003
Hammond, Benedict Influence of eelgrass (Zostera marina) complexity and area on age 0 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) abundance in Newfoundland D. Schneider & R. Gregory May 2003
Moss, Andrew Change in abundance and extent of occurrence of demersal marine fishes: Quantitative assessments based on research survey data R. Haedrich May 2003
Onodenolore, Eunice Biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons by fungi from oil polluted soil T. Patel May 2003
Power, Francine Aliphatic hydrocarbon based drill muds: A chronic toxicity study with Water flounder (Pleuronectes americanus) exposed to oil well drill cuttings J. Payne & A. Rahimtula May 2003
White, Michelle Investigation of slope stability, St. Brendan's, Newfoundland N. Catto May 2003
Bonnell, Jennifer Atmospheric nitrogen deposition to non-agricultural freshwater ecosystems in the Atlantic Provinces J. Jacobs October 2002
Daley, Louise Monitoring for the long term health of Salix arctica at the Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, Newfoundland . October 2002
Golletz, Tosha Modelling the nitrogen budget in a boreal maritime watershed, Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland J. Jacobs & M. Wadleigh May 2002
Johnson, Shawna Factors affecting THM formation in Gander and Glenwood, Newfoundland N. Gogan May 2002
Lambo, Adewale Investigation of a cold tolerant bacteria that biodegrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons T. Patel May 2002
LeFrense, Colin Nutrient level influences on the bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil from the Southside Hills, St. John's area of Newfoundland N. Gogan May 2002
Noordhof, Nancy Macroinvertebrates as bioindicators of point source pollution in Rennies River, St. John's, Newfoundland M. Colbo May 2002
Squires, Deirdre The chemical composition (major ions) of alpine snow cover - Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland J. Jacobs May 2002
Decker, Randy Newfoundland small stream buffer study: Impacts of current forest harvesting practices on stream habitat and biota M. Colbo October 2001
Powell, Shawna Analysis of the fish fauna of the deep Northern Gulf of Mexico R. Haedrich October 2001
Walsh, Colleen Commercial and non-commercial fish species in Newfoundland's Southern Coast ecosystem: An examination of trends in abundance and landings with a consideration of ecosystem health R. Haedrich October 2001
Hearns, Peter GIS applications in watershed studies J. Jacobs May 2001
Robbins, David Sea run Brown Trout (Salmo trutta L.) movement and habitat use in the Quidi Vidi watershed, St. John's, Newfoundland J. Green May 2001
Stoyles, Michael Newfoundland springwaters: A preliminary study of dissolved metal concentrations and correlation to near-surface host rocks P. Sylvester May 2001
Wiseman, Mark Short term study of rats exposed to a nickel ore suspension by intraperitoneal injection: Accumulation of nickel, copper and cobalt in the liver, kidney and lung A. Rahimtula & R. Helleur May 2001
Moore, Beverly Assessing the status of vulnerable habitats and species R. Haedrich October 2000
Baldwin, Damian The effect of acidification on the microfauna (Protozoa and metazoa) community of an activated sludge wastewater treatment system C. Campbell May 2000
Ekewenu, Ovie Trace metal speciation in ponds around St. John's and Mount Pearl areas of Newfoundland, Canada N. Gogan May 2000
Jackman, Lilia The effect of produced water in respiration rates of the cold ocean mysid, Mysis mixta D. Deibel May 2000
Linehan, Janice Cunners (Tautogolabrus adspersus) as indicators of environmental stress and enrichment in Newfoundland R. Haedrich May 2000
Power, Valerie Nematodes as indicators of the environmental effects of salmonid aquaculture in Bay d'Espoir, Newfoundland J. Finney-Crawley May 2000
Reid, Paula The impact of visitor usage on the East Coast Trail: Bay Bulls to Witless Bay, Newfoundland N. Catto May 2000
Templeman, Nadine Extraction and quantification of progesterone from Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) blubber samples to determine reproductive status J. Banoub May 2000