M.Env.Sci. Reports from 2000 to Present

Student NameMES Report TitleSupervisorGraduation Date
Beresford, JenniferComparison of synthetic and biosurfactants in the mitigation of marine oil spills: A reviewB. ChenMay 2017
Gullage, LaurenPredictive Distribution Modelling of Cold-Water Corals in Newfoundland and Labrador Using a Maximum Entropy ApproachR. DevillersMay 2017
Obeng, DominicClimate Change Impacts on Water Balance and Unfrozen Water Content and the Implications for Tailings Management in Northern CanadaC. ColesMay 2017
Tailor, NishantBiosurfactant Enhanced Soil Washing for Crude Oil Removal from Contaminated SoilH. ZhangMay 2017
Vitola Diaz, GabrielA Review of Temperate Tuna Fisheries: Are fish aggregating devices being used?J. WroblewskiMay 2017
Green, JasonReview of current environmental effects monitoring programs for offshore oil & gas productionR. Jamieson & R. RivkinOctober 2016
Hobrecker, KerryA comparison of the treatment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and atrazine contaminated water sources using oxidation by ozone with the addition of biosurfactant and chemical surfactantN. Catto & B. ChenOctober 2016
Sun, ZeyuPhysiological responses of Family Fundulidae to three abiotic environmental factorsC. PurhaseOctober 2016
Abiodun, AdekunleComparative analysis of the potential hydrological constraints of oilsand extraction in the Orinoco Oil Belt and the Athabasca River BasinN. CattoMay 2016
Barakoti, HariGlacier retreat with reference to changing climate in adjacent areas of Khumbu and Imja Glacier in NepalN. CattoMay 2016
Doody, AnitaMethods for establishing industrial effluent limits using total ammonia as a case studyJ. WroblewskiMay 2016
Duncan, KristieGeomorphology and sensitivity to petroleum contamination in coastal systems in NewfoundlandN. CattoMay 2016
Janes, KaylenIdentification and restoration of abandoned mineral exploration sites in Labrador: An industry/community/government partnershipK. StoreyMay 2016
Noordin, AlihusseinComparative 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 GeorgiaN. CattoMay 2016
Roberts, AndrewMicro-remote sensing and image classification of arboreal lichen in Newfoundland's boreal forestY. WiersmaMay 2016
Smits, EmilyBonne Bay, Western Newfoundland - a potential candidate for a National Marine Conservation AreaJ. WroblewskiMay 2016
Walsh, AllisonPredictive substrate mapping using multibeam sonar and grain size data in Lake Melville, Central Labrador, CanadaT. BellMay 2016
Ward, BrandonBurgeo residents' values, attitudes and beliefs regarding a South Coast National Marine Conservation AreaA. Bath & K. VoddenMay 2016
Bonazza, JeffreyIntactness of protected areas within boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) distribution in Canada with implications for boreal caribou recoveryS. LerouxOctober 2015
King, CourtneyCumulative effects of long-term human settlement on coastal marine ecosystems: A case study in the harbours of NewfoundlandN. Catto & R. GregoryOctober 2015
Richman, KatherinePolybrominated Diphenyl Ether Concentrations in Size-Fractionated Indoor Air Particle SamplesC. YoungOctober 2015 
Adejokun, Enobong NkereuwemEvaluation of impact of oil spills on conservation of marine life: A review of Niger-Delta Region, NigeriaA. AksuMay 2015
Alonge, Opeyemi RichardThe Sound of Weather Heard Under the Water: Can we tell if it's snowing?L. ZedelMay 2015
Chen, WeinanProspects for distributed photovoltaic (DPV) development in ChinaN. CattoMay 2015
Hurley, OliverHealth Selective Migration Analysis of Diabetes Patients Living in Newfoundland and LabradorA. SimmsMay 2015
Tucker, JaneUsing 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 LabradorN. CattoMay 2015
Button, NickDetection of contaminants in drinking water by surface-enhanced Raman SpectroscopyQ. Chen & L. MenOctober 2014
Curnew, ChristaEvaluating the use of bioavailability to refine human health risk assessment and remediation if PAH-impacted soils in LabradorF. KhanOctober 2014
Kavanagh, HeidiMicrobial utilization substrate addition bench top experiments of hexane and halogenated aliphatics at an active site of serpentinization, The Cedars, CAP. MorrillOctober 2014
Ren, WeiWatershed delineation and change of Torbay and Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove in Northeast Avalon of NewfoundlandE. Edinger & L. HermanutzOctober 2014
Christensen, LicaCompensating for the destruction of marine fish habitat during resource development: A Newfoundland and Labrador case studyJ. WroblewskiMay 2014
Fraser, JamesNutraceutical evaluation using a drosophila model of development dependent upon a Parkinson Disease geneB. StaveleyMay 2014
Sullivan, Lesley A.A review of legislation and best management practices for trail construction in Newfoundland and LabradorJ. WroblewskiMay 2014
Woolfrey, Peter E.A review of current phytoremediation techniques and their applicability to northern ecosystemsP. MarinoMay 2014
Bennett, HopeInvestigating the parasitoid fauna associated with 4 Lepidopteran corn pests in insular NewfoundlandP. Dixon & P. MarinoOctober 2013
Lafferty, Megan K.The application of landscape metrics to compare approaches for management of boreal forest in OntarioD. Sleep & Y. WiersmaOctober 2013
Maddock, KieranEvaluating the performance of bioremediation enhanced by oil-degrading, biosurfactant producing bacteriaB. Chen & H. ZhangOctober 2013
McColl, DavidEvaluating the use of geochemistry data from Northeast Newfoundland to establish environmental background levels of arsenic in soilB. ChenOctober 2013
Choi, ChristopherDissolved organic carbon in river systems of Newfoundland and Labrador: Assessing the existence of temporal trends and their possible causesP. Morrill & S. ZieglerMay 2013
Dalley, TravisProduction and characterization of biochar from various lignocellulosic wastesR. HelleurMay 2013
Hauck, DominicClimate change and marine fishes: Predicted ecological and physiological impactsK. GamperlMay 2013
Oldford, VanessaSpatial extent of benthic impact indicators at finfish aquaculture sites after the first year of production - video sampling evaluationC. Couturier & D. HamouteneMay 2013
Vinueza, Carlos LuisProposal for a monitoring program of birds as bioindicators of ecosystem conditions in new conservation areas of GuayasI. WarkentinMay 2013
Zhang, MengyangElectric public transit to support tourism and private vehicles control in Downtown St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaC. ColesMay 2013
Philbrick, MatthewCoastal processes at Lumsden, northeast NewfoundlandN. CattoMay 2012
Zheng, KunjinEarly life history study of Mackenzie's sweetvetch (Hedysarum boreale subsp. Mackenzii, Fabaceae) on the island of Newfoundland, CanadaL. HermanutzMay 2012
Pelley, DianeReintroduction 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. HermanutzOctober 2011 
Bishop, GeorginaGhost fishing: An Atlantic Canada perspectiveP. WingerMay 2011
Dunphy, KaylaObservations on the effects of seasonal changes and stratification on nematode assemblages collected at various sites along the Salmonier Arm, Avalon Peninsula, NewfoundlandE. Baggs/J. Finney-CrawleyMay 2011
Foster, AllisonThe interactions of Mussel (Mytilus edulis) aquaculture farms and American lobster (Homarus americanus) populations in Eastern NewfoundlandR. Anderson/C. CouturierMay 2011
Quinlan, JamesA review of Canadian policy on cosmetic pesticides: Laying the way for Newfoundland and LabradorR. Helleur/D. McKayOctober 2010
Kean, ShawnCritique of the Canadian Environmental Assessment ActK. StoreyMay 2010
Matthew, AlyssaThe effects of relay cropping cauliflower with lettuce on two specialist pests: Pieris rapae(Lepidoptera: Pieridae) and Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae)P. MarinoMay 2010
Penney, DavidDetermination of the release of asbestos fibres from asbestos-containing drywall joint compound during demolition activities relative to existing regulationsN. GoganMay 2010
Pretty, PaulaFederal contaminated sites management and case study of Southside Landfill 1, Argentia, NewfoundlandC. ColesMay 2010
Alam, HenaEnvironmental and economic impacts of oil spills in Placentia BayR. ChuenpagdeeOctober 2009
Drover, CourtneyA re-evaluation of the status of strongyloid larvae in three herds of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland, Canada 2008J. Finney-CrawleyOctober 2009
O'Reilly, DarlaComponents of produced water and the effect in an Arctic ecosystem: A reviewK. HawboldtOctober 2009
Stack, StephanieA preliminary survey and comparison of the free-living nematodes of the Gannet Islands in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Labrador, CanadaJ. Finney-Crawley/E. BaggsMay 2009
Keats, ChristopherSingle beam acoustic classification technologies: a tool for fisheries habitat identificationP. WingerMay 2009
Rahman, FasihurWater quality and trend analysis of selected water bodies of Placentia, Newfoundland and LabradorF. KhanMay 2009
Evans, VanessaDetermination of antimony (III) and (V) contamination in bottled water from PET plastics by adsorptive stripping voltammetryN. GoganOctober 2008
Brake, KylaAn all-hazard assessment of the Marystown area, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland and LabradorN. CattoMay 2008
Gabriel, CelinaInvertebrate communities in Compensation Creek, a man-made stream in boreal Newfoundland: the influence of large woody debrisC. Campbell & K. ClarkeMay 2008
Randell, HeatherRisk-based remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination of the Edwards Aquifer in San Antonio, TexasF. KhanMay 2008
Papadimitriou, StephanieClimate-related hazards and risks to community infrastructure: Gjoa Haven, NunavutN. CattoOctober 2007
Yurich, ChadThe effects of altitude and site on soil chemistry, seed bank, and soil temperature in the Mealy MountainsJ. JacobsOctober 2006
Blackwood, GeorgeTrace metal contamination of shallow marine sediments in Buyat and Totok Bays, Northern Sulawesi, IndonesiaE. EdingerMay 2006
Ingram, DanielAn investigation of the role of tidal variation on storm surge elevation and frequency in Port-aux-Basques, NewfoundlandN. CattoMay 2006
Kendall, ValeriePopulation 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

J. Wroblewski

May 2006
Langdon, HubertaSpatial variations in soil temperatures in relation to air temperatures at some forest, wetland, and alpine sites in Newfoundland and LabradorJ. JacobsMay 2006
Slaney, KentWetlands within the Torbay municipal boundaryN. CattoMay 2006
Yurich, NgaireThe effects of snowmelt on the development and insect burden of Labrador willow (Salix argryocarpa)L. HermanutzMay 2006
Fiander, LeonBaseline analysis of eutrophication and trace element contamination at Lord's Cove, Newfoundland, prior to start up of a land based aquaculture facilityN. GoganOctober 2005
Burt, AmandaInfluence of eelgrass Zostera marinapresence and absence on local finfish biomass production in Newman Sound, NewfoundlandR. GregoryMay 2005
Etheridge, BradThe sedimentology, morphology, and sensitivity to petroleum pollution of five gravel beaches, Southern Shore, NewfoundlandN. CattoMay 2005
Karn, JeffAtlantic Canada wind trends and variability: 1953-2003B. de YoungMay 2005
Nikolova, DenitzaA comparison of nematode communities from sediment taken at four sites inside and outside of lobster pounds in Maine, USAJ. Finney-CrawleyOctober 2004
Pink, DavidAnalysis of beach litter volumes, sources, and movements on selected coastlines of the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and LabradorN. CattoOctober 2004
Williams, AmyWhere to draw the line? A preliminary analysis of the 200-mile limit as a tool for conservation on the Grand BanksR. HaedrichOctober 2004
Moss, MelissaThe impact of slug herbivory on post-fire regeneration of black spruce in lichen woodland in Terra Nova National Park, NLL. Hermanutz & J. JacobsMay 2004
Pollard, JasonThe influence of logging on employment and on the boreal forest landscape of Newfoundland, CanadaB. McLarenMay 2004
Troke, GlenEstimating bycatch of Common murres (Uria aalge) in gill-nets adjacent breeding colonies in NewfoundlandW. MontevecchiMay 2004
Baker, KristaPotential sites for Marine Protected Areas in Canada's North AtlanticR. HaedrichOctober 2003
Barkhouse, CarlaHow many sediment samples are required for an environmental assessment of an existing or potential aquaculture site?R. AndersonOctober 2003
Khan, BarkhatThe impact of road culverts on stream macroinvertebrate communities in three streams on Witless Bay Line, NewfoundlandM. ColboOctober 2003
Schmidt, JaclynThe climate of Terra Nova National ParkJ. JacobsOctober 2003
Strang, TanyaNutrient regeneration under mussel farms: The environmental effects of mussel aquaculture in coastal baysR. AndersonOctober 2003
Belbin, SheldonTrace metal chemistry of the Salmonier River, Avalon Peninsula, NewfoundlandJ. JacobsMay 2003
Cheeseman, JackieLocal ecological knowledge in the assessment of changes in Green frog populationsR. HaedrichMay 2003
Dunn, AdamDetermination of a sub-basin location relating to a discrepancy between national topographic system map sheet and digital elevation model in the Salmonier drainage basinJ. JacobsMay 2003
Hammond, BenedictInfluence of eelgrass (Zostera marina) complexity and area on age 0 Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) abundance in NewfoundlandD. Schneider & R. GregoryMay 2003
Moss, AndrewChange in abundance and extent of occurrence of demersal marine fishes: Quantitative assessments based on research survey dataR. HaedrichMay 2003
Onodenolore, EuniceBiodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons by fungi from oil polluted soilT. PatelMay 2003
Power, FrancineAliphatic hydrocarbon based drill muds: A chronic toxicity study with Water flounder (Pleuronectes americanus) exposed to oil well drill cuttingsJ. Payne & A. RahimtulaMay 2003
White, MichelleInvestigation of slope stability, St. Brendan's, NewfoundlandN. CattoMay 2003
Bonnell, JenniferAtmospheric nitrogen deposition to non-agricultural freshwater ecosystems in the Atlantic ProvincesJ. JacobsOctober 2002
Daley, LouiseMonitoring for the long term health of Salix arctica at the Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve, Newfoundland.October 2002
Golletz, ToshaModelling the nitrogen budget in a boreal maritime watershed, Terra Nova National Park, NewfoundlandJ. Jacobs & M. WadleighMay 2002
Johnson, ShawnaFactors affecting THM formation in Gander and Glenwood, NewfoundlandN. GoganMay 2002
Lambo, AdewaleInvestigation of a cold tolerant bacteria that biodegrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbonsT. PatelMay 2002
LeFrense, ColinNutrient level influences on the bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soil from the Southside Hills, St. John's area of NewfoundlandN. GoganMay 2002
Noordhof, NancyMacroinvertebrates as bioindicators of point source pollution in Rennies River, St. John's, NewfoundlandM. ColboMay 2002
Squires, DeirdreThe chemical composition (major ions) of alpine snow cover - Gros Morne National Park, NewfoundlandJ. JacobsMay 2002
Decker, RandyNewfoundland small stream buffer study: Impacts of current forest harvesting practices on stream habitat and biotaM. ColboOctober 2001
Powell, ShawnaAnalysis of the fish fauna of the deep Northern Gulf of MexicoR. HaedrichOctober 2001
Walsh, ColleenCommercial and non-commercial fish species in Newfoundland's Southern Coast ecosystem: An examination of trends in abundance and landings with a consideration of ecosystem healthR. HaedrichOctober 2001
Hearns, PeterGIS applications in watershed studiesJ. JacobsMay 2001
Robbins, DavidSea run Brown Trout (Salmo trutta L.) movement and habitat use in the Quidi Vidi watershed, St. John's, NewfoundlandJ. GreenMay 2001
Stoyles, MichaelNewfoundland springwaters: A preliminary study of dissolved metal concentrations and correlation to near-surface host rocksP. SylvesterMay 2001
Wiseman, MarkShort term study of rats exposed to a nickel ore suspension by intraperitoneal injection: Accumulation of nickel, copper and cobalt in the liver, kidney and lungA. Rahimtula & R. HelleurMay 2001
Moore, BeverlyAssessing the status of vulnerable habitats and speciesR. HaedrichOctober 2000
Baldwin, DamianThe effect of acidification on the microfauna (Protozoa and metazoa) community of an activated sludge wastewater treatment systemC. CampbellMay 2000
Ekewenu, OvieTrace metal speciation in ponds around St. John's and Mount Pearl areas of Newfoundland, CanadaN. GoganMay 2000
Jackman, LiliaThe effect of produced water in respiration rates of the cold ocean mysid, Mysis mixtaD. DeibelMay 2000
Linehan, JaniceCunners (Tautogolabrus adspersus) as indicators of environmental stress and enrichment in NewfoundlandR. HaedrichMay 2000
Power, ValerieNematodes as indicators of the environmental effects of salmonid aquaculture in Bay d'Espoir, NewfoundlandJ. Finney-CrawleyMay 2000
Reid, PaulaThe impact of visitor usage on the East Coast Trail: Bay Bulls to Witless Bay, NewfoundlandN. CattoMay 2000
Templeman, NadineExtraction and quantification of progesterone from Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) blubber samples to determine reproductive statusJ. BanoubMay 2000


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