Jeffrey A. Hutchings

Evolutionary Ecology & Life History Evolution of Fishes

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dylan J. Fraser

2005 - 2009

Research: Evolutionary applications to Atlantic salmon conservation
Current: Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Montreal

www.dylanfraser.com

Last Updated: 25/05/10

Craig F. Purchase

2003 - 2005

Research: Life history invariants; spatio-temporal variation in brook trout density
Current Position: Associate Professor, Biology Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Last Updated: 21/06/08

Sherrylynn Rowe

2004 - 2005

Research: Correlates of Atlantic cod mating and reproductive success; sound production in Atlantic cod
Current Position: Research Scientist, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Last updated: 21/06/08

Matthew W. Jones

2002

Research: Individual variation in maternity and paternity in Atlantic cod
Current Position: Guelph, Ontario

Last updated: 21/06/08

Marten A. Koops

2001 - 2002

Research: Fish life histories; population modelling of species at risk; invasion ecology; risk assessment; ecosystem modelling; food web dynamics
Current Position: Research Scientist and Head, Freshwater Ecosystem Research Section, Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Burlington, Ontario; Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo

Last updated: 15/09/08

PhD Students

Hugues Benoît

Thesis: Quantitative Approches for the Analysis of Mortality in Marine Fish Populations
Current Position: Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont Joli, Québec

Stéphanie Céline Michl

Thesis: Evaluation of Plastic Responses to Nutrional Programming in Salmonid Fish (co-supervised with Carsten Schultz)
Current Position: Researcher, GMA - Gesellschaft für Marine Aquakultur mbH Hafentörn, Büsum, Germany

David Keith

Thesis: Stock-recruitment Dynamics at Low Population Sizes.
Current Position: Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS

 

Paul Debes

Thesis: Genetically Based Effects of Domesticated-wild Outbreeding in Atlantic Salmon.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Helsinki, Finland

Last updated: 21/06/08

Njal Rollinson

Thesis: The Adaptive Significance of Egg-size Variation Within and Among Populations of Atlantic Salmon.
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and The School of the Environment, University of Toronto

Last updated: 21/06/08

Daniel Ricard

Thesis: Ecology and evolution of heavily exploited populations (co-supervised with Boris Worm).
Current Position: Senior Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Moncton

Last updated: 21/06/08

Susanna Fuller

Thesis: Diversity of marine sponges in the northwest Atlantic (co-supervised with Ransom Myers).
Current Position: Marine Conservation Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, NS

Last updated: 21/06/08

Laura K. Weir

Thesis: Consequences of the intensity of male-male competition on the mating system of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Saint Mary's University, Halifax

Last updated: 20/02/09

Blair K. Adams

Thesis: Migratory strategies of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) of Newfoundland and Labrador
Current Position: Research Scientist, Centre for Forest Science and Innovation, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Gander, NL

Last updated: 20/02/09

Julia Baum

Thesis: Population- and community-level consequences of the exploitation of large predatory marine fishes (co-supervised with Ransom Myers)
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Last updated: 21/06/08

David Hardie

Thesis: The evolutionary ecology of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in Canadian Arctic lakes
Current Position: Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Cornelia (Nell) den Heyer

Thesis: Patterns and mechanisms of American lobster (Homarus americanus) movement in the Northumberland Strait, Canada
Current Position: Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Sherrylynn Rowe

Thesis: Patterns and processes of mating in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
Current Position: Research Scientist, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Last updated: 21/06/08

Matthew W. Jones

Thesis: Application of genetic markers to conservation biology: salmonid fish in Eastern Canada
Current Position: Guelph, Ontario

Last updated: 21/06/08

Masters Students

Olivia Pisano

Thesis: The Influence of Temperature Variability on Metrics of Life History in Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontlinalis)

Current Position:

Nancy Roney

Thesis: Reproductive success in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua.

Current Postition: Data Scientist, Manulife, Toronto

 

Emilie Reuchlin-Hugenholtz

Thesis: Spatial distribution, spawning stock biomass and the development of spatial reference points

Current Postition: Senior Marine Advisor, WWF Netherlands

 

Rebekah Oomen

Thesis: Adaptive and non-adaptive plasticity and fine-scale genetic variation in life-history reaction norms in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
Current Position: Doctoral Candidate, Dalhousie University

Last updated: 11/01/11

Stephanie Mogensen

Thesis: Maternal fitness consequences of different causative agents of offspring mortality in early life
Current Position: Doctoral Canididate, University of Calgary

Last updated: 11/01/11

Aimee Lee Houde

Thesis: Fitness consequences of interbreeding within and among populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Naniamo, BC

Last updated: 11/01/11

Éric Normandeau

(co-supervised with Louis Bernatchez, Laval)

Thesis: Genetic variability in reaction norms between farmed and wild backcrosses of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar
Current Position: Research Associate, Université Laval

Last updated: 25/05/10

Tamara L. Darwish

Thesis: Genetic variability in reaction norms between farmed and wild backcrosses of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar
Current Position: Biological Consultant, Golders Associates, Calgary, Alberta

Last updated: 20/02/09

Heather D. Bowlby

Thesis: Spatial and temporal movement paterns of American lobster, Homarus americanus (co-supervised with Mark Hanson)
Current Position: Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Julie Marcil

Thesis: Genetic and environmental components of phenotypic variation in body shape among populations of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) (co-supervised with Doug Swain)
Current Position: Health Canada, Ottawa

Last updated: 21/06/08

Scott McCairns

Thesis: Adaptive variability in response to differences in seasonality: a study of countergradient variation in the growth of brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, from western Newfoundland
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, CNRS IMBE -- Institut Méditerranéen de la Biodiversité et d’Ecologie Marine et Continentale, Marseille

Last updated: 25/05/10

Laura K. Weir

Thesis: The influence of artificial selection on the spawning behaviour and reproductive success of male Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Saint Mary's University, Halifax

Last updated: 20/02/09

Jennifer L. Lawlor

Thesis: Genetic differences in fitness-related traits among populations of wild and farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Current Position: Medical Lab Technician, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 15/09/08

Tara McIntyre (nee Jewett)

Thesis: Temporal and spatial variation in reproductive investment within and among populations of Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua
Current Position: A/Coordinator, Advisory Services, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Blair K. Adams

Thesis: Variation in genetic structure and life histories among populations of brook char, Salvelinus fontinalis, from insular Newfoundland, Canada
Current Position:Research Scientist, Centre for Forest Science and Innovation, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Gander, NL

Last updated: 20/02/09

Sarah N. George

Thesis: Selectivity of coral reef fishes in a Caribbean trap fishery
Current Position: Deputy Chief Fisheries Officer, Department of Fisheries, Pointe Seraphine, Castries, St. Lucia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Honours

Katya Zielonko

2016

Thesis: Life-history variation within and among four freshwater fishes in Ontario

Arthur Bonsall

2015

Laura Dalman

2015

Thesis: Correlates of colonization success in introduced fishes .
Current Position: MSc candidate, University of Manitoba

Elizabeth Lawrence

2014

Thesis: Effects of dams on population persistence of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) .
Current Position: PhD candidate, Concordia University, Montreal

Last updated: 25/05/10

Catherine Schram

2014

Thesis: A comparative analysis of marine protected areas: is Canada doing its part?
Current Position: Masters of Marine Management, Dalhousie University

Last updated: 25/05/10

Nancy Roney

2012

Thesis: Relationship between habitat size and species abundance.
Current Position: MSc Student, Dalhousie University

Last updated: 25/05/10

Matthew Yates

2011

Thesis: Temperature based reaction norms in wil and domesticated-wild hybrid Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Current Position: PhD Student, Concordia University

Last updated: 25/05/10

Jessica Arbour

2010

Thesis: Life histories of non-commercial marine fishes
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle

Last updated: 25/05/10

Matthew R. J. Morris

2009

Thesis: Compensatory growth in farmed and wild Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar
Current Position: PhD Student, University of Calgary

Last updated: 25/05/10

Renée Préfontaine

2009

Thesis: Shifting baselines in marine fish stock assessments
Current Position:MSc student, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Last updated: 25/05/10

Anthony Heggelin

2008

Thesis: Environmental and human factors affecting the population biology of Nova Scotia brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Current Position: Biologist, Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Aimee Lee Houde

2008

Thesis: Ecological interactions between juveniles of multi-generational crosses of farmed and wild Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, BC

Last updated: 25/05/10

Louise de Mestral Bezanson

2005

Thesis: Effective population size and reproductive success of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
Current Position: Research Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Vancouver

Last updated: 21/06/08

Jacinthe Piché

2004

Thesis: Genetic basis of population variation in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, life histories
Current Position: PhD Student, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University (graduated 2011)

Last updated: 21/06/08

Brad Hubley

2003

Thesis: Adaptive significance of population differences in body morphometry between juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Nova Scotia
Current Position: Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Jonathan Fung

2001

Thesis: Investigation of behaviours in Apistogramma borellii
Current Position: Not known

Last updated: 21/06/08

Leah Gerber

2000

Thesis: Sex-biased movement, dispersal, and seasonal growth rate in brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis
Current Position: Research Associate, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Last updated: 21/06/08

Cheryl-Anne Smith

2000

Thesis: Energetic costs of reproduction in male white sticklebacks, Gasterosteus sp.
Current Position: Medical Lab Technician, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Gretchen Fitzgerald

1999

Thesis: Morphology and life history features of marine populations of threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) from northern Newfoundland and fourspine sticklebacks (Apeltes quadracus) from eastern Nova Scotia, and a description of an outbreak of Schistocephalus solidus (Cestoda) in a freshwater population of threespine sticklebacks
Current Position: Director, Sierra Club Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Alison Pickle

1997

Thesis: The influence of sex, reproductive state and size on lipid content of brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, during winter
Current Position: Programme Manager, Youth Employment Programme, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Education Development, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Warren Joyce

1997

Thesis: Migration and population structure of the porbeagle shark, Lamna nasus, in the Northwest Atlantic
Current Position: Technician, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

Tara McIntyre (nee Jewett)

1996

Thesis: Effect of time of day on research survey estimates of Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, biomass
Current Position: A/Coordinator, Advisory Services, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Last updated: 21/06/08

 

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