Curriculum Vitae

Amanda B. Babin

E-mail: amanda@babin-labs.com
Website: amanda.babin-labs.com

Education

2014-2019

Ph.D. candidate, Biology. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
“Reservoir transit and downstream approaches to a large dam by Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)” Project 2.2 of the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES)

2013

M.Sc., Biology. University of New Brunswick , Saint John, NB
“Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) presence in relation to underwater noise levels at four industrial areas in the Bay of Fundy, Canada”

2012

SeaBASS (Bioacoustic Summer School), Pennsylvania State University, PA

2012

Diploma in University Teaching, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB

2009

B.Sc., Honours Biology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
“Examining encounter rates of the nudibranch Onchidoris bilamellata (L.) in relation to Mosimann random motion and Search Theory models”

Publications

     Peer-reviewed

Amanda Babin, Lauren Fitzpatrick, Tommi Linnansaari, and R. Allen Curry. Detection range of acoustic receivers in a large hydropower reservoir. Fishes, 4(4): 1-10. doi:10.3390/fishes4040060.

Trippel, I.A.E. Butts, A. Babin, S. Neil, A., N. Feindel, T.J. Benfey. 2014. Effects of reproduction on growth and survival in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, assessed by comparison to triploids. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 451: 35-43 (JEMBE-D-13_00048R2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2013.10.030.

    In review

Babin, A. B., Linnansaari, T., Ndong, M., Haralampides, K., Peake, S., Jones, R., and Curry, R. A. 2018. Migration of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolts in a large hydropower reservoir.

A.B. Babin, T. Linnansaari, S. Peake, R. Jones, and R.A. Curry. Evaluation of downstream passage management strategies for Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolts in a regulated river: free-swim versus trap-and-haul.

A.B. Babin, T. Linnansaari, M. Ndong, K. Haralampides, S. Peake, R. Jones, and R.A. Curry. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) post-spawn overwinter and migration behaviour in a large river and reservoir.

Babin, A. B., Linnansaari, T., Ndong, M., Haralampides, K., Peake, S., Jones, R., and Curry, R. A. 2018. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) upstream migration delay in a large hydropower reservoir.

    Non-peer-reviewed

Apr 2016-May 2019

Research Briefs, American Fisheries Society Fisheries Habitat Section

Babin, A. 2018. A guide to database management and big data. Atlantic Student Research Journal.

Babin, A., Linnansaari, T., Peake, S., Curry, R.A., Gautreau, M., and Jones, R. 2016. Evaluation of two alternative by-pass strategies for pre-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the Tobique-Narrows Dam to maximize survival at the mouth of the Saint John River. Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study Report Series 2016-040. Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick, 22 p.

Babin, A. METHODS PAPER: Atlantic Salmon Smolt and Adult Movements. Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study Report Series 2015-013. Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick, 13 p.

Trippel, E., A. Mackenzie, P. Wright. Examining changes in water temperature (short and long term) and their effects on timing and duration of spawning, fecundity, egg size and fertilization success: “Demography, degrees and development of scientific advice for fisheries management” [Presented by E. Trippel at the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), Portland OR in Oct 2010, and the EU-FRESH/COST joint meeting of NAFO WG on Reproductive Potential, Athens, Greece in Mar 2010; not in attendance]

Mackenzie, A.B. 2012. Biological Synopsis of the Compound Sea Squirt Diplosoma listerianum. Can. Man. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. no. 2966

Mackenzie, A.B. 2012. Biological Synopsis of the Light Bulb Tunicate Clavelina lepadiformis. Can. Man. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. no. 2967

Mackenzie, A.B. 2012. Biological Synopsis of the European Sea Squirt Ascidiella aspersa. Can. Man. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. no. 2968

May 2012

Ghost Fishing Gear Report, Fundy North Fishermen’s Association, sponsored by Species at Risk Habitat Stewardship Program (2011HSP6086)

  • Co-authors: Dr. Catherine Hood and Kraig Babin
  • Surveyed fishermen from LFA 36 on lost fishing gear, mapped information on Google Earth, and overlaid with harbour porpoise, right, humpback, and fin whale sightings from 2007-2011

Mar 2011

Right Whale Entanglement Report, Fundy North Fishermen’s Association, sponsored by Species at Risk Habitat Stewardship Program (2010HSP5510)

  • Co-authors: Dr. Catherine Hood and Kraig Babin
  • Mapped right whale sightings on Google Earth, and overlaid with average traps hauled per grid in Lobster Fishing Areas 34, 35, 36, and 38
  • Mapped fin, humpback, and minke whale sightings for interest
  • Correlated fishing effort with whale density to find entanglement ‘hot spots’

     Anonymous reviewer assignments

Mar 2018

Marine and Freshwater Research

Oct 2016

Fisheries Management and Ecology

Jan 2016

Journal of the Acoustic Society of America

Sep 2013

Aquaculture Environment Interactions

     Highly Qualified Personnel

2015-2016

Co-supervisor for honours student Lauren Fitzpatrick,
UNB, Fredericton, NB, “Range testing of acoustic telemetry equipment in the Saint John River”

2014

Second reader for honours student Monica Reed, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS

  • Supervisor: Anna Redden

Work Experience

Sep 2014

Invigilator, Student Accessibility Center, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

  • Supervisor: Barbie Doucette
  • Supervised students writing exams outside of the classroom setting
  • Read, scribed, and provided assistance with technology

Jan-Apr 2014

Lab Technician, Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P., Saint John, NB

  • Supervisor: Susan Hall
  • Followed lab protocols to ensure dairy product compliance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Microbiological testing (coliform, yeast and mold)

Jun-Sep 2013

Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Technician,
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, Saint Andrews Biological Station, St. Andrews, NB

  • Supervisor: Gregor Reid
  • Designed and tested equipment and created protocols for lab and field experiments related to salmon fecal loss

Jan 2012-Mar 2013

Invigilator, Accessibility Center, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB

  • Supervisor: Brenda Wright
  • Supervised students writing exams outside of the classroom setting
  • Read, scribed, and provided assistance with technology

Apr-Aug 2011

Data Coordinator, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Commercial Data Division, Marine House, Dartmouth, NS

  • Supervisor: Gina Parsons
  • Managed quota transfers and quota status reports for Maritime region fisheries using the Marine Fisheries Information System (MARFIS)

Dec 2010-Jan 2011

Aquatic Science Technician, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ecosystem Research Division, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS

  • Supervisor: Dawn Sephton
  • Performed taxonomic identification of Canadian East Coast intertidal and subtidal macro-invertebrates and algae from rocky and soft-bottom shore habitats
  • Responsible for computer data entry and management of lab datasheets

Jan-Aug 2010

Aquatic Science Technician/YMCA Intern
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ecosystem Research Division,
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS

  • Supervisor: Dr. Melisa Wong
  • Performed field and lab work collecting, sorting and identifing invertebrates for the Natural Geography in Shore Areas (NaGISA) project under the Census of Marine Life (CoML)
  • Followed lab protocols for water column chlorophyll a and sediment size analyses
  • Determined precise wet and dry measurements of invertebrate counts
  • Organized voucher collection
  • Assisted in building wave exposure devices

Oct 2009-Mar 2011

Aquatic Science Biologist, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Aquaculture and Biological Interactions, St. Andrews Biological Station, St. Andrews, NB

  • Supervisor: Dr. Ed Trippel
  • General fish husbandry and monthly weight/length measurements of cod
  • Data analysis of long term cod growth study using SPSS 17.0
  • Collected, reviewed and summarized pertinent primary literature for the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) regarding temperature effects on fish, with a focus on cod reproductive consequences
  • Analyzed fishermen’s rope on crab pots with different floating elevations to assess tradeoff with strength while reducing risk of entanglement to right whales
  • Took a one-day class on marine-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with Michelle Greenlaw

Sep 2009

Research Scientist, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, CCGS Teleost, Gulf Fisheries, Moncton, NB

  • Supervisor: Dr. Tom Hurlbut
  • 10 day scientific cruise on the Gulf of St. Lawrence
  • Identified fish and invertebrate species, collected biological information

Jan-Apr 2009

Student Assistant, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

  • Professor: Gay Hansen
  • Maintained websites for classes
  • Invigilated and marked lab exams
  • Assisted students during lab sessions with dissections

May-Aug 2008

Curator of Fishes Assistant, Atlantic Reference Centre, St. Andrews, NB

  • Supervisor: Lou Van Guelpen
  • Catalogued and cleanly preserved ~1000 Newfoundland fish from a 50 year old collection into a database
  • Intertidal and subtidal field work for the NaGISA project in Cobscook Bay, Maine
  • Reorganized museum collection to allow for expansion

Volunteer Experience

Apr 2019-present

Coordinator, Whale Sanctuary Project, NS

  • Supervisors: Charles Vinick and Lori Marino
  • Work with communities to find an appropriate location to build a sanctuary for 5-8 belugas currently in captivity
  • Site selection includes assessing oceanographic characteristics such as flushing and bathymetry

Feb 2018-May 2019

Social Media Coordinator, American Fisheries Society Fish Habitat Section

  • Organize and manage a team of volunteer bloggers to post blogs weekly
  • Engage with AFS membership through the blog, facebook, and other social media
  • Provide reports to AFS on social media metrics

May 2015

Atlantic Salmon Federation/New Brunswick Salmon Council Fundraiser

Oct 2014-Sep 2015

Chair of the Canadian Rivers Institute Student Leadership Committee

  • Relay student concerns to science directions
  • Plan student retreat of CRI labs
  • Organize CRI Days conference

Jan-May 2014

Elementary Friends Literacy volunteer, Loch Lomond School,
Saint John, NB

  • One-on-one reading instruction with second grade student

Sep 2013  

Annotated Bibliography, Intervale Associates (Kathleen Blanchard),
St. Andrews, NB

  • Researched Inuit Stewardship programs and initiatives with regard to Arctic species and climate change observations

Aug 2013

Ocean sunfish (Mola mola) dissection leader

  • Took lead on the necropsy of a ~350 lbs sunfish
  • Directed 21 students from the Biology of Marine Mammal course in collecting organ samples
  • Informed interested parties, including the Marine Animal Response Society, the Head Curator of the New Brunswick Museum, the Commissionnaire of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Curator of Fishes of the Atlantic Reference Centre

May-Jun 2013

Graduate Student Representative on the Teaching Excellence and Policy Committee, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB

  • Recorded student opinions on teaching evaluation changes

Sep 2012-Apr 2013

Graduate Student Feedback Representative, Biol 6000 Seminar class, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB

  • Anonymously coalesced student opinions on peer seminars

May 2012

Canada-Wide Science Fair Judge,  University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, PEI

Feb 2012

Science Fair Judge, Harry Miller Middle School, Rothesay, NB

2012-present

Stranding Assistant, Marine Animal Response Society (MARS), Halifax, NS

2012-present

SPCA volunteer, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Saint John, NB

Apr 2011

Techsploration volunteer,  Sheet Harbour and Bridgewater, NS

  • A program to expose female students to science and technology Jobs
  • Presented SCUBA diving in the workplace to middle-school students

Mar 2011

Science Fair Judge,  Gorsebrook Jr. High School, Halifax, NS

Feb-Mar 2011

Northern Bottlenose Whale Clicks, Dalhousie University/Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS

  • Supervisor: Hilary Moors, PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University
  • Listened to and measured inter-click-intervals of northern bottlenose whale click trains using RavenPro 1.3

Sep 2010

Field volunteer

  • Supervisor: Anne Aubut M.Sc. Candidate, Dalhousie University
  • Collected and counted soft shell clams on East Chezzetcook, NS mudflat
  • Collected rock and green crabs while scuba diving on Paddy’s Head
  • Assisted in preparing for lab experiment examining habitat effects on predator-prey interactions

Aug 2010

Shark Derby volunteer

  • Supervisor: Anna Dorey, Rockport, NS
  • Weighed and took specific measurements of 4 blue and 1 mako sharks
  • Performed necropsies to collect further data, including maturity stage and stomach contents

May 2009

Field volunteer

  • Supervisor: Njal Rollinson PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University
  • Counted and randomly mixed juvenile salmon from different genetic origins
  • Quantified habitat along three streams of Grand River, NS, including collection of dissolved oxygen, temperature, water velocity and depth measurements

Jan-Apr 2008

Field volunteer, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

  • Supervisor: Ashley Robar, Honours student
  • Assisted in quantifying shore exposure to differing sized objects

Teaching Experience

2009-present

Bio 335 Biology of Marine Mammals, McGill University/ Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews, NB

  • Lecture on topics including Adaptations, Current Research Techniques, Social Behaviour and Bioacoustics
  • Instruct lab sessions on bone identification, age determination using harbor porpoise teeth, and photo identification of humpback whale flukes
  • Provide structure when at sea observing marine mammals, instructing students to record vessel, oceanographic, and biological information

                                                                                                                 Jan-Apr 2019

Bio 2303 Plant Biology (Lab), Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

  • Pre-lab lectures on the form and function of plants and mechanisms such as water transport
  • Teach technical skills such as biological drawings, mounting and staining, and microscopy
  • Invigilate and grade final lab reports and exams containing practical and theoretical sections

2007-2017

Teacher’s Assistant courses:

  • Biol 3633 Biological Oceanography, UNBF, 2016-2017
  • Biol 1006 and 1017 Applications in Biology, UNBF, 2014-2017
  • Biol 1017 Applications in Biology, UNBSJ, 2012-2013
  • Biol 4645 Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals, UNBSJ, 2013
  • Biol 3715 Biology of Vertebrates, UNBSJ, 2011-2012
  • Biol 3055 Animal Physiology, UNBSJ, 2011-2012
  • Biol 3361 Marine Biology: Coastal Systems, MTA, 2007
  • Biol 2101 Population and Community, MTA, 2007

Tutor:

Endorsed by Biology Department of the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton to tutor the following courses:

  • Biol 1001 and 1012 Biological Principles Part I and II
  • Biol 1006 and 1017 Applications in Biology Part I and II
  • Biol 1621 Topics in Biology I: Life on a Changing Planet
  • Biol 2023 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Biol 2105 Research Foundations in Ecology/Populations
  • Biol 2113 Introduction to Ecology
  • Biol 3943 Hypothesis Testing in Biology
  • Biol 4641 Coastal Marine Biology
  • Biol 5473 Experimental Design and Data Analysis in Biology and Forestry

Conferences and Workshops

Presented

Mar 2019

Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum, Quebec City, QC. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) pre-smolt and smolt movements in the Saint John River and Mactaquac reservoir [Oral Presentation]

                                                                                                                                                Apr 2018

Departmental Seminar, University of New Brunswick, NB. River to lake: Challenges for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrations in the Mactaquac Reservoir [Oral Presentation]

                                                                                                                                                   Apr 2018

Mactaquac Biodiversity Facility update, Fredericton, NB. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the Wolastoq/Saint John River and Mactaquac Reservoir [Oral Presentation]

                                                                                                                                                   Apr 2018

Saint John River Watershed International Cross-Boundary Summit. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrations in the large reservoir of the Mactaquac Generating Station [Webinar]

                                                                                                                                                  Mar 2018

25th annual Graduate Research Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrations in the large reservoir of the Mactaquac Generating Station [Oral Presentation]

  • Session chair and peer reviewer

                                                                                                                                                   Jan 2018

Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum, University of Marine, Orono, ME. Post-spawned Atlantic salmon overwinter behaviour and spring migration in relation to the large reservoir of the Mactaquac Generating Station [Oral Presentation]

Jun 2017

International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Atlantic salmon kelt overwintering behavior and spring migration rates in the Mactaquac Reservoir and Saint John River, Canada [Oral Presentation]

Mar 2017

24th annual Graduate Research Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. Atlantic salmon kelt overwintering behaviour and spring migration through the Mactaquac Reservoir and the Saint John River [Oral Presentation]

 Mar 2017

Science Atlantic Environment Conference, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. Atlantic salmon kelt overwintering behaviour and spring migration through the Mactaquac Reservoir and the Saint John River [Oral Presentation]

Jan 2017

Canadian Conference For Fisheries Research. The Hyatt Regency, Montréal, QC. Atlantic salmon movement in the Mactaquac Headpond [Oral Presentation]

Jul 2016

Saint John River Management Advisory Committee, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Fredericton, NB [Oral Presentation]

Mar 2016

Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study Annual Workshop. Crowne Plaza, Fredericton, NB. Atlantic salmon movement in the Mactaquac Headpond [Oral Presentation]

Mar 2016

Mactaquac Biodiversity Facility update, Fredericton, NB. Atlantic salmon movement in the Mactaquac Headpond [Oral Presentation]

Sep 2015

41st annual Atlantic International Chapter-American Fisheries Society, Cap-Pelé, NB. Atlantic salmon movement within the Mactaquac Reservoir [Oral Presentation]

Jul 2015

International Conference for Fish Telemetry, World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, NS. Atlantic salmon movement within the Mactaquac Reservoir [Oral Presentation]

Apr 2015

22nd annual Graduate Research Conference, Fredericton, NB, Atlantic salmon movement in the Mactaquac Reservoir [Oral Presentation]

  • Session chair

Apr 2015

Mactaquac Biodiversity Facility update, Fredericton, NB, Atlantic salmon movement in the Mactaquac Headpond [Oral Presentation]

Mar 2015

Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study Annual Workshop, Crowne Plaza, Fredericton, NB , Atlantic salmon movement in the Mactaquac Headpond [Oral Presentation]

Jan 2015

Canadian Conference For Fisheries Research, The Westin, Ottawa, ON, Atlantic salmon movement in the Mactaquac Headpond [Poster Presentation]

Jul 2014

Saint John River Management Advisory Committee, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Fredericton, NB, The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study overview and Atlantic salmon reservoir and barrier navigation [Oral Presentation]

Apr 2013

20th annual Graduate Research Conference , Frederiction, NB, Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) presence in relation to underwater noise levels at four industrial areas in the Bay of Fundy, Canada [2nd place Oral Presentation]

Apr 2012

19th annual Graduate Research Conference,  Fredericton, NB, Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) presence in relation to underwater noise levels at four industrial areas in the Bay of Fundy, Canada [1st place Oral Presentation]

Apr 2012

1st Annual Conference of the New England Student Chapter of the Society of Marine Mammology, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) presence in relation to underwater noise levels at four industrial areas in the Bay of Fundy, Canada [Oral Presentation]

Jun 2011

CURA Coastal People and Places conference, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS Dr. Catherine Hood, Amanda Mackenzie and Kraig Babin. Engaging Fishermen in Right Whale Stewardship  in Southwestern New Brunswick. Fundy North Fishermen’s Association in collaboration with LFA 36 fishermen. Completed with support from the Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk (2010HSP5510) [Poster Presentation]

May 2010

Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society Conference, St. Andrews, NB, Examining encounter rates of the nudibranch Onchidoris biamellata (L.) in relation to Mosimann random motion and Search Theory models [Poster Presentation]

May 2009

8th Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership, Wolfville, NS, Examining encounter rates of the nudibranch Onchidoris biamellata (L.) in relation to Mosimann random motion and Search Theory models [Oral Presentation]

Mar 2009

Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, Examining encounter rates of the nudibranch Onchidoris biamellata (L.) in relation to Mosimann random motion and Search Theory models [Oral Presentation]

Attended

Mar 2018

Stable Isotope Ecology Workshop by Brian Hayden, Stable Isotopes in Nature (SIN) lab, UNB Fredericton

Oct 2017

22nd Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Halifax NS

Apr 2016

What to do with aging hydropower infrastructure – Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (Atlantic salmon)

  • Dr. Tommi Linnansaari
  • UNB Fredericton

Mar 2016

Scientific Writing Workshop

  • Dr. Steve Heard
  • UNB Fredericton

Mar 2016

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics Lecture and Workshop

  • Dr. Guillaume Dauphin
  • UNB Frederiction

Mar 2015

Inland Fishes of New Brunswick Identification Workshop

  • Mark Gautreau, CRI
  • UNB Fredericton

Oct 2014

Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI Days), Charlottetown, PEI

Apr 2013

Atlantic Region Media and Communications Workshop: Pass the Mic Canadian Water Network, Halifax, NS

  • Practiced communicating to different audiences with the techniques learned; reviewed videotapes to identify issues that need work

Sep 2012

Ocean Renewable Energy Group/ Marine Renewables Canada Annual Conference, Westin, Nova Scotian, Halifax, NS

Sep 2012

Marine Renewable Energy Research and Industry Forum, Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, NS

May 2012

Ocean Renewable Power Company meeting, Fundy North Fishermen’s Association

Apr 2012

Team-Based Learning workshop by Larry Michealson,  University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB

Mar 2012

Bridge Network Conference, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB

Nov 2012

19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa Bay Convention Centre, Tampa, FL

Oct 2009

18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Quebec City, QC

Organized

Oct 2015

Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) Days,
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

  • Registration and Venue, Student Retreat and workshops

Nov 2014

Fish Passage Workshop,  University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Oct 2014-present

Canadian Rivers Institute/Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study
Informal meetings, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Media communications and public lectures

Nov 2019

Interview with William Beatty, videographer for the Province of New Brunswick, North Atlantic Right Whale documentary

Nov 2019

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Biol 3633 Biological Oceanography.          North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) [Invited oral presentation]

Oct 2019

St. Francis Xavier University, AQUA 100. So, you want to be a marine biologist?      [Invited oral presentation]

Oct 2019

St. Francis Xavier University, AQUA 450. North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) [Invited oral presentation]

Jul 2019

Huntsman Marine Science Centre. North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) [Invited webinar]

                                                                                                                                                   Jan 2019

Canadian Parks and Wildnerness Society, Fredericton, NB. North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Conservation in the Bay of Fundy [Invited Oral Presentation]

                                                                                                                                                  May 2016

Interview with Emma Davie of The Daily Gleaner

May 2014

Radio interview with Roy Gjelstad of the Canadian Broadcasting  Corporation (CBC), broadcast on CBC News at 6

  • Discussed Atlantic salmon project of the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study
  • News article with CBC on the same topic

Aug 2014

Marine Mammal Adaptations,  Huntsman’s Fundy Discovery Aquarium,
St. Andrews, NB

  • Discussed marine mammal bioacoustics after Dr. Catherine Hood introduced marine mammal adaptations

Aug 2013

Radio interview with Neville Crabbe of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), broadcast on CBC Radio One

  • Discussed an ocean sunfish (Mola mola) which washed up in St. Andrews, NB. The specimen was transported to the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, dissected, and buried by myself and 21 students of the Biology of Marine Mammal course.
  • News article with CBC on the same topic

Aug 2013

Commotion in the Ocean, Huntsman’s Fundy Discovery Aquarium,
St. Andrews, NB

  • Discussed anthropogenic ocean noise worldwide and in the Bay of Fundy after Dr. Catherine Hood introduced auditory functions of odontocetes and mysticetes

Memberships

2015-present

American Fisheries Society

2012-present

Marine Animal Response Society (MARS)

2009-present

Society of Marine Mammology

Scholarships and Awards

Jan 2017

Clemens-Rigler Travel Award to attend the Canadian Conference For Fisheries Research ($150)

Dec 2016

Graduate Student of the Month http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/science/grad/gradofthemonth.html

Sep 2015

Best Student presentation at the 41st annual Atlantic International Chapter-American Fisheries Society (AIC-AFS) ($20 chapter membership reimbursement)

Jan 2015

Clemens-Rigler Travel Award to attend the Canadian Conference For Fisheries Research ($210)

Jul 2014

New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship ($7000)

Apr 2013

Dr. Merrill Edwards Award ($75) for second place oral presentation at the 20th annual Graduate Research Conference held at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

2012-2013

Marguerite and Murray Vaughan Graduate Fellowship in Marine Sciences ($800)                                                 

Apr 2012

Dr. Merrill Edwards Award ($110) for top oral presentation at the 19th annual Graduate Research Conference held at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton

2011-2012

Marguerite and Murray Vaughan Graduate Fellowship in Marine Sciences ($1100)

 Certificates

2017

Standard First Aid CPR Level C

2017

WHMIS and Safety

2014

Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Swiftwater Rescue Technician Level 2, Fredericton, NB

2013

Marine First Aid, Canadian Coast Guard, Saint Andrews Biological Station,
St. Andrews, NB
Marine Emergency Duties, Canadian Coast Guard, Saint Andrews Biological Station, St. Andrews, NB

2012

Canadian Council on Animal Care,  University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB

2007

PADI Open Water Diver Certification, Torpedo Rays SCUBA, Halifax, NS