Rick Cunjak's Lab

Current Graduate Students

Emily Corey 

(Co-supervised with T. Linnansaari)

MSc Candidate

Examining the biological significance of thermal refugia for juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in a changing climate.

Michelle Charest

(Co-supervised with Brittany Graham)

MSc Candidate

The change in the δ34S stable isotope ratio in the tissues of four-spined stickleback, Apeltes quadracus, in response to a change in diet.

Pete Emerson

MSc Candidate

An ecohydraulics approach to increasing riverine production of wild Atlantic salmon.

Heather McCracken

MSc Candidate

Measuring lacustrine nutrient influence on composition and function in a stream community.

Julien Mocq

(Co-supervised with André St. Hilaire)

PhD Candidate

Kurt Samways

PhD Candidate

Sherr Vue

MSc Candidate

Winter condition and survival of Atlantic salmon parr and pre-smolts under conditions of variable stream discharge (simulating flood events).

Completed Graduate Students


Cindy Breau (2011)

The effects of high water temperatures on the ecophysiology and the behaviour of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

Current position: Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Moncton, NB.

Doug Sigourney (2010) 

(co-supervised with Ben Letcher)

Addressing growth rate variation in three populations of Atlantic salmon distributed along a latitudinal gradient.

Current position: Postdoctoral researcher, U. Mass (Amherst).

Tommi Linnansaari (2009)

Effects of ice conditions on behaviour and population dynamics of Atlantic salmon parr.

Current position: Fisheries Scientist, Stantec.

Sean Mitchell (2007)

Fish production-habitat relationships in two east coast streams.

Current position: Executive Director, St. Mary's River Association, Sherbrooke, NS

Michelle Gray (2003) 

(co-supervised with Dr. Kelly Munkittrick)

Assessing Non-Point Source Pollution in Agricultural Regions of the Upper St. John River Basin Using the Slimy Sculpin (Cottus cognatus)

Current position: Director, CRI Training and Professional Development


Katrina Chu (2012) Examining the potential to use stream fertilization in helping to restore Salmo salar populations within the Upper Salmon Rivers in Fundy National Park.
Sherisse McWilliam-Hughes (2012) Food web dynamics of Inner Bay of Fundy river systems.

Rachel Keeler (2006)

Mobility and microhabitat preferences of the slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus) in small, New Brunswick streams.

Current position: Aquatic Biologist, AMEC,  Vancouver BC

Megan Matthews (2006)

Atlantic salmon juvenile emigration strategies and subsequent adult returns of Clearwater Brook.

Current position: Aquatic Biologist, LGL Ltd, Victoria BC

Stephanie Ratelle (2006)

Ecological interactions between diploid and triploid juvenile Atlantic salmon.

Current position: Fisheries Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans, Fredericton NB

Chris Connell (2005)

Bottlenecks to production and survival of Atlantic salmon in Clearwater Brook, NB (Miramichi).

Current position: Biologist, Department of Natural Resources, Fredericton NB

Valerie Bujold (2003)

Egg-to-fry survival and drifting fry behaviour of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) in Western Brook, Gros Morne National park, Nfld.

Current position: Biologist, Ministere de la Faune et Parcs, Quebec City, QC

Jason Flanagan (2003)

Factors influencing survival of fry and emergent fry of Atlantic salmon.

Current position: contract biologist, Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Patricia Edwards (2002)

Utility of non-salmonid fishes (slimy sculpin and sea lamprey) as indicators of land-use disturbance in stream catchments.

Current position: Biologist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.