M.Sc. Candidate, Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Office: Bailey Hall, Rm. 229
Telephone: (506) 458-7247 (Office)
H.B.Sc., University of Toronto, Specialist in Evolutionary Biology, Toronto, Ontario
Supervisor; Dr. Rick Cunjak
Started September 2006
The focus of my thesis will be examining the potential to use stream fertilization in helping to restore Salmo salar populations within the Upper Salmon Rivers in Fundy National Park. Looking at sites within Fundy Park and other comparative sites within the province, I hope to analyze biofilm growth to determine the limiting nutrients in an ecosystem and use stable isotope ratios to trace food pathways of various invertebrate species. Pending the data derived from this study, I hope to propose and implement a restoration strategy in my second field season involving the addition of nutrients to salmon depleted regions.