Our graduate program in biology is offered at both the masters and doctoral levels. Research areas include:
- Biology and conservation of marine mammals, underwater acoustical communication; impacts of noise on seals and porpoises
- Shark biology
- Fish ecology and fisheries science
- Ecophysiology and biochemistry of seaweeds
- Suspension feeding in marine invertebrates
- Recruitment and early post-settlement processes in marine invertebrates
- Evolutionary ecology of coastal marine invertebrates
- Effects of multiple stressors on aquatic systems
- Effects of habitat loss and degradation on populations, communities and ecosystems
- Ecology and conservation of Atlantic fishes
- Reproductive physiology of fish
- Chemical contamination of aquatic food webs
- Impacts of anthropogenic effects (low oxygen, effluents, elevated temperatures) on fish metabolism and swimming abilities.
Terrestrial and other
- Effects of forest management on biodiversity (bryophytes, vascular plants, amphibians)
- Endophytic fungi and their antimicrobial properties
- Molecular toxicology and genetics
- Marine & terrestrial chemical ecology; the development of natural product based antifoulants; isolation of bioactive natural products from endophytic fungi
When you apply for graduate studies in biology, you will be applying to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) of UNB. Your application is received by the SGS and passed on to members of the Graduate Academic Unit (GAU) of the department, who examine your file and make recommendations to SGS regarding individual applications.
To learn more about our graduate program, contact Dr. Kate Frego.