MSc. Candidate (2010-)
B.Sc. (honours) Marine Biology, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB, 2010.
Project title: Variability in taxonomic and functional diversity at two spatial scales in the rocky sub-tidal zone of south-western Bay of Fundy
This project is part of the NSERC Strategic on Biodiversity.
Through use of cobble-filled larval collectors, my project will examine variability of epifauna (>1 mm) at two spatial scales (between areas [15-32 km apart] and between sites within areas [75-200 m]) based on both taxonomic and functional diversity.
With several study sites proposed to be ecologically and biologically significant areas (EBSA) within the Bay of Fundy, baseline data gathered through this project will assist managing bodies (e.g., DFO) in determining EBSA status and monitoring requirements, ultimately contributing to the sustained use of our region’s marine resources.