I am a fisheries biologist with training in environmental science, fish telemetry, and spatial analysis of ecological data. I received a BSc in environmental science from Queen’s University, where I studied the toxicological effects of St. Lawrence River sediments contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). My graduate work at Memorial University of Newfoundland involved studying the reproductive behaviour of spawning Atlantic cod in a coastal embayment using acoustic telemetry, as well as the spatial analysis of long-term distributional patterns of marine species in response to fishing and climate trends. My training includes an extensive background in quantitative statistical analyses and geographic information systems (GIS). I also possess certifications for open water SCUBA and the Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP).
I am interested in the behavioural and spatial ecology of fish in relation to habitat characteristics, trophic dynamics, population trends, climate change, and human activities.