44th Science Atlantic Biology Conference 2014

March 14-16, 2014, Mount Saint Vincent University

Please download the Conference Program (.pdf) for abstracts of presentations.

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Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Oral, first place

Jacqueline Carverhill

Jacqueline Carverhill
Mount Allison University
What Goes In Must Come Out: Quantifying Nitrogen Emissions from Crop Residue Degradation

Oral, second place

Jessica Gould

Jessica Gould
Dalhousie University
Investigation of possible non-thermal effects on Uk’37 values from Atlantic and Western Equatorial Pacific suspended particulate samples: Implications for Uk’37 Paleothermometry

Oral, third place

Jakob Vogul

Jakob Vogul
Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture
Effect of Exposure to Individual Ration Components on Feed Sorting Behaviour of Dairy Heifers

Oral, honourable mention

Nicholas Benfey

Nicholas Benfey
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Cloning and expression of Ancylostoma-secreted-protein homologues secreted by Parelaphostrongylus tenuis

Poster, first place

Kascia White

Kascia White
Saint Mary’s University
How coral species Porites astreoides responds to effects of Ocean Acidification

Poster, second place

Carl Kooka

Carl Kooka
Cape Breton University
Serotonergic regulation of aggressive behaviours in the gymnotiform fish Brachyhypopomus gauderio

Poster, third place

Anna Duncan

Anna Duncan
Mount Allison University
Assessing potential hybridization between Ixodes cookei and Ixodes scapularis as a factor in the spread of Lyme disease in New Brunswick

Poster, honourable mention

Nizam Farah and Alexander Maxan

Nizam Farah Alexander Maxan
Dalhousie University
Methylene Blue Therapy in Experimental Septic Shock

Science Atlantic Communication Award, sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing (Award Description)

Oral

Wesley Pitts

Wesley Pitts
Acadia University
Determining if ex situ, in situ or one month captive-reared Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) hatchlings are more robust

Poster

Carl Kooka

Carl Kooka
Cape Breton University
Serotonergic regulation of aggressive behaviours in the gymnotiform fish Brachyhypopomus gauderio 

 

Botany Award, sponsored by the Canadian Botanical Association (Award Description)

Oral

Mike Ogden

Mike Ogden
University of Prince Edward Island
A comparative analysis of leaf development in two species of Cecropia with contrasting leaf morphology

Poster

Nakia Cullain

Nakia Cullain
Dalhousie University
Seasonality of eelgrass (Zostera marina) and associated community in Nova Scotia, Canada 

 

High School Students’ Choice Poster Award, sponsored by WISE Atlantic

During a special session, a group of high school students reviewed the Biology posters and selected their favourites.

First place

Fielding Montgomery

Fielding Montgomery
Dalhousie University
Canine scent detection of larval Tetropium fuscum in winter field conditions: a potential application for forest pest management

Second place

Gretchen Wagner

Gretchen Wagner
Dalhousie University
A transgenic zebrafish model of NUP98-HOXA9 induced myeloid disease reveals a stem cell origin and dependence on Meis1

Third place

Drew Rajaraman

Drew Rajaraman
Saint Mary’s University
Development of a Tracking and Guidance App for Long-term Thyroid Hormone Management for use by Thyroid Cancer Patients