Science Atlantic Environment Conference 2013

March 15-17, 2013, Acadia University
Please download the Conference Program (.pdf) for abstracts of presentations.

All photos © Megan Colwell

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

Oral, first place

Jacqueline Carverhill

Jacqueline Carverhill
Mount Allison University
Unearthing the secret to lower agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: quantifying nitrogen and carbon emissions from crop residue degradation

Oral, honourable mention

Olivia Kester

Olivia Kester
St. Francis Xavier University
Methane Soil Dynamics in the Taiga Region of Cape Breton

Poster

Tiffany Vass

Tiffany Vass
Dalhousie University
What is the significance of “community” wind energy? The influence of local project initiation, participation, and investment on local perceptions

Poster, honourable mention

Garry Dart

Garry Dart
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Factors Affecting Plant Re-colonization on Quarried Limestone Barrens Habitat on the Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland

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

Oral

Adam Godfrey

Adam Godfrey
Acadia University
Impact of salt marsh reclamation on mercury fate and biogeochemistry

Oral, honourable mention

Conor Leggott

Conor Leggott
University of Prince Edward Island
Networks, Identity, and Resilience in an Island Watershed Group

Poster

Heather Crozier

Heather Crozier
Dalhousie University
The Toxicological effects of insecticides on Chrysocus auratus

K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre Award (Award Description)

Chelsea Fougere

Chelsea Fougere
St. Francis Xavier University
Influence of Rosa rugosa on the coastal community of Brier Island, NS

Science Atlantic Best Graduate Presentation Award

Catherine MacNeil

Catherine MacNeil
University of Prince Edward Island
Youth livelihood strategies and environmental decision-making in the humid forest zone of Cameroon