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Mathematics & Statistics | MSCS Past Winners

Science Atlantic Communication Award

2018

Isabelle Hurley, Dalhousie University

Spatio-temporal mapping and analysis of the Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) fisheries bycatch in Atlantic Canada

2017

Nicole Daigle, University of New Brunswick

Comparing postprandial metabolism of diploid and triploid brook charr, Salvelinus fontinalis

2016

Christopher Small, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Testing the waters: harnessing adaptive developmental plasticity to improve hypoxia tolerance

2015

Christopher Small, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Zebrafish haematology - What can be done with 2 µl of blood?

2014

Kathleen Grosicki, St. Francis Xavier University

Trying to stop invasive tunicates from overtaking mussel farms using goo from the dentist’s office

2013

Jordan Poley, University of Prince Edward Island

Molecular pathways involved in sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) resistance to chemotherapeutants

2012

Njal Rollinson, Dalhousie University

Big Forestry, Big Fish, and the Evolution of Maternal Investment in Atlantic Salmon

2011

Victoria Neville, Memorial University of Newfoundland

A population assessment of Chionoecetes opilio in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland

2010

Jesse Kelly, Dalhousie University

Ecophysiology of the coastal-zone skate (Leucoraja sp.) in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence - an undescribed endemic?

2009

Aaron Frenette, University of New Brunswick

Employing molecular diagnostics to investigate life history of Loma morhua

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award

2018

First - Quentin Kerr, Dalhousie University

Temporal stability of genomic differentiation between spawning season components in Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)

Second - Isabelle Hurley, Dalhousie University

Spatio-temporal mapping and analysis of the Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) fisheries bycatch in Atlantic Canada

Third - Brandon Nilsen, Acadia University

Fish movement patterns and habitat suitability in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

2017

First - Krista Ransier, Dalhousie University

Resident and migratory Atlantic halibut may occur on the Scotian Shelf and southern Grand Banks

Second - Bella Stein, Mount Allison University

Using sex hormones and vitellogenin to predict sex and reproductive stage in shortnose sturgeon

Third - Elizabeth Nagel, Dalhousie University

The effects of fisheries closures on groundfish communities of the Scotian Shelf

2016

First - Matthew Robertson, Dalhousie University

Determining abalone body weight using structured light scanning of shell morphology as well as regular photography

Second - Tanya Prystay, Dalhousie University

Fisheries stress and temperature influences the cardiac performance and recovery of migrating Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Third - Sarah Hirtle, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Zebrafish as a model organism for parasitic infections of translational significance to aquaculture

2015

First - Sarah Van de Reep, St. Francis Xavier University

The "magic" of Ascophyllum nodosum extracts: an endosymbiotic hypothesis

Second - Kathleen O'Donnell, University of New Brunswick,Fredericton

The effect of triploidy on specific dynamic action and basal metabolism in juvenile brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Third - Krista Latimer, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Effects of opercular deformity on aerobic capacity in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and zebrafish (Danio rerio)

2014

First - Kathleen Grosicki, St. Francis Xavier University

Trying to stop invasive tunicates from overtaking mussel farms using goo from the dentist’s office

Second - Laryssa Halat, St. Francis Xavier University

Epidermal cell shedding is an overlooked factor in rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) harvesting

Third - Jennifer Saunders, Dalhousie University

Modelling of porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus) bycatch in the Scotia-Fundy groundfish fishery

2013

First - Adam Harding, Dalhousie University

To feed or flee? Effect of predation-risk cues on the foraging activity of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

Second - Ryan Horricks, Dalhousie University

Determining the genetic basis for the effects of intra-specific competition on growth of Salvelinus alpinus raised in an aquaculture setting

Third - Daniel Oldford, Cape Breton University

Life history parameterization for sustainable fisheries: balancing size at maturity and size at castration in parasitized populations of the waved whelk (Buccinum undatum)

2012

First - Lauren Ellis, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

The effect of dissolved oxygen concentration on critical thermal maximum in triploid brook charr, Salvelinus fontinalis

Second - Nancy Roney, Dalhousie University

Old fish, new fish: The effects of stock structure on recruitment inGadus morhua and Clupea harengus

Third - Jessica Ellis, Dalhousie University

Current trends in hagfish fisheries in Atlantic Canada and worldwide

2011

First - Victoria Neville, Memorial University of Newfoundland

A population assessment of Chionoecetes opilio in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland

Second - Andrew Douglas Taylor, Mount Allison University

Movement patterns and habitat selection of Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus, in the Saint John River, New Brunswick, Canada

Third - Gregory Britten, Dalhousie University

Modeling ecosystem stability and ecological interactions from fisheries data in an exploited coastal-pelagic ecosystem

2010

First - Jesse Kelly, Dalhousie University

Ecophysiology of the coastal-zone skate (Leucoraja sp.) in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence - an undescribed endemic?

Second - Wenjie Zheng, Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) grow-out performance: diploid and triploid Fraser River vs. triploid 'Yukon Gold'

Third - Ling Yang, Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Evaluation of full-fat soybean, camelina, yellow-seeded canola seeds processed by Tekmash® or cooking method as ingredients for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fingerlings diet

2009

First - Allison Surette, Nova Scotia Agriculural College

Localized distribution and abundance of juvenile bull sharks (Carcharnius leucas)

Second - Matthew Morris, Dalhousie University

Evidence for outbreeding depression via compensatory growth in farmed / wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) hybrids

Third - Nicolle Davis, Dalhousie University

Examining spat colour in hatchery-produced families of the black-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera, in French Polynesia

2005

First - Sarah Piercy, University of New Brunswick

Circulating erythrocytes in triploid brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis

Second - Stephanie Howes, Dalhousie University

Recruitment, settlement, and mitigation of the tunicate Ciona intestinalis on a mussel farm in Nova Scotia, Canada

Science Atlantic Graduate Research Award

2018

First - Ashley Bungay, Memorial University

Effects of the invasive green crab (Carcinus maenas) on the American lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery in Newfoundland

Second - Robin Leeuwis, Memorial University

Metabolic physiology and environmental tolerances of sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)

Third - Gemma Rayner, Memorial University

Effects of the invasive green crab (Carcinus maenas) on the American lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery in Newfoundland

2015

First - Kieran Murphy, St. Francis Xavier University

Keep it fresh and stay cool: combatting Ciona intestinalis biofouling in aquaculture

Second - Jing Lu, Dalhousie University

Use of Camelina sativa oil and solvent-extracted meal for Atlantic salmon fry (Salmo salar)

Third - Alicia Cassidy, Université de Moncton

Adjustments in protein synthesis and degradation of starved Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus)

2014

First - Samuel Andrews, Acadia University

Fishway efficiency and passage behaviour of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) in three fishways near Amherst, NS

Second - Daria Gallardi, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Comparison of the health and condition of cultured mussels (Mytilus edulis) from deep and shallow water sites in Newfoundland

Third - Kaycee Morrison, Acadia University

Seasonal migration and habitat of the American lobster, Homarus americanus, in Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy

2013

First - Jordan Poley, University of Prince Edward Island

Molecular pathways involved in sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) resistance to chemotherapeutants

Second - Gregory Britten, Dalhousie University

Trends in the productivity of North Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

Third (tie) - Jessica Fry, Memorial University

The impact of ozonation of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) eggs on hatching success and larval growth and survival

Third (tie) - Danielle Quinn, Acadia University

Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) dispersal in LaHave River, Nova Scotia, and evidence of change in native fish assemblages

2012

First - Njal Rollinson, Dalhousie University

Big Forestry, Big Fish, and the Evolution of Maternal Investment in Atlantic Salmon

Second (tie) - Kyle Matheson, Memorial University

Temperature mediates non-competitive and competitive foraging in indigenous rock (Cancer irroratus) and recently introduced green (Carcinus maenus) crabs

Second (tie) - Gina Stewart, Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Shubenacadie River striped bass egg and larvae spatio-temporal density and distribution

Third - Vicky Yaroshewski, Dalhousie University

Genetic Effects of Pearl Culture Practices and the Fine Scale Recruitment of the Black-Lipped Pearl Oyster (Pinctada margaritifera) in French Polynesia

2011

First - Julia Sampson, Nova Scotia Agricultural College

The role of neuromasts in non-visual feeding of larval striped bass (Morone saxatili)

Second - Jessica Whitehead, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Using gynogenesis to elucidate the sex determining mechanism of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

Third - Song Lin, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Sex control of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

2010

Aquaculture Association of Canada Award
Aaron Frenette, University of New Brunswick

Investigating natural resistance to Loma morhua infections in Atlantic cod

Cooke Aquaculture Award
Okechukwu Igboeli, University of Prince Edward Island

Differential P-glycoprotein gene (SL-Pgp1) expression in farmed and wild sea lice, Lepeophtheirus salmonis

Novartis Animal Health Award
Sacha LeBlanc, Mount Allison University

Social stress and the heat shock response in rainbow trout

2009

Aquaculture Association of Canada Award
Sierra Wehrell, Acadia University

Population characteristics and movement of Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) which aggregate in Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy during summer

Novartis Animal Health Award
Aaron Frenette, University of New Brunswick

Employing molecular diagnostics to investigate life history of Loma morhua

Skretting Award
Louise de Mestral Bezanson, Dalhousie University

Assessing the effects of a state-of-the-art conservation program on the effective population size, migration behaviour, body size and condition of endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

2005

First - Terralynn Lander, University of New Brunswick, Saint John

Dynamics of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) as an extractive organic species in integrated aquaculture systems in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

Second - Alexandre Sachsida Garcia, Memorial University

Effect of different live-food enrichment protocols on early growth and lipid composition of Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua)

Third (tie) - Jeff Piercey, University of New Brunswick

The role of blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), kelp (Laminaria saccharina) and biofouling on the dissolved oxygen budget of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture

Third (tie) - Rémi Sonier, Université de Moncton

Fecal coliform distribution in four compartments: water, sediments, suspension and bottom cultured oysters (Crassostrea virginica) from a conditional shellfish harvesting area

Aquaculture & Fisheries Overall Best Paper Award

2018

Quentin Kerr, Dalhousie University

Temporal stability of genomic differentiation between spawning season components in Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)