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 Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology Conference

2023 Biology Award Winners

The 2023 Aquaculture & Fisheries and Biology (AFB) Conference was held March 3 through 5, at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.

Review the conference program and abstracts.

Biology Awards Descriptions

2023 Aquaculture & Fisheries Award Winners

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award

First Place - Oral

Mia Lauzon

Acadia University

Impacts of pathogen infection on the winter behaviour and physiology of the black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis

First Place - Poster

Jack Nason

University of New Brunswick, Saint John

An Assessment of Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Spawning Success in Fundy National Park

Science Atlantic Science Communication Award

First Place - Oral

Max Spiess

St. Francis Xavier University

The Acquisition of Symbiotic Green Algae in the Egg Masses of the Spotted Salamander

First Place - Poster

Makayla Butorac

St. Francis Xavier University

Body and Tentacle Movement Patterns of Lymnaea stagnalis in Different Environmental Conditions

Botany Award

First Place - Oral

Ben Caron

University of Prince Edward Island

The Temporal and Physiological Dynamics of the Heterophyllous Transition in Myriophyllum aquaticum

First Place - Poster

Courtney Strugnell

Mount Saint Vincent University

Does methane regulate growth and physiological processes of heat-stressed canola plants?

People's Choice Award

First Place - Oral

Taryn Muldoon

Acadia University

A spatiotemporal analysis of the causative agent of white-nose syndrome and intestinal macroparasites based on DNA from Nova Scotia bat guano

First Place - Poster

Makatendeka Biton

Saint Mary's University

Developing a Localized Surface Plasmon Aptasensor For The Early Detection of Acute Myocardial Infarction