CRI's Alumni

CRI Alumni continue on to become recognized professionals within their respective fields. Where are they now?

Alumni in the SPOTLIGHT:

Meet University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Alumnus, Dr. Marc Skinner:

Current Position: Marine Scientist and Project Manager, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Current Research and Responsibilities: My study interests centre on environmental monitoring of estuarine, coastal, and offshore marine ecosystems.  I am currently collaborating on projects related to ecosystem recovery dynamics, satellite remote sensing of coastal habitats, community ecology, and the design of environmental effects monitoring programs.

Degree and Completion Year: MSc (2005), PhD (2014)

Thesis Titles: The site fidelity of mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) in an Atlantic Canadian estuary: implications for use as a sentinel species in environmental monitoring (MSc); The influence of suspended oyster aquaculture on the structure, function, and primary productivity of coastal ecosystems (PhD)

CRI Supervisor: Simon Courtenay & Allen Curry (MSc), Simon Courtenay (PhD)

Favourite River: Nashwaak River, NB

Favourite Song/Book/Movie About RiversLog Book from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck

Most Memorable Moment During Your Time as a Student:  CRI Christmas parties, shooting the boot, football Sundays at the Linc, and great friends

Perhaps Some Advice to People/Students Considering CRI? Utilize every available opportunity to network and get involved with events and initiatives.  Discussing your work and ideas with the Science Directors, their post-docs, and fellow grad students can open many doors.  The same goes for getting involved with fieldwork in other labs.  It’s a great chance to lend a hand to a fellow scientist in need while also broadening your professional and scientific skills sets.

 

Alumni

Supervisor(s) Year Level of study Student Name Thesis Title
Donald Baird 2013 MSc Jeff Crocker Assessing the direct and indirect effects of hydrological alteration on macroinvertebrate communities in agricultural watersheds.
Simon Courtenay 2013 PhD Marc Skinner Impacts of suspended oyster aquaculture on coastal biota of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Simon Courtenay 2013 MSc Jordan Mussetta-Lambert Breakwaters as habitat for sessile intertidal biota in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Simon Courtenay 2012 MSc Mark McGraw Diversity in life history strategy of marine teleosts from the North Western Atlantic.
Simon Courtenay 2011 MSc Allan Debertin Oceanographic characteristics and zooplankton assemblages in a coastal ecosystem:  Northumberland Strait.
Simon Courtenay 2011 MSc Jared Tomie The ecology and behaviour of substrate occupancy by the American eel.
Simon Courtenay     Sarah Johnson Factors affecting toxicity of dispersed and undispersed crude oils: herring species, spawning stocks and environmental conditions.
Simon Courtenay     Ibrahim Chechade The effects of 17 alpha-ethynylestradiol (EE2) on gonadal development and differentiations in the estuarine killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus.
Simon Courtenay 2013 MSc Erinn Ipsen Nearshore fish diversity in Musquash Estuary: a marine protected area.
Simon Courtenay 2013 BSc Honours Rachel Howard Nekton responses to closure of the bleached kraft pulp and paper mill on Miramichi estuary.
Simon Courtenay 2013 BSc Honours Kristen Maillet Effect of sediment grain size on growth and development of the sea urchin Lytechinus pictus.
Simon Courtenay 2013 BSc Honours Sophie Cormier  
Joseph Culp
Allen Cury
2004 MSc Olivia Logan Flow and sediment controls of biota.
Joseph Culp 2011 PhD Alexa Alexander Effects of multiple stressors on macroinvertebrate communites.
Joseph Culp 2006 MSc Alexa Alexander Sublethal effects of imidacloprid on mayflies and oligochaetes.
Joseph Culp
Allen Curry
  MSc Erin Foster Nutrient status assessment of two New Brunswick watersheds.
Rick Cunjak
Kelly Munkittrick
2003 PhD Michelle Gray Assessing non-point source pollution in agricultural regions of the upper St. John River Basin using the slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus).
Rick Cunjak   Post-dostoral researcher Brittany Graham  
Rick Cunjak   PhD Cindy Breau The ecophysiology, behaviour and movement patterns of juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during elevated water temperatures and the importance of cool water.
Rick Cunjak   MSc Katrina Chu Examining riverine community response to artificial nutrient enrichment in two inner bay of Fundy streams
Rick Cunjak   MSc Sherisse Williams Food web dynamics of two inner bay of Fundy river systems
Allen Curry
Kelly Munkittrick
  MSc Chad Doherty Movement patterns and biology of white sucker in a riverine environment exposed to multiple stresses
Allen Curry
Karen Kidd
  MSc Monica Finley The effects of fish community complexity on mercury bioaccumulation in lake food webs supporting brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).
Allen Curry
Kerry MacQuarrie
  MSc Nathan Wilbur Investigating and identifying thermal refugia for Atlantic salmon and brook trout using thermal infra-red technology.
Allen Curry   MSc Rosalyn Smedley Impacts of agriculture on fish communities.
Allen Curry   MSc Erin Barry Mercury pathways and trophic interactions in NB.
Allen Curry   MSc Dan Beveridge Ecohydrology of Prairie streams.
Allen Curry   MSc Andrea Chute Artic char food webs in tundra rivers.
Allen Curry   MSc Melissa Lee Water managemet on blueberry farms.
Allen Curry   MSc Jacob van de Sande Seasonal movement patterns and habitat use of anadromous brook charr in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments.
Allen Curry   MSc Jennifer Shaw Growth of dwarf smelt.
Allen Curry   MSc Eric Chernoff Early life history of anadromous brook trout.
Allen Curry
Kelly Munkittrick
  MSc Jonathan Freedman Movement patters and trophic structure of a reservoir fish community.
Allen Curry
David Cairns (DFO)
  MSc Heather Lamson Ecology of American eels.
Karen Kidd 2013 MSc Gretchen Lescord Investigating influences of physical lake features and food web characteristics on mercury (Hg) and perfluorinated chemical (PFC) uptake and biomagnification in landlocked Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus).
Karen Kidd 2013 PhD Leanne Baker The effects of Roundup WeatherMax© and nutrients on wetland invertebrates and food web structure.
Karen Kidd   MSc Meredith Clayden Mercury biomagnification through acidic lake food webs in relation to lake characteristics and elemental composition of aquatic organisms.
Karen Kidd   MSc Katharina  Batchelar Effects of mercury on the general and reproductive health of yellow perch in Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia.
Karen Kidd   MSc Shelley Wellman Nutrient flow in a freshwater food web during and after an experimental aquaculture operation.
Karen Kidd   MSc Brianna Wyn Mercury bioaccumulation through food webs in acidic lakes at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Nova Scotia.
Karen Kidd   MSc Marilynn Kullman Assimilation of freshwater salmonid aquaculture waste by native aquatic biota.
Karen Kidd   PhD Heidi Swanson Interactions of fish ecology, life history, food web structure, and mercury bioaccumulation in coastal Arctic lakes.
Karen Kidd 2008 PhD Tim Jardine Using multiple sentinel species and stable isotopes to understand mercury sources and fate in temperate streams.
Karen Kidd
Allen Curry
  MSc Monica Finley The effects of fish community complexity on mercury bioaccumulation in lake food webs supporting brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).
Karen Kidd
Kelly Munkittrick
  MSc Tim Arciszewski Population-level responses of fish and invertebrates to municipal and industrial effluents in a complex receiving environment.

Kelly Munkittrick
Allen Curry
  MSc Jonathan Freedman Movement patters and trophic structure of a reservoir fish community.
Steve Peake   MSc Claire Hrenchuk Spawing site selection in lake sturgeon.
Kelly Munkittrick   PhD Brendan Galloway Cumulative impacts of human impacts on fishes in the Saint John River.

Kerry MacQuarrie
Allen Curry
    Nathan Wilbur Investigating and identifying thermal refugia for Atlantic salmon and brook trout using thermal infra-red technology
Steve Peake   MSc Kelly Sparks Ecology of juvenile lake sturgeon.
Steve Peake   MSc Bill Tibble Winter behaviour of brook trout in lakes.
André St. Hilaire     Valerie Ouellet  
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Gila Somers Cumulative effects on the Kennebecasis River due to land use fragmentation
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Meghan Doyle

The effects of ethynylestradiol (EE2) on molecular signaling cascades in mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus)

Kelly Munkittrick   PhD Sumith Jayakody Designing a fish assessment program for high pesticide use agricultural areas in Sri Lanka.
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Mary Sollows Size, age distribution and conservation status of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Margaritifera margaritifera  (L.) in the Kennebecasis River, New Brunswick, Canada.
Kelly Munkittrick   PhD Thijs Bosker Short-term adult fish reproductive tests: evaluation, refinement and application. 
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Jennifer Adams The use of laboratory and field data to evaluate the response of Little River fish populations to improved oil refinery wastewater. 
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Lisa Bowron Responses of white sucker (Catostomus commersoni) populations to changes in pulp mill effluent discharges. 
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Vince McMullin An investigation of temporal and spatial reproductive variability associated with northern mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus macrolepidotus) spawning activity in the lower Saint John River. 
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Steve Melvin Reproductive endocrine response of two small-bodied fish, the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) and the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) exposed to pulp mill effluent 
Kelly Munkittrick   PhD Chris Blanar Parasites as biological indicators of pollution: metal contamination and Discocotyle sagittata infection on juvenile Atlantic salmon.  
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Tim Arciszewski Population-level responses of fish and invertebrates to municipal and industrial effluents in a complex receiving environment. 
Kelly Munkittrick   PhD Tim Arciszewski Recovery of fish populations after pulp mill closure
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Jason Casselman Ecology and community structure of the Saint John Harbour fish assemblage
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Collin Arens Nearshore fish community structure in the southwest Bay of Fundy and northwest Atlantic: comparing assemblages across multiple spatial and temporal scales
Kelly Munkittrick   PhD Sandra Brasfield Investigating and interpreting reduced reproductive performance in fish inhabiting streams adjacent to agricultural operations
Kelly Munkittrick
Allen Curry
  MSc Jonathan Freedman Movement patterns and trophic structure of a reservoir fish community assessed using stable isotope analysis
Kelly Munkittrick   PhD Brendan Galloway Evaluating the suitability of fish species for environmental monitoring programs
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Karma Tenzin The design of a non-lethal fish monitoring program for rivers in Bhutan
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Genevieve Vallieres An effects-based assessment of the health of fish in a small estuarine stream receiving effluent from an oil refinery
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Jennifer Peddle An effects-based assessment of the health of fish in a small estuarine stream receiving effluent from an oil refinery
Kelly Munkittrick   MSc Lottie Vallis The potential use of rock gunnel (Pholis gunnellus) as a bioindicator in Saint John Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada 
Kelly Munkittrick
Allen Curry
  MSc Chad Doherty Movement patterns and biology of white sucker in a riverine environment exposed to multiple stresses
Kelly Munkittrick
Rick Cunjak
2003 PhD Michelle Gray Assessing non-point source pollution in agricultural regions of the upper St. John River Basin using the slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus).
Kerry MacQuarrie   MSc Nathan Green A case study of the effects of climate change on seawater intrusion in  costal aquifers in New Brunswick, Canada
      Graham Bartlett Quantifying the temporal variability of discharge and nitrate loadings for intertidal springs in two Prince Edward Island estuaries