Dr. Craig F. Purchase

Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes

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Academic synopsis

Memorial University

        Associate Professor of Biology & Ocean Sciences

        Fish Evolutionary Ecology Research Group

        Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology Graduate Program

        Environmental Science Graduate Program

Assistant Professor, Memorial University

NSERC Visiting Fellow,

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre 

Research Scientist,

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Lecturer, Saint Mary’s University

Sessional Instructor, Dalhousie University

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Master of Science, Memorial University

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Memorial University

 

Other appointments

President, Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research

Dobbin Scholar, Ireland Canada University Foundation

Board of Editors, Northeastern Naturalist

COSEWIC Marine Fishes Specialist Subcommittee

Chair of the Board of Directors,

Protected Areas Association of Newfoundland & Labrador

Centre for Marine Biodiversity

Twitter: @CraigPurchase

 

 

NEWS FROM THE LAB

November 2016

·         Salmon spawning has begun. We have 7 fulltime and 4 part-time people from our lab, and dozens of community volunteers involved this year.

·         Brittany, Heather, and former postdoc Jose, have all submitted abstracts for the upcoming CCFFR in Montreal.

 

September 2016

·         Welcome to John Atkinson (PhD), Marco Graziano (PhD), Steven Poulos (MSc) and Ryan Carrow (MSc) who all started new grad programs with us

 

July 2016

·         Craig was interviewed by the CBC on July 7 concerning capelin spawning

·         Craig is leading a variety of field trips for the CSEE conference July 6-12

·         Welcome to Kaitlyn Tobin, who is a WISE student in the lab for the summer

 

June 2016

·         Brendan passed his PhD defense on June 7. Congrats from the whole lab.

·         Welcome to Laura Dawson, Ethan Armstrong and Devin Saunders, who are all undergraduates working in the lab this spring/summer.

 

May 2016

·         Brendan has another paper accepted for publication! It will be in Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries and is called ”In search of a cultured fish phenotype: a systematic review, meta-analysis and vote counting analysis”

·         Heather, Brittany and Craig have submitted a variety of talk titles for the upcoming Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution meeting, and the International Marine Conservation Congress meeting, but of which are happening in St. John’s this July.

 

April 2016

·         Congrats to Tanner on winning a MUN Science Undergraduate Research Award for summer 2016

·         Congrats to Brittany, Heather and Tanner on winning first place in the poster competition at the 9th annual Biology Graduate Student Symposium

·         Research in the lab will be ramping up in intensity starting in summer 2016 thanks to 4 new grants

o   NSERC Discovery Grant (5 years)

§  Gamete ecology in variable environments

o   Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation Grant (3 years)

§  Incubation sensitivity to winter temperatures in four DUs of Atlantic salmon in Canada

o   DFO National Contaminants Advisory Group Grant (1 year)

§   Impacts of crude oil and dispersants on capelin reproductive performance

o   Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation Grant (3 years)

§  Salmon gametes as a source for research, restocking and public education

 

March 2016

·         Congratulations to Heather who has won a Community Service Award from the School of Graduate Studies

 

February 2016

·         Craig appeared as a guest on CBC Radio’s “On the Go” program to discuss the relationships between trout and salmon

 

January 2016

·         Craig was the chief organizer for the 69th Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, which ran Jan 7-9. Our lab was also an author on 6 presentations.

·         Paper by former MSc student Corey Clarke has been accepted by the journal Animal Conservation. It is titled “Lifelong and carry-over effects of early captive exposure in Atlantic salmon”, and was done in Fundy National Park.

·         Craig was interviewed live on the NTV Evening Newshour about what we have learned since the collapse of the northern cod stocks 25 years ago