Dr. Craig F. Purchase

Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes

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Academic synopsis

Memorial University

        Assistant Professor of Biology & Ocean Sciences

        Fish Evolutionary Ecology Research Group

        Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology Graduate Program

        Environmental Science Graduate Program

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

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: @Craig Purchase

 

 

NEWS FROM THE LAB

 

April 2014

·         Congrats to honours student Aline, who has won a MUN Science Undergraduate Research Award (functionally equivalent to a NSERC USRA)

·         Paper by postdoc Jose Beirão on cod sperm plasticity to ovarian fluids of wild and farmed fish has been published in Aquaculture Environment Interactions 5: 61-70.

·         Video describing the Rennie’s River salmon reintroduction project has been posted on youtube. link

·         Congrats to Heather who successfully passed her PhD comprehensive exam on April 8

·         Welcome to Dr. Mehmet Kocabas, who has arrived for a 12 month postdoctoral fellowship with our team.

·         Congrats to Violaine Pemberton-Renaud who has won a NSERC USRA and will be beginning honours research with us this summer.

 

March 2014

·         Congrats to Aline (honours student) who won first place at the Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 29. This is particularly impressive given she only started in January (most have been at this >8 months).

·         Paper by Jeremy Mitchell and Craig on rapid colonization of a species at risk has been accepted for publication in Northeastern Naturalist

·         Congratulations to MSc student Corey Clarke who has successfully passed his external thesis examination. The thesis is titled “Life-long transgenerational effects of early experience in Atlantic salmon”

·         Paper by Craig, former MSc student Warner, and 2 collaborators has been published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 71: 356-365. Our work entitled “Experimental tests to confirm chemical stability of otolith cores reveal significant variability and post-depositional changes” was labeled by the journal editors as “truly an advance in our understanding of how chemical analyses of otoliths should be viewed”

 

February 2014

·         Craig is giving a doubly invited seminar for the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research and Fisheries & Oceans Canada on Feb 26. It is tentatively titled “Reproductive performance of beach spawning capelin is remarkably sensitive to salinity” and will be held in the main auditorium of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre.

·         We will have a new PhD student working on Atlantic salmon ecology & conservation; through collaboration with the Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland via the NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship program

 

January 2014

·         Craig was nominated & elected 2015 President of the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research

·         Paper by postdoc Jose Beirão on cod sperm plasticity to temperature has been published in the Marine Ecology Progress Series 495:263-274

 

December 2013

·         Craig is an invited expert for the Fisheries & Oceans Canada Regional Science Advisory Process for Atlantic salmon

·         Craig is an invited expert for NL Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture consultations on a new provincial sustainable aquaculture strategy

 

November 2013

·         Craig appeared on the NTV news on November 28, where he was asked to discuss details of the salmon reintroduction to Rennie’s River

·         Postdoc Jose Beirao’s tenure with us is coming to an end. We wish him luck with his new position in Brazil.

·         Craig is providing expert advice and manpower for the reintroduction of extirpated Atlantic salmon to a St. John’s river. This is year 2 of a 5 year program led by the Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland. Each year up to 100,000 eggs are fertilized and then planted into specialized incubators within the river.

·         Craig is an invited expert for two Fisheries  & Oceans Canada meetings

·         Regional Framework for capelin reference points

·         Regional Framework for herring assessment