Dr. Craig F. Purchase
Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes
Associate Professor, Biology Department
Cross-appointed to Dept. of Ocean Sciences
Cross-appointed to School of Fisheries
Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology Graduate Program
Environmental Science Graduate Program
Assistant Professor, Memorial University
NSERC Visiting Fellow,
Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre
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
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
NEWS FROM THE LAB
· Craig, Anna and Mohammad spent 10 days at the Experimental Lakes Area in NW Ontario, working on a senescence project with lake trout
· Paper on the first occurrence of dealfish in Canada has been accepted in the Canadian Field Naturalist
· Paper on weird capelin sperm has been accepted in Ecology & Evolution
· Craig spent two weeks in the UK and presented sperm research at the 14th Biology of Spermatozoa meeting in Bakewell England, and gave research seminars at the University of Stirling and University of Glasgow.
· We are recruiting at least one new graduate student for 2018. Some details are available here. http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~cfpurchase/CraigPurchase_gradstudent_position.pdf
· We submitted some collaborative work with a conservation angling group (SAEN) on the technique use of instream salmon incubators. This was funded by the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation.
· Heather submitted the first paper from her PhD work J, “Phenotypic plasticity during embryonic development is affected more by transgenerational effects than multiple abiotic factors in brook trout”
· Marco (former student) and Jose (former postdoc) have both submitted abstracts for the upcoming “International Workshop on the Biology of Fish Gametes” in the Czech Republic. Craig will be at the “Biology of Spermatozoa” meeting in England the same week.
· Work on the effects of salinity on embryo development of capelin has been accepted in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
· Welcome to Lindsee Clark, who is working with us for the summer as a SURA award winner
· Craig has been cross-appointed to the School of Fisheries at the Marine Institute. This will enable future students to take MSc or PhD programs in Fisheries Science if they choose.
· Craig is giving a seminar at the University of Ottawa on Jan30 called “Gamete performance under natural and unnatural stress”
· Craig has been asked to attend a workshop in Ottawa for the DFO National Contaminants Advisory Group (Feb), and the Regional Science Advisory Process for Newfoundland herring (Feb)
· Craig has been placed on the selection committee to find a new co-chair of the Marine Fishes Subcommittee of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada
· Brittany and Craig presented at the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, in Montreal January 5-8
· Craig was voted onto the Marine Fishes sub-committee of COSEWIC for a 3rd, 4-year term
· Salmon spawning has begun. We have 7 fulltime and 4 part-time people from our lab, and dozens of community volunteers involved this year.