Dr. Craig F. Purchase

Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes

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Academic synopsis

Memorial University

        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 

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

October 2017

·         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

 

September 2017

·         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

 

June 2017

·         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.

 

May 2017

·         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.

 

April 2017

·         Welcome to Lindsee Clark, who is working with us for the summer as a SURA award winner

 

January 2017

·         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

 

December 2016

·         Craig was voted onto the Marine Fishes sub-committee of COSEWIC for a 3rd, 4-year term

 

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.