Dr. Craig F. Purchase

Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes

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Team Leader

 

 

Craig Purchase [B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. Memorial; Ph.D. Toronto]

Professor of Biology

 

 

 

 

 

Science Technicians

 

 

 

 

 

Niels Van Miltenburg

 

 

He works with another group but helps us at times. He is beginning fulltime with us on a salmon project in spring 2024.

 

Email nvanmiltenbu “at” mun.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Post-docs

 

 

 

 

 

Kyleisha Foote [Ph.D. pending, Concordia; M.EM. Massey NZ; B.Sc. Massey NZ]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

 

Co-supervised with Shawn Leroux

 

Beginning spring 2024

Project theme: Salmon productivity

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

 

 

Mikael Ranta [M.S. Nebraska; B.S. Lake Superior State]

Ph.D. candidate, Biology

 

Co-supervised with Shawn Leroux

 

Beginning May 2024

Project theme: Salmon productivity

 

 

Madison Philipp [B.Sc.Hons Dalhousie]

M.Sc. candidate, Biology

 

                    

Project theme:

Causes of among-individual variation in sperm quality

 

Email maphilipp “at” mun.ca

 

 

Ranjan Wagle [B.Sc. Agriculture & Forestry University – Nepal]

M.Sc. candidate, Biology

 

Project theme:

Pre- and post-mating selection on male capelin

 

Email rwagle “at” mun.ca

 

Connor Hanley [B.Sc. Iowa State]

M.Sc. candidate, Biology

 

Project theme:

Influence of sperm competition and cryptic female choice on hybridization between Atlantic salmon and brown trout

 

Email cphanley “at” mun.ca

 

 

 

 

Ava Hart [B.Sc. pending, New Brunswick]

M.Sc. candidate, Biology

 

Co-supervised with Shawn Leroux

 

Beginning Sept 2024

Project theme: Spawning migrations and spawning habitat of Atlantic salmon

 

 

 

Ky Schlosberg [B.Sc. pending, Montana State]

M.Sc. candidate, Biology

 

 

Beginning Sept 2024

Project theme: Linking fish movement with spawning ability: telemetry, charisma, and semen quality in brown trout

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

 

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Nick Murphy

B.Sc. candidate

 

Student Research Assistant

Summer 2022, Summer 2023, Fall 2023-

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Kaitlyn Rowsell

 

 

MUCEP Student Fall 2023, Winter 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ALUMNI

 

Dr. Dara Orbach

Postdoctoral Fellow 2018

Dr. Mehmet Kocabaş

Postdoctoral Fellow 2014-2015

Dr. Josι Beirγo

Postdoctoral Fellow 2012 & 2013, & 2016

Dr. Laura Weir

Postdoctoral Fellow 2011

Dr. Anna Rooke

Research Assistant 2017-2018

Dr. Darek Moreau

Research Assistant 2010

Dr. Heather Penney

Ph.D. – Biology 2019

Dr. Brendan Wringe

Ph.D. – Biology 2016

Kelly MacDonald

M.Sc. – Biology 2022

Tyler Lantiegne

M.Sc. – Biology 2021

Steven Poulos

M.Sc. – Biology 2019

Olivia Puckrin

M.Sc. – Biology 2014

Corey Clarke

M.Sc. – Environmental Science 2014

Lucas Warner

M.Sc. – Biology 2013

Emily Zimmermann

M.Sc. – Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology 2012

Mohammad Fahmy

Science Technician I 2017

Terry Sullivan

Science Technician I 2016 & 2017

Louis Charron

Science Technician I 2015

Michelle Bachan

Science Technician II 2011

Martin Cuddy

Science Technician I 2011

Violaine Pemberton-Renaud

Honours student 2015

NSERC USRA 2014

MUCEP student F2014, W2015

Aline Litt

Science Technician II 2016

Honours student 2014

MUN SURA 2014

MUCEP student F2012, W2013, F2014

Mark Earle

Honours student 2013

NSERC USRA 2013

Jason Lewis

Honours student 2013

MUN SURA 2013 & 2012

CSJ & SWASP 2012

MUCEP student F2011, W2012

Meghan Donovan

Honours student 2012

Michael Hurley

Honours student 2010

NSERC USRA 2010 & 2009

 

Andrew Murphy

Honours student 2010

 

Lindsay Blades

Honours student 2008

 

Justin Strong

NSERC USRA 2012

MUCEP student F2011, W2012

Renee Hamel

NSERC USRA 2011

Jayme Bonnell

MUN SURA 2021

Tanner Stein

MUN SURA 2016

MUCEP Student; F2015, W2016

Lindsee Clarke

MUN SURA 2017

Marcel Field

Intern, Conservation Corps Newfoundland & Labrador 2009

 

Tommi White

Spring research assistant 2017

Laura Dawson

Summer research assistant 2016

Devin Saunders

Spring research assistant 2016, 2017, MUCEP fall 2017

Miranda McGrath

Summer research assistant 2012

Grant Samson

Summer research assistant 2009

 

Cassidy Edwards

ISWEP Student; F2017, W2018

Linqiao Xia

ISWEP Student; W2016

Alvi Rahman

ISWEP Student; W2016

Mohammad Fahmy

ISWEP Student; F2014, W2015, F2016

Tasmia Zahn

ISWEP Student; W2015

Rafael Tiburcio

ISWEP Student; F2014

Allysa Forget

MUCEP Student, W2023

Kaitlyn Gladney

MUCEP Student, S2023, F2023

Coady Fitzpatrick

MUCEP Student, F2018, W2019

Taylor Hughes

MUCEP Student, F2017-F2019

Leah Burrows

MUCEP Student, F2016

Ethan Armstrong

MUCEP Student; S2016

Justin Forward

MUCEP Student: W2015

Brianna King

MUCEP Student: W2015

Mary Butt

MUCEP Student: F2013, W2014

Daniel Windeler

MUCEP Student: F2012, W2013

Sarah Power

MUCEP Student: F2012, W2013

Alexander Elliott

MUCEP Student: F2010

Meagan Careen

MUCEP Student: S2010

 

Patricia Howse

MUCEP Student: F2009, W2010