Based on my research activities I could be considered an Evolutionary Ecologist, Population Biologist, Conservation Biologist, or a Fish Biologist. I pursue work on many aspects of ecology, including habitat selection, life history variability, and gamete quality. I am particularly interested in phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation.
I have been an Assistant Professor of Biology at Memorial University since January 2008. My previous positions include: NSERC Visiting Fellow with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in St. John's Newfoundland, Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Halifax Nova Scotia, NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University, Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, M.Sc. and B.Sc.(Hons) from Memorial University.
For further information, please email Craig.www.ucs.mun.ca/~cfpurchase