Thesis title: Evolutionary ecology of Arctic fishes: conservation biology, biodiversity, and life history adaptation.
My doctoral work on Arctic fishes includes two main projects. The first concerns the ecology and population biology of Atlantic cod persisting as glacial relicts in meromictic landlocked fiords on Baffin Island. These remarkable populations appear to be highly cannibalistic, and are of significant conservation concern due to low population sizes, late maturity and increasing harvest levels. The second project considers the distribution, life history, and biodiversity of non-commercial Arctic marine fish species, about which our current understanding is critically deficient.
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Department of Biology
Halifax, NS B3H 4J1