Honours student thesis supervision

  • 2005-2006 – Joshua Brading
    Title: ‘Behavioral and environmental conditions associated with shark attacks on humans’
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  • 2005-2006 – Daniel Boyce
    Title: ‘Effects of water temperature on the global distribution of tuna and billfish’
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  • 2007-2008 – Rachel Chudnow
    Title: ‘Are jellyfish populations increasing worldwide (and why)?’
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  • 2011-2012 – Lisa Kettemer
    Title: ‘Global Estimate of Shark Mortality Induced by Longline Fisheries’
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  • 2011-2012 – Sonia Jind
    Title: ‘A comparison of two underwater visual sampling techniques used to estimate tropical reef fish communities’
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  • 2013-2014 – Jen Saunders
    Title: ‘Porbeagle (Lamna nasusI) bycatch in two different haddock fisheries of the Scotia-Fundy region’

Graduate student thesis supervision

  • 2003-2007 – Anneli Ehlers, (Ph.D., Kiel University)
    Title: ‘The role of genotype diversity within seagrass populations of the Baltic Sea’. Graduated in July 2007.
  • 2003-2008 – Nicole Langhanki, (Ph.D., Kiel University)
    Title: ‘The impact of grazer diversity on recruitment processes’. To graduate in December 2008.
  • 2004-2007 – Derek Tittensor, (Ph.D., Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘Macroecology of exploited marine systems: human impacts and the effects of scale’. Graduated in November 2007. This thesis won the 2008 Dalhousie University Doctoral Thesis Award in the Natural and Medical Sciences and Engineering
  • 2004-2009 – Coilin Minto, (Ph.D., Dalhousie University)
    Title: Variance and measurement error in fisheries ecology: a meta-analytical approach.
  • 2005-2009 – Stephanie Boudreau, (Ph.D., Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘Explaining variation in American lobster (Homarus americanus) distribution and abundance’.
  • 2007-2009 – Daniel Ricard, (Ph.D., Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘Evaluation of the population consequences of large-scale fisheries closures’.
  • 2008-2009 – Aurelie Cosandey-Godin, (Master of Marine Management, Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘Keeping the lead: How to strenghthen shark conservation and management policies in Canada’.
  • 2010-2011 – Brendal Davis, (Master of Marine Management, Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘The International Plan of Action for Sharks: How does national implementation measure up?’.
  • 2011-2012 – Hilary Goodwin, (Master of Marine Management, Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘Skate and Ray Management in the Northwest Atlantic: An overview of current management and recommendations for conservation’.
  • 2007-2013 – Daniel Boyce, (Ph.D., Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘Trophic impacts of large predatory fish declines in open ocean ecosystems’.
  • 2012-2014 – Greg Britten, (M.Sc., Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘Time-varying population dynamics of marine fish stocks’.
  • 2010-2015 – Aurelie Cosandey-Godin, (Ph.D., Dalhousie University)
    Title: ‘Elasmobranch bycatch in the Canadian Atlantic: Composition, biogeography, and mitigation’.
  • 2008 – Rowan Trebilco (Rhodes Scholar and M.Sc. Student)
    Co-supervising, visiting from Oxford University, GB.
  • 2013 – Arne Johanson (Ph.D. Student)
    Title: ‘Engineering a population balance model for long-term fish stock prediction’
    Co-supervising in Germany. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, CAU
  • 2013 – Kristina Boerder (Ph.D. Student)
    Title: ‘Effects of large Marine Protected Areas on Global Fisheries
  • 2014 – Manuel Dureuil (Ph. D. Student)
    Title: ‘Status and conservation of sharks in the Northeast Atlantic’
  • 2014 – Rodrigo Barreto (Visiting Ph.D. Student)
    Title: ‘Trends of shark catch rates in the Southern Atlantic’