Arnault Le Bris

PhD and MSc Students

Elanor Dillabough, MSc, Fisheries Science and Technology

Elanor DillaboughElanor Dillabough is a Master's student enrolled in the Fisheries Science and Technology program under the supervision of Dr. Arnault Le Bris. She has completed both a Bachelor of Technology (Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences) and a Diploma of Technology (Marine Environmental Technology) at Marine Institute.

Her research with CFER is focusing on using drone technology to map eelgrass and determine temporal variations in relation to a green crab mitigation fishery. 

Tanya Prystay, PhD Candidate, Fisheries Science

Tanya PrystayTanya’s research interest focuses on fish physiology and conservation ecology. Originally from Ottawa, Tanya completed her B.Sc. in marine biology at Dalhousie University, and her M.Sc. in biology at Carleton University.

For her Ph.D., under the supervision of Dr. Arnault LeBris at the Marine Institute, Tanya is applying drone and snorkel surveys to explore and quantify the provision of eelgrass ecosystem services in Atlantic Canada (e.g., carbon sequestration, fish habitat) and how it varies depending on meadow morphology and surrounding environmental conditions.

Tanya is also part of a team working on restoring eelgrass meadows in Placentia Bay. This work is part of the eelgrass restoration project funded by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Coastal Restoration Fund.

Jordan Woolfrey, MSc, Fisheries Science and Technology

Jordan WoolfreyJordan Woolfrey is a Master's student enrolled in the Fisheries Science program being co-supervised by Dr Arnault Le Bris (CFER) and Dr Patrick Gagnon (OSC).

She completed her Bachelor of Science with a focus area in Marine Biology from Memorial University in 2019, then worked as a Climate Change Intern with the University of Belize through MI’s International Youth Internship Program in 2019/2020.

In this position, she worked on reef sedimentation as well as coral bleaching and disease surveys. Jordan’s Masters research is focused on colonization of Reef Ball artificial reefs by local Newfoundland species in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.