Tyler Eddy

Post Doc, PhD and MSc Students

Andrea Bryndum-Buchholz, Postdoctoral Fellow

Andrea Bryndum-BuchholzAndrea is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fisheries & Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, with the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI). For her Postdoctoral Fellowship, Andrea is assessing ecosystem responses within the North Water Polynya (Pikialasorsuaq) to fishing and climate change, by developing an information base and ecosystem model for the region.  

Andrea’s research interests lie in understanding potential future changes in marine ecosystems due to ongoing climate change, and in assessing consequences as well as solutions for fisheries management and marine biodiversity conservation in a changing ocean.

Andrea is a member of the Fisheries and Marine Ecosystem Intercomparison Project (FishMIP). Andrea is interested in finding unconventional outlets to communicate her research, is a passionate writer, and has been an academic writing advisor for the past three years.

Andrea was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University, Canada. She received a PhD in Marine Biology from Dalhousie University, Canada, an MSc in Aquatic Ecology from Lund University, Sweden, and an Honours BSc in Biology from the University of Tübingen, Germany.

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Matthew Robertson, PhD Candidate, Fisheries Science

Matthew RobertsonMatt is a PhD Candidate in Fisheries Science at the Fisheries & Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland. For his PhD research, Matt is modelling the spatial, predation, and population dynamics of two flatfishes – American plaice and yellowtail flounder, on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Matt was awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for this research.

Matt’s research interests lie in answering macro-scale ecological questions in fisheries, and how those questions can be addressed in ways that can be used to improve advice for ecosystem management.

Matt runs an eponymous contracting business that focuses on creating and improving quantitative ecological models. Thus far, these projects have involved applying state-space methods developed for fisheries to other ecological arenas.

Matt completed an MSc in Oceanography and Coastal Studies at Louisiana State University, US, and an Honours BSc in Marine Biology at Dalhousie University, Canada.

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Raquel Ruiz-Díaz, PhD Candidate, Fisheries Science

Raquel Ruiz-DíazRaquel is a PhD Candidate in Fisheries Science at The Fisheries & Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland. For her PhD research, Raquel is working on ecosystem model development for the Newfoundland Grand Banks to apply to climate change and fisheries management questions.

Raquel’s main research interests are understanding the effects of climate change on fish population dynamics, how climate affects their distributions and growth rates, and the socio-economic implications for harvesters and managers.

Raquel has worked on adaptation of coastal communities to climate change within the framework of the ERC CLOCK project at the University of Vigo, Spain. She is a contributing author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and has been involved in initiatives such us Global Adaptation Mapping Initiative (GAMI).

Raquel completed an MSc in Marine Biological Resources with a Specialization in Fisheries Management at Ghent University, Belgium and an Honours BSc in Marine Science at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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Abe Solberg, PhD Candidate, Fisheries Science

Abe SolbergAbe is a PhD Candidate in Fisheries Science at The Fisheries & Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland. For his PhD research, Abe is working on ecosystem model development for the Newfoundland and Labrador shelf and developing methods to incorporate fisher’s and Indigenous ecological knowledge.

Abe's primary research interests are integrating non-traditional information sources, such as fisher's and Indigenous ecological knowledge, into ecosystem models and single-species population models.

Prior to starting his PhD, Abe worked as a data scientist for Displacement Prevention and Public Housing in New York City. Abe has developed a Shiny app for FishBase and an R package to query the IUCN information for species listed in the Seabird Mapping and Information for Fisheries Database by the American Bird Conservancy.

Abe completed an MA in Geography, with a Specialization in Natural Resource Management, at McGill University, Canada, and an Honours BA in Geography at the University of Colorado, US.

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Rioghnach Steiner, MSc, Fisheries Science

Rioghnach SteinerRioghnach is an MSc student in Fisheries Science at the Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland. For her MSc research, Rioghnach is investigating the use of plastic collars on snow crab pots as a way to reduce capture of sub-legal and soft shell crab in the commercial fishery.

Rioghnach’s research interests include investigating new fishing gear to help improve fisheries capture efficiency.

During Rioghnach’s time at the Fisheries & Marine Institute, she participated on the research expedition of the RV Ludy Pudluk in Nunavut, researching fisheries development to help minimize food-insecurity in the Canadian Arctic. 

Rioghnach completed a BSc in Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada.


Alannah Wudrick, MSc, Fisheries Science

Alannah WudrickAlannah is an MSc Student in Fisheries Science at the Fisheries & Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland. For her MSc research, Alannah is adding spatial and temporal resolution to ecosystem models for the Newfoundland and Labrador shelf and Grand Banks.

Alannah’s research interests include using models to project ecosystem responses to climate change to help inform fisheries management policies.

Alannah has published a technical report based on work she did with the Benthic Ecology Division of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The report describes the benthic communities observed during the 2010 ROPOS video transects of Orphan Knoll and Orphan Seamount, off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Alannah completed an Honours BSc in Marine Biology at Dalhousie University, Canada.


Dr. Gustavo Yunda-Guarin - Postdoctoral Fellow

Gustavo Yunda-GuarinFor his Postdoctoral Fellowship, Gustavo is assessing spatial and temporal variability in the prey and predators of northern shrimp to quantify their food web role and inform sustainable fisheries management. Gustavo is supervised by Dr. Jonathan Fisher and Dr. Tyler Eddy in the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) and is collaborating with scientists at Fisheries & Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Association of Prawn Producers & Northern Coalition.

Gustavo’s research interests focus on understanding how food webs, trophic interactions, and organisms respond to changes in environmental conditions and organic carbon supply in a changing Arctic Ocean. Using multiple trophic biomarkers and Bayesian statistical models, Gustavo has studied changes in consumers’ diets and food web structure of deep-sea benthic environments. He is also interested in the taxonomy of benthic fauna and drivers of benthic composition and biodiversity.

Gustavo is a member of the research groups Québec Océan and Takuvik. He has participated in research expeditions in the Canadian Arctic Ocean, such as the GreenEdge project and ArcticNet Network aboard the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.

Gustavo received a PhD in Oceanography from Laval University, Canada, an MSc in Tropical Marine Science from Ceará Federal University, Brazil, and a BSc in Marine Biology from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Colombia.

See Gustavo’s publications on his Google Scholar page.