Fatemeh Hatefi

Fatemeh Hatefi

Fatemeh Hatefi is a Fisheries Science (Stock Assessment) Master of Science student, under the supervision of Dr. Noel Cadigan.

She will be working on developing spatiotemporal statistical models for fish surveys with the objective to improve survey indices of stock size and increasing the length of stock size time-series as much as possible.

Applications will include Redfish (Sebastes mentella) and Witch flounder (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus) in the Northwest Atlantic.

Andrés Beita-Jiménez

Andrés Beita-Jiménez is originally from Costa Rica, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Costa Rica. During his undergraduate, Andrés worked on several research projects on different fisheries from artisanal to semi industrial. The last couple of years, he has been studying the effects of marine protected areas on the ecology and management of fish in coral reefs. Andrés is interested in quantitative methods applied to the management of marine resources. He is currently enrolled in the MSc. in Fisheries Sciences in the stock assessment stream under the supervision of Dr. Arnault LeBris. For his research project, Andrés will be working on the spatiotemporal variability in northern shrimp life-history.

Andrea Perreault

Andrea Perreault is a master of fisheries science student with CFER. She completed her undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The work she undertook during her undergraduate degree was broad, including investigating the impacts of black holes on the hydrogen atom, and also exploring the effects of violating assumptions on statistical models. Recently, Andrea has found an interest in the sustainability of natural resources, and this interest led her to the new fisheries science program, in stock assessment, at the Marine Institute. She will be working under the supervision of Dr. Noel Cadigan, building growth curves for American plaice on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland that include important spatiotemporal variability.

Judith Savoie

Originally from Québec, Judith Savoie is a master of environmental science student within CFER. Judith completed a bachelor in environmental chemistry and bioressources at the Université du Québec à Rimouski, UQAR and also holds a technician diploma in bioecology from the CEGEP de Sherbrooke. In the summer of 2014, Judith interned with Marie Clément at the Labrador Institute, leading her to her current masters project. Judith’s research involves determining the river of origin of the Lake Melville Atlantic salmon population by using otolith microchemistry and quantify the heavy metals contamination in the muscle tissue of the salmon. Judith is under the supervision of Marie Clément, CFER, and Richard St-Louis, UQAR.


Violaine Shikon

Originally from Montreal, Violaine Shikon recently completed her bachelor of science (Honours) in marine biology at Memorial University. There, she researched the effect of capelin sperm fertilization success when exposed to different water salinities. Violaine is currently working as a summer student at CFER with Dr. Dominque Robert and will continue as a master of science student in September. Her master’s research will focus on the northerly expansion of Atlantic mackerel spawning grounds off the Northeast coast of Newfoundland, and its impact on larval growth, survival and recruitment. For this work, Violaine was awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Liang Zhu

Liang Zhu recently completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Queen’s University, where he developed an interest in ecological responses to climate change. His masters research under the supervision of Drs. Jonathan Fisher (CFER) and Dominique Robert (UQAR) will assess the diet and population dynamics of silver hake, a species responding to recent warming oceanographic conditions within the Gulf of St. Lawrence.