Masters

Caley Brennan

Caley Brennan

Caley Brennan is a Master's student enrolled in the Fisheries Science program under the supervision of Dr. Arnault Le Bris. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology from Memorial University and an Advanced Diploma in Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management from the Marine Institute. She has previously worked with Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s aquatic invasive species group in St. John’s, Newfoundland and assisted research on striped bass otoliths for the Fort Folly First Nation of New Brunswick. As a natural resources technician for the Qalipu First Nation of Newfoundland, she completed research projects on green crab and invasive tunicates. Caley's current research is focused on green crab catch and growth rates in Newfoundland.

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.

Jessica Randall

Jessica Randall is Masters student in the Fisheries Science and Technology program. Originally from Washington, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. For three years, she worked with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA as a research fisheries biologist. In this role, she provided taxonomic identifications of eggs, larvae and juvenile fishes of the Northeast Pacific and studied community assemblage structure of larval fishes in the Chukchi Sea. She also worked as an Alaskan groundfish observer, interned with the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, and worked as a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Jessica is co-supervised by Drs. Maxime Geoffroy (CFER) and Hannah Murphy (DFO). In collaboration with DFO and local harvesters, her thesis will investigate herring predation on larval fishes, particularly capelin, in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Xiaozhuo Tang

Xiaozhuo Tang

Xiaozhuo Tang is a master of fishery science student at CFER with Dr. Fan Zhang. She is originally from China. She got her bachelor’s degree at Shanghai Ocean University. She is interested in fisheries recruitment process, and trying to figure out the mechanisms behind recruitment variability. Her thesis will be focused on redfish recruitment.