Chelsea Boaler

Chelsea Boaler is the first PhD Candidate accepted into the Fisheries Science program at the Marine Institute. Under the supervision of Dr.'s Paul Foley and Marie Clement, She is involved in weaving ways of knowing to improve management outcomes for capelin in the north Atlantic. Specifically, Chelsea is focusing on gathering traditional local knowledge within the study region, working closely with fishing and indigenous communities along the North and South Shores of Labrador and the Lower North Shore of Quebec, as well as government, academia, and not-for -profit organizations.

Julek Chawarski

Julek Chawarski is currently working on projects relevant to Arctic fisheries assessment and the pelagic ecology of Canada's Arctic gateway under the supervision of co-supervision of Drs. Maxime Geoffroy and Louis Fortier. His background work in environmental education, food production, and fisheries led him to pursue an MSc in marine biology studying the effects of marine protected areas on groundfish recovery in New England. His primary focus is the development of innovative research methods for the study of biological and physical interactions in the pelagic environment of Arctic seas. 

Devin Flawd

Devin Flawd grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and completed his bachelor of science in marine biology at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.  He then worked as a Fisheries Biologist for NOAA Fisheries in Pascagoula, Mississippi for several years before he went on to the University of Florida to complete his Master of Science degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Devin will be investigating spatial dynamics of the Grand Banks and Newfoundland and Labradors’ northeast coast flatfish based on industry-collected data as they relate to catch of target and non-target species.

Andrés Beita-Jiménez

Andrés Beita-Jiménez is a PhD student in Fisheries Science supervised by Dr. Noel Cadigan. Andrés is originally from Costa Rica and is interested in developing and applying quantitative methods to assess and manage marine fisheries in both data-poor and data-rich situations. For his PhD research, he is doing spatiotemporal modeling to improve the assessment of witch flounder in the Newfoundland shelf.  Andrés received a MSc. in Fisheries Science with a major in stock assessment at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University. During his master's under the supervision of Dr. Arnault LeBris, Andrés investigated the effects of fishing and the environment on the spatiotemporal variability of the life history of northern shrimp. Andrés has a BSc. in Biology from the University of Costa Rica. He also worked on small-scale fisheries, marine protected areas, and the ecology and management of coral reef fish in Costa Rica.

Kyle Krumsick

Kyle Krumsick

Kyle Krumsick joined CFER as a masters student, focusing on cod diet in Newfoundland and Labrador and how it varies with space, time and climate change. Kyle's doctoral work now brings these principles to an ecosystem level, where he is studying species interactions and food web modeling for the northeast coast of Newfoundland and southern Labrador. Originally from Eugene, Oregon, he completed his bachelor's degree in marine biology from the University of Oregon.

Kyle has lived and studied in Denmark and New Zealand. He speaks German and Danish, plays piano and spends a good portion of his free time pursuing his love of mythology.

Victoria Neville

Victoria Neville is a doctor of philosophy student with CFER where she recently transitioned from a master of science.  Her PhD thesis uses analytical geochemical techniques to examine cod otoliths. This method extracts information on fish movements from the otoliths which then serves as natural tags.

Originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia, she completed her undergraduate degree at Memorial University. She got her first taste of research at the Bonne Bay Marine Station where her research focused on the post-moratorium recovery of a local stock of snow crab. She enjoys fieldwork and fishing and is an avid scuba diver.

Andrea Perreault

Andrea Perreault is a PhD candidate with CFER. She completed her undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and her master’s degree in fisheries science at the Marine Institute (CFER) under the supervision of Dr. Noel Cadigan. Andrea has worked on a broad range of topics in fisheries science, including growth modeling, state-space stock assessment models, and management strategy evaluation. She is currently completing her PhD with Dr. Noel Cadigan, where her most recent work has focused on improving model diagnostics for fisheries state-space models. Andrea is finishing her PhD while working as a stock assessment biologist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Sebastian Glindtvad

Sebastian Glindtvad is a PhD student in CFER, studying the trophic ecology and reproductive biology of Atlantic Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) under the supervision of Jonathan Fisher and Arnault LeBris. 

Sebastian originates from Denmark, where he completed his undergraduate degree in general biology and master’s degree in marine ecology at the University of Aarhus.  During his education, he travelled to Fiji and Thailand to help as volunteer, where he did underwater surveys of coral reefs and helped with mangrove restoration in local villages. Prior to starting his PhD in September 2021, he interned at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) in 2018 and worked at the Institute for Marine Research in Bergen, Norway from 2019 to 2021.