PhDs

Chelsea Boaler

Chelsea Boaler is the first PhD student accepted into the Fisheries Science program at the Marine Institute. She will be involved with Integrating genomics, phenotypes and local ecological knowledge towards improving capelin stock management in Canadian Atlantic and Arctic waters under the supervision of Dr.'s Marie Clement and Grant Murray. Specifically, Chelsea will be focusing on the local ecological knowledge component of the research, working closely with fishing and indigenous communities along the North and South Shores of Labrador and the Lower North Shore of Quebec.

Brynn Devine

Brynn Devine

Brynn Devine is a doctor of philosophy candidate in biology at Memorial University. Originally from Texas, she completed her bachelor of science in marine biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

She then received her master of science in marine biology at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia where she studied the effects of ocean acidification on habitat selection in coral reef fishes.  Brynn is currently investigating how ocean conditions, caused by regional to global climate change, impact the biogeography, dynamics and behaviour of deep-sea continental slope fishes.

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.

Daigo Kamada

Daigo Kamada

Daigo Kamada obtained his bachelors of science at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Paraguay and his masters in biology at the University of Manitoba focusing on zooplankton community dynamics in Lake Winnipeg. He is co-author of the Guide of Paraguayan Fish Fauna and participated in endocrine disruptor research at Hiroshima University. He is now pursuing his doctorate of philosophy on the feeding ecology of Newfoundland capelin through its ontogeny, combining field sampling and historic data by multivariate analysis.

Curious and eager to learn, Daigo's hobbies include languages, photography, mythology and physical activities.

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.

Pierre Priou

Pierre Priou is originally from Brittany France and completed his bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Sciences from the Université de Nantes, France. He then moved to Norway to get a Master’s degree in Marine Ecology and Biodiversity from the Arctic University of Norway where he focused on vertical distribution of zooplankton using a Video Plankton Recorder. Pierre currently works under the supervision of Dr. Maxime Geoffroy and will be investigating the northward range expansion of boreal species into the Arctic and its effects on Arctic species. He will use innovative methods from ship-based surveys to autonomous ice-tethered echosounders deployed in fjords and from the sea ice. This work is part of the ArcticABC project in collaboration with The Arctic University of Norway.