Staff

Staff

Bonita Power
Administrative Assistant

Bonita Power is the Administrative Assistant for CFER. She has worked with Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as an administrative professional providing support to the executive and management. She has considerable experience in procurement, a variety of computer software programs as well as extensive experience in customer and client service. Bonita began work with Memorial University in July of 2017 and moved to Marine Institute February 2018.

Gordon Adams

Gordon Adams
Fisheries Acoustic Data Analyst

Gordon Adams hails from a fishing family on Fogo Island and has firsthand industry experience. He received his history and English undergraduate degrees while he fished. His fishing interests led him to the master of marine studies in fisheries resource management at the Marine Institute.

After several years working overseas, Gordon returned to the Marine Institute as a fisheries acoustic data analyst with CFER. He is currently analyzing data from Celtic Explorer's transits across the Atlantic and the overwintering cod survey CFER did last winter.

Kiley Best

Kiley Best
Fisheries Biologist

Kiley Best is a fisheries biologist with CFER. She holds a bachelor of science in biology from Memorial University and an advanced diploma in sustainable aquaculture from the Marine Institute.

Kiley is currently working on a master of science in aquaculture from Memorial University in the area of aquatic invasive species - specifically, green crab reproductive biology and mussel aquaculture implications for the newly established green crab population in Placentia Bay.

She is the resident aquatic invasive species expert and joins CFER from the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development where she worked as an aquaculture field technologist.

Kiley is currently on secondment at the Bonne Bay Marine Station.

Susan Fudge

Susan Fudge
Fisheries Biologist

Susan Fudge is a fisheries biologist with CFER. She holds a bachelor of science in marine biology and a master of science in fisheries science from Memorial University. Her graduate research on cod reproduction focused on temporal and spatial variations in fecundity (reproductive output) and the use of active and passive acoustics in studying spawning behaviour.

Prior to joining CFER, Susan was a fisheries conservation advisor with World Wildlife Fund Canada. Susan's interests span from fisheries science to marine conservation policy and everything in between.

Wade Hiscock

Wade Hiscock
Fisheries Biologist

Wade Hiscock has been working fulltime with the Marine Institute for the past 15 years. Initially Wade was a research assistant with the fisheries conservation chair, and later a fisheries biologist at the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources focusing on fisheries research and resource assessment of several marine species.

Currently Wade works as a fisheries biologist with CFER focusing on fisheries acoustics. He has a bachelor of science in fisheries biology from the University of Guelph and a master of science in biology from Memorial University.

Wade's graduate thesis involved cod enhancement research.

Adam Templeton

Adam Templeton
Fisheries Technologist

Adam Templeton is a fisheries technologist with CFER. He holds a diploma in marine environmental technology from the Marine Institute and will be completing his bachelor’s degree in technology in 2019 from Memorial University. Before starting at CFER his work experience included the offshore oil industry as a field manager / marine technician for an oceanographic company for 8 years, as well as the commercial fishing industry.

In this roll, Adam participates in the development and delivery of research initiatives in areas related to fisheries science and ocean technology as part of ongoing CFER & CTec research, as part of the Ocean Frontier Institute and the recently announced Canada Research Chair in Ocean Mapping. Specific duties include calibration, design and deployment of moorings, operation & maintenance of technical equipment, including biological, underwater acoustic and oceanographic sampling equipment. Other responsibilities include data compilation and analysis, technical and field support for Research Scientists, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students. As well as involved in working from, including transportation and operation of coastal support boats as well as occasional shipboard operations.