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Dr. Deepika Dave

Research Areas: Marine Bioprocessing and Bioconversion, Blue Biotechnology and Waste Utilization

Dr. Deepika Dave is a bioprocessing scientist specializing in the areas of Marine Bioprocessing and Bioconversion, Blue Biotechnology and Waste Utilization (including production of high value molecules such as nutraceuticals, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals from marine unutilized resources , both on a small and pilot scale), environmental engineering (including waste characterization, water/ wastewater treatment, management and utilization, remediation of contaminated air, water and soil) and energy production and management (including characterization of biomass, size reduction, production of bioethanol and biodiesel). She has over 19 years of increasingly responsible experience in engineering, science, management, research, training and facilitation. Dr Dave's full bio.

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Dr. Noel Cadigan

Research Areas: Fish Stock Assessment, Ecological Statistics, Fishery Harvest Advice

Dr. Noel Cadigan is a quantitative fisheries scientist specializing in statistical methods for fish stock assessment and sustainable fisheries. He has extensive experience in the assessment of Newfoundland fish stocks, and experience with other Canadian, American and European stocks. He is the Ocean Choice International (OCI) Industrial Research Chair in Fish Stock Assessment and Sustainable Harvest Advice for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries at the Marine Institute. Dr. Cadigan's full bio.

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Dr. Tyler Eddy

Research Areas: Marine Ecology, Fisheries, Climate Change

Dr. Tyler Eddy is a research scientist interested in past, present, and future human interactions with, and ecology of, marine ecosystems. He has experience in ecosystem modelling, marine conservation, historical ecology, and underwater research. Dr. Eddy is a founding coordinator of the fisheries and marine ecosystem model intercomparison project (FishMIP). Dr. Eddy's full bio.

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Dr. Jonathan Fisher

Research Areas: Marine Fisheries Ecology, Shifting Distributions and Population Dynamics, Fisheries Productivity, Food Web Interactions

Dr. Jonathan Fisher is a research scientist within the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER). His primary research goal is to understand and quantify how fishing and environmental conditions alter the characteristics and dynamics of marine ecosystems—with a focus on the fisheries resources of Newfoundland and Labrador and emerging issues in Arctic waters. Those goals are currently being achieved through collaborative research with industry, academic, and government partners and the supervision of graduate student research projects. Dr. Fisher's full bio.

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Dr. Jin Gao

Research Areas: Quantitative Ecology, Statistical Fisheries, Evolution, Population Dynamics

Dr. Jin Gao is a research scientist at CFER, and a junior Ocean Choice International (OCI) Industrial Research Chair in Fish Stock Assessment and Sustainable Harvest Advice for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries. She is a broadly trained quantitative ecologist who is particularly interested in fishery science while developing and applying modern statistical methods to improve stock assessment. Her current work focuses on methods to improve abundance estimates by incorporating developments in spatio-temporal modeling and improve forecasting using equation-free nonlinear time series analysis. Dr. Gao's full bio.

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Dr. Maxime Geoffroy

Research Areas: Bioacoustics, Northward Range Expansion of Boreal Fish Species, North Atlantic and Arctic Pelagic Ecosystems

Dr. Maxime Geoffroy is a research scientist with expertise in bioacoustics, marine ecology and biological oceanography. His research aims at better understanding the ecology of North Atlantic and Arctic pelagic fish in relation to hydrography and climate change. In addition to ship-based surveys, he uses new technology, unmanned vehicles and active acoustic moorings, to study marine ecosystems. Dr. Geoffroy's full bio.

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Dr. Arnault Le Bris

Research Areas: Climate Change and Fisheries, Marine Fish Migration, Mathematical Modeling, Fish Tracking, Stock Assessment, Coastal Habitat Restoration

Dr. Arnault Le Bris is a research scientist with interests in understanding the quantifying processes that drive the dynamics of marine fish and shellfish populations. His past and present work has focused on evaluating how climate variability and change affects the productivity of living marine resources, and how fish migration affects the sustainable management of fisheries resources. Dr. Le Bris's full bio.

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Dr. Sherrylynn Rowe

Research Areas: Fisheries Ecology, Behaviour, Life History, Spawning and Reproduction, Mating Systems, Population Dynamics, Population Structuring, Bioacoustics, Marine Protected Areas, Stock Assessment, Emerging Fisheries

Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Rowe received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Science in biology at Memorial University before moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia to pursue doctoral research at Dalhousie University. Following completion of her PhD, she worked as a Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography for six years before returning home to join CFER in 2011. Dr. Rowe's full bio.

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Dr. Paul Winger

Research Areas: Sustainable Fishing Technology, Fish Capture Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Reducing Ecological Impacts of Fishing Bycatch, Seabed Impacts, Fuel Consumption

Dr. Winger is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in fish behaviour and fishing gear technology and has published a number of papers in scientific journals. He has a broad knowledge of fisheries issues with extensive experience in the area of fishing gear innovation, particularly species- and size-selectivity of fishing gears, reducing bycatch and discard of unwanted species, impacts of fishing on the environment, and resource assessment of emerging fisheries. Dr. Winger's full bio.

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Dr. Shannon Bayse

Research Areas: Fishing Gear, Fish Behavior, Conservation Engineering, Fish Physiology, Bycatch Reduction

Dr. Shannon Bayse’s research focuses on understanding how intrinsic (condition, motivation) and extrinsic (temperature) factors affect fish behavior. Often this work focuses on fish swimming, how temperature affects fish behavior and physiology, and frequently this work is applied to improve the selectivity of fishing gears. His research includes laboratory studies that measure fish swimming capacity and energetics in swimming tubes, and offshore work testing new fishing gears on commercial vessels. Dr. Bayse’s full bio.

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Dr. Scott M. Grant

Research Areas: Bycatch Mitigation, Discard Survival, Fixed Fishing Gear Design and Testing, Fish Behaviour in Proximity to Fishing Gear, Development of Sustainable New and Emerging Fisheries, Arctic Benthic Marine Ecosystems Species Diversity and Fishery Potential, Life-History Traits of Aquatic Species, and Underwater Video Observations of Fish Behaviour, Animal Density, and Habitat Associations.

Dr. Scott Grant’s research interests have included new and emerging fisheries for Atlantic hagfish, sea cucumber, waved whelk, toad crab, northern stone crab, and lake whitefish in the Newfoundland and Labrador region and starry flounder, porcupine crab, whelk, soft-shelled clams, and various species of shrimp in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. These studies include life-history analysis, conservation harvesting measures, and environmental considerations to avoid overharvesting of juveniles and avoid collateral damage to marine bio-physical habitats and non-targeted species. Dr. Grant’s full bio.