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Theses Completed Utilizing Aqualab's Research Facilities

Student

Degree

Advisor

Thesis Title

2005

Rodela, Tamara

MSc

Wright

Characterization and regulation of diurnal urea excretion in the Mangrove Killifish, Rivulus marmoratus .

Ninness, Marcie

MSc

Wright

The physiology of hatching in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) embryos.

Tan, Chung-Wei

MSc

Woo

Towards a DNA vaccine against Salmonid cryptobiosis .

Peiman, Kathryn

MSc

Wright

The causes and consequences of heterospecific aggression in Brook Stickleback (Culaea inconstans).

Shannon Costigan

MSc

Ballantyne

The effect of thermal acclimation on aspects of cholesterol metabolism in the liver and gill of the Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Christine Regan

MSc

Van Der Kraak

Regulation and expression of androgen receptor mRNA in Rainbow Trout at different sStages of spermatogenesis

Derek Alsop

PhD

Van Der Kraak

Retinoid Biology and Toxicology in Fish and Frogs

Jason Bystriansky

PhD

Ballantyne

Regulation of Gill Na+, K+ -ATPase During Salinity Acclimation of Salmonid Fishes

2004

Oakes, Kenneth

PhD

Van Der Kraak

Oxidative stress and bioindicators of reproductive function in fish exposed to pulp and paper mill effluents.

Muir, Andrew

MSc

Noakes

Age estimations of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in Lake Huron: Reducing the uncertainty.

Chin, Adrian

MSc

Woo

Susceptibility and immune response of Salmo salar to the hemoflagellate, Cryptobia salmositica .

Karch, Amanda

MSc

McDonald

Behavioural and metabolic aspects of recovery from intense exercise in juvenile rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss .

Cameron, Melissa

MSc

Brooks

Evolutionary significance of embryonic diapause in turtles.

Januszkiewicz, Andrzej

MSc

Robinson

Variation in predator-induced plastic responses and its consequences in polymorphic pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus).

Craig, Paul

MSc

Bernier

The effects of seawater transfer on the corticotropin-releasing factor system in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

Cassone, Bryan

MSc

Boulding

Genetic structure and phylogeography of Pachygrapsus crassipes along the north eastern and western Pacific coasts.

Currie, Jaime Lynn

MSc

Woo

The effects of cryptobiosis on reproduction in rainbow trout.

2003

Clement, Marie

PhD

Noakes

The Feasability of the Restoration of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) into the Lake Ontario Basin

Ashpole, Sara L.

MSc

Brooks

Contaminant Levels and Embryonic Development on the Snapping Turtle (Chelydra s. serpentina) from Selected Great Lakes Areas of Concern

Binder, Thomas R.

MSc

Stevens

Behavioural Protocols Assessing Aspects of Barrier Passage in Fishes

Hughes, Elinor J.

MSc

Brooks

Nest-site Selection, Hatching Success and Hatchling Over-Winter Success in Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta)

Marlett, Vicki L.

MSc

Van Der Kraak

Evaluating in vitro Methods to Assess Xenoestrogens in Fish

Steele, Shelby L.

MSc

Wright

Ontogeny of Osmoregulation in the Little Skate, Raja erinacea

2002

Wood, Antony W.

PhD

Van Der Kraak

Apoptosis, atresia and ovarian development: a piscine perspective

Calp, Kathryn A.

MSc

Van Der Kraak

Regulation of steroidogenesis in the goldfish ovary by activin and transpormin growth factor-beta

Darling, Colin T.R.

MSc

Thomas

Lead shot contamination in soils and lead bioaccumulation in earthworms

Essex-Fraser, Phyllis Ann

MSc

Wright

Expression of glutamine synthetase in early life stages of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Morgan, Robin L.

MSc

Ballantyne/Wright

Urea retention mechanisms in a marine elasmobranch, the little skate, Raja erinacea

Pakes, Deborah

MSc

Boulding

Changes in the strength of selection exerted on prey during the ontogeny of an experimentally introduced predator

Parsons, Kevin Jeffrey

MSc

Robinson

Morphological plasticity as a factor in the evolution of trophically polymorphic pumpkinseed sunfish (Lempomis gibbosus)

Woolnough, Daelyn Adele

MSc

Mackie

Life history of endangered freshwater mussels of the Sydenham River, southwestern Ontario, Canada

2001

Perry, Guy

PhD

Danzmann

The genetic architecture of thermal tolerance and correlated growth-related traits in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss

Gray, Suzanne

MSc

Robinson

Ecological character displacement in brook sticklebacks (Culaea inconstans)

Grey, Melissa

MSc

Boulding

Predator-prey relationships of naticid gastropods and their bivalve prey

Jastrebski, Christopher

MSc

Robinson

Divergence and selection in trophicallypolymorphic pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus)

Lister, Andrea

MSc

Van Der Kraak

Regulation of testosterone production by cytokines in the goldfish

Lundrigan, Tricia

MSc

Ferguson

Genetic variation in cultured and natural populations of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) from North America

Somorjai, Ildiko

MSc

Ferguson

Quantitative trait loci for fitness traits in Arctic charr: conservation in rainvow trout and correlations among traits

Woram, Rachael

MSc

Danzmann

Construction of a genetic linkage map for Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) and comparative mapping with Atlantic salmon, brown trout and rainbow trout

2000

Adrelli, Bernadette

PhD

Woo

A chemotherapeutic strategy against salmonid cryptobiosis

Evanson, Melissa

MSc

Van Der Kraak

Effects of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on testosterone production in goldfish and rainbow trout

Fines, Glenn

MSc

Wright/Ballantyne

The mechanisms of urea retention in the branchial epithelium of elasmobranches

Freeman, Marcus

MSc

Stevens

Design, development and testing of a system to measure sarcomere length by laser diffreaction in working muscle in vitro

Frick, Natasha

MSc

Wright

Nitrogen metabolism and excretion in the mangrove killifish, Rivulus marmoratus

McTaggart, Seanna

MSc

Brooks

Good genes or sexy sons? Testing the benefits of female mate choice in the painted turtle, Chrysemys picta

1999

Hontzeas, Nikos

MSc

Woo

Strategies against cryptobiosis: the production of a recombinant protein for therapeutic purposes

Imre, Istvan

MSc

Noakes

Developmental response of young-of-the-year brook charr (Salvelinus fontinalis) to water velocity

Moore, Kristen

MSc

Van Der Kraak

Effects of temperature on the final stages of reproduction in male and female rainbow trout

Pilley, Carol Anne

MSc

Wright

The mechanisms of urea transport in embryos of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Shahsavarani, Arash

MSc

Wright/Ballantyne

Effects of temperature on embryonic physiology of arctic char

Wagner, Glenn

MSc

Stevens

Investigation of fish surgical techniques

Wells, Kelly

MSc

Van Der Kraak

Characterization of androgen receptors in goldfish and rainbow trout

1998

Tremblay, Louis

PhD

Van Der Kraak

The use of in vitro and in vivo assays to characterize the effects of estrogenic compounds in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Chadwick, Terry

MSc

Wright

Nitrogen excretion and expression of urea cycle enzymes during early life stages of Atlantic cod and rainbow trout

Koper, Nicole

MSc

Brooks

Ecological constraints on growth of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) in northern climates

Lochead, Janet

MSc

Brooks

The effect of body size, kinship, prior residency and food availability on aggression and contest outcomes on hatchling snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina