Thesis Title: Detecting Subarctic Caddisflies Using eDNA and Measuring the Phylogenetic Signal of Their Choice in Habitat Advisor: Dr. Sarah Adamowicz Chair: Dr. Josef Ackerman
Thesis Title: The Role and Regulation of Prostaglandins and Their Receptors in Ovulation in the Zebrafish, Danio Rerio. Advisor: Dr. Glen Van Der Kraak Chair: Dr. Andrew MacDougall
Thesis Title: Community-Level Consequences of Piper Chemistry on Tropical Herbivores, Parasitoids and Fungi Advisors: Dr. Jonathan Newman & Dr. Lee Dyer (University of Nevada, Reno) Chair: Dr. Jinzhong Fu
Thesis Title: The Roles of Bed Roughness and Propagule Characteristics on Dispersal in Aquatic Systems Advisor: Dr. Josef Ackerman Chair: Dr. Nicholas Bernier
Thesis Title: The Unusual Outcome of Hybridization Between Chrosomus eos and Chrosomus neogaeus: A Perspective on History, Sex and Selective Pressure Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Mandeville Chair: Dr. Georgia Mason
Thesis Title: Multi 'Omics' Analysis of Tall Fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus) and its Fungal Endophyte Epichloë Coenophiala Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Newman Chair: Dr. Patricia Wright
Thesis Title: Enrichment and Variability of Rearing Environment Influence Brain Size and Behaviour of Hatchery-Reared Wild Brook Charr (Salvelinus fontinalis) Advisor: Dr. Robert McLaughlin Chair: Dr. Alex Smith
Thesis Title: From Causes to Consequences: Understanding the Impacts of Permafrost Thaw on the Provisioning of Ecosystem Services and Human-Wellbeing for Northern Indigenous Communities Advisors: Dr. Karl Cottenie & Dr. Merritt Turetsky Chair: Dr. Cortland Griswold
We are excited to welcome Dr. Emily S. Choy who will talk on, "Marine predators as sentinels of environmental change in Arctic ecosystems". Dr. Emily S. Choy is an NSERC & L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science PDF at McGill.
Katherine Drotos will be leading this discussion. We all have "truisms" in our research, pieces of information, or definitions that we take for granted. Sometimes the simple act of looking for a good reference leads you down the citation rabbit hole (or fox hole, as the case may be) and you realize the situation isn't as clear as you thought. After reflecting on a chapter from Gould's "Bully for Brontosaurus" and examples from her own work, Katherine will discuss how to avoid these pitfalls and how researchers can prevent them in the future.