AQUA 450: Student Research Projects/Senior Papers

Class of 2016-2017
 
Extracting Life: The Politics of Protecting Canada’s Groundwater
Paper 197: 2017
Author: Sabeeyha Bobat, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Youngwon Cho, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: (vol) Pro Fauna Baja, Baja California, Mexico
 
An Exploratory Industry Analysis: The recreational live-release fishery as an alternative conservation approach for Western Atlantic bluefin tunas
Paper 198: 2017
Author: Victoria Cullen, BA Honours Economics and Subsidiary in Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Patrick Withey, Economics, StFX
Work Term: Economic and Environmental Research, P. Withey, Economics, StFX
 
Evaluating Risk in Kleptoparasitic Interactions via Trajectory Analysis
Paper 199: 2017
Author: Matthew Eliot, BSc Honours Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and major Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ryan Lukeman, Math & Statistics, StFX
Work Term: Applied Mathematical Research, R. Lukeman, Mathematics and Statistics, StFX
 
The Economic Future of Lobster in the Gulf of Nova Scotia
Paper 200: 2017
Author: Nicholas Faulkner, BA Economics
Academic Advisor: Dr. Patrick Withey, Economics, StFX
Work Term: Research Assistant, Fishermen and Scientists Research Society (FSRS) and Lobster Fisherman, NS
 
Quantifying Habitat of Northern Nova Scotia Streams
Paper 201: 2017
Author: Jacob (Jack) Johnson, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Kris Hunter, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Riparian Research Assistant, Hunter Environmental Consulting, NS
 
Lack of Access to Clean Drinking Water in Indigenous Communities in Canada and its Effect on Health
Paper 202: 2017
Author: Taylor Grady, BA Honours Economics and Subsidiary in Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Rosborough and Dr. Zeynep Ozkok, Economics, StFX
Work Term: Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Policy Researcher, P. Clancy, Political Science, StFX
 
Integrated Resource Management and Atlantic Salmon: Challenges of Connecting Theory and Practice
Author: Michael (Mike) Masserey, BA Honours Political Science and Subsidiary in Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
 
Canadian Connection to the Syrian Water Crisis
Paper 203: 2017
Author: Carly Munce, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Riley Chisholm, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: Environmental Assistant, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MECC), Barrie, ON
 
Effect of Temperature on Predator-Induced Escape Responses of Atlantic Bay Scallops (Argopecten irradians)
Paper 204: 2017
Author: Ariana Orasanin, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. James Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: (vol) Mangrove Watch, eastern Australia, and Scallops Researcher, J. Williams, Biology, StFX
 
The Social Organization of Hohokam Irrigation Canal Systems and Water Management in the Salt River Valley
Paper 205: 2017
Author: Jacek Podsiadly, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Mikael Haller, Anthropology, StFX
Work Term: “jack of all trades’, Aquaponics Farm, Chile
 
How physically vulnerable and socially marginalized populations are affected by the influence of Vector-Borne Diseases
Paper 206: 2017
Author: John Shields, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lynda Harling-Stalker, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: Environmental Surveillance Student in the Health Hazards/Vector-Borne Disease Programs, Simcoe-Muskoka Health District, ON
 
The Effects of Opening the Petitcodiac River Causeway and its Implications on Greater Moncton Pest Control Commission’s Mosquito Control Program
Paper 207: 2017
Author: Christopher (Chris) Stephenson, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Mosquito Control Technician, Greater Moncton Pest Control Commission, City of Moncton, NB
 
Determining Dissolved Methane Concentrations in Groundwater Aquifers - Stellarton Basin Case Study
Paper 208: 2017
Author: Kimberley (Kim) Taylor, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Dave Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Mining Matters: Aboriginal Education Outreach Program Assistant & Educator, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Toronto, ON; and Environmental Tech, Flux Lab, D. Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
 
Political Management of Transnational Water Boundaries: Policies for Conflict Resolutions and Peaceful Relations
Paper 209: 2017
Author: Bethany Tremblay, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Langdon, Development Studies, StFX
Work Term: (vol) Led a group of Canadian teens to a Sustainability/Green Camp (international) in Ohio, US.
 
Impacts of the Proposed Use of Triploid Atlantic Salmon in Marine Cage Aquaculture in Placentia Bay, NL
Paper 210: 2017
Author: Tomie White, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: Field Assistant, Salmonid Association of Eastern NL (SAEN)
 
 
Class of 2015-2016
 
Social Responses and Conservation Challenges Associated with the Protection of Piping Plovers, Charadrius melodus
Paper 185: 2016
Author: Chantaya L. D. Bragg, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Mark Pulsifer, Biology, StFX
Work Term: (vol) Bird Studies Canada, Piping Plovers in Antigonish County, NS
 
The Morphological Variation in Fish in Nova Scotia Streams
Paper 186: 2016
Author: Emily Cowie, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Kris Hunter, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research, Algonquin Park, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, ON
 
The Tourist Gaze: Whale Watching and its Effect on the Sustainability of Ecotourism
Paper 187: 2016
Author: James Crosby, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lynda Harling-Stalker, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: Boston Harbor Cruises (Whale Tours), Boston, MA
 
The Current Case of Canadian Bulk Water Exports
Paper 188: 2016
Author: Keegan Hreljac, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Douglas Brown, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Habitat Unlimited & Hunter Environmental Services, South River Watershed, Antigonish County, NS
 
Restoring Mi'kmaw capacity in Atlantic salmon monitoring, recovery, and stewardship in mainland Nova Scotia
Paper 189: 2016
Author: Charles Marshall, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Douglas Brown, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Mik'maw Conservation Group (MCG), Truro and Stewiacke River Watershed, NS
 
The Mount Polley Mining Disaster: Condition of Mine Tailing Ponds in Canada’s West Paper 190: 2016
Author: Michael Masserey, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Owl Rafting, Ottawa River and Area
 
The Turning of the Tide: The Politics of Developing Marine Renewable Energy in Nova Scotia
Paper 191: 2016
Author: James (Alex) Miller, BA Honours Political Science with Subsidiary in Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Petitcodiac River Watershed Association, NB and Research, P. Clancy, Political Science, StFX
 
Living Shorelines and Alternative Approaches to Managing Coastal Erosion in Nova Scotia
Paper 192: 2016
Author: Holly Paish, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. James (Jim) Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: (vol) Ducks Unlimited, Project Webfoot, Miners Marsh, Kentville, NS & the Ecology Action Centre (EAC), Halifax, NS
 
Governance Structures in Community-Based Aquatic Monitoring Across Nova Scotia
Paper 193: 2016
Author: Bryson Perrin, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lynda Harling-Stalker, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: Coordinator, Community Aquatic Monitoring Program [CAMP], Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Eastern NS
 
Reducing Sea Turtle Interactions in the Canadian Pelagic Long Line Fleet
Paper 194: 2016
Author: Zachary T. Sherker, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. James (Jim) Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Javitech at-sea Fisheries Observer, Antigonish & Cape Breton, NS
 
The Politics of the California Water Crisis: Perceptions and Responses of Organized Interests
Paper 195: 2016
Author: Isaac Turner, BA Honours Political Science with Subsidiary in Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Policy and Environmental Research, P. Clancy, Political Science, StFX
 
The influence of water temperature and leaf-shredding invertebrates on leaf litter decomposition in Nova Scotia streams
Paper 196: 2016
Author: Erin K. Wilson, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: (vol) Aquatic Research, B. Taylor, Biology, StFX
 
 
Class of 2014/2015
 
An Analysis of the Colonization Preference of Invertebrates on Red Maple and Speckled Alder in Three Rivers in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Paper 165: 2015
Author: Regan Augustine, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Michalski Nielson & Associates Ltd. (environmental consulting), Bracebridge, ON
 
Avian Mortality Caused by Collisions with Transmission Lines at the Canso Causeway
Paper 166: 2015
Author: Mariah Belyea, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Mark Pulsifer, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Museum of Industry, Stellarton, NS & Field Researcher, Canso Causeway, NS
 
Ecotourism & the Encouragement of Environmental Identity
Paper 167: 2015
Author: Michael Benson, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Rod Bantjes, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: Monteverde Butterfly Gardens (vol), Costa Rica
 
Assessment of Chain Pickerel (Esox niger) Populations and Their Impact on Fish Community Structure in Lake(s) Charles, William, Fletcher, and Thomas, Nova Scotia Paper 168: 2015
Author: Matthew Brigley, BA Economics
Academic Advisor: Mark Pulsifer, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Clean Foundation and NSYCC, Dartmouth and area, NS
 
Curating Change: Towards Arts-based Eco-centric Programming in the Canadian Environmental Movement
Paper 169: 2015
Author: Blake Creamer, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Yvon Grenier, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: National Water Centre/Waterkeepers, near Saint John, NB
 
Wood Turtle Conservation Efforts & Monitoring in the Petitcodiac River Watershed, New Brunswick
Paper 170: 2015
Author: Andrew Downey, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Mark Pulsifer, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Petitcodiac River Watershed Association, New Brunswick
 
Biomechanics of Ascophyllum nodosum and its response to wave action
Paper 171: 2015
Author: Sara Gitto, BSc Honours Biology and Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. David Garbary, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Research with David Garbary and lab members, Digby and Antigonish, NS
 
The impact of Striped Bass on Atlantic salmon in Nova Scotia: Should there be more retention opportunities for anglers?
Paper 172: 2015
Author: Lauren C. Grant, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Cheticamp River Salmon Association, Cheticamp and area, NS
 
Motivations of Environmental Volunteers
Paper 173: 2015
Author: Madeline (Maddi) Green, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Kris Hunter, Biology, StFX
Work Term: (vol) Clean Foundation – River Restoration and Public Engagement, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
 
Effects of Temperature on Seasonal CO2 Flux from a Small Estuarine Inlet
Paper 174: 2015
Author: Meaghan Kelly, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. David Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Research, D. Risk, Earth Sciences, Antigonish area, NS
 
Tuna Politics: Historical analysis of the Bluefin Tuna Industry in the West Atlantic
Paper 175: 2015
Author: Lawrence MacPherson, BBA with Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Brad Long, Business Administration, StFX
Work Term: Lobster Fisherman, Arisaig, Northumberland Strait, Nova Scotia
 
The Changing Roles of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations in Canada
Paper 176: 2015
Author: Kate Maione, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Kris Hunter, Biology, StFX
Work Term: St. Mary’s River Association, Antigonish & Guysborough Counties, NS
 
Culvert Assessments in the Stewiacke Watershed to Assess Impacts on the Inner Bay of Fundy (IBoF) Atlantic Salmon
Paper 177: 2015
Author: Heather Mills, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Kris Hunter, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Mi’kmaw Conservation Group (MCG), Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community, Truro, NS
 
Red Fish up, and down the Coquitlam River: A literature review of the Coquitlam River Watershed Salmonid Enhancement Program
Paper 178: 2015
Author: Karl Mitchell, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. James Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Noons Creek Salmon Hatchery/Port Moody Ecological Society (vol), British Columbia
 
Agonistic behaviors of interacting adult and juvenile lobsters (Homarus americanus)
Paper 179: 2015
Author: Candace Nickerson, BSc Advanced Major Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. James Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Guysborough County Inshore Fishermen’s Association, Canso, NS
 
A comparative analysis of terrestrial vs. marine-based aquaculture systems
Paper 180: 2015
Author: Keelen Robertson, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. David Garbary, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Fauna Forever, Research Asst, Herpetology Team (vol), Puerto Maldonado, Peru and Government of Nova Scotia
 
Flood Hazard Map: South River Watershed, Antigonish County, NS
Paper 181: 2015
Author: Jenna Romano, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Matthew Schumacher, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Gulf of Nova Scotia Sustainable Fisheries Collaborative Research Society, Antigonish, NS
 
The Effect of Arsenic Contamination Resulting from Gold Mining on Lake Productivity
Paper 182: 2015
Author: Guy Thierry Tenkouano, BSc Honours Earth Sciences and Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology and Dr. Dave Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Field Work/water testing (vol), Guysborough County, NS
 
An Analysis of Community-Based Water Quality Monitoring Programs with a focus on NWT-wide programs
Paper 183: 2015
Author: Lindsay Vician, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Government of the Northwest Territories, Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Water Resources Division – NWT Water Stewardship Strategy, Yellowknife
 
Raising the Bar: Fracking in Atlantic Canada
Paper 184: 2015
Author: Riley Walker, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Douglas Brown, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Fred Henne Territorial Park, Yellowknife, NWT: promoted water safety & education
 
 
 
Class of 2013/2014
 
Water Use and Efficiency on Dairy Farms
Paper 147: 2014
Author: Kensey Allaway, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Christine Johnson, Human Nutrition, StFX
Work Term: Farmers Dairy promotions throughout NS
 
Hydraulic Fracturing and Political Coalition making in Nova Scotia
Paper 148: 2014
Author: Matthew “Matt” Burns, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Ireland with 1.2.3 Connect and self-employed, Cape Breton, NS
 
The Importance of the Shellfish Monitoring Program in Prince Edward Island (PEI)
Paper 149: 2014
Author: Mark Gaudet, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. James Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Charlottetown, PEI
 
The Development of a Cape Breton Highland’s National Park River Snorkeling Program
Paper 150: 2014
Author: Mary Ellen Greenwood, BBA with Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Patrick Withey, Economics, StFX
Work Term: Interpreter, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Ingonish, NS
 
Examining Municipal Water Demand in Ontario
Paper 151: 2014
Author: Turner Gunn, BA Economics
Academic Advisor: Dr. Patrick Withey, Economics, StFX
Work Term: Asst. Fish Culture Technician, Chatsworth Fish Culture Station, ON Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
 
Water Privatization in the Global South
Paper 152: 2014
Author: Charlotte “Carly” Hawkes, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Shiraz Dossa, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Environmentally Sustainable Day Camp, ON
 
A Comparative Study of Commercial Water Extraction Laws in Canada
Paper 153: 2014
Author: Emily Hines, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Evergreen (vol), Toronto, ON
 
The production of biofuels from algae: A research review
Paper 154: 2014
Author: Kim Lüttich, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Dave Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Conservation Asst., Friends of the Rouge Watershed, Scarborough, ON
 
The Development of Transboundary Watershed Management in the Volta Basin, West Africa
Paper 155: 2014
Author: Madeline “Maddie” Macdonald, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Environmental Asst., Ontario Ministry of Environment (MoE), Ottawa, ON
 
Phenology and trappability of predaceous aquatic insects
Paper 156: 2014
Author: Mallory MacDonnell, BSc Biology
Academic Advisors: Mr. Randy Lauff and Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Barry Taylor and Mr. Randy Lauff (research), Biology, StFX
 
Comparing Perspectives on Wetland Mitigation Policy in Mississippi, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada
Paper 157: 2014
Author: Taylor Mason, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Rod Bantjes, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: University of Regina, Biology (riparian research) and Antigonish Harbour Watershed Association (volunteer researcher), NS
 
Stormwater Management: The City of Calgary Vs. The city of Toronto
Paper 158: 2014
Author: David McCarthy, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: RiverWatch, Calgary, AB
 
Water Use and Efficiency on Dairy Farms and Surrounding Areas
Paper 159: 2014
Author: Lauren Percival, BBA with Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Christine Johnson, Human Nutrition, StFX
Work Term: Farmers Dairy promotions throughout NS
 
A Market Focused Study of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) Industry
Paper 160: 2014
Author: Americo Pino, BA Economics
Academic Advisor: Dr. J. Chang, Economics, StFX
Work Term: Village of Baddeck Commission, A&L Seafoods, Wakeham & Associates Marketing Inc, Cape Breton, NS
 
Laboratory assay testing green crab (Carcinus maenus) as an alternative bait for fishing of lobster (Homarus americanus)
Paper 161: 2014
Author: Shauna Ryan, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. James Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Russell Wyeth and Dr. Jim Williams (research), Biology, StFX
 
Bi-National Management of the Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Watershed
Paper 162: 2014
Author: Geordie Summers-Lubar, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Municipality of the County of Antigonish (water and wastewater research, vol), NS
 
Steep Rock: More than a Hole in the Ground
Paper 163: 2014
Author: Sean Thibert, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Asst. Water Resources Tech, Ontario Ministry Natural Resources (MNR), ON
 
Offshore Petroleum Exploration in the Arctic and Issues of Environmental Impact
Paper 164: 2014
Author: Jamie Tibbo, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Russell Wyeth (research), Biology, StFX

 
Class of 2012/2013
 
Environmental Regulation of American Shale Gas: An Analysis of the Political Importance of Drinking Water and its Influence on America’s Policy for Science.
Paper 135: 2013
Author: Emily Faulkner, BA Honours Political Science with Subsidiary in Aquatic Resources
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Peter Clancy (research), StFX
 
The Significance of Salt Marshes and the Importance of their Restoration: A Case Study on the Post-Restoration of Smith Gut
Paper 134: 2013
Author: Eddy Hanifen, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Ducks Unlimited (riparian restoration), Antigonish, NS
 
Climate Change and Leatherback Sea Turtles: A trend towards the future
Paper 133: 2012
Author: Chelsey Landry, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Mark Pulsifer, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Leatherback Sea Turtle Trust (volunteer research assistant), Las Baulas, Costa Rica
 
Owner-Operator and Fleet Separation Policy Changes: Potential Impacts on Lobster (Homarus americanus) and Snow Crab (Opilio) Fisheries.
Paper 132: 2013
Author: Ben MacDonald, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: self-employed lobster and snow crab fisherman, Cape Breton, NS
 
Managing Canada’s North Atlantic Greenland Halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) Fishery – A Model of Sustainability?
Paper 131: 2013
Author: Rory MacDonald, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Mike Dadswell, Biology, Acadia
Work Term: Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO), Iqaluit, NU
 
Home-Range of the Juvenile North American Wood Turtle (Gleptemys insculpta)
Paper 130: 2013
Author: Alex MacQuarrie, BA in Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Mark Pulsifer, Biology, StFX
Work Term: NS Dept. of Natural Resources, Moose Habitat Project and Wood Turtle Research, NS
 
Multi-Governance Approach to Climate Change Adaptations in the Northwest Passages
Paper 129: 2013
Author: William Millar, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: Bonnechere River Watershed Project and the Calabogie Fish and Game Association, ON
 
Climate Change Adaptation versus Mitigation in Nova Scotia
Paper 128: 2013
Author: Rachel Mitchell, BA Economics
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Ocean Spirits (volunteer), Grenada and the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds, ON
 
An Analysis of Salmon Aquaculture Regulations, Policies and Acts in Nova Scotia
Paper 127: 2013
Author: Alysha Parker, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, and Dr. Doug Brown, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: CAMP (volunteer), northeastern Nova Scotia and Oceans Research Internship, Mossel Bay, South Africa
 
The Positive and Negative Effects of Ecotourism on Sea Turtles in Costa Rica and Whales in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Paper 126: 2013
Author: Karla Randall, BA Public Policy and Social Research                                  
Academic Advisor: Dr. Clare Fawcett, Anthropology, StFX
Work Term: Leatherback Sea Turtle Trust (volunteer research assistant), Las Baulas, Costa Rica
 
Class of 2011/2012
 
Developing Policy and Guidelines for Invasive Zebra Mussels in Ontario
Paper 125: 2012
Author: Mike Arnott, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, near Ottawa, ON
 
An Assessment of the Vegetation and Integrity of the Sand Dunes of Western Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Paper 126: 2012
Author: Leah Beveridge, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. David Garbary, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. David Garbary (research), Biology, NS
 
Population Stress Index: A theoretical model used for quantifying stress
Paper 127: 2012
Author: Patrick H. Comtois, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term:StFX Animal Care Facility, JBB Hall and rocky shoreline biological sampling
 
Lime Dosing in Nova Scotia: A Cost Benefit Analysis
Paper 128: 2012
Author: William Daniels, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams and Mr. Kris Hunter, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Adopt-a-Stream Nova Scotia
 
Coronilla varia as an invader of Mahoney's Beach, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Paper 129: 2012
Author: Andrea Flynn, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. David Garbary, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. David Garbary (research), StFX
 
Integrated Ocean Management and Governance Policy in Canada: The case of the Large Ocean Management Area (LOMA) framework
Paper 130: 2012
Author: Thomas Lattimer, BA Honours Political Science (subsidiary: ISAR)
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Peter Clancy (research), StFX
 
Bonefish Ecology and Conservation in the Islands of The Bahamas
Paper 131: 2012
Author: Justin Lewis, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Cape Eleuthera Institute, Flats Ecology Program, The Bahamas, and Dr. Andy Danylchuk, University of Massachusetts Amherst
 
River restoration on a watershed scale: the practicality of rehabilitation of the St. Mary's watershed, Nova Scotia
Paper 132: 2012
Author: Korey Mabee, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: St. Mary's River Association (SMRA), Sherbrooke, NS
 
Potential Use of Green Crab "Carcinus maenas"as Commercial Lobster Bait
Paper 133: 2012
Author: Sheamus MacDonald, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: self-employed fisherman, Port Hood, NS
 
The Role of Community Groups in Watershed Management: A Case Study of Salmon Anglers on the West River, Antigonish, NS
Paper 134: 2012
Author: Nick MacInnis, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ken MacAulay, Business Administration, StFX
Work Term: Habitat Unlimited (river restoration, non-profit), Antigonish, NS
 
Politics of Water Quality Monitoring: Controversial Management in the Canadian Oil Sands Lower Athabasca Watershed
Paper 135: 2012
Author: Stephen Pierce, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Barry Taylor (research), StFX
 
Freshwater Privatization: An Analysis of Private Sector Participation in Global Freshwater Infrastructure
Paper 136: 2012
Author: Seth Rutner, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Langdon, Development Studies, StFX
Work Term: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), Winnipeg, MA
 
Class of 2010/2011
 
Should We Share? An analysis of international bulk water export
Paper 112: 2011
Author: Jeremy Arsenault, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Prof. Neil Maltby, Business Administration, StFX
Work Term: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Area Office, Antigonish, NS
 
Factors that Affect Populations of Atlantic Silversides in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, NS
Paper 113: 2011

Author: Samantha Arsenault, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition on Sustainability, Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP)
 
Flouride and Chlorine as Drinking Water Additives: a health and environmental controversy?
Paper 114: 2011

Author: Peter Bigelow, BA Public Policy and Social Research and AQUA
Advisor: Dr. Doug Brown, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: laboratory at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) - now the Faculty of Engineering at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
 
Ontario in the Post-Walkerton Era: analyzing water quality management
Paper 115: 2011

Author: Kaitlin Brady, BA Public Policy and Social Research and AQUA
Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, ON

Bulk Water Removals from Canada and a Policy Design for Possible Scenarios
Paper 116: 2011
Author: Bridget Campbell, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Advisor: Dr. Doug Brown, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC), Sydney, NS
 
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Political Implications and 'Narratology'
Paper 117: 2011

Author: Carly Eagles, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term:
 
Predator-Prey Interactions: behavioural effects of a large fish predator on the invasive spiny-cheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus)
Paper 118: 2011

Author: Timothy Hayman, BSc Honours Biology
Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: self employed and Dr. Jim Williams, Biology Dept., StFX
 
A Survey of the Piscivorous Bird Community and Fish Populations in Gaspereaux Lake, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Paper 119: 2011

Author: Sarah Hett, BSc Biology
Advisor: Dr. Sean Mitchell, Biology StFX
Work Term: St. Mary's River Association, Sherbrooke, NS
 
CO2 Fluxes from a Nova Scotia Bog
Paper 120: 2011

Author: Nicole Louiseize, BSc Earth Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Dave Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Dave Risk (research), StFX
 
Inter-jurisdictional Water Boards: A Case Study of Two Canadian Water Basins and their Management
Paper 121: 2011

Author: Alison Maunder, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Peter Clancy (research), StFX
 
The Potential of Tidal Power in the Bay of Fundy
Paper 122: 2011

Author: Alexandra Meeker, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Gulf Aquarium and Marine Research Cooperative, Cheticamp, NS
 
Antigonish Wetland Restoration Project: a case study of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
Paper 123: 2011

Author: Karen Seymour, BSc Biology
Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Nova Scotia Agriculture College (NSAC), Dr. Nathan Boyd and Todd Larsen (graduate student), Truro, NS

Prince Edward National Park, PEI: a Piping Plover Population
Paper 124: 2011

Author: Julie-Lynn Zahavich, BSc Biology
Advisor: Prof. Mark Pulsifer, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Parks Canada, Prince Edward National Park, PEI
 
Class of 2009/2010
 
Trail blazing: An Analysis of ATV Policy and Watershed Impacts in Nova Scotia
Paper 106: 2010

Author: Tyler Farrow, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, ON
 
Analysis of Historical Atlantic Salmon Policies of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans 1868-2007
Paper 107: 2010

Author: Jonathan Gallant, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Doug Brown, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: St. Mary's River Association (SMRA), Sherbrooke, NS
 
Re-establishment of native White Perch (Morone americana) as a biological control for invasive crayfish (Orconectes limosus)
Paper 108: 2010

Author: Ashley Giovinazzo, BA Economics
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Parks Canada (Cape Breton Highlands National Park), NS
 
Water quality in a drainage treatment reservoir
Paper 109: 2010

Author: Cora MacDonald, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: NS Agriculture College (NSAC), Dr. Ali Madani and PhD candidate Jeff Wood, Truro, NS
 
Pathogen removal within constructed wetland water management systems
Paper 110: 2010

Author: Kraig Porter, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Dave Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: NS Agriculture College (NSAC), Dr. Ali Madani and PhD candidate Jeff Wood, Truro, NS
 
Integrated Watershed Management Strategies: An Inter-Provincial Comparison
Paper 111: 2010

Author: Sarah Turkeli, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Policy, Ottawa, ON
 
Class of 2008/2009
 
Marketing Strategies for the lobster fishermen of Dingwall Harbour: how to yield a higher profit return
Paper 97: 2009

Author: Corey Fitzgerald, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Monica Diochon, Business Administration, StFX
Work Term: Lobster vessel captain for JenCor Fisheries, Cape Breton, NS
 
Integrated Watershed Management in Nova Scotia: Creating a network for the support of community-level stewardship organizations
Paper 98: 2009

Author: Joel Goodfellow, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Dave Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Ottawa, Ontario
 
An Overview of the Lobster Fishing Industry and Current Market Crisis
Paper 99: 2009

Author: Matt MacVicar, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Doug Brown, Political Science, StFX
Work Term:  self-employed fisherman, Ballentyne's Cove, Nova Scotia
 
Oil and Gas Moratoria: Queen Charlotte Basin and Georges Bank
Paper 100: 2009

Author: Kelly Meagher, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Sociology, StFX
Work Term: JaviTech, Dartmouth and Yarmouth, NS

Developing Successful Conservation Policy: Linking Science, Politics and Societal Influences with Reference to the Meduxnekeag River Association in Woodstock, New Brunswick
Paper 101: 2009

Author: Nathalie Nadeau, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Meduxnekeag River Association, Woodstock, NB
 
Netukulimk. A Circular Relationship in Shifting Ideologies: An investigation into the altered and realigned spiritual and cultural connection shared by moose and Mi`kmaq a result of colonialism and cultural revitalization
Paper 102: 2009

Author: Kerry Prosper, BA Honours Anthropology
Academic Advisor: Dr. L. Jane McMillan, Anthropology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. L. Jane McMillan (research), StFX
 
Integrated Water Management and Water Usage for Grazing in Alberta
Paper 103: 2009

Author: Jennifer Ross, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area, Calgary, AB
 
Swimming activity in green crabs (Carcinus maenas)
Paper 104: 2009

Author: Laura Smit, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Jim Williams (research), Pomquet, NS 
 
The Northern Pipeline Panel and Advocacy Coalition Politics
Paper 105: 2009

Author: Julia Werneburg, BA Economics
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO), Head Office, Ottawa, ON
 
Class of 2007/2008
 
True Savings for a Company to "Go Green": A general overview of Green Offices
Paper 86: 2008

Author: Catherine Baillie, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. ---------, Dept. of Business Administration, StFX
Work Term: Strait-Highlands Regional Development Authority, Port Hawkesbury, NS
 
Water Resource Management at the Melford Gypsum Mine
Paper 87: 2008

Author: Emily Burke, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Georgia-Pacific/Melford Gypsum Mine, near Port Hawkesbury, NS
 
The Canadian Fisheries Act - Help Wanted: The Politics of Modernization
Paper 88: 2008

Author: Holly Jones, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: --------------, NS
 
The Case for Watershed Management in Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada
Paper 89: 2008

Author: Edward (Ted) MacDonald, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Parks Canada (Cape Breton Highlands National Park), NS
 
Title not available
Paper 90: 2008

Author: Mike MacDougall, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Dave Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Antigonish, NS
 
Abundance of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) on PEI: Does Landuse Influence their Success?
Paper 91: 2008

Author: Diane MacEachern, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor,Biology, StFX
Work Term: ----------, PEI
 
Title not available
Paper 92: 2008

Author: Cindy MacNeill, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lisa Kellman, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: City of Truro, NS, Wastewater Treatment Plant
 
Title not available
Paper 93: 2008

Author: Mike MacPherson, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Dave Risk, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: -------------, NS
 
The Effects of Wind Speed, Trawl Design and Bottom Temperature on the Catch Rate of American Lobster (Homarus americanus)
Paper 94: 2008

Author: Tyler Pickering, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Self-employed Fisherman in PEI and Dr. Jim Williams (research), StFX
 
Population Estimates and Characteristics of the Invasive Green Crab, Carcinus maenas,
in Pomquet Harbour, NS
Paper 95: 2008

Author: Zephyr Polk, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Jim Williams (research), StFX
 
Fish Distribution in Two Coastal Nova Scotia Rivers: Testing a U.S. Model Based on
Minnow Dominated Streams
Paper 96: 2008

Author: Derek Wynberg, BSc: Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Sean Mitchell, Dept. of Biology, StFX
Work Term Provider: Habitat Unlimited, Antigonish, NS
 
Class of 2006/2007
 
Historical Ecology and Governance of the River Stort, UK
Paper 71: 2007

Author: Jessica Baxter, B: Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Peter Clancy (research), StFX
 
Spatial and Temporal Factors Affecting Nutrient Levels in Antigonish Harbour
Paper 72: 2007

Author: Justin Boudreau, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ozeas Costa, Earth Sciences, StFX
Work Term: Self-employed fisherman, St. Georges Bay, NS and
Dr. Ozeas Costa (research), StFX
 
The Politics of Paradigm Change in the European Common Fisheries Program
Paper 73: 2007

Author: Andrew Cameron, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Javitech Ltd., Dartmouth, NS
 
Best Practices for Obtaining Environmental Permitting
Paper 74: 2007

Author: Brendan Coyle, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. --------, Business Administration, StFX
Work Term: Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON
 
Diminishing Lobster Stock Along the Northumberland Strait and Possible Ways to Deter this Population Reduction: The Lobster Stock Enhancement Research Project
Paper 75: 2007

Author: Jennifer Feehan, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. ---------, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Northumberland Fisheries Museum, Pictou, NS
 
Stock Assessment and Economic Evaluation of Soft Shell Clams (Mya arenaria)
Paper 76: 2007

Author: Kyle Hicks, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Sean Mitchell, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Clean Annapolis River Project, NS
 
Title not available
Paper 77: 2007

Author: Bryan Hulbert, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Antigonish, NS
 
The Impact of Aquatic Resources in the Development of Chiefdoms in Pre-Colonial Panama
Paper 78: 2007

Author: Caylanne Lyall, BA Honours Anthropology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Mikael Haller, Anthropology, StFX
Work Term: Muskoka Museum, Ontario
 
Allometric Growth Relationships in Seaweeds of the North Atlantic
Paper 79: 2007

Author: Heather MacDonald, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ricardo Scrosati, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Ricardo Scrosati (research), StFX
 
Bottom Trawl Surveys in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence: Use of Relative Abundance to Estimate Health of Ground Fish Stocks
Paper 80: 2007

Author: Kendra MacEachern, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Canadian Coast Guard and DFO Gulf Trawl Survey
 
Freshwater Issues in an Industrial Setting: the A. Schulman Case
Paper 81: 2007

Author: Adam McKechnie, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: A. Schulman Inc - Plastic Compounding, St. Thomas, ON
 
Title not available
Paper 82: 2007

Author: Lindsay Myette, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. --------, Dept. of ------, StFX
Work Term: Fisheries Management, Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO), Antigonish, NS
 
Evaluating the Historical and Current Levels of Biotoxins in Shellfish in Nova Scotia: The Role of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Paper 83: 2007

Author: Marielle Turner, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. ---------, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), NS
 
The Effects of Urbanization on Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar): A Comparison of a Site in Ontario and one in Nova Scotia
Paper 84: 2007

Author: Colleen Turlo, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. -------------, Political Science, StFX
Work Term: Habitat Technician, Ontario Streams
 
The Jefferson Salamander: Reintroduction and Conservation in Riverwood
Paper 85: 2007

Author: Caitlin van Horne, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. -------------, -------------, StFX
Work Term: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Ontario

Class of 2005/2006
 
Green Construction: Is the Industry Ready?
Paper 63: 2006

Author: Kelly Abdelhay, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Monica Diochon, Business Administration, StFX
Work Term: ----------------
 
Using the Chemical Process of Decomposition as an Environmental Assessment Tool in two New Brunswick Watersheds
Paper 64: 2006

Author: Louise Duguay, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: ---------------
 
A Look at the Role of Fisheries Observers
Paper 65: 2006

Author: Nathaniel Feindel, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Javitech Ltd., Yarmouth, NS
 
The Harbour In-Between: Biophysical and Socio-Historical Perspectives on Linwood Harbour, Nova Scotia
Paper 66: 2006

Author: Trevor Felix, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Work Term :  self-employed
 
An Analysis of Key Environmental Issues Concerning Kawagama Lake, Dorset Ontario, and the role of 'Docktalk', An Environmental Stewardship Program
Paper 67: 2006

Author: Corinne Goyetche, BSc Advanced Major Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association, ON
 
Attracting New Clients to Easy Dive Canada: Recommendations Selecting and Reaching a Target Market
Paper 68: 2006

Author: Janine Goyetche, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Monica Diochon, Business Administration, StFX
Work Term: Dundee Resort, Cape Breton, NS

Food Competition between Adult American Lobsters (Homarus americanus) and Adult Green Crabs (Carcinus maenas)
Paper 69: 2006

Author: Courtney MacSween, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Jim Williams (research), StFX
 
Bio-geography: A Look at Regional Differences in Lobster (Homerus americanus) Pleopod Morphology in Three Geographically Separate Regions in Maritime Canada
Paper 70: 2006

Author: Ryan Stanley, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Edwin DeMont, Biology, StFX
Work Term: Dr. Edwin DeMont (research), StFX

Class of 2004/2005
 
The Sable Gully Protected Area: The Impact on Snow Crab
Paper 50: 2005

Author: Darren Barkhouse, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lars Hallstrom, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Javitech Ltd., Dartmouth, NS
 
Human Impacts on Fecal Coli form Counts in Coastal Waters in Nova Scotia
Paper 51: 2005

Author: Margot Boudreau, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)/Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), and J. Young, Dartmouth, NS
 
Fishing for Dollars in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence
Paper 52:2005

Author: Lenore Burke, BA Honours Sociology
Academic Advisor: Dr. J. Phyne, Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship Provider: Gulf Nova Scotia Bonafide Fishermen's Association, Antigonish, NS
 
Drilling Fluids and Environmental Concern
Paper 53: 2005

Author: Diana Chisholm, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Gerry Marangoni, Chemistry, StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. Gerry Marangoni (research), StFX
 
Drinking Water Policy in the Northwest Territories: Explaining post-Walkerton Developments
Paper 54: 2005

Author: Moses Hernandez, BA Honours Political Science
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, NWT
 
Wood Turtle Nesting Ecology and Stewardship Activities within the St. May’s River Watershed
Paper 55: 2005

Author: Melanie Juurlink, BSc Advanced Major Biology
Academic Advisor: Mark Pulsifer, Biology, StFX and the NS Dept. of Natural Resources
Internship Provider: NS Dept. of Natural Resources, Antigonish and Sherbrooke, NS
 
Time Series Analysis of Climate Change
Paper 56: 2005

Author: Sarah Deveau (Kennedy), BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Scienc
Academic Advisor: Dr. Joe Apaloo, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Antigonish, NS
 
Assessing the Health of Three Nova Scotia Estuaries via the Utilization of the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP)
Paper 57: 2005

Author: Allison MacConnell, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. David Garbary, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. David Garbary (Community Aquatic Monitoring Program [CAMP]), StFX
 
An Assessment of the Mabou Harbour Estuary
Paper 58: 2005

Author: Virginia MacLean, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. David Garbary, Dept. of Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: DFO, Antigonish, NS and the Mabou Harbour Watershed Stewardship Committee
 
Snow Crab Integrated Management and its Effectiveness
Paper 59: 2005

Author: Shannon McCormick, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lars Hallstrom, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Guysborough County Inshore Fishermen’s Association, Canso, NS
 
The Ecological Effects of Impoundments
Paper 60: 2005

Author: Julia Montgomery, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Taylor Mazier Associates (Consultants), Guysborough County, NS
 
The Impact of the Canso Causeway on the Lobster Fishery in Auld’s Cove, 1955-Present
Paper 61: 2005

Author: Krista Thompson, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship Provider: Gulf Nova Scotia Bonafide Fishermen's Association, Antigonish, NS
 
The Environmental Monitoring of Offshore Petroleum in North America
Paper 62: 2005

Author: Haoliang ‘Rocky’ Yao, BSc Advanced Major Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. P. Clancy (research), StFX
 
Class of 2003/2004
 
Integrated Ocean Management and the ESSIM Project
Paper 46: 2004

Author: Stephanie Boyne, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. P. Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Antigonish, NS
 
Offshore Governance: the case of the Georges Bank Eco/Bioregion
Paper 42: 2004

Author: Jeff Burns, B: Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. Peter Clancy (research), StFX
 
Level and Extent of Oilfield Brine Contamination in Lacombe County, Alberta
Paper 43: 2004

Author: Skya Fawcett, BSc Honours Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. T. Sharma, Earth Sciences, StFX
Internship Provider: Sabatini Technologies, Calgary, AB
 
Wetland Recreation in Ontario: Process and Benefits Based on a Kettle Creek Conservation Authority project
Paper 47: 2004

Author: Andrea Fleischhauer, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Kettle Creek Conservation Authority, ON
 
Chemical Evolution of Water through Stages of Nile Tilapia Culture and Agricultural Soil Profile:  Theory and Practice
Paper 48: 2004

Author: Matthew Liutkus, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Self-employed researcher
 
The Effects of Logging on the James River and the James River Watershed
Paper 44: 2004

Author: Andrew Lukeman, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Trevor Floyd [NSERC] and Habitat Unlimited, Antigonish, NS
 
Regulatory Impacts on Shellfish Aquaculture in Nova Scotia
Paper 45: 2004

Author: Mike MacEachern, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Country Harbour Sea Farms, Guysborough County, NS
 
River Restoration with a Focus on Sediment Distribution and Salmonid Spawning
Paper 49: 2004

Author: Ian MacNeil, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Trevor Floyd [NSERC] and Habitat Unlimited, Antigonish, NS
 
Class of 2002/2003
 
The Contaminated Shellfishery in Antigonish Harbour: Harvesting and Marketing Considerations
Paper 32: 2003

Author: Chris Baldwin, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Self-employed Oyster Harvester
 
Temperature Effects on Brook Trout Densities in Nova Scotia
Paper 33: 2003

Author: Jennifer Dorrington, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: NS Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries, Inland Fisheries Division, Pictou, NS
 
Salmonid Habitat Restoration: Re-Evaluating James River, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Paper 34: 2003

Author: Alan Dwyer, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO], Antigonish, NS
 
The Bunyan Pond: A Study of Aerobic Brackish Waters on the Shores of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Paper 35: 2003

Author: Erica Gillis, BSc Advanced Major Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Nova Scotia Dept. of Natural Resources, Minerals and Energy Branch
 
Explaining the Relationship between Scientists and Aquaculture in Southeast New Brunswick
Paper 36: 2003

Author: Sarah Kinnie, BA Honours Sociology
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship Provider: Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO], Moncton, NB
 
Shellfish Toxins: Policy Networks Under Pressure
Paper 37: 2002

Author: Krista MacEachern, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Peter Clancy, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. Peter Clancy (research), AquaNet Project
 
The Environmental Effects of an Open Pit Metal Mine on a Locally Important River: A Case Study of the Rio Algom Ltd. Tin Mine, East Kemptville, Nova Scotia
Paper 38: 2003

Author: Michael Mallory, BSc Earth Sciences
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lisa Kellman, Earth Sciences, StFX
Internship Provider: Environment Canada, Fredericton, NB
 
The Past, Present and Future of the Snow Crab Industry
Paper 39: 2003

Author: Nadia McPhee, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ian Spencer, Business Administration, StFX
Internship Provider: Gulf Nova Scotia Bonafide Fishermen's Association and Social
Research for Sustainable Fisheries [SRSF] at StFX
 
Risk and Biosolids
Paper 40: 2003

Author: Bria Morford, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lisa Kellman, Earth Sciences, StFX
Internship Provider: Port Hope Health Authority, Port Hope, ON
 
Lobster Management Strategies Focusing on LFA 31A
Paper 41: 2003

Author: Judy Peitsche, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Tony Davis, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship Provider: Guysborough County Inshore Fishermen's Association and Social Research for Sustainable Fisheries [SRSF] at StFX
 
Class of 2001/2002
 
Population and Abundance of the Green Crab, Carcinus maenas, in Seven Selected Sites from eastern Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
Paper 24: 2002

Author: Ashley Bouchie, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology Dept., StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. J. Williams (research), StFX
 
Impact of Green Crab Predation on a Soft Shell Clam Bed Community
Paper 25: 2002

Author: Trevor Floyd, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology Dept., StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. J. Williams (research), StFX
 
Biological Lifecycle of the Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus thynnus: an educational tool
Paper 26: 2002

Author: Holli MacPherson, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology Dept., StFX
Internship Provider: Ballentyne's Cove Wharf Authority & The Tuna Interpretative Centre, NS
 
Assessing the Regional Impacts of Oil and Gas Development on Parcel 1
Paper 27: 2002

Author: Chris Peters, BA Economics
Academic Advisor: Dr. Marilyn Gerriets, Economics Dept., StFX
Internship Provider: Gulf Nova Scotia Bonafide Fishermen's Association, Lakevale, NS
 
A Comparison of Data Collected for the Commercial Lobster Fishery Along the North Shore of Prince Edward Island
Paper 28: 2002

Author: Laura Ramsay, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology Dept., StFX
Internship Provider: DFO & Prince Edward Island Dept. of Fisheries
 
Estimating Flow Characteristics in a Shallow Unconfined Aquifer
Paper 29: 2002

Author: Scott Rayner, BSc Honours Geology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lisa Kellman, Geology Dept., StFX
Internship Provider: Matrix Solutions, Inc., Calgary, Alberta
 
A Preliminary Assessment of the Salmon Drift Net Fishery in Ireland
Paper 30: 2002

Author: Sarah Rousseau, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ian Spencer, Business Administration, StFX
Internship Providers: Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland and Salmon Management Services Division of the Marine Institute, Newport, Ireland
 
Hake Predation on Juvenile Lobster in St. Georges Bay, Nova Scotia
Paper 31: 2002

Author: Hadley Watts, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Anthony Davis, Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship Provider: Gulf Nova Scotia Bonafide Fishermen's Association, Lakevale, NS
 
Class of 2000/2001
 
Building Community Support for the Fundy Fixed Gear Council Through Promotional Research
Paper 11: 2001

Author: Tanya Baker, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Ian Spencer, Business Administration, StFX
Internship Provider: The Fundy Fixed-Gear Council (FFGC), Cornwallis, NS
 
Spatial and Temporal Variation in Commercial Lobster Catches in St. Georges Bay
Paper 12: 2001

Author: Erin Breen, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Michael Chadwick, DFO and Dr. Marc Lanteigne, DFO
Internship Provider: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Science, Moncton, NB
 
Carcinus maenas: Presence/Absence Along the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence
Paper 13: 2001

Author: Ellen Campbell, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. Jim Williams (research), StFX
 
Shallow Groundwater System at the Bio-Engineering Center, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia
Paper 14: 2001

Author: Jeremy Higgins, BSc Geology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lisa Kellman, Geology, StFX
Internship Provider: Geology Dept., StFX: Dr. Lisa Kellman and Dr. H. Beltrami (research)
 
A Laboratory Simulation of Nitrate Removal during Transport in an Agricultural Stream
Paper 15: 2001

Author: Krista Kavanaugh, BSc Geology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lisa Kellman, Dept. of Geology, StFX
Internship Provider: Dr. Lisa Kellman (research), StFX
 
The Effect of Emamectin Benzoate on the Treatment of Brook Trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, for copepod, Salmincola edwardsii, Development
Paper 16: 2001

Author: Jack MacNeil, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Anthony Davis, Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship Provider: Fraser’s Mills Hatchery, Nova Scotia Dept. of Fisheries, NS
 
Economic Enhancement Possibilities for Southwest Nova Small Boat Fishermen: New England Model
Paper 17: 2000

Author: Kirk Mattie, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Monica Diochon, Business Administration, StFX
Internship Provider: The Marine Resource Centre (MRC), Cornwallis, NS
 
Invasive Marine Predator, Carcinus maenas, Along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton:  Timing of Arrival, Relative Abundance and Impacts on Various Species
Paper 18: 2001

Author: Kathryn Cunningham (Mombourquette), BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Williams, Biology, StFX
Internship Provider: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Invertebrate Fisheries Division, Dartmouth, NS
 
The Importance of Preserving Deep Sea Corals
Paper 19:2001

Author: Christine Patterson, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. Rodney Haddow, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: The Ecology Action Centre, Halifax, NS
 
Shrimp Quota Allocation and Licensing and the Fogo Island
Co-operative Society
Paper 20: 2001

Author: Norman Penton, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. James Bickerton, Chair, Political Science, StFX
Internship Provider: Fogo Island Fisheries Co-operative, Fogo Island, Newfoundland
 
Where Does the Centre for Community-Based Management Fit? A Marketing Assessment
Paper 21: 2001

Author: Charlene Loveless (Pettipas), BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Monica Diochon, Business Administration, StFX
Internship Provider: The Centre for Community-Based Management (CCBM), Extension, StFX
 
Science and Ecological Knowledge: an Insight into Conflicting Claims Respecting Cod and Hake Predation on Juvenile Lobsters
Paper 22: 2001

Author: Jana St. Onge (Purdy), BS: Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Anthony Davis, Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship Provider: Gulf Nova Scotia Bonafide Fishermen’s Association, Lakevale, NS
 
A Study of Fishing Effort, Gear Selection, and By-catch in the Northumberland Strait Rock Crab Fishery
Paper 23: 2001

Author: Leah Rogers (Purdy), BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Phyne, Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship Provider: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Antigonish, NS
 
Class of 1999/2000
 
Design, Construction, Installation and Monitoring of Seepage Meters and Mini-Piezometers Used for Groundwater Studies at Catamaran Brook, New Brunswick-Summer 1999
Paper 1: 2000

Author: Matt Alexander, BSc Honours Geology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Lisa Kellman, Geology, StFX
Internship: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Moncton, NB
 
Fire, Agalinis kingsii and the Salina Reserve
Paper 2: 2000

Author: Amanda Diochon, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. David Garbary, Biology, StFX
Internship: National Trust, Cayman Islands, British West Indies (BWI)
 
Assessment of Four-toed Salamander Breeding Habitat in Nova Scotia
Paper 3: 2000

Author: Jamie Emberley, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Mark Pulsifer, Adjunct Professor, Biology, StFX
Internship: Jacques Whitford Environment Limited, Dartmouth, NS
 
James River Salmonid Habitat Restoration Study
Paper 4: 2000

Author: Danielle Goff, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Norm Seymour, Biology, StFX
Internship: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)Area Office, Antigonish, NS
 
The Value of Cooperative Education: A Case Study at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Paper 5: 2000

Author: Janine Lamond, BBA, Business Administration
Academic Advisor: Dr. Anthony Davis, Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)Area Office, Antigonish, NS
 
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Paper 6: 2000

Author: Tyson MacCormick, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Edwin DeMont, Biology, StFX
Internship: Guysborough County Inshore Fishermen's Association, Canso, NS
 
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Paper 7: 2000

Author: Kevin MacDougall, BS: Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Anthony Davis, Sociology and Anthropology, StFX
Internship: self-employed, Lobster Fishing
 
Localized Scallop Enhancement: A Viable Candidate for Community-Based Management?
Paper 8: 2000

Author: Ray MacIsaac, BA Public Policy and Social Research
Academic Advisor: Dr. John Kearney, Extension Dept., StFX
Internship: Centre for Community-Based Management, StFX
 
Changes in Benthic Macroinvertebrate Populations in Restored Stream Habitat
Paper 9: 2000

Author: Chris Marchand, BSc Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. Barry Taylor, Biology, StFX
Internship: Richmond Wildlife Association
 
Environmental Disaster: The Sydney Tar Ponds
Paper 10: 2000

Author: Carol Roderick, BSc Honours Biology
Academic Advisor: Dr. James Williams, Biology, StFX
Internship: Dr. Jim Williams (research), StFX