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Curriculum Vitae

Research areas


Demersal fisheries ecology; food-web ecology; stable isotope ecology; acoustic telemetry and conventional fish tagging; fish bioenergetics; environmental toxicology; ecosystem approaches to fisheries

Professional Development


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. George Rose (supervisor), Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Research Topic: Potential foodweb limitation to recovery of Atlantic cod


Doctor of Philosophy, Biology, Dr. Joseph Rasmussen (supervisor), McGill University, Canada
Thesis title: Fish energetics in polluted ecosystems


Bachelor of Science, Biology and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Canada



Research Scientist, Demersal Fisheries Ecology, Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI)

2010-presentAdjunt Professor, University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
2005-presentAdjunct Scientist, University of Southern Maine

Graduate Students Supervised

Jan 2009 -

Marissa McMahon. “Behavioral, ecological and fishery related impacts on the growth of juvenile lobsters” M.Sc. Thesis. Co-Supervisor with J.H. Grabowski, D. Cowan and Y. Chen. University of Maine.

Teaching Experience

1995-1997Teaching assistant/lab instructor for Ecology (McGill University)
1996-1997Teaching assistant for Methods in Biology of Organisms (McGill University)
1999Teaching assistant for Introduction to Ecology (McGill University)
1999-2000Teaching assistant for Ecology/Behaviour Field Course (McGill University)
2004Instructor, Fisheries Ecology (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Additional Activities

  • Director of Coast of Maine Passive Acoustic Sensor System 
  • Serve as member of Monkfish Plan Development Team (New England Fishery Management Council) 
  • Serve as member of University of Southern Maine’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee 
  • Organizer and Science Steering Committee member for workshop on fine-scale groundfish ecology in the Gulf of Maine (April 2009) 
  • Serve on NH Sea Grant Review Panels (2007/2009) 
  • Reviewer for MIT Sea Grant Advisory Panel (2007) 
  • Reviewer for numerous journals including; Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., J. Anim. Ecol., Ecotox. Environ. Safety, Can. J. Zool., ICES J. Mar. Sci., Estuaries, Wetlands, Ecological Applications