Previously graduated students

Post-Doc. Fellows

PhD Students

MSc Students

Honours Thesis Students (year and thesis title)

Joanna Wong (2016) Using laser photogrammetry to measure long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in the field

Joana Costa (2015) Assessing the long-term changes in the distribution of long-finned pilot whales in Cape Breton

Hannah Mark (2015) A comparison of length distributions of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) on social, spatial, and temporal scales using click inter-pulse intervals

Jessica Wingfield (2013) Effects of whale-watching, environmental variables, and group and calf abundance on long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) behaviour

Katie Kowarski (2013) Do potheads care? The effects of remote biopsy sampling on long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas)

Lisa Hoogenboom (2012) Comparing the prevalence of markings on the flukes of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

Stacey Henderson (2012) Are mortalities by infectious diseases or cancer in stranded St Lawrence beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) associated with PCB and PBDE contaminants?

Erin Fischer (2011) Movement patterns of sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) social groups in the Gulf of California

Lara Puetz (2010) Acoustic monitoring of the North Atlantic sperm whale population, Physeter macrocephalus, on the Eastern Scotian Slope, south of Nova Scotia

Alanna Gauthier (2010) Who cares: using photo-identification to determine if long-finned pilot whales display alloparental care

Jessica Mitchell (2008) Prevalence and characteristics of melon markings on northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) in the Gully and the effects of the Marine Protected Area on marks of anthropogenic origin

Caitlin Arbuckle Gerber (2008) A comparison of rafting epifauna of Sargassum and anthropogenic material in the Sargasso Sea and Gulf Stream

Cassandra Williams (2008) Acoustical analysis of delphinid presence in the Sable Gully Marine Protected Area with respect to seasonal, diurnal and acoustic anthropogenic factors

Lucie Wade (2007) Conflict of interest in research concerning the impacts of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals: does the perception of bias reflect biased conclusions

Vicky Yaroshewski (2007) The diet of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the Sargasso Sea and the Caribbean

Erika Smith (2007) The Effects of Whalewatching in Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton: Long- term Benefits to Whalewatchers and Immediate Behavioural Changes in Long-Finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala melas)

Sara Pullen (2006) Evaluation of long-finned pilot whale calls: evidence of group-specific dialects?

Oliver Barker (2006) Wolf predation and movement patterns in the Algonquin and Magnetawan regions of Ontario

Courtney MacMullin (2005) Determining marine mammal biodiversity hotspots.

Ryan MacDonald (2005) Distribution and fisheries interactions of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) in Davis Strait/Baffin Bay

Julie Gorman (2005) Residency and Association Patterns of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) off Brier Island, Nova Scotia

Marie Auger-Methe (2005) The use of natural markings in long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) studies

Derek Herfst (2004) Distribution of bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus, along the coast of Labrador, Canada

Joseph Lake (2003) Site fidelity of minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the St. Margaret's Bay area, Nova Scotia, Canada

Katherine McAuliffe (2003) Coordination and synchronicity between bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) mothers and calves

Shane Gero (2003) Bond Strength and its Relationship with Behaviour in the Fission-Fusion Social Structure of Free-Ranging Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops sp.

Jana Bock (2003) Background noise in the Sable Gully

Sylvie Rimella (2002) Differences in scarring among bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in relation to age and sex

Cory MacNeil (2002) Investigations into the vocal repertoires of long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) off the Northern coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Nicole Bear-Welch (2002) Observational study of cetacean distribution and abundance around Brier Island, Nova Scotia from 1998-2000

Tonya Wimmer (2000) Distribution of cetaceans in St. Lawrence Bay, Nova Scotia from 1992-1999

Penny McCall Howard (1999) Sperm whales Physter macrocephalus in the Gully, Nova Scotia: population, distribution and responses to seismic surveying.

Andrea Ottensmeyer (1999) Pilot whale parties: a study of interactions between individual long-finned pilot whales, Globicephala melas, using photo-identification techniques

Barbara Muller (1998) Floating marine pollution in the Gully region on the Scotian Shelf: revisited

Sa'ad Al-Omari (1997) A quantitative description of the surface behaviour of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) in the Gully, Nova Scotia, with a description of their reactions to tagging and biopsy procedures

Brad Carter (1997) Length distribution of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) in the Gully with a comparison between this population and another residing in the Labrador Sea.

Stephanie Smith (1997) The distribution of dolphins in the Galapagos Islands

Carrie Beck (1996) The distribution, habitat partitioning and movements of baleen whales in the Gully, a submarine canyon on the Scotian Shelf

Peter Simard (1995) A survey of the physical and biological oceanographic features of "The Gully" in relation to the distribution of northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus)

Shannon Gowans (1993) Distribution and habitat partitioning by small odontocetes in the Gully, a submarine canyon on the Scotian Shelf

Susan Dufault (1992) Assessing the stock identity of sperm whales in the eastern tropical Pacific

Danielle Paquet (1991) A study of humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, off Briar Island, Nova Scotia

Mark Walton (1991) A new equation for acoustically determining the lengths of sperm whales (Physeter catodon)

Sebastian Brennan (1990) Aspects of the behaviour and distribution of the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, off the coast of Nova Scotia

Patricia Hope (1989) Sperm whales off the Galapagos Islands: a 19th century American logbook study

David Grover (1989) Northern bottlenose whales, Hyperoodon ampullatus, and sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus, in the Gully, east of Sable Island, Nova Scotia: distributions and possible competitive interactions

Lynn Risk (1987) The photoidentification and social organisation of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, off Wassaw Sound, Georgia, USA, March - September, 1987

Julia Mullins (1987) General and acoustic behaviour of sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus,off the coast of Nova Scotia


Last Updated June 2013 by Hal Whitehead