Mallory Lab - Acadia University
Copyright 2011 Mark Mallory
33 Westwood Ave, Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Kelly successfully defended her M.Sc. in March 2012, where she examined the
breeding ecology of Arctic Terns (Sterna paradisaea) breeding at Nasaruvaalik
Island, Nunavut, in the Canadian High Arctic, and compared that to what we know
on this species from Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick (Bay of Fundy) and
elsewhere. She was based at University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) and was
co-supervised by Tony Diamond and Mark Mallory.
Nora completed her M.Sc. at Acadia University, investigating the annual
movements and marine habitat use by Ivory Gulls (Pagophila eburnea) breeding
in Nunavut, Canada. This project used data from gulls tracked using satellite
telemetry, as well as data from at-sea surveys, and served to define critical habitat
in the winter for this species. Grant Gilchrist, Karel Allard and Jason Duffe (all with
Environment Canada) were key collaborators in this project.
Sam came to the lab from Dalhousie University, and is a fish guy
through-and-through, formerly working as a guide in northcentral Canada. He
has already managed to find some sweet fishing sites in the area, but has yet to
show those to Mark ... (well, actually, he hooked a lovely striped bass with Mark).
Sam worked on multispecies fish passage across man made barriers to identify
specific obstacles to movement and migration. He was co-supervised with Mike
Stokesbury here at Acadia.
Mark completed his MSc studying the breeding behaviour and migration of Ross's
Gull (Rhodostethia rosea), the rarest breeding marine bird in North America, as it
relates to Arctic polynyas. His work used geolocators and satellite transmitters to
track the gulls, and work took him to the High Arctic and to Barrow, Alaska. He
was based at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and was co-supervised by
Shanti completed her M.Sc. studying the beautiful Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini). She
used geolocators to track the species' annual movements, key marine habitat sites
and breeding phenology in High Arctic Canada. Shanti was based at Memorial
University of Newfoundland and was co-supervised with Ian Jones.
Danielle undertook an M.Sc. that involved field work at Bon Portage Island, trips
to Baccalieu Island off of Newfoundland, and then detailed analyses of mulityear
datasets on capture - mark - recapture data for a variety of birds in the Arctic and
Maritimes, using Program MARK. She showed effects of Pacific climate patterns
on survival in Sabine's Gulls, and low survival of Leach's storm-Petrels in Nova
Scotia. Danielle was co-supervised with Dave Shutler, and Greg Robertson at
Environment Canada in Newfoundland was a key collaborator.