Past students


Ruoqian Wang, M.E.S. student. School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, 2016-2018.

Thesis: A Multi-Method Assessment of the Temporal Dynamics of Treed Bogs in Nova Scotia

Description: The study is trying to reveal the process of tree establishment in bogs by understanding tree community structure and spatial aspects (point pattern). It will also detect the temporal-spatial tree dynamics in bogs over 90 years through aerial photo interpretation.


Sean Ryan Haughian, Post-doctoral fellow, Biology Department, Saint Mary’s University, 2018-2019.

Project: Disturbance thresholds and factors influencing community dynamics of epiphytic cyanolichens in Nova Scotia, with an emphasis on rare and at-risk species.

Description: The focus of my postdoctoral research is to quantify the relative importance of different threats to epiphytic cyanolichens, and to test experimental conservation measures. This research will ensure that future management activities can more effectively and judiciously conserve these species, and the ecosystems of which they are a part, thought Nova Scotia. This research is supported by a 2-year MITACS elevate grant with the assistance of Port Hawkesbury Paper.


Iain Wilson

Morgan Rice, Masters of Resource and Environmental Management Candidate, School of Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, 2017-2018.

Position: Project Manager (2018-2019)

Project: Bridging Knowledge Gaps and Informing Policy: A Focus on Forested Wetlands in Atlantic Canada

Description: Synthesized preliminary research results of sub-projects within the Forested Wetlands Project and evaluated the principal wetland conservation policy documents within each of the four maritime provinces to identify the vulnerability of forested wetlands to the threats of land development, tree harvesting, and climate change. Preliminary results were used to highlight the significance of forested wetlands from an ecosystem and biodiversity perspective, as well as for their ecological services, for the improvement of policy by increasing their representation through updating wetland inventories and their protection against tree harvesting through acknowledgment within forestry guidelines across Atlantic Canada.

Georgia Konstantinidis

Natasha Dazé Querry, Research Assistant

Logan Gray, Research Assistant

Tara Mulloy, B.Sc. student. Effects of fertilization treatments on tundra ecosystems in the Icelandic Highlands. Dalhousie University, 2016-2017.

Julie Dyer, B.Sc. student. Edge influence on plant taxonomic diversity in forest fragments of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest. Dalhousie University, 2016-2017.

Krista Jager, B.Sc. student. Natural edge influence on the structural diversity of the broadleaf moist forest in Belize from a riparian edge. Dalhousie University, 2016-2017.

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‹Natasha Dazé Querry, M.Sc. student. Spatial pattern and habitat characteristics of Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora across lakeshore edges in Nova Scotia. Saint Mary’s University, 2014-2016.
Current position: Researcher at Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute

Emma Brooks, B.Sc. student. Lake-level habitat characteristics of Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora. Dalhousie University, 2015-2016.

Amanda Ring, B.Sc. student. Evaluating optimal habitat conditions to promote the conservation of Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora. Dalhousie University, 2015-2016.

Renee Yang, B.Sc. student. Vertical structural diversity across agrictulture-forest edges of different slopes in Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Dalhousie University, 2015-2016.


›Pavel Dodonov, Ph.D. student. Assessment of edge influence in heterogeneous vegetation using spatial pattern analysis. São Carlos Univeristy, Brazil, 2011-2015.
Current position: Post-doctoral scholar at State University of Santa Cruz, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil.
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Emma Wofe-Parthun, B.Sc. student. Examining duration of impacts to tundra vegetation in the Mackenzie Gas Project: a case study on the role of science in the EIA process. Dalhousie University, 2014-2015.

Amanda Lavallée, B.Sc. student. Spatial pattern of the shrubs layer across the subarctic landscape of Churchill, Manitoba. Dalhousie University, 2013-2014.


‹Caroline Franklin, M.Sc. student. Moose-browsed spruce budworm forest edges in Cape Breton. Saint Mary’s University, 2011-2013.
Current position: PhD candidate at University of Alberta

Danielle St. Louis, M.R.E.M. student. Spatial interaction of trees and tall shrubs with berry-producing shrubs in Churchill, Manitoba. Dalhousie University, 2013.

Evelien VanderKloet, M.R.E.M. student. Temporal patterns in European green crab populations in Kejimkujik National Park. Dalhousie University, 2013.

Liam Murphy, B.Sc. student. Dendrochronology at moose-browsed spruce budworm forest edges in Cape Breton. Saint Mary’s University, 2012-2013.

Sarah Coley, B.Sc. student. Tree age and growth across forest-barrens edges in Cape Breton. Dalhousie University, 2011- 2012.

Danielle St. Louis, B.Sc. student. Plants used by humans at treeline. Dalhousie University, 2011-2012.

Frances Ross, M.E.S student. Teaching modules for arctic vegetation. Dalhousie University, 2008-2012.

Rebecca Hoffer, B.Sc. student. Forest structure at edges of different ages in Kenya. Dalhousie University, 2011-2012.

Alain Belliveau, M.R.E.M. student. Habitat of rare species in southern Nova Scotia. Dalhousie University, 2011.

Wendy Wilson, B.Sc. student. Mosses at forest edges of bogs. Dalhousie University, 2010-2011.

Kaitlyn O’Handley, B.Sc. student. Understorey species composition at forest-bog edges. Saint Mary’s University, 2010-2011.

Ian Boucher, M.Sc. student. Intéractions de facilitation et competition avec Leymus mollis. Université Laval, 2006-2010.

Elena Albertsen, B.Sc. student. Structure and composition of tree islands. Dalhousie University, 2009-2010.

Alex Healthcote, B.Sc student. Effects of partial burning on understorey species diversity and composition. Dalhousie University, 2009-2010.

Conor Stuart, B.Sc student. Effects of partial burning on Jack pine regeneration. Dalhousie University, 2009-2010.

Danielle De Fields, M.E.S. student. Spatial pattern of juvenile and adult trees and shrubs in the forest-tundra ecotone. Dalhousie University, 2007-2009.

Stephanie Daley, B.Sc. student. Effects of rocks on krummholz establishment and growth. Dalhousie University, 2008-2009.

Brian Starzomski, Post-doc fellow. Mechanisms of treeline migration. Dalhousie University, 2007-2009.

Elisabeth Oakholm, B.Sc student. Methods of measuring tree growth rate. Dalhousie University,  2008-2009.

Julia Pelton, B.Sc. student. Spatial configuration of treeline. Dalhousie University, 2008.

Ikuyo Kikusawa, M.R.E.M. student. Altitudinal distribution of berry species. Dalhousie University, 2006-2007.

Alexis Deshaies, M.Sc. student. Restoration in a nothern community. Université Laval, 2005-2007.

Joannie Savard, B.Sc. student. Regeneration at forest edges. Université Laval, 2005.

Ian Boucher, B.Sc. student. Structural damage following an ice storm. Université Laval, 2005.

Liliana Mascarúa, M.Sc. student. Regeneration and structure in cutblock separators and riparian buffers. UQAM, 2002-2004.