PhD candidate, Hull International Fisheries Institute (University of Hull)
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As a researcher at the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI - Grenfell Campus) of Memorial University of Newfoundland. I have led geospatial data analysis and mapping efforts for several key environmental research projects. Completing the Master of Science in Coastal Zone Management (University of Ulster), my thesis research concentrated on the ecological knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador fishers highlighting their expertise in fishing and mental mapping. My recent project work includes examining Newfoundland wetlands slated for development, food security analysis for a remotely located island, as well as global climate change and associated potential impacts on agriculture. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Fisheries at the Hull International Fisheries Institute (University of Hull).
The proliferation of hydropower development to meet obligations under the Renewable Energy Directive has also seen the emergence of conflict between the hydropower developers and the fisheries and conservation sectors. To address this trade-off between hydroelectricity supply and its environmental costs, this chapter introduces a series of tools an...
A structured and collaborative approach to design and decision‐making in the context of ecological restoration of rivers is developed and illustrated using a case study involving the mitigation of physical barriers to fish migration on the River Trent in the UK. The integrated design and decision-making framework provide a practical workflow model...
ArcGIS ArcMap, Python and Excel used for single watershed analysis, studying the effects on the watershed under barrier removal scenarios.
Various global circulation models are now actively used to study climate change at a global level. For these models, tools are becoming more available to allow simplified handling and comparison of various climate change projection scenarios. A continuing goal of climate change researchers is to translate global circulation model data into more reg...
Project presentation via Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) online Webinar - September 23rd, 2020 Available online at https://youtu.be/Es9bTQq2M3k
A51Q-2825 One approach for downscaling climate change data towards regional implications in climate change scenarios: the case for Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Exploring the Fishers Ecological Knowledge (FEK) as it relates to primary food production, contributing to the food security and stability of communities of Newfoundland and Labrador and the whole province. The mental mapping capabilities and superior ocean-navigation related knowledge of fishers is explored. GIS analysis of fishers mapping is comp...
As agricultural regions are threatened by climate change, warming of high latitude regions and increasing food demands may lead to northward expansion of global agriculture. While socio-economic demands and edaphic conditions may govern the expansion, climate is a key limiting factor. Extant literature on future crop projections considers establish...
GCM data presentation using ClimGen sourced data, ArcGIS and Python methodological approach in analysis towards a base dataset that can be utilized in various research capacities.
During the 1960's and 1970's, many First Nations people located on the Grassy Narrows and Whitedog Reserves in Ontario were poisoned after drinking water or eating fish that contained high levels of Methyl-Mercury. The mercury was an industrial by-product from a local paper mill. The Federal and provincial governments played a large role in the pol...
A People Left to Die: The mercury poisoning events at Grassy Narrows and how government indifference significantly contributed to the disaster affecting an entire First Nations community. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, many First Nations people located on the Grassy Narrows and Whitedog Reserves in Ontario were poisoned after drinking water or eati...
This article presents a case study of the Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (France) archipelago in order to identify the network and flow of agricultural resources within the circumpolar northern hemisphere known as a “boreal ecosystem” or “boreal ecozone”. We emphasize that climate and the existence of food insecurity within wealthy nations should be fac...
The goal is to examine and employ one approach downscaling climate change data towards regional implications in climate change scenarios. The case study uses the methodology for the whole province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
To explore and analyze the role of government in the mercury poisoning disaster that occurred at the Grassy Narrows and Whitedog First Nations’ Reserve in Canada through the 1960's, 1970's and 80's.
This project was my Master of Science thesis work, which has continued to be great interest to me with continued work post degree. For this project I studied the Fishers’ Ecological Knowledge (FEK) of Newfoundland and Labrador out-port career fishers, analyzing for specific themes related to learning sources, knowledge evolution and experiential influences. I also explored the fishers mental mapping and how their knowledge set has changed over time.