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Dr. Arnault Le Bris

Research Scientist

I combine field work and mathematical modeling to better understand and project effects of climate and fishing on living marine resources.

Originally from Brittany in France, I was awarded a Ph.D. in Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland studying the migratory behaviour of Atlantic cod under the supervision of Dr. Joe Wroblewski and Alain Fréchet.

After my doctoral studies, I conducted a PostDoc at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute working with Dr. Andrew Pershing on modeling impacts of climate on fisheries.

During my freetime, I enjoy outdoor activities such as kitesurfing, scubadiving, moutain biking, hiking and camping.

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Dr. Paul Gatti

Postdoctoral Fellow

Paul research interests are dedicated to fish biology and ecology and fisheries science.

Paul received his doctor of philosophy from the University of Rennes 1 (France) and IFREMER in 2017, under the supervision of Dr. Martin Huret and Dr. Pierre Petitgas. He has led comparative studies on two small pelagic species in the Bay of Biscay, namely European anchovy and sardine, using both data analysis and deterministic modeling.

Paul joined the lab and CFER in March 2018. His postdoctoral work research focuses on the statistical modeling of Atlantic halibut movement in the Northwest Atlantic.

Tanya Prystay

Ph.D. Student

Tanya’s research interest focuses on fish physiology and conservation ecology.

Tanya completed her Bachelor’s degree in marine biology with a minor in statistics at Dalhousie University, and her Master’s degree in biology at Carleton University. For her Master’s thesis, Tanya explored the relationship between an individual’s physiological performance and reproductive fitness. This was done by monitoring heart rate and behavioural reproductive investment in wild, free-swimming sockeye salmon and smallmouth bass.

Tanya will join the lab and CFER in August 2018. For her PhD, Tanya is interested in exploring different eelgrass restoration techniques in cold water systems. Her research will also evaluate the impacts of restored eelgrass beds on fish biomass and water quality in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.


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Andrés Beita-Jiménez

M.Sc. Student

Andrés is originaly from Costa Rica, where he graduated with a Bachelor degree in Biology at the University of Costa Rica.

During his undergraduate, Andrés worked on several research projects on different fisheries from artisanal to semi industrial. The last couple of years, he has been studying the effects of marine protected areas on the ecology and management of fish in coral reefs.

Andrés is interested in quantitative methods applied to the management of marine resources. He is currently enrolled in the M.Sc. in Fisheries Sciences in the stock assessment stream. Andrés's research aims to understand the spatiotemporal variability in northern shrimp life-history and its impact on population producitivity.

Rachel Marshall

M.Sc. Student

Rachel is interested in flatfish biology and ecology, specifically as it pertains to fisheries.

She graduated in 2016 from the University of Rhode Island (Rhode Island, USA) with Bachelor degrees in Fisheries, Biology, and Theater Stage Management, and she has worked on three fisheries ecology research internships with flatfish as the study subjects (English sole, summer flounder, and Atlantic halibut, respectively).

Rachel will join the lab and CFER in June 2018. Furthering her interest in flatfish, her M.Sc. research focuses on Atlantic halibut behavior in the Gulf of St. Lawrence using data from Pop-up Satellite Archival Tags.