Honours Thesis Presentations
Each student will present for 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience. Light snacks and beverages will be served during a noon intermission. Lab groups, family, and friends are invited to attend!
This event is IN-PERSON (with a hybrid Zoom option for guests)
Centennial Building CB3013
9:15 am Symposium with Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Azim Mallik.
9:30 am Alexandra Grillo (Dr. Adam Algar): Evolution of climatic range limitation in true toads (Bufonidae).
9:50 am Hannah Malloy (Dr. Adam Algar): Photography as an alternative to tagging for mark-recapture studies of a colour changing amphibian.
10:10 am Brennan Oliver (Dr. Adam Algar): Climate limitations in range expansion of reptiles and amphibians into Canada.
10:30 am Nathan Timmerman (Dr. Adam Algar): Studying the hydrothermal ecology of Dryophytes versicolor using plaster replicas.
10:50 am Kelvi Toskovich (Dr. Michael Rennie): The effect of climate change on migratory birds in the Thunder Bay, Ontario region.
11:10 Connor Kubinec (Dr. Michael Rennie): Impacts of aquaculture on mercury accumulation in minnows.
11:30 am Zaid Shahid (Dr. Marina Ulanova): Immunostimulatory capacity of two strains of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae.
12:40 pm Caris Madsen (Dr. Wensheng Qin): Cultivation of freshwater microalgae in unsterile malting wastewater for biomass production.
1:00 pm Colin Warwick (Dr. Wensheng Qin): Optimization of biomass and lipid yields of terrestrial microalgae using paper mill wastewater supplemented with various urea concentrations.
1:20 pm Jasmin Schiestel (Dr. Wensheng Qin): Characterization of oil-degrading bacteria and optimization of oil-polluted environmental bioremediation.
1:40 pm Viktoriya Dyukaryeva (Dr. Azim Mallik): Shade effect on phenology, fruit yield and phenolic profile of two wild blueberry species Vaccinium myrtilloides and V. angustifolium.
2:00 pm Salem McLean (Dr. Brian McLaren): Invasive species and the decline of habitat accessibility for freshwater turtles: Point Pelee National Park 2003 to 2022.
2:20 pm Ryley Marchant (Dr. Brian McLaren): The influence of canopy cover on benthic macroinvertebrate community structure in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
2:40 pm Closing Remarks
Register for the Zoom webinar here; please register 24 hours prior to the start of the event.