Biology Departmental Seminar - Honours Thesis Presentations

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 9:15am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3013
Event Fee: 
Event Contact Name: 
Susanne Walford

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.