Ralph Morris - Students

Department of Biological Sciences




Ralph Morris - Students


Dept. of Biological Sciences, Brock University

Graduate Students

A. Ph.D. Students

As Brock University did not offer the appropriate Ph.D. degree, I co-supervised two Ph.D. Students:

  • one through York University (Kevin Brown   - Adoption hypotheses in Ring-billed Gulls)
  • and one through   Simon Fraser University   (David Moore   - Metabolic foraging costs of Common Terns).

B.M.Sc. Students:

Name Undergrad. Univ. Completion Thesis Title
Chris Somers York 1999 Avian damage to vinifera grapes.
Rob Game Brock 1996 Comparative chick feeding behaviour by Common Terns.
Mike Killoran Brock 1993 Seasonal variation in hatching pattern and chick survival in the Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis).
David Moore Waterloo 1993 Foraging ecology and parental care of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) nesting in Windermere Basin, Lake Ontario.
Gary Burness Memorial 1992 Foraging ecology and parental care behaviour in the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo).
Kevin Brown Brock 1992 The influence of investigator disturbance on aggressive behaviour and breeding success of Ring-billed Gulls (Larus delawarensis).
Michelle Woulfe Brock 1989 Brood reduction and adoption in the Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis): the potential for intergenerational conflict.
Andy Snedden Brock 1989 Reproduction in the temperate crayfish   Orconectes rusticus: intermale aggression, copulation behaviour and sperm competition.
David Wiggins Oklahoma 1985 Parental care in the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo): sexual roles in a monogamous seabird.
Jim Quinn Queen's 1982 Feeding rates, parental investment and brood reduction in Caspian Terns (Sterna caspia).
George Melvin Brock 1980 Genetic variability in   Larus argentatus   and   Sterna hirundo.
Geoff Hogan P.E.I. 1979 Breeding parameters of Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo carbo) at mixed species colonies on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
John Chardine Guelph 1978 Seasonal variation in the reproductive biology of the Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis).
Peter Courtney Carleton 1977 Selected aspects of Common Tern reproductive biology.
Gerry Haymes Brock 1977 Selected aspects of the breeding biology at two Lake Erie Herring Gull colonies.
Rodger Hunter Brock 1976 A study of selected factors influencing the reproductive performance of the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) at Port Colborne, Ontario.
Howard Ross York 1976 Demographic and genetic attributes of dispersing and resident individuals of an enclosed   Microtus pennsylvanicus   population.

M.Sc. Student   Career   Path (post-Brock University)

(updated November 2011)

Dr. Kevin Brown   - Senior Lecturer, Robert Land Academy, Wainfleet, Ont.
Dr. Gary Burness   - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ont.
Dr. John Chardine   - Research Scientist, Canadian Wildlife Service, Sackville, NB.
George Melvin   - retired (2011) Senior Demonstrator, Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario.
Dr. David Moore, Research Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service, Burlington, Ont.  
Gerry Haymes   - Senior Environmental Biologist, Acres International Limited, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Geoff Hogan   - Naturalist and author, Charlottetown, P.E.I. (deceased 1992).
Rodger Hunter   - Supervisor, Ministry of the Environment, Government of British Columbia, Victoria, B.C.
Michael Killoran   - Senior High School Biology teacher, Port Hope, Ontario.
Dr. Jim Quinn,   Professor, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.
Dr. Howard Ross
  - Research Scientist, Atomic Energy of Canada, Pinawa, Manitoba.
Dr. Andy Snedden, Self-employed business, Victoria, B.C.
Dr. Chris Somers, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Biology, University of Regina  
Dr. David Wiggins   - Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Michelle Woulfe   - Junior High School Science teacher, Toronto, Ontario.