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Ralph Morris - Students
Department of Biological Sciences
Ralph Morris - 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).
|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.