Kevin Sorochan

Ph.D.

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Current Position

Aquatic Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Ocean Science, October 2017-present.

Education

Ph.D. Oceanography
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
January 2012 – October 2017
Thesis: Quantifying predation on planktonic larval stages of marine benthic invertebrates  

M.Sc. Biology
University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI
April 2009-November 2011
Thesis: Spatial and temporal patterns of decapod larvae in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia  

B.Sc. Biology (Honours)
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
September 2003-April 2008
Thesis: The ceratal autotomy plane of Hermissenda crassicornis: morphological specializations and a proposed autotomy mechanism

Scholarships

Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral) (March 2011)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)  

Graduate Studies Scholarship in Science (October 2011, June 2010, April 2009)
University of Prince Edward Island

Peer-reviewed Publications

Sorochan, K. and Metaxas, A. (2017) The effect of temperature on motility of the nauplius and cypris stages of the acorn barnacle, Semibalanus balanoides. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 579: 55-66.

Sorochan, K., Gentleman, W., and Metaxas, A. (2017) Modelling rates of random search over the transition from diffusive to ballistic movement of plankton. Journal of Plankton Research. 39: 815-825.

Sorochan, K. & Metaxas, A. (2015) Low predation rates on the larvae of three species of barnacles by the ctenophore Pleurobrachia pileus. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 541: 105- 122.

Sorochan, K., Duguid, W., and Quijon, P. (2015) Diagnostic morphological characteristics of laboratory-reared Cancer oregonensis (Brachyura: Cancridae) with recommendations for identifying cancrid zoeae in the Salish Sea. Marine Biology Research. 11:624-632

Sorochan, K., and Quijon, P. (2014) Horizontal distributions of Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) and red rock crab (Cancer productus) larvae in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 71: 2564-2577

Popular Articles

Sorochan, K. (2017). Risky business: plankton movement and encounter rates. Current Tides Magazine, Third Edition. Dalhousie Oceanography Student Association. p. 8-11.

Selected Presentations

Sorochan, K., Gentleman, W., and Metaxas, A. (2017) Advances in encounter theory and application in larval ecology. Oral presentation at Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research Conference (International). Plymouth, UK. July 3-6.

Sorochan, K. and Metaxas, A. (2016) Low predation rates on the larvae of three species of barnacles by the ctenophore, Pleurobrachia pileus. Oral presentation at 45th Benthic Ecology Meeting (International). Portland, Maine. March 16-19.

Sorochan, K. and Metaxas, A. (2015) How do motility patterns of larval barnacles affect encounter rates with predators? Poster presentation at Atlantic Canada Coastal & Estuarine Science Society annual meeting (Regional). St. Andrews, NB. May 9-11.

Sorochan, K. and Metaxas, A. (2013) Relationships between pelagic predators and marine invertebrate larvae. Poster presentation at Atlantic Canada Coastal & Estuarine Science Society annual meeting (Regional). Laurencetown, NS. May 9 – 11.

Sorochan, K. and Quijon, P. (2011) Abundance and distribution of Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) larvae in the Strait of Georgia, BC. Poster presentation at Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe) 3rd meeting (National). Montreal, QC. April 28-30.

Sorochan, K. and Quijon, P. (2010) Spatial and temporal patterns of larval decapod abundances in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada. Oral presentation at 9th international Larval Biology Symposium (International). Wellington, NZ. August 23-27.

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant, Diversity of Life I (BIO2003)
Dalhousie University, Department of Biology, Fall 2014

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (BIO 131)
University of Prince Edward Island, Department of Biology, Summer 2011

Teaching Assistant, Animal Diversity (BIO 204)
University of Prince Edward Island, Department of Biology, Fall 2009, Fall 2010

Volunteer

Volunteer Judge
Halifax Independent School Science Exhibition, March 3, 2016

Volunteer Guide
Marine Ecology Centre, Sidney, BC, September 2008-April 2009

Volunteer Judge
Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair, Victoria, BC, April 2008

 

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