Alana Yorke

M.Sc. (2010)

Thesisalana

Effects of biological factors on population dynamics of the invasive bryozoan Membranipora membranacea

Current Position

Singer-sonwriter (Halifax, NS)

Education

Dalhousie University, Department of Biology
M.Sc.
2010

Acadia University, Department of Biology
B.Sc. Honours in Biology
September 2005 – April 2007
Thesis: Genetic variation and phytogeography of Nova Scotia’s isolated populations of Canada Frostweed (Helianthemum canadense (L.) Michx.) as revealed with AFLP markers, Supervisor: Dr. Rodger Evans

Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Certificate in French Language and Civilization
October 2002 – January 2003

College of the North Atlantic, Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Diploma
September 1999 – December 2001

Scholarships and Awards

NSERC PGS D Scholarship (National)
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (Institutional, Dalhousie University; 2007-2009)
NSERC CGS M Scholarship (National; 2007-2008)
Lionel Cinq-Mars Best Student Presentation (National, Canadian Botanical Association; 2007)
Scholarship, Scholar-bursaries (Institutional, Acadia University; 2005-2007)
Summer Research Award (Regional, Atlantic Centre for Global Change and Ecosystem Research; 2006)
Honours Summer Research Award (Institutional, Acadia University; declined)
Dean’s List (Institutional, Acadia University; 2006-2007)
Governor General’s Academic Medal (Institutional, College of the North Atlantic; 2002)
President’s Medal (Institutional, College of the North Atlantic; 2002)

Publications & Presentations

Yorke, A. and Evans, R. (2007) Genetic variation and phytogeography of Nova Scotia’s isolated populations of Helianthemum canadense as revealed with AFLP markers. Oral presentation, Plant Canada Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Yorke, A. and Evans, R. (2007) Genetic variation of Canada Frostweed as revealed with AFLP markers. Oral presentation, Northeast Biological Graduate Student Conference, Halifax, NS.

Yorke, A. and Evans, R. (2007) Genetic variation of Canada Frostweed in Nova Scotia. Oral presentation, Biofeedback Conference, Wolfville, NS.

Yorke, A. (2001) Cheap trip to the Arctic: Exploring conditions for plant life in the Long Range Mountains of Western Newfoundland. Public Interpretive Presentation, College of the North Atlantic, Corner Brook, NL.

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