Erin Breen

Ph.D. (2008)

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Interspecific interactions between the invasive European green crab, Carcinus maenas, and native decapods in the Bras d’Or Lakes , Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Education

Ph.D. (2008)
Biological Oceanography
Dalhousie University

2001 – 2002 Master of Marine Management
Fisheries Management
Dalhousie University
Graduate Project: Community confidence in fisheries management and the potential use of fishery indicators: A study of two Newfoundland communities
Supervisors: Dr. T. Charles and Dr. M. Wernerheim

2001 B.Sc. Honors (2001)
Biology and Interdisciplinary Studies in Aquatic Resources
St. Francis Xavier University
Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Variation in Commercial Lobster Catches in St. Georges Bay, Nova Scotia
Supervisor: Dr. J. Williams

Awards/Scholarships

2005 – 2006 Unama’ki – Fisheries and Oceans Scholarship
2005 – 2006 Unama’ki – Fisheries and Oceans Research Grant
2003 – 2007 Dalhousie University Graduate Scholarship
2003 – NSERC Post-Graduate Scholarship
2002 – Master of Marine Management Gold Award
2002 – Dalhousie University Graduate Scholarship
2002 – Dalhousie University MASC Scholarship
1997 – St.FX Academic Bursary: Christmas Scholarship/Dean’s List

Publications

Breen, E., and A. Metaxas (In revision). Prey consumption rates of juvenile invasive Carcinus maenas L. do not exceed those of two native decapods in a micro-tidal system in Atlantic Canada, Estuaries and Coasts.

Breen, E., and A. Metaxas (In preparation). Population biology of the invasive European green crab, Carcinus maenas, and two native decapods in the Bras d’Or Lakes, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Presentations

Breen, E. and A. Metaxas. 2008. Effects of juvenile invasive European green crab, Carcinus maenas, on the growth and condition of juvenile native rock crab, Cancer irroratus. ASLO Meeting, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 2008.

Breen, E. and A. Metaxas, 2006. Do consumption rates under different environmental conditions vary between juvenile native and non-native decapods from the Bras d’Or Lakes, Nova Scotia? – Benthic Ecology Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, March 2006.

Breen, E. 2000. Spatial and Temporal variation in lobster catch-rates. Canadian Lobster Atlantic-Wide Symposium (CLAWS),Moncton, New Brunswick, March 2000.

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