Jessica Sameoto

M.Sc. (2007)

Thesis

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Response of Marine Invertebrate Larvae to Physical and Biological Characteristics of the Water Column

Current Position

Aquatic Biologist, Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Dartmouth, NS)

Education

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Masters of Science in Oceanography (M.Sc.)
2007

Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Biology (B.Sc.)
2004
Thesis: Sexual selection, quality advertisement, female choice and fluctuating asymmetry in the European earwig, Forficula auricularia (Dermaptera: Forficulidae)                 Supervised by Dr. R. Aiken

Awards/Scholarships

2008 – Governor General’s Gold Medal Nominee
2004 – 2007 Dalhousie Graduate Studies Fellowship
2004 – 2006 NSERC CGS M, Dalhousie University
2003 – Goodridge Summer Fellowship, Mount Allison University
2002 – BioMedical Society Award, Mount Allison University
2000 – 2003 Academic All Canadian
2001 – 2004 Dean’s List, Mount Allison University
2000 – Entrance Scholarship, Mount Allison University
2000 – Herbert S. Sharpe Scholarship, Mount Allison University

Publications

Sameoto, J.A. and A. Metaxas. (2008). Can salinity-induced mortality explain larval vertical distribution with respect to a halocline? The Biological Bulletin. 214: 329-338.

Sameoto, J.A. and A. Metaxas. (In Revision). Interactive effects of haloclines and the presence of food patches on the vertical distribution of 3 species of temperate invertebrate larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Sameoto, J.A., Lawton, P., and M. Strong. (In Prep). An approach to the development of a relational database and GIS applicable scheme for the analysis of video-based surveys of benthic habitats. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Presentations

Lawton, P., Strong, M., Sameoto, J.A. and R. Benjamin. 2007. Database considerations for video based analysis of benthic habitat structure. DFO National Workshop on Survey Design, Database Design and Analysis of Underwater Video/Photographic Surveys, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lawton, P., Strong, M., Sameoto, J.A. and R. Benjamin. 2007. Integrated techniques for video-based analysis of benthic habitat structure. Biodiversity Discovery Corridor Workshop, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Sameoto, J.A., Ross, T., A. Metaxas. 2006. Vertical distribution of sea urchin larvae, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis , in flow. 7th Larval Biology Symposium, Coos Bay, Oregon, USA

Sameoto, J.A. and A. Metaxas. 2006. Vertical distribution of sea star larvae around sharp haloclines: salinity avoidance behaviour. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society Workshop and Annual General Meeting. Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Sameoto, J.A., and A. Metaxas. 2006. Vertical distribution of sea star larvae around sharp haloclines: salinity avoidance behaviour. Conference of Dalhousie Oceanography Graduate Students, Halifax, NS

Sameoto, J.A., R. Aiken. 2004. Fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of mate quality in the European earwig, Forficula auricularia . Atlantic Undergraduate Universities Biology Conference, March 2004, University College of Cape Breton , Sydney , Cape Breton , Canada

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