Remi Daigle

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My research focuses on the relative importance of behaviour of various invertebrate larvae with contrasting life strategies and swimming abilities in dispersal potential. The effects of physical and biological factors such as temperature, salinity and food availability on the spatiotemporal distribution of the larvae are examined in the lab and field.

Education

Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography
Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Oceanography
May 2008 – June 2013

Dalhousie University, Department of Biological Sciences
B.Sc. Coop Honours in Marine Biology
2007
Thesis: Extent of ecological interactions between the vase tunicate (Ciona intestinalis ) and the farmed blue mussel (Mytilus edulis ) in Nova Scotia
Supervisor: Dr. Christophe M. Herbinger

Bermuda Biological Station for Research
Coral Reef Ecology field course
June 2004

Université de Moncton
BSc Spécialisation en Biology (not completed)
September 2002- December 2003

Publications

Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. Large-scale distribution and spatial variability of benthic invertebrate larvae. Submitted to Marine Ecology Progress Series (May 2013).

Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas, B. deYoung. Fine-scale distribution and spatial variability of benthic invertebrate larvae. Submitted to Marine Ecology Progress Series (May 2013).

Civelek C.V., Daigle R.M., A. Metaxas. 2013. Effects of temperature on larval swimming patterns regulate vertical distribution relative to thermoclines in Asterias rubens. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 445: 1-12.

Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. (2012). Modelling of the larval response of green sea urchins to thermal stratification using a random walk approach. J. Exp. Mar. Bio. Ecol. 438:14-23

Short, J., A. Metaxas, R.M. Daigle. 2012. Predation of larval benthic invertebrates in St. Georges Bay, Nova Scotia. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK. 1(1):1-9

Roy, A., Metaxas, A., R.M. Daigle (2012). Changes in vertical distribution and aggregative behaviour in response to population density for larval sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) and sea stars (Asterias rubens). Mar. Ecol. 33(2):194-204

Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. (2011) Vertical distribution of marine invertebrate larvae in response to thermal stratification in the laboratory. J. Exp. Mar. Bio. Ecol. 409(1-2):89-98

Daigle, R.M., C.M. Herbinger. 2009. Ecological interactions between the vase tunicate (Ciona intestinalis) and the farmed blue mussel (Mytilus edulis). Aquatic Invasions 4(1):177-187

Presentations

Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. Water Column VS Seafloor: What affects larval distributions? Ottawa, ON. CHONe Network Meeting. October, 2012 (Poster)
Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas, B. deYoung. Multi-scale distribution and spatial variability of benthic invertebrate larvae. San Fransisco, USA. Larval Biology Symposium 2012. July, 2012
Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. Multi-scale distribution and spatial variability of benthic invertebrate larvae. Halifax, NS. Marine CDOGS 2012. March, 2012
Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. Small-scale distribution and spatial variability of benthic invertebrate larvae. Aberdeen, UK. World Conference on Marine Biodiversity. September, 2011
Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. Small-scale distribution and spatial variability of benthic invertebrate larvae. Halifax, NS. Center for Marine Biodiversity Conference. January, 2011
Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. Effect of thermal stratification on the vertical distribution of marine inverterate larvae. St. Andrews NB. ACCESS/NEERS 2010. May, 2010
Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. Vertical distribution of marine invertebrate larvae in response to thermal stratification. Halifax NS. CDOGS 2010. March, 2010
Daigle, R.M., A. Metaxas. Dispersal, connectivity and behaviour of marine benthic invertebrate larvae. Montréal QC. CHONe Network Meeting. October, 2009 (Poster)
Daigle, R.M., C. DiBacco, M.A. Bravo, T.W. Therriault, G.E. Gillespie, C.J, Brauner. Interactions between native spp. & Carcinus maenas in Pipestem Inlet, BC. Halifax, NS. CDOGS 2009. March, 2009
Daigle, R.M., C. DiBacco, M.A. Bravo, T.W. Therriault, G.E. Gillespie, C.J, Brauner. Interactions between native Cancer spp. & Carcinus maenas in Pipestem Inlet, BC. Dartmouth, NS. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Summer Meeting 2008. June, 2008. Oral Presentation
Daigle, R.M., C. DiBacco, M.A. Bravo, T.W. Therriault, G.E. Gillespie, C.J, Brauner. Interactions between native Cancer spp. & Carcinus maenas in Pipestem Inlet, BC. Dartmouth, NS. Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society Conference 2008. May, 2008. Oral Presentation
Daigle, R.M., C.M. Herbinger. Extent of ecological interactions between the vase tunicate (Ciona intestinalis ) and the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis ).St. John’s NL. APICS Annual Aquaculture Conference. March, 2008. Oral Presentation
Daigle, R.M., C.M. Herbinger. Extent of ecological interactions between the vase tunicate (Ciona intestinalis ) and the farmed blue mussel (Mytilus edulis ). Brudnell, PEI. International Invasive Sea-Squirt Conference II. October, 2007. Oral Presentation
Daigle, R.M., E.M.J. Smith, S. Howes, C.M. Herbinger, B. Vercaemer, P. Darnell, D. Cook. On-going Research on Ciona intestinalis in Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS. Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia, Scotia Pride 2006, Invasive Species Session. January, 2006. Oral Presentation

Scholarships and Awards

  • NSERC Post-Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), Dalhousie University, 2010-12
  • NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships (Master’s), Dalhousie University, 2008-10
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, University of British Columbia, Summer 2007
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards, University of British Columbia, Summer 2006
  • CABBS Scholarship, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, June 2004

Work and Volunteer Experience

  • Science Advisor, Environment and Biodiversity Science (DFO), February 2013-May 2013 Vice-President, Dalhousie Oceanography Students Association, 2009-2012
  • C-DOGS Coordinator, Dalhousie Oceanography Students Association, 2010-2011
  • Sports Coordinator, Dalhousie Oceanography Students Association, 2008-2009
  • Contract Biologist, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, September 2007 – April 2008
  • NSERC USRA Summer Student, University of British Columbia, April 2007 – August 2007
  • Teaching Assistant for Marine Animal Physiology, Dalhousie University, September 2007 – April 2007
  • NSERC USRA Summer Student, University of British Columbia, May 2006 – August 2006
  • Marine Biology Technician, Bedford Institute of Oceanography & Dalhousie University, May 2005 – April 2007
  • Treasurer, Dalhousie Association for Marine Biology Students, 2005
  • Food and Environment Coordinator, Dalhousie Residential Housing Society, September 2004 – April 2005
  • Fish and Reptile Manager, Pets Unlimited, March 2002  – December 2003

Accreditations

CCG Pleasure Craft Operator Card
Marine Emergency Duties (MED-A4) Certification
Marine First Aid and Level B CPR
Certified Scuba diver (Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and DAN O2)

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