Andrea Moore

Ph.D. Candidate                                                                                                    Co-supervised by Dr. Claudio DiBacco, Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Current Research AndreaMoore

My research examines the impact of climate variability on the proliferation of invasive tunicates in Atlantic Canada and how those two factors interact to influence native benthic communities.

Education

Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography
Ph.D. Candidate
September 2012 – Present

Universidade do Algarve, Klaipeda Universitetas, Universiteit Gent (Ghent, Belgium)
EMBC – Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
2009 – 2011
Thesis: The importance of Lanice conchilega reefs to foraging birds in the Bay of Heist

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
B.Sc. Environmental Biology (Honours)
September 1999 – 2004

Scholarships and Awards

Erasmus Mundus (EMBC) Full Scholarship 2009-2011
Tahoe-Baikal Institute Summer Environmental Exchange grant 2007
University of Alberta Dean’s Citation in Science 1999-2004

Presentations

Moore, A. & DiBacco, C. 2014. How increased storm events can affect non-native tunicate mortality in Atlantic Canada. Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN) II Annual General Meeting. Gatineau, QC. April 27-30.

Moore, A. & DiBacco, C. 2013. Effects of temperature and salinity on species succession in invasive tunicate communities. CAISN II Annual General Meeting. Kananaskis, AB. May 2-3. (First place combined poster & oral presentation)

Moore, A. & DiBacco, C. 2013. Effects of temperature and salinity on species succession in invasive tunicate communities. CDOGS-2013. Halifax, NS. March 6. (Oral presentation)

Moore, A. 2013. PhD thesis summary for general audience. Dalhousie University Three Minute Thesis (3MT). Halifax, NS. March 22. (Oral presentation)

Moore, A. & DiBacco, C. 2013. Effects of temperature and salinity on species succession in invasive tunicate communities. ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. New Orleans, LA, USA. February 17-22. (Outstanding Student Presentation Award – poster)

Moore, A. & DiBacco, C. 2012. Investigating the synergistic effects of climate change and invasive tunicates on biodiversity on Canada’s East Coast. CAISN II Annual General Meeting. Montreal, QC. May 2-3. (Honorable mention combined poster & oral presentation)

Non-refereed contributions

Moore, A., DiBacco, C., McKindsey, C.; T. Therriault. (2012) Interactive Effect of Climate Change and Invasive Tunicates on Native Biodiversity in Atlantic Canada. Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network II (CAISN II) AGM. Montreal, QC. May 1-3, 2012. (Poster and oral)

Constable, M.*, J. Froese, A. Moore; M. James. (2006) Ecological Risk Assessment for Contaminated Sites: What it is and what it can do for you. Environment Canada, 2-day Course.

Moore, A. (2002) Characterizing Quaternary Ammonium Compounds in Wood Preservatives. Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW). Whistler, BC. October 21-23, 2002. (Poster)

Work and Volunteer Experience

Interim Board of directors
Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE) (2014 – present)

Biologist & Contractor
Fisheries & Oceans Canada (2013-14)

French-English Translator
David Suzuki Foundation (2011-present)

Alumni & Selection Committee member
Tahoe-Baikal Institute (2007-present)

Research Scientist
Bedford Institute of Oceanography (March-August 2012)

Scientific Judge
National Youth Science Fair Charlottetown, PEI (May 2012)

SEE (Summer Environmental Exchange) Participant
Tahoe-Baikal Institute (June-August 2007)

Trainee/Deckhand/Lead Seaman
S/V Picton Castle (April-August 2004, April 2005-September 2006, July-August 2009)

Toxic Substances Officer
Environment Canada (September 2004-March 2005)

Risk Assessment Intern
Environment Canada (University of Alberta Industrial Internship) (May 2002-August 2003)

Accreditations

Bridge Watch Certificate (Transport Canada)                                                                   MED A1, B1, B2 & Marine Advanced First Aid                                                                  PADI Open Water Diver

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