My work with the Metaxas lab is presently focused on subtidal systems of the Northwest Atlantic. My undergraduate research examined the effect of wave exposure on population dynamics of the invasive, epiphytic bryozoan Membranipora membranacea in kelp bed ecosystems of Eastern Shore Islands (ESI), Nova Scotia, Canada. I am currently working to expand the geographic range of a model for the predicted distributions of kelp beds on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia. This information will allow for calculations of connectivity between kelp patches on a regional scale and can directly inform coastal conservation planning in Atlantic Canada.
B. Sc. Marine Biology (Honours & Co-op)
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
2015 – 2020
Awards & Achievements
- Dalhousie Top Co-op Award: Dept. of Science (2019)
- CEWIL Canada Student of the Year Nominee (2018)
- Dalhousie In-Course Scholarship (2017)
- Dalhousie University Dean’s List (2015 – 2020)
Attridge C., Metaxas A., Danielle D., (in review).Influence of wave exposure on the population dynamics of the invasive bryozoan Membranipora membranacea.
Attridge C, Metaxas A, Danielle D. Exposure variably impacts an invasive bryozoan. December 2020. Oral presentation. WCMB 2020: 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity. Auckland, NZ.
Attridge C. Evaluating the influence of wave exposure on population dynamics of the invasive bryozoan Membranipora membranacea in the Eastern Shore Islands, Nova Scotia. February 2020. Oral presentation. Dalhousie University 34th Annual Cameron Conference. Halifax, NS.
Attridge C, Metaxas A, Danielle D. January 2020. Oral Presentation. Evaluating the influence of wave exposure on population dynamics of the invasive bryozoan Membranipora membranacea in the Eastern Shore Islands, Nova Scotia. Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research. Halifax, NS.
Teaching Assistant – Introductory Ecology (BIOL2060)
Dalhousie Biology Department (Halifax, NS)
09/29 – 12/19
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Dalhousie Oceanography Department (Halifax, NS)
05/19 – 09/19
Marine Education & Research Assistant
Bamfield Marine Science Centre (Bamfield, BC)
09/18 – 12/18
Dalhousie University CORE Facility (Halifax, NS)
01/18 – 05/18
Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruises (Westport, NS)
05/17 – 09/17
Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-attridge/