Shana Watanabe

M.Sc. (2009)


Range expansion of the introduced species Membranipora membranacea and Codium fragile on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia


Dalhousie University, Department of Oceanography

Dalhousie University, Department of Biology
B.Sc. First Class Honours and University Medal in Marine Biology
Thesis: Patterns in abundance and size distribution of the deep-water gorgonian corals Primnoa resedaeformis and Paragorgia arborea , along the continental slope, at Northeast Channel, Nova Scotia.                                                                                         Supervised by Dr. Anna Metaxas

Brock University Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute
September 2005- April 2006

University of British Columbia
September 1993 – April 1994

Scholarships and Awards

NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (2007 – 2008)
Dalhousie University Medal in Marine Biology (2007)
Hugh P. Bell Scholarship (2007)
David Durward Memorial Prize (2007)
Constance I MacFarlane Scholarship (2007)
NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award (2006)
Developmental Biology Prize (2006)

Conference Presentations

Watanabe, S., R.E. Scheibling and A. Metaxas. 2008. Range expansion of two marine invasive species (Codium fragile and Membranipora membranacea ) in Atlantic Canada. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Summer Meeting, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Watanabe, S. and A. Metaxas. 2007. Patterns in abundance and size of two deep-water gorgonian coral species, in relation to depth and substrate features, along the continental slope at Northeast Channel, Nova Scotia. Conference of Dalhousie Oceanography Graduate Students, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Watanabe, S. and A. Metaxas. 2007. Distribution of deep-water corals at Northeast Channel. Biodiversity Discovery Corridor Workshop, St. Andrews, New Brunswick.