People

The work of the Acadia Tidal Energy Institute is driven by a multidisciplinary team from Acadia University faculty, researchers, staffstudents, and by partnerships with industry, communities, other academic institutions, government and non-governmental organizations.

 

 

Faculty


       Dr. Anna Redden

       Director, Acadia Tidal Energy Institute
       Director, Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research
       Professor, Biology

       Areas of Expertise: Marine Ecology & Effects Monitoring

 

 

      Dr. Richard Karsten

       Professor, Mathematics and Statistics
       Acadia Centre for Mathematical Modelling
       & Computation

       Area of Expertise: Resource Assessment

 

 

       Dr. Graham Daborn

       Professor Emeritus, Biology

       Area of Expertise: Environmental Studies

 

      Dr. John Colton

      Professor, Community Development Program

      Areas of Expertise: Sustainable Community Development
      Socio-Economic Impacts of Marine Renewable Energy

 

       Dr. Shelley MacDougall

       Professor Emeritus, Business Administration

       Areas of Expertise: Finance
       Socio-Economic Impacts of Marine Renewable Energy

 

 

      

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Associates


 

       Dr. Brian Sanderson

       External Websites: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian_Sanderson

 

 

 

Current & Recent Staff and Research Assistants


 

 

Name Supervisor Term Role
Margaret Hopkins Anna Redden Summer, 2017

Tidal energy/environment outreach projects

Elizabeth Nagel Anna Redden Summer, 2016 Tidal Energy Atlas Project, ATEI/FERN support
Freya Keyser Anna Redden September 2015 - 2016 (FT)

Researcher. fish related projects

Connor Sanderson Anna Redden 2013 - 2017

Research assistant

Meghan Swanburg Anna Redden 2013 - 2017, (FT)

Project manager, FERN & Tidal Energy Institute

Jeremy Broome Anna Redden 2011 - 2015 (FT)

Manager of Research Operations, ACER

Erin Beazley Anna Redden Summer, 2011 Fundy Energy Research Network assistant
Matthew Baker Anna Redden Summer, 2011 Fish tracking in Minas Passage, Carleton Watershed
Colin Buhariwalla

Anna Redden

Summer, 2010 Fish Tracking in Minas Passage
Lisa Isaacman

Anna Redden

2010 - 2015 (FT) Coordinator, Fundy Energy Research Network

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellows


 

Name Supervisor Term Project
Haley Viehman Anna Redden September 2016 - December 2018

Acoustic detection of fish (Mitacs/FORCE)

 

 

 

Current & Recent Masters and Honours Students


 

 

Student Supervisor Level of study Completion year Thesis Title
Caitlin Peace-Williams John Colton MRM 2018

Social License and Tidal Energy Development in Nova Scotia, Canada

Mike Adams Anna Redden BSc Hons 2017 New Drifter and Hydrophone Techniques for Monitoring Atlantic Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) Activity in High Flow Environments
Matthew Baker Anna Redden MSc 2017

Temporal Patterns in Fish Presence and Abundance at Intertidal Weirs in Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy -Working Title

Andrew Balzer Richard Karsten/Pritam Ranjan MSc 2015

A Statistical Perspective on Calibration of Computer Models with Tidal Power Application

Freya Keyser Anna Redden MSc 2015

Patterns in the Movement and Distribution of Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) in Minas Basin and Minas Passage

Peter Porskamp Anna Redden MSc 2015 Detecting and Assessing Trends in Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) Presence In and Near the FORCE Test Site 
Jeremy Broome Anna Redden MSc 2014 Population Characteristics of Striped Bass in Minas Basin and Patterns of Acoustically Detected Movements within Minas Passage
Kaycee Morrison

Anna Redden

MSc 2014 Habitat and seasonal movements of the American lobster, Homarus americanus, in the Minas Basin and Minas Passage of the upper Bay of Fundy
Krystle Nowe

Shelley MacDougall / Richard Karsten

BSc Hons 2014 A Model for the Estimation of Emergency Maintenance Cost for a 10 MW Tidal Energy Conversion Installation
Aidan Bharath Richard Karsten BSc Hons 2014 3-dimensional finite volume ocean coastal modelling of the Grand Passage
Jude McConnell Richard Karsten BSc Hons 2013 Tidal energy: how turbine tuning affects power generation and the environment
Mitchell O'Flaherty-Sproul Richard Karsten MSc 2013 New high and low resolution numerical models of the tidal currents through the Digby Neck passages
Lisa Visentine Shelley MacDougall BBA 2013 Capital Investment Evaluation of Renewable Energy Technology: A Finance Perspective
Melissa Beattie Shelley MacDougall BSc Hons 2012 Risk and Risk Mitigation for the Tidal Energy Industry
Natasha Furey Shelley MacDougall BBA 2012 Economic cost-benefit analysis and financing for Tidal Energy Conversion
Lauren Fogarty Anna Redden BSc Hons 2012 Listening in the fast lane: detecting harbour porpoise activity in the Minas Passage
Amanda Swan Richard Karsten BSc Hons 2011 Modeling power output for tidal turbines
Amber Corkum Richard Karsten BSc Hons 2011 Particle swarm optimization applied to tidal turbine placement in the Minas Passage
Megan Lickley Richard Karsten BSc Hons 2009

Determining the potential for tidal power in the Bay of Fundy and optimizing turbine placement

 

 

 

Current & Recent Co-op Undergraduate Students


 

 

Student Supervisor Term Project
Franziska Gnann Anna Redden Summer, 2017

Tidal sites and acoustic detection of marine life

Mike Adams Anna Redden Summer and fall, 2016 Porpoise detection via hydrophones/software
Elizabeth Nagel Anna Redden Fall, 2015

GIS platform assistant, FERN

Mike Adams Anna Redden Summer, 2015

Marine mammal acoustic detection research assistant

Monica Reed Anna Redden Summer, 2013

Tidal Energy Institute assistant

Monica Reed Anna Redden Fall, 2012 Fundy Energy Research Network assistant

 

 

 

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