Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Visiting PhD student at StFX conducting surveys along the Atlantic coast

August 26th, 2019
Visiting PhD student Zech Meunier (right) and StFX MSc student Matt Freeman during field work conducted recently on the Atlantic coast.

Zech Meunier, a PhD student from Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, OR, is currently visiting StFX's Marine Ecology Lab where he is collaborating with Dr. Ricardo Scrosati.  

He is conducting detailed surveys along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia with the ultimate goal of explaining how coastal pelagic conditions affect the intertidal algae and invertebrates that live on our rocky shores.  

These studies are, in fact, part of a larger project that will compare the coastal ocean's biological influences between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, Dr. Scrosati says.  

Mr. Meunier is supervised at OSU by Drs. Bruce Menge and Sally Hacker.

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