Thompson Rivers University

Masters of Science in Environmental Science showcase

Get a snapshot of the research and projects being conducted by students in Masters of Science in Environmental Science.


1:30–3:00 p.m.—Room open for setting up of posters and proofing of oral presentations

3 p.m. —Doors open, refreshments available from the no-host bar

3:30–4:40 p.m. —Four-minute oral presentations by first-year MSc students

4:40 p.m. (approximately)—Appies served and no-host bar to continues throughout

4:40–5:30 p.m.—Poster presentations by second-year MSc students

6:30 p.m.—Award ceremony for best first-year oral presentation and best second-year poster presentation

7 p.m.—End of event


Schedule for MSc showcase oral presentations

Time MSc Student Supervisor Title
3:30 Fontaine Nicolas Cheeptham Developing and Testing the Efficacy of a Topical Probiotic on Captive Bats to Prevent White Nose Syndrome
3:35 Gervan Chantalle Fraser A Bugs Life: Invertebrate Response to Mine Reclamation
3:40 Gillich Kyle Fraser Hydrological function in strip-harvested, mid-rotation, lodgepole pine silvopastures
3:45 Grant Ashley Fraser Grassland Reclamation Post-Mining: Investigating Topsoil Stockpiling and Inoculations with Local Soil
3:50 Joly Stephen Reudink Home-wreckers or helpers? Do conspecific and heterospecific neighbours influence extra-pair paternity in mountain bluebirds?
3:55 Pageau Claudie Reudink Evolution of moult-migration: a large-scale phylogenetic approach
4:00 Turner Brandon Hill Catching the Downpour: Estimating precipitation at high spatial resolution using low-cost sensing and weather RADAR
4:05 Whitehouse Rachel Fraser Ecologically Based Weed Management in Rangelands
4:10 Zelmer Adam Mason Vertical Challenges: Creating Sustainable Rock Climbing in Banff National Park
4:15 Atkins Marcus Larsen 35 Years on the Northern Frontier: Temporal and Spatial Population Trends of the Western Rattlesnake
4:20 Chisholm Joseph Larsen Occupancy and fine-scale habitat use of five meso-carnivore prey species in the sub-boreal forests of Central British Columbia
4:25 Dulc Susan Larsen Bat boxes are a conservation tool…but do they help or hinder?
4:30 Eye Dana Larsen Reproductive Ecology of Female Rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus) in Southern British Columbia


MSc showcase posters

No. MSc Student Supervisor Title
1 Baron Jackson Hill Classification of a heterogeneous grassland ecosystem to detect spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) using remote sensing
2 Dzumek Piotr Fraser/Kwiatkowska Mine post closure reclamation with use of subsoil treated by combination of soil amendments and BC native plants
3 Kega Steven Fraser Evaluating the potential for increased forage productivity in strip-thinned silvopastures
4 King Denise Tsigaris Kamloops Residents’ Perceptions of Risk for Outdoor Pet Cats
5 Marcisz Edyta Larsen/Hill Analyzing ranges and forays of Bighorn Sheep (Ovis Canadensis) rams in Thompson Region, BC
6 Massey Carmen Mason Examining Sustainability at the Adams River Salmon Run
7 Mendt Shannon Gosselin The effect of energy reserves on early benthic phase mortality for the marine snail Nucella ostrina
8 Mufford Justin Church Comparison of heat stress behaviour between different Canadian Bos taurus cattle breeds using unmanned aerial vehicles
9 Neumann Pate Mason Sustainable Management of Backcountry Trails: Tourism, Technology and Climate Change
10 O’Connell Garret van Hamme Biochemical characterization of two nitrilotiracetate monooxygenases from Gordonia NB4-1Y thought to mediate the transformation of 6:2 fluorotelomer sulfonate to 6:2 fluorotelomer aldehyde
11 Prytula Erik Reudink The Effect of Weather on Migratory Timing in Avian Populations
12 Ross Paulina Mason Examining Local Food Procurement, Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Environmental Changes in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, Canada
13 Taiwo Aramide Donkor Application of Capillary Electrophoresis for organoarsenicals in water bodies near poultry farms