TRU Science

Catalogue of Current Student Abstracts

2020 Cohort





Baral, Abhishek


Modeling turbulence in a landfill gas flow: ingress into a horizontal well

Bayliff, Sarah


Setting the bar: determining best practice for clipping height in agricultural fields

Biddlecombe, Jesse


The role of microvesicles in physical inactivity-induced vascular maladaptation

Boutaib, Merieme


Refinement of three-dimensional computational mesh in the confluence of two rivers

Carter, Alexis


Characterizing behaviour of throughfall hotspots under Ponderosa pine and big sagebrush canopies

Drach, Kyley


Hidden chemicals found in menstrual products and their impact on the menstrual cycle

Garson Stewart, Fauve


More Than Just a Meal: Seeking Food Security and Sovereignty in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories

Gordon, Kristi


Testing Management-Intensive Cattle Grazing as a Rangeland Restoration Tool

Guo, Zhichao


Characterization of Exchangeable and Total Recoverable Elements in Soils Treated with Ash Residuals

Kega, Steven


Evaluating the Potential for Increased Forage Productivity and Soil Carbon Sequestration in Strip-Thinned Silvopastures

Margetts, Wendy


Monitoring and Suppression of Smallmouth Bass in Cultus Lake, BC

Morton, Ted


The Narcist of Land-Use Management: How mountain biking is challenging sustainable development in British Columbia’s rural and Indigenous communities

Spruyt, Jade


Effects of Road Mortality and Mitigation Measures on the Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) in British Columbia

Wiebe, Aaron


An investigation into the benefits of power-assisted active transportation

Williams, Brandon


Playing with Fire: Reclaiming Native Grasslands Through Burning


2019 Cohort

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


2018 Cohort

Name Supervisor Title
Baron, Jackson Hill Classification of a heterogeneous grassland ecosystem to detect spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) using remote sensing
Dzumek, Piotr Fraser/Kwiatkowska Mine post closure reclamation with use of subsoil treated by combination of soil amendments and BC native plants
Kega, Steven Fraser Evaluating the potential for increased forage productivity in strip-thinned silvopastures
King, Denise Tsigaris Kamloops Residents' Perceptions of Risk for Outdoor Pet Cats
Marcisz, Edyta Larsen/Hill Analyzing ranges and forays of Bighorn Sheep (Ovis Canadensis) rams in Thompson Region, BC
Massey, Carmen Mason Examining Sustainability at the Adams River Salmon Run
Mendt, Shannon Gosselin The effect of energy reserves on early benthic phase mortality for the marine snail Nucella ostrina
Mufford, Justin Church Comparison of heat stress behaviour between different Canadian Bos taurus cattle breeds using unmanned aerial vehicles
Neumann, Pate Mason Sustainable Management of Backcountry Trails: Tourism, Technology and Climate Change
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
Prytula, Erik Reudink The Effect of Weather on Migratory Timing in Avian Populations
Ross, Paulina Mason Examining Local Food Procurement, Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Environmental Changes in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, Canada
Taiwo, Aramide Donkor Application of Capillary Electrophoresis for organoarsenicals in water bodies near poultry farms


2017 & prior

Ani, Maureen Gu Earthquake damage cost analysis of building inventory in Kamloops, British Columbia
Antonelli, Paul Fraser Facilitating mine restoration with nurse plants and cover crops
Barton, Krista Gardner/Hill Identifying unique spectral signatures of key grassland species for the purpose of assessing rangeland health
Boule, Kelsey Mason Ethical Issues in Sport Hunting and Conservation Economies in British Columbia, Canada
Boyda, Cameron Ross Friedman/Urban Identifying Housekeeping Gene Primers in Lodgepole Pine Dwarf Mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum)
Bradley, Clayton Fraser/Gardner Effectiveness of debris barriers against livestock impacts to small streams following timber harvest
Centeno, Mauricio Mora-Diez Using Computational Chemistry to Determine the Fate of Organic Pollutants - Physico-Chemical Properties of PFOA and PFAAs
Chapman, Roman Pypker Establishment of drip-irrigated poplar in semi-arid British Columbia
Chowdhury, Shorf Larsen The Human Dimension of Elephant Conservation in Southeast Bangladesh
Clay, Adrienne Reudink/Dickinson Fantastic Owls and How to Find Them
Coghill, Matthew Fraser Evaluating the Legacy Effects of Spotted Knapweed
Donnelly, Sabina Fraser Does seed source matter in grassland restoration?
Doutaz, Dan Heise Columbia River Invasive Northern Pike - Investigating Movements Through Microchemical Analysis of Otoliths
Foster, Jordann Fraser Effects of the invasive plant spotted knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) on grassland arthropod communities: Use of genomic barcoding tools for ecosystem reclamation management
Hamilton, Hilary Gosselin Changes in environmental stress tolerance of intertidal invertebrates throughout life: Does motility play a role?
Hazel, Dominque Mason Sustainable Practices for Festivals in British Columbia
House, Patricia Heise Development of Three Techniques to Improve Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus) Enumeration and Habitat Design
Iwabuchi, Brianna Gosselin Local adaptation to climate variation among marine invertebrate populations on Vancouver Islands’ east and west coasts
Jeff-Zanni, Medina Tsigaris Long term trends in environmental and economic performance nation by nation: An investigation of a win-win case
Johnston, Jason Mason Improving Consultation Processes between Jasper National Park and its Indigenous Partners
King, Denise Tsigaris Outdoor Cats and Wildlife: Exploring the Bidirectional Risks and the Value of Conservation
Maida, Jared Larsen/Bishop Stressss at home: Assessing Rattlesnake Response to Disturbance in the South Okanagan
McAdie, Malcolm Larsen/Stephen Morphometrics and Body Condition Indices and their Health Implications in Captive, Captive-release and Wild Vancouver Island Marmots (Marmota vancouverensis)
McKenna, Kile Donkor/Reudink Communicating Through Colour Chemistry
Milne, Tallon Huttunen-Hennelly/Donkor New Drugs for Bad Bugs
Paulson, Janelle Fraser Grasslands in British Columbia
Peterson, Nicholas Fraser/Gardner Smoke'm if you got'em: germination and storage techniques on native seed for BC's interior grasslands
Phillips, Michelle Gardner/Pypker Biosolids Impact on Cu-Mo Tailings Nutrient Status in the Southern Interior of British Columbia: 15 Years Later
Pyper, Katiana Van Hamme Long term impact of biosolids in soil microbial communities during mine tailing reclamation
Shippit, Jamie Hill Reflecting On Protein: Assessing Forage Nutrition Through Spectral Signatures
Swan, Colin Gardner Have We Mitigated the Home Fires Burning?
Terpsma, Doug Pypker Predicting soil moisture on newly established forests within the dry douglas-fir ecosystems of BC’s Southern interior
Tran, Vi Donkor Project: Analytical Characterization of Choline Chloride in oilfield waters
Walsh, Michelle Heise Identifying thermal refugia and their use by a species of conservation concern, Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)in a temperature sensitive stream
Whitehouse, Sarah Fraser Biosolids: Public Perceptions and Community Engagement
Willms, Tom Pypker Site-level identification and characterization of thermal refugia in the Nicola and Coldwater Rivers
Winton, Stephanie Larsen Rattlesnake road mortality rates and hot-spots: Adjusting for scavenger removal, observer error, and temporal variation