2nd Annual
Dalhousie University
Environmental Research Symposium

Poster Archive 2004

The 1st Annual Environmental Research Symposium in 2004 Received a Wide Variety of Poster Titles

Poster Titles and Authors

Department of Nursing, Dalhousie University
1. Mothers are the Crucial Link to Children's Environmental Health
Andrea Chircop
Department of Nursing, Dalhousie University

School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University
1. Renewable Energy for Nova Scotia
Alain Joseph
2. Measuring Public Preferences for Coastal and Cultural Intergrity in Palau
Shannon Long
3. Shoreline-clean-up by acceleration of oil-mineral aggregation
Kenneth Lee, Patricia Stoffyn-Egli, Tim Lunel and Peter Wood
4. Accelerating the Natural Recovery of Oil Spill Impacted Shorelines
Kenneth Lee, Patricia Stoffyn-Egli, Roger Prince and Gary Sergy
5. Developing a Strategic Framework for the Establishment of a National Marine Conservation Area in the Bay of Fundy
Victoria Sheppard
6. Comparing the Environmental Impacts of Pasture-Based and Confinement-Based Dairy Systems in Nova Scotia Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Nicole Arsenault
7. Woodland Owner Perspectives on the Restoration of Acadian Old-growth Forest Through Sustainable Forest Management on Private Woodlands: A study in progress
Andrea Dube
8. Compost Topdressing Trials on Sportsfields: From green bins to green fields
Gregor McAskill

Department of Earth Science, Dalhousie University
1. Quaternary Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Ganga-Yamuna Interfluve, Himalayan Foreland Basin, India
A.S. Dasgupta et al.
2. Trace Element analysis of tooth enamel and antlers of moose (Alces alces) from the Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, Canada –Increased Incisoform Breakage and Osteophagia: Correlation and Possible Links with the Geochemistry – A Pilot Study
Michael Clough1, Marcos Zentilli1, Tony Nette
1. Department of Earth Sciences, 2. Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division
3. Rock-loaded icebergs a threat to navigation: tracking their source and possible links to Arctic warming
Marcos Zentilli and Jonathan Crealock
4. The nature and behaviour of fluids within rock salt: Are salt domes suitable repositories for pressurized hydrocarbons?
Yawooz Kettanah, Grant Wach, and Marcos Zentilli
5. An Environmental Geochemical Study of the Cochrane Hill Gold District, N.S
Andrea Mosher
6. Consideration for Long Term Groundwater Monitoring at Wood Treating Sites
Cynthia Estrop, Mark King, Anne-Marie Ryan
7. Reconstructing marine biological production from the skeletons of deep-sea gorgonian corals
Owen A. Sherwood, David B. Scott
Centre for Marine Geology, Dalhousie University
8. Reconstruction of nitrogen sources on coral reefs: d13C and d15N in gorgonians from the Florida Reef Tract
C.A. Ward-Paige, M.J. Risk, O.A. Sherwood
9. Testing hypotheses for small-scale beaded depression formation on Mars
Rebecca Brunt and Lawrence Plug
10. Thaw lake dynamics under changing climates
J. McIntosh and L.J Plug
11. Thaw lake flood events and arctic drainage networks, Yukon Coastal Plain, western Canadian Arctic
D.W. Gardner, A.S. Mawer, L.J. Plug
12. Self-organizing pool patterns in a permafrost mire, NW Alaska
L.J. Plug
13. C02 Emissions from Air Travel by AGU and ESU Conference Attendees
Borden Scott
14. A new technique for in-situ soil gas diffusivity measurement
Dave Risk, Lisa Kellman and Hugo Beltrami
15. New high resolution records of greenhouse gas production from three forest soils
Dave Risk, Lisa Kellman
16. The effects of forest harvesting on the spatial distribution and decomposition potential of soil organic carbon in a temperate coniferous forest
Diochon, A.C., Kellman, L., Beltrami, H.

Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University
1. Species Differences in the Bioaccumulation Relative to Biotransformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Jocelyn Hellou1,2 Katie Campbell3 Kerry Cheeseman3 Anette Gronlund3 Robert D. Guy1 Jim Leaonard2 Louis Ramaley1 Sean Stellar2 Co-authors: Lou Ramaley and Robert Guy
1 Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, 2 Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 3 Biology Department, Dalhousie University
2. A Green Medium for a New Millennium; Photoinduced Electron Transfer Reactions in Non-Acidic Zeolites
Amy Keirstead, Melanie O'Neill and Frances Cozens
3. Synthesis of a Pseudogemini Dipyrromethene Metallosurfactant
Tabatha Wood

Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University
1. The Occurence, Behaviour and Fate of Natural and Synthetic Estrogen Compounds in Halifax Harbour
Brian Robinson, Morgan Langille, Jocelyn Hellou
2. Measuring Particle Dynamics on the Mackenzie Shelf
Tony Walker1, Jon Grant1, Peter Cranford2 and Paul Hill1
1. Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, 2.Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
1. Bird-habitat relationships in a managed forest landscape in eastern Nova Scotia
Matt Clarke
2. Bird-habitat relationships in a managed forest landscape in eastern Nova Scotia
Stephen Gullage, Cindy Stacier, Donald McLennan
3. Turf Quality Response to Municipal Solid Waste Compost and Dutch White Clover (Trifolium repens L.) Under Organic Management
J.A. Van Dommelen and D.G. Patriquin

Department of Biophysics and Physiology
1. Reduced Liver Glycogen abd Mortality in Industrial Surfactant/Influenza Virus Mouse Model of Acute Liver Failure
Mustafa Al-Khalidi
2. Effects of Two Formulations of the Toximul Class of Industrial Surfactants on Glycogen Content and Mitochondrial Function of Cultured Hepatocytes
Mustafa Al-Khalidi

Department of Civil Engineering, Dalhousie University
1. Arsenic Treatment for Domestic Water Systems. 2004
M. Gibbons, T. Knopp, H. Cameron and C. LeBlanc
2. Small scale wastewater treatment application - Phosphorus removal using water treatment residuals
M. Mortula, M.K. Gibbons and G.A. Gagnon
3. Small scale wastewater treatment application: recirculating sand filters study
Hu Z., and G.A. Gagnon
4. Economic growth through coherently sustainable approaches to the environment
5. Zero-waste (Energy and Mass) Living
6. From tar pond to our pond: Novel methods of heavy metal remediation
7. From tar pond to our pond: Novel methods of heavy metal remediation
Rafiqul Islam

Department of Biological Engineering
1. Performance Evaluation of the Composting Process of Tomato Plant Trimmings as Affected by Supplementary Bioavailable Carbon
F. Alkoaik and A.E Ghaly
2. An Effective Hydroculture Systemf for Treatment and Recycling of Aquaculture Wastewater
3. Production of De-icing Agents from Cheese Whey
4. Production of Lactic Acid from Cheese Whey
5.Sustainable agro-industrial development through cleaner production
6. Composting of greenhouse plant residues
A. Ghaly

Environmental Programmes, Dalhousie University
1. A Decade Later: Intertidal diversity is increased as pulp mill pollution is decreased
Shannon Mala Bard1, Fien De Raedemaecker1,2, and Wouter Willems1,2
1. Environmental Programmes, Dalhousie University, 2. Department of Biology, Ghent University
2. Differential Gene Expression in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Exposed to Saxitoxin by Microarray Analysis
Shannon Mala Bard1, Matthew Gubbins2,3, Jason Williams4, Robert Richards4, Sara Zucchi1, Susan Gallacher2, F. Brian Eddy3, Ron M. Stagg2, Susan Douglas4, Kathryn Vanya Ewart4
1.Environmental Programmes, Dalhousie University, 2.FRS Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, 3.Department of Biological Sciences University of Dundee, 4.National Research Council, Institute for Marine Biosciences
3. Potential Catastrophic Legacy: The Case of the Missing Chlorine Tankers
Shannon Mala Bard1, Andrew Edwards2, Robert Lee Williams3, Sara Zaratti1
1Environmental Programmes, Dalhousie University 2.Biology Department, Dalhousie University, 3. Biology Department, University of New Brunswick

Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science
1. The lidar: An Instrument with Many Applications
N.Mathieu, T. J. Duck, C. Dickinson, B. Firanski, C. Tyler and M. Coffin


Nova Scotia Department of Energy
1. Emissions Trading: A North American and European Perspective on the Viability of the Industry
Jonah Bernstein and Julia Sagebein
Climate Change Division

University of Alberta
1. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4) Production in Small Boreal Forest Reservoirs
Cory J.D. Matthews and Vince St. Louis
Department of Biological Sciences

National Research Council
1. Invasive species in the Bras D'Or lakes: New research projects investigating the oyster pathogen, MSX.
Neil W. Ross 1, Rod Beresford 2, Charles Gauthier 3
1 National Research Council, Institute for Marine Biosciences, 2 Dept. of Biology, Dalhousie University & Dept. of Biology, University College of Cape Breton, 3 National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Wireless Systems