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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2078
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Canada
Phone : +1 418 656 5193

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Jordan Grigor

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Jordan
Grigor
PhD Student

Phone : 418-656-2131 #7740
Fax : 418-656-2339


PROFILE
A Ph.D. student in Oceanography with hands-on experience of biological research of marine ecosystems, working primarily in the fields of Arctic Marine Ecology and Population Dynamics. I am also highly interested in the potential effects of climatic change on marine habitats and biodiversity.

EDUCATION
January 2013: Participant in the YSF Ph.D. student workshop, run by the University of Tromsø during the Arctic Frontiers 2013 conference. Tromsø & Lofoten Islands, Norway, 20-30th January.
2012 – 2016: Ph.D. thesis in Oceanography, Université Laval (supervisor Louis Fortier). “Ecologies and physiologies of chaetognaths in the Arctic”.
2011: M.Sc. thesis in Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation, Heriot-Watt University (supervisor Hamish Mair) and Norwegian Polar Institute (supervisor Øystein Varpe). “An investigation into strategies of protandrous emergence and arrival in Arctic Calanus copepods”.
2010 – 2011: M.Sc. in Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation, Heriot-Watt University.
2008 – 2009: B.Sc. studies in Arctic Marine Science: University Centre in Svalbard.
2006 – 2010: B.Sc. in Marine Science with Arctic Studies: Scottish Association for Marine Science. Graduated with Upper Second Class.
2000 – 2006: Secondary school studies at Balerno High School (Scotland). Achieved an SQA Advanced Higher certificate in Biology, and Higher certificates in Biology, Chemistry, French, English and Maths.

SUPERVISION AND TEACHING
June 2014 – August 2014: Scientific supervision of B.Sc. student Joël Fortin-Mongeau. Title: “Potential roles of the prominent oil vacuole in the Arctic arrow worm (Eukrohnia hamata)”.
January 2014 – present: Scientific supervision of B.Sc. students Marianne Caouette and Vicky St-Onge. Title: “Effects of sampling method on the gut contents of arrow worms: comparing nets with sediment traps”.
November 2013: Presentation on Arctic animals and experiments with 6-10 year olds at Stanislas College, Québec as part of an Arctic education week celebrating the stop-over of the Arctic schooner Tara in Québec. Presentation given in French.
October 2012 – August 2013: Scientific supervision of B.Sc. student Ariane Marais. Title: “L’alimentation, l’infection parasitaire et le statut reproducteur du chaetognathe Parasagitta elegans en hiver dans l’archipel du Svalbard.”
May – December 2012: Scientific supervision of B.Sc. student Pierre-Olivier Sauvageau. Title: “Investigation du régime alimentaire du chaetognathe Parasagitta elegans, un prédateur planctonique de l’Arctique Canadien”.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Grigor JJ, Marais AE, Falk-Petersen S, Varpe Ø (2014) Polar night ecologyof a pelagic predator, the chaetognath Parasagitta elegans. Polar Biology. doi 10.1007/s00300-014-1577-8
Grigor JJ, Søreide JES, Varpe Ø (2014) Seasonal ecology and life history strategy of the high-latitude predatory zooplankter Parasagitta elegans. Marine Ecology Progress Series 499:77-88.

TALKS AND POSTER DISPLAYS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Grigor JJ, Marais A, Schmid MS, Fortier L (2013) Seasonal ecologies of chaetognaths (gelatinous zooplankton) in the Canadian Arctic. ArcticNet Annual Science Meeting 2013. Halifax, Canada, 9th-13th December (award-winning poster).
Grigor JJ, Søreide JES, Varpe Ø, Fortier L (2013) Seasonal ecology and life history strategies of the chaetognath Parasagitta elegans in the Canadian and European Arctic: The story so far… Québec Océan Annual General Meeting 2013. Rivière-du-Loup, Canada, 13th-15th November (poster).
Grigor JJ, Søreide JES, Varpe Ø (2013) The annual routine of a predatory Arctic chaetognath in a highly seasonal environment. Arctic Frontiers 2013. Tromsø, Norway, 20th-25th January (talk).
Schmid MA, Aubry C, Grigor JJ, Fortier L (2013) In situ imaging of mezozooplankton in order to assess scale spatiotemporal variability Arctic Frontiers 2013. Tromsø, Norway, 20th-25th January (award-winning poster).
Grigor JJ, Søreide JES, Varpe Ø (2012) The annual routine of a predatory zooplankter in a highly-seasonal Arctic environment. Annual ArcticNet Science Meeting 2012. Vancouver, Canada, 11th-14th December (talk).
Grigor JJ, Søreide JES, Varpe Ø (2012) The annual routine of a predatory zooplankter in a highly-seasonal Arctic environment. Québec Océan 10-yr conference: A reality check on oceans’ health. Montreal, Canada, 7th-9th November (poster).
Grigor JJ, Varpe Ø (2012) Sex-specific zooplankton phenology: protandrous diapause and migration in Calanus spp. ASLO 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting. Salt Lake City, USA, 19th-24th February (poster).
Grigor JJ, Søreide JES, Varpe Ø (2011) A year-round study of Parasagitta elegans in a high-Arctic fjord: vertical distribution, size classes and maturity status. World Conference on Marine Biology 2011. Aberdeen, Scotland, 26th-30th September (talk).