2014-16 Donald G. Dodds Scholarship Recipient

The 2014-2016 Donald G. Dodds Scholarship: Laura Logan-Chesney

“This past year, I was the recipient of the Atlantic Society of Fish and Wildlife Biologists Donald G. Dodds Scholarship and I am writing to thank-you for your generous support. This scholarship was a major help in offsetting my tuition costs and it is so appreciated.
I am originally from Sherbrooke, Quebec but came to Acadia in 2009 to pursue a B.Sc. In Biology. I had never visited Acadia or even Nova Scotia before then, but looking back now, I could not have made a better choice. I have loved being a part of such a close-knit and supportive community.
Pursuing an Honours project in the Coastal Ecology Lab was a highlight of my undergrad career. I was exposed to so much amazing scientific research and have been hooked ever since!
After graduating in 2013, I decided to stay on at Acadia for a Masters degree. I am currently in my second year of a M.Sc. In Biology. I am studying population-specific movement patterns and
breaching behaviour of Atlantic sturgeon in the Minas Basin. The results of this research will be
important in mitigating the potential negative impacts of tidal turbine development on the regular movements patterns of Atlantic sturgeon through the Minas Passage. I am passionate about this research and work with amazing lab mates and supervisors.
Thank-you for helping to make this experience possible for me.”

– Laura Logan-Chesney, Acadia University

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