Researcher Profile

Graham Daborn

Job Title: Director, Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research; Professor of Biology
Employer: Acadia University
Place of Birth: Maldon, Surrey, England
Public School attended: Ottershaw School, England
High School attended: Ottershaw School, England
Further Education: University of Keele, England (B.Sc.), University of Alberta (M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy, Uruguay, U.K., Italy.

Brief synopsis of current research:
I am involved in basic research on estuaries, particularly animal-sediment relationships, zooplankton, anadromous fish, ecological modelling, sediment dynamics; and applied research: shoreline erosion, impacts of dams and causeways, tidal power, effects of aquaculture, effects of land-use practices on water quality.
We also study inland waters, mostly in coastal watersheds, looking at the ecosystemic effects modifications to river systems, ecology of migratory fish, aspects of productivity in lakes and rivers (especially acid-stressed).

Mailing address:
Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0P 1X0
Phone: (902) 585-1113; Fax: (902) 585-1054

Recent Publications:

Wells, P.G, and G.R. Daborn (Eds.).1997. The Rio de La Plata: an Environmental Overview. An EcoPlata Project Background Report. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. 248p.

Daborn, G.R., C.L. Amos, B. Brylinsky, H. Christian, G. Drapeau, R.W. Faas, J. Grant, B. Long, D.M. Paterson, G.M.E. Perillo, and M.C. Piccolo. (1993). An ecological cascade effect : migratory shorebirds affect stability of intertidal sediments. Limnology and Oceanography. 38 : 225-231.

Redden, A.M. and G.R. Daborn. 1991. Viability of subitaneous copepod eggs following fish predation on egg-carrying calanoids. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 77 : 307-310.

Amos, C.L., G.R. Daborn, H.A. Christian, A. Atkinson and A. Robertson. 1992. In situ erosion measurements on fine-grained sediments from the Bay of Fundy. Mar. Geol. 108 : 175-196.

Grant, J. and G.R. Daborn. 1994 The effects of bioturbation on sediment transport on an intertidal mudflat. Neth. J. Sea Res. 32(1) : 63-72.