Welcome to my mind!
I’m Dr. Jeff Clements, a recently-minted PhD from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, NB, Canada. I grew up on the coastal tapestry of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and was consistently exposed to her beaches and coastlines. During my undergraduate degree at Cape Breton University, I fell in love with the ocean and its seemingly endless array of organisms; so much, that in 2010 I decided to enroll in the honours program in biology at CBU, where I studied the feeding behaviour of predatory snails!
During this time, I was introduced to and became interested in both the shortcomings and sheer brilliance of science. I learned to look at things in a highly critical manner and consistently pondered ways of enhancing the way science operates. After moving on from undergrad and finishing my PhD at UNB, I’ve since worked as a research Biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow with the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Here at Musings of a Marine Ecologist, you will not only find interesting stories from the field of marine biology and biology in general, but you will be exposed to my thoughts, opinions, and feelings on various aspects of science and academia.