Welcome to my mind!

Jeff_03I’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.


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    […] Jeff Clements is a 4th year PhD student and instructor in marine science at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, NB. His dissertation work focuses on the impacts of ocean (sediment porewater) acidification on the behaviour and physiology of juvenile soft-shell clams in the Bay of Fundy. In addition to his thesis work, Jeff is highly interested in the ways that social media can be used to enhance scientific research/communication and improve education at various levels. […]

    Colóquios do IFSC said:
    January 26, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Hello, Jeff! How are you?
    I´m a Brazilian student and I intend to do my PhD in Canada! I was wondering who was your supervisor on UNB. Your posts here, about influence of social media at the scientific world are very interesting! Did you work with this kind of analysis during your PhD?

      jefferycclements responded:
      January 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm


      Thanks for your message! My supervisor at UNB was Dr. Heather Hunt. My primary research was in the field of marine ecology. The social media research was a personal side project that I worked on alongside my thesis. Good luck with the PhD in Canada. Feel free to ask questions if you have any!

      All the best,

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