Curriculum vitae

dscn0681Ecological Assessment Ÿ• Fieldwork •Ÿ Data Analysis Ÿ• Scientific Writing & Reporting • Logistics & Planning • Fisheries & Aquatic Resource Sampling Ÿ• Study Design Ÿ• Laboratory Techniques Ÿ • Training & Mentorship

 

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate and NSERC Canada Graduate Scholar, McGill University, Redpath Museum, Department of Biology, 2013 – current. Thesis: Ecology of fish invasions in tributaries

M.Sc., University of Alberta, Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, Conferred 2010.

B.Sc. (with distinction), McGill University, Biology, Conferred 2005.

PUBLICATIONS

PEER REVIEWED

  1. Raab, D., Mandrak, N.E. And Ricciardi, A. 2017. Low-head dams facilitate Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus invasionBiological Invasions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1573-3
  2. Raab, D., Rooney, R.C., and Bayley, Suzanne E. 2014. A visual obstruction method to estimate wet meadow aboveground biomass in marshes of the Boreal Plains, Canada. Wetlands. 34:363-367
  3. Raab, Dustin, and Bayley Suzanne E. 2013. A Carex species-dominated marsh community represents the best short-term target for reclaiming oil sands affected wetlands in Alberta, Canada. Ecological Engineering 54:97-106
  4. Raab, Dustin, and Bayley Suzanne E. 2012. A vegetation-based Index of Biotic Integrity to assess marsh reclamation success in the Alberta oil sands, Canada. Ecological Indicators 15:43-51
  5. Rooney, Rebecca C., Bayley, Suzanne E., and Raab, Dustin. 2011. Plant community, environment, and land-use data from oil sands reclamation and reference wetlands, Alberta, 2007-2009. Ecology 92:2003

TECHNICAL REPORTS

  1. Ciborowski, Jan J.H., Kang, Misun, Raab, Dustin, Bayley, Suzanne E., and Foote, A. Lee. 2011. Synthesis: Applying the reference condition approach for monitoring reclamation areas in the Athabasca oil sands region. Technical report submitted to the Cumulative Environmental Management Association, Edmonton, Alberta.
  2. Raab, Dustin, and Bayley Suzanne E. 2009. Wet meadow vegetation studies: marsh fertilization to enhance sedge meadow growth and the Robel pole rapid standing crop assessment method. Technology transfer fact sheet for the Cumulative Environmental Management Association.
  3. Raab, Dustin, and Bayley Suzanne E. 2009. Assessing wetland construction in Alberta’s oil sands: marsh vegetation as a reclamation target. Alberta Conservation Association Grants in Biodiversity Biennial Report 2008/2009.
  4. Raab, Dustin, Roche, Dominique, and Guzmàn, Hector M. (2005) Preliminary assessment of the artisanal fishery in the town of Pedro Gonzalez, Archipelago of Las Perlas, Panama. Undergraduate internship research report submitted to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

PRESENTATIONS

CONTRIBUTED TALKS

  1. Raab, Dustin, Nicholas E. Mandrak, and Anthony Ricciardi. 2016. Food competition as a mode of impact in a riverine Round Goby invasion. International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. Winnipeg, MB. April 13, 2016.
  2. Raab, Dustin, and Kevin Ma. 2015. Introduction to invasion ecology and transport vectors. Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network – Aquatic Invasive Species Arctic Knowledge Transfer Workshop. Kuujjuaq, QC, November 5, 2015, and Iqaluit, NT, November 17, 2015.
  3. Raab, Dustin, Nicholas E. Mandrak, and Anthony Ricciardi. 2015. Round Goby impact on native fishes in a dammed Great Lakes tributary. International Association for Great Lakes Research Annual General Meeting. Burlington, VT. May 27, 2015.
  4. Raab, Dustin, Nicholas E. Mandrak, and Anthony Ricciardi. 2015. Round Goby establishment and impact in a dammed Great Lakes tributary. Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network Annual General Meeting. Halifax, NS. April 27, 2015.
  5. Raab, Dustin, Mandrak, Nicholas E., and Ricciardi, Anthony. 2015. Round Goby impact on native fishes in a flow-modified tributary. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Limnology and Oceanography annual meeting, Granada, Spain. February 23, 2015.
  6. Raab, Dustin, Mandrak, Nicholas E., and Ricciardi, Anthony. 2014. Going against the flow? Round Goby abundance varies along physical gradients in a dammed Great Lakes tributary. Poster presentation at the American Fisheries Society annual meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  7. Raab, Dustin, Mandrak, Nicholas E. , and Ricciardi, Anthony. 2014. Round Goby invasion of a dammed Great Lakes tributary: factors affecting abundance. Poster presentation at the Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network annual meeting, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
  8. Raab, Dustin, Mandrak, Nicholas E., and Ricciardi, Anthony. 2014. Competition among invasive Round Goby and a native benthic fishes across an environmental gradient. Speed talk presentation at the McGill Conservation Ecology and Evolutionary Biology annual retreat, Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, Canada.
  9. Raab, Dustin, Mandrak, Nicholas E., and Ricciardi, Anthony. 2013. Les impacts du gobie à taches noires dans les affluents des barrages des Grands Lacs. Speed talk presentation at the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science annual meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  10. Raab, Dustin. 2010. Reclamation of wetland habitat in the Alberta oil sands: Generating assessment targets using boreal marsh vegetation communities. M.Sc. thesis defense public lecture. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  11. Raab, Dustin. 2009. Assessing the success of wetland construction in Alberta’s oil sands: Marsh vegetation as a reclamation target. Paper presentation at the Society of Wetland Scientists annual meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

INVITED TALKS

  1. Raab, Dustin, Jason Barnucz, Nicholas E. Mandrak, and Anthony Ricciardi. 2016. Update: Research on Impacts of Round Goby on SAR Fishes. Joint Ontario SARP-Science Meeting. Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, ON. December 14, 2016.
  2. Raab, Dustin, Rebecca C. Rooney and Suzanne E. Bayley. 2010. Assessment of Indices of Biotic Integrity and Performance Indicators of wetland health for oil sands and natural reference wetlands. Presentation to the Cumulative Environmental Management Association Reclamation Working Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  3. Raab, Dustin, and Rebecca C. Rooney. 2008. How to assess reclamation success in the Athabasca Oil Sands? Plants as indicators. Invited lecture to Graduate Seminar in Plant Ecology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  4. Raab, Dustin, and Rebecca C. Rooney. 2008. Indices of Biotic Integrity and Performance Indicators of Wetland Health for Oil Sands and Natural Reference Wetlands. CONRAD Environmental Reclamation and Research Group annual symposium, Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

EMPLOYMENT

Aquatic Science Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region. Science Branch. Population Ecology Division. 2017 – present

Aquatic Science Technician, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. May 2013 – September 2013

Habitat Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. June 2011 – March 2012

Habitat Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. December 2010 – June 2011

Consultant in Environmental Monitoring, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 2010

Wetland Biologist, University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences. 2010

Student Researcher, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama. 2005

Research Assistant, McGill University, Neil Price Lab, Canadian Arctic Shelf Ecosystem Study. Summer 2004

Research Assistant, McGill University, Daniel Schoen Lab. Summer 2003

Field Assistant, McGill University, Joseph Rasmussen Lab. Summer 2003

TEACHING

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

Field instructor – backpack electrofishing, Topics in Applied Biodiversity (EES 3003H), University of Toronto Scarborough, 2016

Methods in Biology of Organisms (BIOL 206), McGill University, 2014

Mechanisms of Animal Behaviour (ZOOL 370), University of Alberta, 2007

Introduction to Biological Diversity (BIOL 108), University of Alberta, 2006

GUEST LECTURES

Conservation Biology (BIOL 465), McGill University, 2015, 2016

Wetland Ecology and Management (BIOL 333), University of Alberta, 2007, 2008

AWARDS AND FUNDING

NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Government of Canada), 2014-2017

Delise Alison Student Development Award (Redpath Museum, McGill University), 2015

Best Student Poster (Canadian Aqautic Invasive Species Network annual meeting), 2014

Graduate Excellence Award in Biology (McGill University), 2013

NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (Government of Canada), 2007-2009

Alberta Advanced Education Graduate Scholarship (Government of Alberta), 2008

Circumpolar/Boreal Alberta Research Grant (Canadian Circumpolar Institute), 2007, 2008

Northern Scientific Training Program Research Grant (Government of Canada), 2007, 2008

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship Award (University of Alberta), 2007

Alberta Conservation Association Grant in Biodiversity, 2007