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Eugenie Jacobsen

Masters of Fisheries Science and Technology

Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Eugenie Jacobsen (she/her) is a Masters of Fisheries Science and Technology student at the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in the Center for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER). Following her BSc in Biological Oceanography at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, she gained a particular interest in fisheries and polar ecology which led her to work with Dr. Maxime Geoffroy at the Marine Institute.

 

Currently, she studies contaminants (mercury, methyl mercury, and organochloride pesticides) in demersal and pelagic fish from the Labrador Sea and the Canadian Arctic. One of her study fish includes myctophids (or lantern fish) which are one the most abundant pelagic fish found worldwide yet their ecology remains poorly studied.  Alongside her passion for contributing to innovative research, Eugenie is also passionate about science communication and its role in inspiring the public to become stewards for our natural world.