Denise Méthé, PhD

Image Denise Méthé
Aquatic Science Biologist

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

As an aquatic science biologist, Dr. Denise Méthé has been involved in mollusc research for over 20 years. She is currently studying the physiological health of marine organisms, more specifically how they react to environmental stressors. Understanding the physiological response of organisms exposed to various environmental stressors and learning how it affects their resiliency, productivity and behavior has led to the development of molecular markers specific to each stressor (salinity, temperature, pH etc). This type of information enables the development of appropriate management strategies that will help in maintaining healthy marine organisms and ecosystems.

Education and awards

  • PhD (2015) Health Management, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE

    Thesis project: Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica: Productivity and physiology under varying temperature and salinity conditions

  • Specialization: Environmental stress, cell biology/physiology, behavioral studies, advanced statistics
  • MBA (2001) Université de Moncton, Moncton, N.B.

  • BSc, Spec. Biology (1987) Université de Moncton, Moncton, N.B.

Key publications

Méthé, D, Comeau, L.A., Stryhn, H., Burka, J.F., Landry, T., Davidson, J. (2017) Haemolymph fluid osmolality influences the neutral-red retention assay in the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Molluscan Studies 2017; doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyw050

Méthé, D., Comeau, L. A., Stryhn, H., Landry, T. and Davidson, J. (2015) Stress response of Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) oysters following a reciprocal transfer between upriver and downriver sites. Aquaculture Research 46(12), 2841-2850.

Méthé, D., Comeau, L., Stryhn, H., Landry, T. and Davidson, J. (2015) Survival and Growth Performance of Crassostrea virginica Along an Estuarine Gradient. Aquaculture International 23, 1089-1103.

Cormier Méthé, D. (2015) Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica): Productivity and physiology under varying temperature and salinity conditions. PhD Dissertation, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

Stewart-Clark, S.E., Bourque, D., Méthé, D., Clark, K.F. & Davidson, J. (2013) Impact of stress events on genes associated with immune functions in the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica). Fish & Shellfish Immunology 34 (6): 1739.