Dheeraj S. Busawon

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

  • Examined the aggregation behaviour of female dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula) in relation to sexual influences on social interactions.
  • Completed internship (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) aimed at the study of governance in the octopus fishery of Rodrigues, Indian Ocean.

Since 2010, Mr. Busawon is employed as a technician with the Large Pelagic Group.

Education and awards

  • B.Sc. Honours Biology (2007, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • MRes Marine Biology (2009, Plymouth University, UK)

Mr. Busawon is a recent Marine Biology graduate with various research interest including fisheries biology and behavioural ecology. Mr. Busawon has gained diverse experience as an intern examining the octopus fishery of Rodrigues (Mauritius) and working as a field assistant/volunteer at Memorial University and at the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN, UK).

Key publications

  • Jacoby, D.M.P., D.S. Busawon, and D.W. Sims. 2010. Sex and social networking: the influence of male presence on social structure of female shark groups. Behavioral Ecology. 21: 808-818.