Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 36 9586
PhD student
Wageningen University
Tom Buijse
  • • Biotelemetry equipment deployment and array maintenance
  • • Internal and external tagging techniques for fish and crustaceans
  • • Analysis of movement data in R

Jena Edwards

PhD student

Research interests

Understanding the movement ecology of marine fishes using aquatic biotelemetry. 




Jena is a PhD candidate specializing in the movement ecology of marine fishes and has extensive experience in at-sea field research and analysis of aquatic movement data. At NIOZ, she is currently employing a technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the deployment of satellite and acoustic telemetry technologies to develop a large-scale telemetry study for large fish in the Dutch Wadden Sea. 


Professional education

BSc with First Class Honours in Marine Biology - 2017
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA 

MSc in Biological Sciences - 2020
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, CA


Awards and Prizes

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) CGS - Masters, Canadian federal award (2019-2020)
  • The W. Garfield Weston Award in Northern Research - Master's (2019-2020)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) - Master's (2019-2020, declined)
  • Polar Knowledge Canada: Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP), Canadian federal award (2018, 2019)
  • University of Windsor Environmental Scholarship (2019)
  • A.R. & E.G. Ferris Award, Univeristy of Windsor (2018)

Conference presentations

Edwards, J.E., Hedges, K.J., Fisk, A.T., and N.E. Hussey. Multi-year movement
behaviour of Greenland sharks (Somnious microcephalus) in a deep-water
Arctic fjord. ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2019), Halifax, Nova
Scotia. December 2019 (Oral presentation International Conference).

Edwards, J.E., and Hussey, N.E. Seasonal variation in coastal residency and
fine-scale movements of the Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus).
Canadian Society of Zoologists, Windsor, Ontario. May 2019 (Oral presentation
National Conference).

Edwards, J.E., Hiltz, E., Broell, F., Bushnell, P.G., Campana, S.E., Christiansen,
J.S., Devine, B.M., Gallant, J.J., Hedges, K.J., MacNeil, M.A., McMeans, B.C., Nielsen,
J., Præbel, K., Skomal, G.B., Steffensen, J.F., Walter, R.P., Watanabe, Y.Y.,
VanderZwaag, D.L., and Hussey, N.E. Advancing our understanding of longlived
species: A case study on the Greenland shark. 4th Sharks International,
Joao Pessoa, Brazil. June 2018 (Oral presentation International Conference).


SWIMWAY newsletter Nr. 1 july 2021  (only in Dutch)

Linked projects

Anieke van Leeuwen
Project duration
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2024