Samantha V. Beck successfully defended her PhD dissertation on 30th of January 2019, at the University of Iceland. Her work was a collaboration between Hólar University College and the University of Iceland. Her PhD thesis titled "The Influence of Egg Size for the Diversification of Arctic Charr Morphs” will be soon available on skemman.is.
During her defence, Samantha gave a 30-minute lecture summarizing her main findings, and this was followed by 1h30 of questions from the two opponents Pr. Kimmo Kahilainen from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, and Pr. Benedikt Hallgrimsson from the University of Calgary. Both opponents mentioned the large amount of work Sam performed during her PhD, and most importantly stated that she made major contribution to her field of study.
On the evening, Samantha celebrated with her committee, family and friends, and she is now off for some well-deserved holidays.
Samantha will be starting a post-doctoral fellowship with Pr. Eric Verspoor at the River and Lochs Institute in Scotland.
Well done Dr Samantha Beck! We look forward to have you back for a visit.
Photos and text: Camille Leblanc.
|Picture 1: Samantha V. Beck with her two opponents, on the left Pr. Benedikt Hallgrimsson from the University of Calgary and on the right Pr. Kimmo Kahilainen from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.|
|Picture 2: Samantha with part of her committee from left to right Dr. Katja Rasanen from EAWAG (Switzerland), Pr. Bjarni K. Krisjánsson, Samantha Beck, Camille Leblanc, Pr. Zophonías O. Jónsson (HÍ) and Pr. Skúli Skúlason.|
|Picture 3: Pr. Anna Dóra Sæþórsdóttir (Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Iceland) chair of the ceremony (on the right) announcing the results of the defense.|
Picture 4: Original illustration from Elise Plessis made for the occasion.