As a Postdoctoral Researcher with Acadia University and Birds Canada, I am investigating the factors affecting common loon reproductive success in Ontario.
I have an interdisciplinary background, which has given me a combination of laboratory, field, and statistical skills. I have a PhD in Ecotoxicology from the University of Saskatchewan, where I studied how oil spill pollutants affect how well birds can fuel before departing for migration; I have a MSc in Integrative Biology from the University of Guelph, where my research looked at how hypoxia impacts hemoglobin development in rainbow trout; and I have a BSc in Physiology and Developmental Biology from the University of Alberta.
I am fascinated by how animals respond to environmental and man-made stressors, and the overall goal of my work to date has been to increase our understanding of the threats to wildlife to help direct animal conservation efforts.
Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship