Expertise

Keywords: Water resources; LimnologyAquatic Ecology; climate change; paleolimnology

Current research areas include understanding the impacts of unconventional oil extraction, changing agricultural practices and climate change on surface water ecosystems in the prairie pothole region, investigation of changing bird and wildlife populations and their impacts on aquatic ecosystems, and paleolimnological research of lakes and wetlands with a focus on aquatic invertebrates, especially cladocerans and chironomids.

 


Evaluating Past Climate Change Effects on Prairie Pothole Wetland Ecosystems at the Cottonwood Lakes Study Area, North Dakota.

Understanding the impacts of pesticides on freshwater ecosystems.


Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Change:  Understanding the impacts of disturbances to freshwater communities and ecosystems from the cumulative effects of natural and human impacts. Paleolimnology of lakes and wetlands with a focus on aquatic invertebrates, especially Cladocerans & Chironomids.  Linking research to sustainable management and decision making. 

Affiliations

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo
2008

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, North Dakota State University
2015

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Waterloo (past)

Communities
Biological Science
Degrees
PhD, Queen’s University, Biology, 2006
MS, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Biological Oceanography, 2001
BS, University of Regina, Biology, 1996
Keywords
water resources management or planning climate change biological sciences limnology landscape ecology freshwater biology invertebrate zoology freshwater ecology water pollution water resources environmental impacts global change wetlands ecosystems water quality watersheds environmental management freshwater conservation paleolimnology aquatic ecology cladocera