Current Students

JULIA BAAK

JULIA BAAK

Julia is undertaking her PhD at McGill, co-supervised by Kyle Elliott and Jenn Provencher, focusing on kittiwakes, their breeding biology in Arctic Canada, and implications of plastic ingestion for them in the northwest Atlantic (Gulf of St. Lawrence, Nunavut, Iceland).

SARAH GUTOWSKY

SARAH GUTOWSKY

Sarah is a Weston and Mitacs post-doctoral fellow. She has worked on Arctic marine bird movements, spatio-temporal trends in woodcock in Nova Scotia, and now marine ecosystem drivers of trends in eider and other seaduck/seabird abundance in Atlantic Canada.

CHANTEL MICHELSON

CHANTEL MICHELSON

Chantel is undertaking her post-doc, co-supervised by Kyle Elliott at McGill and Jenn Provencher at ECCC, looking at amino acid specific stable isotopes and how their application may change our interpretation of long-term changes in Arctic seabird diets and consequently our perspective on environmental change in the North.

ALEXIS SAULNIER

ALEXIS SAULNIER

Alexis is doing her MSc on tern diets in southwest Nova Scotia (roseates, Arctic and common), co-supervised by Dr. Shawn Craik.

MARK MADDOX

MARK MADDOX

Mark is undertaking his MSc with the lab, co-supervised by Dr. Jennifer Provencher, and looking at diet and plastic ingestion in thick-billed murres from Arctic Canada.

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jessie paddling_edited

Jessie is doing her MSc on potential biotransport of microplastics by amphibians and emergent insects. Her field work will take place at the world famous Experimental Lakes Area, and she's co-supervised by Dr. Jennifer Provencher

KRISTINE HANIFEN

KRISTINE HANIFEN

Kristine is undertaking her MSc on plastic pollution and dietary change through time in Arctic-breeding northern fulmars. She is co-supervised by Dr. Jennifer Provencher.

INGRID POLLET

INGRID POLLET

Dr. Ingrid Pollet is undertaking a post-doc with the lab, looking at mercury in Leach's storm-petrels and other seabirds in the North Atlantic.

KIIRSTI OWEN

KIIRSTI OWEN

Kiirsti is undertaking her PhD in the lab, co-supervised by Joe Nocera at UNB, looking at coastal wetlands and waterbird changes in Maritime Canada.

NOELLE TSIMIKLIS

NOELLE TSIMIKLIS

Noelle is undertaking a research topics course with the lab, looking at plastic in passerine birds

JACOB COMEAU-OUELLETTE

JACOB COMEAU-OUELLETTE

Jacob is undertaking a research topics course, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, looking at fishers

AVERY NAGY-MacARTHUR

AVERY NAGY-MacARTHUR

Avery joins the lab from completing her BSc at Mount Allison University. Avery is working on the various tern species at Country Island, NS, in a collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, to determine marine habitat use and niche overlap.

MOLLY BRADFORD

MOLLY BRADFORD

Molly is co-supervised with Dr. Nelson O'Driscoll, and is examining mercury uptake in macroinvertebrates from different brackish environments along the coast