Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mercury and marine birds in Arctic Canada

March 27, 2014

My PhD is focused on examining parasites and contaminants in marine birds, but the types of contaminants that can affect marine birds can number into the hundreds. To narrow it down a bit I am focusing my work on mercury. Recently I got my first PhD chapter published in the journal Environmental Reviews (free access […]

Arctic Seabirds, canaries of global change

March 22, 2014

This week on Science Borealis I wrote a guest blog post during the APECS series for Polar Week. As long range sampling units seabirds can be used to study marine ecosystems in places that we often can’t get to, including the polar regions. Although seabird biologists often get classified as ornithologists (researchers of bird biology), […]

APECS Canada on Science Borealis, March 2014

March 12, 2014

Polar Week is coming!!! And this year APECS Canada is taking over Science Borealis to highlight polar science!      Twice a year APECS and its partners work together to host Polar Week to celebrate polar science and the people who work there.  As part of the polar week events this March APECS Canada members have partnered […]

Polar Week, March 2014

March 6, 2014

It is March, the days are getting longer, and this means that Polar Week must be just around the corner! Each equinox APECS, along with its many partners, celebrates the polar regions around the world with Polar Week ( During Polar Week there are events held all around the world engaging people in learning more […]