Ocean Literacy Conference – Vancouver 2015

June 10, 2015

I often find it difficult to separate my research efforts from my outreach efforts. Fortunately for me, working in the Arctic means I don’t have to. Doing science outreach is not only expected, but required from northern researchers. In fact it is mandated in many ways, and often getting the needed permits for your research […]

East Bay Island, featured by Ducks Unlimited’s Conservator

March 7, 2015

Ducks Unlimited is one of the funders of the work that we do on East Bay Island looking at the cumulative effects of parasites and contaminants on eider ducks. This month they are featuring the work in the Ducks Unlimited publication, the Conservator. Read more about how Ducks Unlimited is supporting work examining how […]

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), […]