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Postdoctoral fellows & technicians
Marina Arcagni next to a waterfallDr. Marina Arcagni
Argentina CONICET Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2016)
Laboratorio de Analisis por Activacion Neutronica
Centro Atómico Bariloche.
Trophodynamics of mercury, selenium and other trace elements in Nahuel Huapi aquatic food webs.
Dave at work Dr. David Depew
Queen's Biology & Environmental Studies.
Spatiotemporal trends of mercury in sportfish across Canada (Queen's). With Neil Burgess, Canadian Wildlife Services, Environment Canada.  Now holds an NSERC Visiting Fellowship at the National Water Research Institute, Canadian Centre for Inland Waters, Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario.
Romina at work on Lake Nahuel HuapiDr. Romina Juncos
Argentina CONICET Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2016).
Laboratorio de Analisis por Activacion Neutronica
Centro Atómico Bariloche. 
Trophodynamics of arsenic and other trace elements in Nahuel Huapi aquatic food webs.
Megan at workMegan Little
SMU Biology & Environmental Science
Technologist
Mercury spatiotemporal trends in Nova Scotia bats (Chiroptera). Co-supervised with Dr. Hugh Broders.
Reyam at work
Dr. Reyam Naji
Saint Mary's Environmental Science.
Distribution of metal and mercury contaminants in the southern Iraqi marshes (SMU). L'Oreal - UNESCO Fellowship for Women in Science 2011 Recipient. Also Assistant Professor, College of Sciences for Women, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Zummara Tanwir holding a sea organism at a beachZummara Tanwir (2018)
University of Guelph BScH Zoology, Ontario.
Summer technicial assistant: Bald eagle contaminants and Chain pickerel food web dynamics.
Liang at work Dr. Liang Zhang.
Queen's Biology & Environmental Studies.
Trophodynamics of the invasive bloody red mysid Hemimysis anomala in Lake Ontario. Working with Dr. Tim Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Research associate at the Institute of Oceanography, Taiwan National University


Completed Graduate Theses
Molly LeBlancMolly LeBlanc
Saint Mary's University
MSc App Sci (2019)
Bioaccumulation & biomonitoring of potentially toxic elements in aquatic invertebrates associated with historical gold mine fields.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MollyELeBlanc.
Now working as a Species At Risk Biologist with Coastal Action Foundation.
Raphael at work
Dr. Raphael Lavoie (PhD 2014)
PhD thesis project: Aquatic birds and fish in the Great Lakes aquatic food webs (Queen's).  Now postdoctoral research associate at University of Montreal, Quebec. Now a Wildlife Biologist with Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada & Climate Change.
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/raphaelalavoie/
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/raphael-lavoie/65/198/447
Academia.edu: http://queensu.academia.edu/RaphaelLavoie

Roxanne at work
Dr. Roxanne Razavi (PhD 2014)
PhD thesis: Mercury biomagnification in reservoirs of eastern China. (Queen's). Co-supervised with Dr. Yuxiang Wang. Now a faculty member at State University of New York, Environmental Science & Forestry.

(MSc 2008)
Queen's Biology. Thesis project: Mercury uptake by fish & invertebrates in contaminated sites (Cornwall). Co-supervised with Prof. Peter Hodson. 
Marina at work
Dr. Marina Arcagni (PhD 2013)
Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina. PhD thesis project: Food web trophodynamics of Lago Moreno, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Patagonia Andes, Argentina.  Visiting graduate researcher & collaborator. Co-supervised by Dra. María Arribére and Dr. Sergio Ribeiro, Instituto Balseiro.
Chris at work Chris Baird (MSc 2013)
Queen's Biology. MSc thesis: Mercury and Stable Isotopes in Common Terns (Sterna Hirundo) From the St. Lawrence River: A Comparison between Breeding and Winter Habitats.  Now the Alaska Field Station Manager for the US National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON): http://www.neonscience.org/about/staff/chris-baird.
John at work Dr. John Poulopoulos  (PhD 2012)
Queen's Biology. PhD thesis project: Historical & modern comparisons of fish food webs & mercury biomagnification in large inland lakes (Queen's)
Website: http://www.john-poulopoulos.ca/

Jorge at work Dr. Jorge Revenga (PhD 2012)
Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina.  Thesis: Abundance & distribution of potentially toxic trace elements in  north Patagonian lakes.  Co-directed with Dra. María Arribére, Instituto Balseiro.
Mark Kelly at Work Mark Kelly (MSc 2012)
Queen's Biology. Thesis: Mercury trends in acidfied & recovering lakes (Queen's). Co-supervised with Prof. Brian Cumming (Paleoecology).
Eric at work Eric DeLong (MSc Queen's 2012)
Queen's Biology. MSc thesis: Data-mining & GIS techniques for analyzing large environmental databases (temporal & spatial mercury trends in Ontario sportfish).  Working for a consulting firm in Saskatchewan as a GIS specialist.
Alicia with Pearls Alica Ritcey (MES 2010)
Queen's Environmental Studies. MES project: Cooperation and collaboration enabling the effective development and implementation of the Cornwall Remediation Action Plan (RAP).  Co-supervised with Dr. Jeff Ridal and Dr. Graham Whitelaw. Now working for Bloomberg.
Mahwish Ayub in Dubai Mahwish Ayub (MES 2010)
Queen's Environmental Studies. MES paper: Environmental Impacts of Artificial Islands in the Arabian Gulf.  Co-supervised by Dr. Kevin Hall, Vice-President (Research) & Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Guelph.
Tian at work Tian Fang (MES 2009)
Queen's Environmental Studies. Thesis project: Mercury & metals in China: trends, patterns & human health risk. Co-supervised with Prof. Kristan Aronson (Community Health and Epidemiology).
Shannon at work Shannon Stuyt (née LeBlond) (MSc 2009)
Queen's Biology. Thesis: Mercury & metals: contamination, distribution & trends along the Rideau Waterway. Working with Golder Associates in Canada.

Estelle at work
Estelle D'Souza (MES 2008).
Queen's Environmental Studies.
Thesis project: Human & ecosystem health risks from mercury exposure in sub-Saharan Africa. Co-supervised with Prof. Kristan Aronson (Community Health and Epidemiology). Now in Naturopathic Medicine School, Vancouver.
Liz at work Elizabeth (Liz) Hatton (MSc 2007)
Queen's Biology. Thesis: Role of invasive Bythotrephes sp. in inland lake food webs & mercury trophic transfer to fishes.  Co-supervised with Prof. Shelley Arnott. Now working for Center for Ecological Research and Education, Idaho State University.
Eden at work Eden Siwik (MSc 2007).
Queen's Biology. Thesis: Lakeshore trees as a source & sink of mercury, archiving of mercury in trees.
Lib & Adrienne at work Elizabeth (Lib) Yanch (MSc 2007)
Queen's Biology. Thesis: Mercury trophic transfer in fish from contaminated sites (Cornwall). Co-supervised with Prof. Peter Hodson. Now a teacher in the Kingston public school system.
Nathan at work Nathan Manion (MSc 2007)
Queen's Biology. Thesis: Mercury distribution and trends in contaminated sites (Kingston). Co-supervised with Dr. Allison Rutter, ASU. Now doing a PhD with Dr. Warren Macbee in Department of Geography, Queen's University.



Completed undergraduate Honours Theses, Internships and research projects (back to top)
Duncan Carruthers-Lay in front of a grassy fieldDuncan Carruthers-Lay (Clean Foundation Youth Internship Summer 2018)
University of Guelph
Clean Youth Internship profile: PDF Link.
Shane at workShane Dalton (Winter 2018)
St. Lawrence College Biotechnology Program, Kingston Ontario
Internship placement (Winter 2018): Mercury, metal & organic carbon protocols, contaminant analyses.
Anabelle outside at a look-out with fall tree leaf colours in distanceAnabelle Lamothe (Winter 2018)
St. Lawrence College Biotechnology Program, Kingston Ontario
Internship placement: Aquatic invertebrate ecotoxicology protocols & contaminant analyses.
Jordan at workJordan Davis (2017, 2018)
Saint Mary's University
BSc Environmental Science
Directed studies project (Fall 2017): Trends in feather mercury concentrations for male starlings nesting on SMU campus. (with Dr. Colleen Barber)
Summer studentship: Accumulation of potentially toxic elements in invertebrates and birds associated with historical gold mine fields of Nova Scotia.
Taylor Stutley next to a Clean Foundation bannerTaylor Stutely (2017)
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
BSc Civil Engineering (Water Resources)
Clean Foundation Youth Corps
Internship: Gold mine contaminants monitoring & designing an improved soil & sediment preparation system for the group.
Julianne at work
Julianne Robinson  (SMU Biology Honours 2015-2016)
SMU Biology.
Bioaccumulation of mercury, selenium and arsenic in aquatic invertebrates at a mine-contaminated wetlands.
Amberlin at work
Amberlin Hines  (2015-2016)
Gallaudet University Biology, co-supervised with Dr. Caroline Solomon.
Organic and inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus excretion in Nova Scotia freshwater mussels.
Jocelyn at work
Jocelyn Kickbush (SMU ENVS Honours 2014/15)
SMU Environmental Science.
Comparing mercury, arsenic, and selenium in several fish species from two Nova Scotia lakes.
Carolyn at work Carolyn Stevens (SMU ENVS Honours 2013/14)
SMU Environmental Science.
Patterns of mercury in Nova Scotia fish from selected lakes.
Laura at work Laura Gibson (BIOL 537 2011/12)
Queen's Biology. Supervised by Dr. Valerie Langlois, Royal Military College, Working with Raphael. Relationship between mercury concentrations and oxidative stress-related gene indicators in blood using quantitative real-time PCR for double-crested cormorants . 
Diana at work Diana Flood (BIOL 537 2010/11)
Queen's Biology. 2010 Summer Work Experience Program Award holder. Thesis: Isotopic Signatures and Trace Elements Concentrations in Breast Feathers of Male Caspian Terns and Double-crested Cormorants  Doing her PhD at Royal Military College.

Michele Parisen (BIOL 537 2010/11)
Queen's Biology. Assessing the isotopic & mercury contribution of prey fish to common terns of St. Lawrence River. Co-supervised with Peter Hodson. Now doing a MSc at Royal Military College.
Amy at work Amy Angelo (BIOL 537 2009/10)
Queen's Biology. Paleolimnological trends in metal concentrations in lake sediments in relation to acid precipitation indicators.
Matthew at work
Matthew Ponsford (BIOL 537 2009/10)
Queen's Biology. Bioaccumulation trends for metals in the aquatic food webs of eastern China. Completed LL.M. (Masters of Law) at McGill University, J.D. (Juris Doctor) at the University of Ottawa, and B.Sc. (Distinction) at Queen's University. Website: http://ssrn.com/author=1958214 and http://matthewponsford.com.
Michelle at work Michelle Berquist (ENSC 501 2008/09)
Queen's Environmental Studies.
Assessing the role of integrated research and monitoring tools in remediation efforts at Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Areas of Concern. Co-supervised with Dr. Graham Whitelaw.  Masters graduate research at University of Toronto.
Sae Yun at work Sae Yun Kwon (BIOL 537 2008/09)
Queen's Biology. Bioaccumulation trends of mercury in the food web of Río Las Marias, Venezuela. NOTE: Her thesis poster was awarded the NSERC Queen's University Reps Prize - Best Poster at the campus-wide "Inquiry@Queen's" Undergraduate Conference (March 2009).  Completed her PhD at University of Michigan, now a postdoctoral fellow at MIT. Now a faculty member at Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Pohang Science and Technology University, South Korea.
Cynthia at work  Cynthia Lai (ENSC 597 2008/09)
Queen's Environmental Studies. Co-supervised with Dr. Graham Whitelaw, working with Shannon. Human usage and relationship with contaminants in the Rideau Lakes watershed. Completed a summer internship with Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency, now doing graduate studies at University of Hawai'i.
Curtis in the RMC lab Curtis McDonald (BIOL 537 2008/09)
Queen's Biology. Co-supervised with Dr. David Kelly  of Royal Military College. Using mercury radiotracers to examine methylation in contaminated freshwater sediments. Now doing graduate studies in Dr. Kelly's laboratory.
Brad at work Brad McKell (BIOL 537 2008/09)
Queen's Biology. Working with John. Bioaccumulation trends for metals in the aquatic food web of Lake Nipigon.  
Jon Martin's 537 poster
Jonathan Martin (BIOL 537 2007/08)
Queen's Biology. 2007 Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) Award holder. Co-supervised with Dr. Peter Hodson, working with Roxanne. Thesis: Bioaccumulation & depuration of mercury from wild amphipods, Cornwall, Ontario. NOTE: His thesis poster was awarded the NSERC Queen's University Reps Prize - Best Poster at the campus-wide "Inquiry@Queen's" Undergraduate Conference (March 2008).  Completed his MSc at Queen's University with Dr. Peter Hodson, doing a PhD at Trent University.


Didi Allen's 537 poster
Deirdre Allen (BIOL 537 2007/08)
Queen's Biology. 2007 Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) Award holder, working with John. Thesis: Bioaccumulation trends in the pelagic food web in Lake Simcoe. Now working for an environmental consulting firm in Vancouver BC.
Lyndsey Cox's 537 poster
Lyndsey Cox (BIOL 537 2007/08)
Queen's Biology. Thesis: ICP-MS analyses and bioaccumulation trends of metals in the fish food web of Lake Albert, Uganda. Teaching international school in Kuwait.
Luke Cole's 537 poster
Luke Cole (BIOL 537 2006/07)
Queen's Biology. Co-supervised with Dr. Yuxiang Wang. Thesis: Mercury and other metal concentrations in wild and farmed fish in Qiandao Lake reservoir, China. 
Patrick Mislan's 537 poster
Patrick Mislan (BIOL 537 2006/07) 
Queen's Biology. 2006 Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) Award holder, working with John. Thesis: Bioaccumulation trends of ten metals in a pelagic food web of Lake Champlain. Doing MSc research at University of Alberta.
Kristen Hahn's 537 poster Kristen Hahn (BIOL 537 2006/07)
Queen's Biology. Thesis: Diet assimilation trends and host-parasite relationships revealed by stable isotope analyses of two species of sunfish (Lepomis).Masters degree at the Ryerson University Graduate Program in Environmental Applied Science and Management.
Katie Hamilton's 537 poster Kathleen Hamilton (BIOL 537 2006/07)
Queen's Biology. Co-supervised with Dr. Allison Rutter. Thesis: Metal levels in sediment and water from a series of lakes along the Cataraqu River System. Now in the Environmental Law & Policy Program, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria.
Carolyn Glass's 537 poster Carolyn Glass (BIOL 537 2005/06)
Queen's Biology. 2005 Summer Work Experience Program Award holder. Thesis: Historical and modern comparisons of bluegill & pumpkinseed fish food web relationships in Lake Opinicon. Masters in Environmental Studies at University of Waterloo, now working for Beacon Environmental Consulting.
Eric Delong's 537 poster
Eric DeLong (BIOL 537 2005/06)
Queen's Biology. Thesis: GIS & data-mining analyses of 30-year spatio-temporal mercury trends in Ontario walleye. MSc at Queen's University, now working for an environmental consulting firm in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
RMC ASG lab Karen Bechard (de Clerk) (BIOL 537 2004/05)
Queen's Biology. Co-supervised with Dr. David Kelly  of Royal Military College. Thesis: Applying ion trap-MS techniques to analyses of PCB congeners in soils. Completed her MSc in Biology at MacMaster University, now working for an environmental consulting firm in Guelph, Ontario.




Research technologists, assistants, co-op interns & volunteers
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Nimisha Grover.  2017-2018 SMUworks holder Aquatic invertebrate culture maintenance and ecotoxicology laboratory research.

Alex Campbell.
2010 NSERC USRA holder. Working with Raphaël, Chris and others.  Assisting with field and laboratory research.

Winnie Chan. 2005 NSERC USRA holder. Metals, mercury and stable isotopes in Chinese fish.  MSc thesis in Chemical Engineering at U of Toronto.

Harjot Chahal. 2016 SMUworks holder.  Working with Molly LeBlanc on gold mine aquatic contaminant research.

Jason Cox. 2012 NSERC USRA holder.  Bird contaminant ecology & genetics. (Half time with DEEHR working with Raphael Lavoie; Half time with Vicki Friesen laboratory). Doing research on hypoxia in fish at Biology, Queen's University.

Richard Johnson. 2009 NSERC USRA holder. Metals, mercury and stable isotopes in Chinese fish.  In medical school, McMaster University.

Nikisha Grant. Biotechnology Technologist (full-time staff 2007-2009); Winter 2007 Work-term placement, St. Lawrence's College Biotechnology Technologist Co-op Program. Laboratory coordination, stable isotope analyses and protocol development.  

Megan Guernsey. Winter 2009 Work-term placement, St. Lawrence's College Biotechnology Technologist Co-op Program. Stable isotope analyses and protocol development.  

Rebecca Lehman. 2006 NSERC USRA holder (visiting from the Department of Biology, Gallaudet University). Field & lab assistance with stable isotope, metal and mercury analyses. Awarded the Career Center Internship Hall of Fame and Mattivi Award, April 2007, for her summer work. Now in veterinary college at U of Calgary.

Ben Lemire. 2006 Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) Award holder. Field assistance with mercury research and cutlip minnow distribution at St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences (Cornwall, Ontario). 

Aurora McAllister. 2005 Summer Employment Program (SEP) and Summer Career Placement (SCP) holder. Field assistance with mercury research with St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences.

Jenna Pilon.  2006 Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) Award holder. Field & lab assistance with mercury dynamics in terrestrial and aquatic environments of Ontario.  Now doing her MSc thesis in Biochemistry at U of Toronto.

Emily Stempien. Underwater Research Safety Committee assistant / laboratory assistant.  Masters of Environmental Studies at University College London (England, UK).

Sarah Terpstra. Winter 2006 Work-term placement, St. Lawrence's College Biotechnology Technologist Co-op Program. Laboratory coordination, stable isotope analyses and protocol development.  Now working for Fisher Scientific Canada.

Anna Yunnie. Fall 2005 - Winter 2006 volunteer. British Sub-Aqua Club Certification holder and professional sting-ray wrangler. Underwater safety protocol development and establishment at Queen's University.   Marine Biology degree at University of Plymouth (England, UK).

Theresa Upton-Duffley. Fall 2006. Laboratory volunteer intern.  Field and laboratory assistance with dendrochronology samples and fish processing.  Now working for Community Living Kingston.





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