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Dr. Linda Campbell
Full Professor & Senior Research Fellow in Aquatic Ecosystem Health
Multi-disciplinary approaches to improve our understanding of anthropogenic and natural impacts in the environment, with focus on aquatic ecosystems.
(Past position: Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecosystem Health at Queen's University)

Lab collaborators, postdoctoral fellows, Research associates

EmilyChapmanAtWork Dr. Emily Chapman (Program Manager & Research Associate)
Saint Mary's University
Research: Developing reactive capping systems for remediation of legacy gold-mine tailing-contaminated wetlands Nova Scotia
Program manager for interdisclipinary project: "Developing an in-situ risk management strategy for enhancing natural recovery of highly contaminated gold-mine-tailing impacted wetlands."
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Dr. Branaavan Sivarajah (Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate)
Mount Allison University & Saint Mary's University
With Dr. Joshua Kurek and ECAB Lab (Mount Allison).
Paleolimnological analyses of lakes impacted by historical gold mine tailing materials in Nova Scotia.
MITACS Accelerate Fellow, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (based at Mount Allison University)
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=Q3a_qQMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Branaavan-Sivarajah.

Technologists & technicians
Heidi at Work in front of biosafety cabinet in white lab coat, with bright red background
Heidi Gavel
Saint Mary's University
Research Technician
Investigations into remediation technologies for gold-mine-tailing-impacted wetlands in Nova Scotia.
Aquatic Invertebrate culturing and maintenance expertise.

Graduate students

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Erin Francheville
Saint Mary's University
MSc App Sci (2024)
Impacts of invasive chain pickerel and other fish predators on vulnerable and species-at-risk aquatic biota.
Collaboration with DFO Aquatic Species At Risk.
Dan Jewell wearing dark sunglasses in front of a calm waterbody surrouded by leafy trees Dan Jewell
Saint Mary's University
MSc App Sci (2023), co-supervised with Dr. Peter White.
Remote sensing tools for assessing
spatial distribution and extent of legacy gold mine tailings in Nova Scotia.
Collaboration with Natural Resources Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation.
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Kaylee MacLeod
Saint Mary's University
MSc App Sci (2023), MITACS Accelerate Fellowship holder.
Impacts of invasive chain pickerel on food webs in the lakes of LaHave River system.
Collaboration with Coastal Action.

Profile photo for David M. Lewis David Lewis
Saint Mary's University, co-supervised with Dr. Joyce McBeth (U of Regina) & Dr. Emily Chapman (SMU)
PhD App Sci.
Geochemistry and metal speciation in wetland sediments and water before and after remediation.
Collaboration with St Barbara Ltd.
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Delbert Swinemar
Saint Mary's University
MSc App Sci (2023), co-supervised with Darrin Reid.
Impacts of invasive chain pickerel on food webs in the lakes of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site.
Collaboration with Parks Canada.

Honours, research & technological students & interns
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Jenna Campbell
Saint Mary's University
Clean Foundation summer internship (2021), SMUWorks Work-study (2021-22)
Legacy gold mine tailing contaminants and remediation in impacted wetlands.
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Bradley Knockwood
Saint Mary's University
Clean Foundation summer internship (2021), Nature Canada Work-to-Grow Intern (2021-22)
Chain pickerel impacts on freshwater food webs
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Lauren Gaudet
Saint Mary's University
Honours thesis project - BIOL (2021-22), co-supervised with Dr. Donald McAlpine.
Amphibian biomonitoring and bioaccumulation of arsenic & mercury from legacy gold mine tailing wetland sites.
Collaboration with NB Museum, NS Lands Inc. & Intrinsik Corp.
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Jillian Taylor
Saint Mary's University
Directed Studies project - BIOL (Fall 2021)
Mercury trends in snapping turtle eggshells.
Collaboration with Coastal Action & MTRI

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