Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Research

Dr. Linda Campbell 
Senior Research Fellow
Environmental Science
Saint Mary's University
K'jipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki, the unceded territory of the L'nu
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Email: LM.Campbell at smu.ca

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Historical gold mine tailings
   - Ecology & biomonitoring
  - Remediation

Invasive species
- Chinese mystery snails
   - Chain pickerel



Resources & Links

Lab News

Media & updates

Welcome to the Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Research website!

In times of increasing human population density and intensifying demands on our natural resources, aquatic ecosystems remain among our most precious global assets. Anthropogenic ("caused by humans") impacts and environmental sustainability will become increasingly important socially, economically and politically. Our research will integrate multiple approaches from diverse fields such as environmental chemistry, aquatic ecology, fish biology and population health. Our ultimate goal is to improve our understanding of the fate and effects of anthropogenic and natural toxicants in aquatic ecosystems and the way humans interact with aquatic and watershed environments.

The Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Research group carries out research and assessment of both aquatic and contaminated ecosystems across Canada and world-wide. Check out the links on the left for details on what we do.

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Our SMU Research Expo posters are now up!  Aquatic Invasive Species and Legacy Gold Mining Tailings posters were shared.  (PDF copies linked here).

Two photos showing group of people standing next to the Aquatic Invasive Species and Legacy Gold Mine tailings posters. See PDFs for poster text.

Congratulations to Sam Sequeira who was selected for the People's Choice Award at the Science Atlantic Conference! (March 2024).
Sam Sequeira holding a certificate for his award.

Congratulations to Heidi Gavel, Liam Hill and Bradley Knockwood who came third in the 2023 Clam Harbour Beach Sandcastle competition with their sculpture of a dragonfly attacking a castle!
Sand sculpture of a dragonfly attacking a castle, with a photo of the third-place buoy trophy next to it.

Congratulations to David Lewis, Liam Hill, Jenna Campbell and Michael Smith (not in photo) who received best presentation awards from the Atlantic Reclamation Conference 2022!  (December 2022)
A group of people standing in a row with some holding certificates

Congratulations to Jillian Taylor who published her directed studies project on snapping turtles in the Proceedings of Nova Scotia Institute of Science (with cover art). (September 2022).
Cover Page

Partnership with Atlantic Mining NS announced! We will be carrying out a 5-year project to develop and test wetland remediation strategies at Saint Mary's University.  SMU-AMNS Press Release. (March 2, 2021)
Two women wearing lab coats and PPE and cloth masks looking at glassware in a lab

Our first in-person SMU Research Expo since 2020! The DEEHR group present an update of our annual research projects at the SMU Research Expo. (April 29, 2022) Link to JPEG posterLink to PDF poster.

A group of four masked people standing by a research poster.  From L to R: Erin Francheville, Heidi Gavel, David Lewis (@DML_95) and Bradley Knockwood.

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Last updated January 2018
If you would like to use any of the photographs in this website, please contact Linda Campbell for details and, if necessary, to obtain permission from the rightful owner(s). All copyrights are retained, and the use of any photograph within this website for any commercial purpose or for profit is expressly forbidden.