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ABOUT ME

I am an early career ecotoxicologist, interested in the effects of anthropogenic pollutants in freshwater ecosystems. Growing up on Lake Superior, I've always been passionate about keeping freshwater ecosystems pristine. Now, as a PhD student, I investigate the effects of microplastics in freshwater ecosystems. Learn more about my work by checking out my current projects and past publications.

 

MY RESEARCH

from lab to lake

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IMPACTS OF MICROPLASTICS ON FATHEAD MINNOWS

Microplastics are a complex environmental pollutant. The laboratory experiments I conduct are designed to better understand the chemical and physical impacts of microplastics. I conduct these tests using fathead minnows, an important freshwater prey species.

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IMPACTS OF MICROPLASTICS ON A FRESHWATER COMMUNITY

Microplastics are ingested by species at all levels of the foodweb. To better understand the community-level impacts of microplastics, I will be investigating the effects of a mixture of common plastic types and chemical additives on a freshwater community. This experiment will be conducted at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area in the summer of 2021.