Research Interests: Aquatic ecology, conservation biology, ecotoxicology, oil sands monitoring
I completed my Honours Bachelor of Science at Carleton University with a focus on Wildlife Conservation. For my undergraduate thesis, I looked at the trophodynamics of Mercury in aquatic food chains in the Athabasca Oil Sands region, supervised by Dr. Philippe Thomas (ECCC) and Dr. Steven Cooke (Carleton University). I have spent the last few years as a research assistant in an ecotoxicology lab at the National Wildlife Research Centre (ECCC) working to gather data for the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Program.
Lab Publications (2)
Desforges, J. E., Clarke, J., Harmsen, E. J., Jardine, A. M., Robichaud, J. A., Serré, S., Chakrabarty, P., Bennett, J.R., Hanna, D. E. L., Smol, J. P., Rytwinski, T., Taylor, J. J., Martel, A. L., Winegardner, A. K., Marty, J., Taylor, M. K., O’Connor, C. M., Robinson, S. A., Reid, A. J., Creed, I. F., Gregory-Eaves, I., Lapointe, N.W.R., Cooke, S.J. 2022. The alarming state of freshwater biodiversity in Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 79:352-365.
Cooke, S.J., P. Soroye, J.L. Brooks, J. Clarke, A.L. Jeanson, A. Berberi, M.L. Piczak, C.H. Reid, J.E. Desforges, J.D. Guay, A.K. Drake, A.M. Jardine, J.P. Ethier, H.E. Keefe, A.M. Medd , B.P.M. Edwards, C. Reeve, A. Perkovic, A. Frempong-Manso, L. LaRochelle, S. Patterson, M. Roach-Krajewski, A. Howarth, B. Bard, E.J. Harmsen, J. Robichaud, S. Serré, C.J. Bihun, R.T. Buxton, V.M. Nguyen, L.C. Woodall, W.J. Sutherland and J.R. Bennett. 2021. Ten considerations for conservation policy makers for the post-COVID-19 transition. Environmental Reviews. 29:1-8.