GWF Research Associate, Biomonitoring, Wilfrid Laurier University

Heather moved from the UK to Canada in 2011 to pursue a PhD at the University of Waterloo, where she investigated Atlantic salmon marine feeding using stable isotopes and gut contents analyses. After completing her PhD, Heather worked at the Atlantic Salmon Federation in New Brunswick, researching Atlantic salmon survival during their migration to the ocean using acoustic telemetry. As the Research Associate in Biomonitoring in the Global Water Futures programme, Heather is looking forward to investigating contaminant levels and trophic interactions in the food webs of subarctic lakes in The Northwest Territories, and linking these with abiotic and biotic factors.