I am interested in how exposure to stressors at critical life stages can alter fitness in vertebrate wildlife.

More specifically, my main interests
are in Ecotoxicology, and how environmental contaminants can perturbgene expression, physiology, neuroanatomy, behaviour, and life historytraits in birds. To answer these questions, I use integrative laboratory and field approaches in novel ways to causally link exposure with effects.

Education and Training
PDF: Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (2016 – present)
PDF: Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Env. and Climate Change Canada, Delta, BC (2013 – 2016)
PhD: Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (2013)
MSc: Biology, York University, Toronto, ON (2007)
BSc (Hons): Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC (2004)


  • All
  • behaviour
  • community ecology
  • developmental stress
  • DLCs
  • egg injections
  • flame retardants
  • in vitro screening
  • maternal transfer
  • mercury
  • migration
  • neonicotinoids
  • OPFRs
  • PBDEs
  • pesticides
  • POPs
  • predictive genotyping
  • song control systems