Dr. CHRISTY MORRISSEY

I am an Ecotoxicologist — eco·tox·i·col·o·gist

In October 2010, I joined the Department of Biology and School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan and am currently an Associate Professor.  My education includes a BSc from the University of British Columbia (1997) and a PhD from Simon Fraser University (2003).  My postdoctoral training was in Forest Sciences at UBC jointly with Environment Canada (2003-2005) and later at the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University, Wales (2006-2010).

My research interests are focused on avian wildlife and freshwater ecotoxicology.  I have broad interests in understanding how environmental contaminants affect communities and ecosytems… including both “bugs and birds”.  I study a broad range of chemicals of interest such as pesticides, industrial pollutants and mercury.  My research tries to explain how environmental contaminant  exposure during key life stages affects a bird’s fitness.  I use a variety of field, lab and captive studies to link exposure and effects from the cellular level to the whole organism.

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NSERC USRA and Honours students

  • Brittney Hoemson

  • Alyosha Boldt

  • Aaron Bell

  • Alex Zahara

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