Speaker: Dr. Leigh McGaughey, Project Scientist, The River Institute

Title: “A finger on the pulse of the upper St. Lawrence River”

Time: Wednesday, May 8th, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: Rm. 101, Kinesiology and Health Studies Building

Refreshments will be provided



Leigh is an ecologist, who started her career in South Africa where she completed a BSc (1994), BSc Honours (1995) and MSc (2000) degrees in Biological Sciences. In 2001 she moved to Australia and worked as a Research Assistant at Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute as part of the Abalone Research team to provide scientific support to the fishing industry. In 2005 she took up a scholarship for her PhD studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada, where she built an ecosystem model of a sub-Antarctic system which was used to explore past population dynamics and climate change scenarios. In 2010, Leigh was employed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, based in Italy, as a Postdoctoral Grantholder where she worked on developing indicators for both fisheries and conservation applications.

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