February 01, 2010

Recent Happenings - Kidd Lab

The past few months have been a busy one in the Kidd Lab, even as the field season wraps up. Heidi Swanson defended her PhD on the 1st of December " Interactions of fish
ecology, life history, food web structure, and mercury bioaccumulation in coastal Arctic lakes”.

Leanne Baker won first place in the poster competition at the 37th ATW conference in October, and is now a NABS certified taxonomist.

Karen Kidd accepted two prestigious appointments:
1) Member of the Lakes Working Group for the Global Environment Facility
Project 'Enhancing the use of Science in International Waters projects to
improve project results', United Nations, Dec 09 - Dec 11.

2) Member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 10th International
Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant conference, Halifax, NS (24-29
Jul 2011), Dec 09 - Jun 11.

An example of a divided pond involved in Leanne’s work.

Geoff winning the ‘esteemed’ ugliest Christmas sweater prize at the annual GSA Christmas Party.

Chris, Leanne and Joe on their last field day in early December.


Kidd, K. Is the birth control pill an effective form of contraception for wild fishes? Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, 6 November 2009.

Karen and Heidi gave two talks at SETAC in New Orleans:

Kidd, K. and T.D. Jardine. Mercury biomagnification in streams, lakes and oceans - does field data support lab studies? Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 20-23 Nov 2009.

Swanson, H.K. and K.A. Kidd. When stable isotopes are not enough: importance of basic ecology in models of fish mercury concentration. SETAC Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 20-23 Nov 2009.
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