Dr. Asim Biswas
doug.crump [at] ec.gc.ca (Dr. Doug Crump) - Research Biologist, National Wildlife Research Centre, Environment Canada (Ottawa, ON). Development and application of biochemical and molecular biological methods to investigate the effects of environmental contaminants and complex mixtures on avian wildlife. This involves the use of in vitro (cell culture) and in ovo (egg injection) approaches to identify toxic mechanisms of action with the ultimate goal of linking subtle molecular/biochemical changes with adverse phenotypic outcomes. Applied ecotoxicological field research is also conducted across the Great Lakes to determine the health status of colonial waterbird populations occupying variably-contaminated breeding sites.
Dr. Kimberly Fernie
Dr. David Green - Redpath Museum, McGill
charles.greer [at] nrc.ca (Dr. Charles W. Greer) - National Research Council of Canada. Study of the microbial ecology and activity of bacteria involved in the degradation of organic pollutants (petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated organics, explosives), the development and application of molecular techniques to survey and monitor their population densities in contaminated environments and their responses to stress and stimulation. Evaluation of efficacy and optimization of bio-remediation technologies (ex situ, in situ, natural attenuation, phytoremediation) for the treatment of contaminated sites.
Dr. Christopher Solomon
Geoffrey.Sunahara [at] cnrc-nrc.gc.ca (Dr. Geoffrey Sunahara) - environmental toxicologist, and Senior Research Officer and the Group Leader of Applied Ecotoxicology at NRC’s Biotechnology Research Institute. He researches exposure- and effects-assessment of various toxic and persistent pollutants. He has >80 publications and holds academic joint appointments at McGill and Concordia. Dr. Sunahara has served on several editorial boards, and was the Lead Editor of a recent ecotoxicology book "Environmental Analysis of Contaminated Sites". He has participated on expert advisory committees for Environment Canada, NSERC, SERDP, and US-EPA research projects. Dr. Sunahara has led a number of high revenue multi-disciplinary collaborations.