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AFFILIATIONS

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan

Associate Faculty, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks

AWARDS / EDUCATION

B.Sc. (Hons) Biology and Environmental Toxicology, Simon Fraser University, 1997

M.Sc. Ecotoxicology, Simon Fraser University, 2000

Ph.D. Biology, University of Saskatchewan, 2012

 

Dr. Kirsty E. B. Gurney

Research Scientist - Ecology and Environmental Science; Wetlands; Wildlife Health

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Contributing to Environment Canada's mandate to ensure that ecosystems and wildlife are conserved and protected

  • Identifying links between natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors (e.g. climate, resource abundance, industrial development, disease) and wildlife health at individual and population levels
  • Identifying the effects of environmental change (e.g., contaminants, climate, industrial development) on arctic and northern-breeding birds, in the context of reproductive success, annual life cycles, and demographic outcomes
  • Developing and implementing DNA-based approaches to assessing issues related to conservation

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

  • Advise students at University of Saskatchewan, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Associate Faculty)
  • Journal paper reviews (e.g., Oecologia, Arctic, Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment)

KEY PUBLICATIONS

·     Gurney, K.E.B., R.G. Clark, S.M. Slattery and L. Ross. 2016. Connecting the trophic dots: responses of an aquatic bird species to variable abundance of macroinvertebrates in northern boreal wetlands. Hydrobiologia: 1–17 doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2817-4.
 
·     Lavretsky, P., J. Peters, K. Winker, V. Bahn, I. Kulikova, Y. Zhuravlev, R. Wilson, C. Barger, K.E.B. Gurney and K. McCracken. 2016. Becoming pure: identifying generational classes of admixed individuals within lesser and greater scaup populations. Molecular Ecology 25: 661–674.
 
·     Gurney, K.E.B., C.J. Wood, R.T. Alisauskas, M. Wayland, J.M. DeVink and S.M. Slattery. 2014. Identifying carry-over effects of wintering area on reproductive parameters in White-winged scoters: An isotopic approach. The Condor: Ornithological Applications 116: 251–264. 
 

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Arctic & Northern
     Wildlife
          Bird populations
Climate
     Climate Change and Processes
          Adaptation and impacts
          Effects
Ecology
     Aquatic Ecosystems
          Habitat
Nature & Wildlife
          Climate change impacts
          Industrial impacts
     Ecosystems & Habitats
          Arctic environment
          Boreal forest
          Macroinvertebrates
          Wetlands
     Effects of Toxics
          Ecotoxicology
          Oil Sands
          Waterfowl
Water
     Freshwater
          Aquatic organisms
          Ecosystems
     Nutrients
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