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Dr. Michael Rennie is an Associate Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Ecology and Fisheries at Lakehead University. As lead researcher of the CEE Lab, Dr. Rennie oversees his team’s use of whole-lake experiments, lab studies and archival data sets to investigate how lakes and fish populations respond to ecosystem changes such as climate warming, invasive species and contaminants.

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PhD
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Haley MacLeod

Predictors and drivers of freshwater fish productivity

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Alex Ross

Effects of foodweb complexity on energetic pathways and fish movement

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Ryan Grow

Fish distribution and movement along the North Shore of Lake Superior

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Cody Veneruzzo

Currently: PhD at Lakehead investigating effects of plastics on aquatic organisms

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MSc
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Danielle Gartshore

Impacts of invasive spiny water flea on early growth rates of Walleye and Cisco

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Amber Fedus

Whole-ecosystem impacts of macrophyte removal

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Erin Desjardins

Historical changes in Lake Constance

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Tyler Ripku

Currently: MSc at Lakehead evaluating Point-Of-Care devices as a rapid assessment tool of fish health

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Mallory Wiebe

Brook trout distribution on the North Shore of Lake Superior

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Brenden Slongo

Currently: MSc at Lakehead, Evaluating White Sucker as a sentinel species for climate change

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Mark Schutte

eDNA of Brook Trout in northern Ontario streams

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J. Ben Wood

Impacts of invasive spiny water flea on Walleye mercury accumulation

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Wyatt Beach

The impact of spatial connectivity on shaping fish communities

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Undergrad
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Emily Meek

Respirometric rates of White Sucker

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Tristan Morrison

Behavioural impacts of microplastics on juvenile lake trout

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Kelvi Toskovich

Changes in bird migration phenology

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ELA
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Lee Hrenchuk

Fisheries Biologist, IISD-ELA

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Lauren Hayhurst

Fisheries Biologist, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area

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Alumni PDF
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Bryan Matthias

Currently: Fish Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Liset Cruz Font

Development effects on Lake Sturgeon movement ecology

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Sonya Havens

Currently: Research Chemist, IISD-ELA

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Alumni MSc
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Scott Bergson

Currently: Biologist, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry

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Nicole Turner

Currently: Technician, Biology Department, Lakehead University

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Sarah Warrack

Currently: Outreach coordinator, IISD Experimental Lakes Area

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Andrew Milling

Currently: Field technician, North South Consultants

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Victoria Langen

Currently: working retail sales and on publication from MSc

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Kyle Stratton

Currently: Biologist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

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Hannah Hancock

Currently: Fish habitat biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Cameron Leitrants

Currently: Research Associate, University of Alberta

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Marissa Wegher

Currently: Fisheries Intern, OMNRF

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Graydon McKee

Currently: Lab and Field Technician with Karen Kidd at McMaster University

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Brendan Allan

Currently: seeking employment opportunities

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Lauren Hayhurst

Fisheries Biologist, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area

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Stephen Slongo

Currently: Biologist, Hatfield Environmental Consultants

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Patrick Kennedy

Currently: Environmental Research Technician, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

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Laura Murray

Currently: Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Marianne Geisler

Currently: Instructor, Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg

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Alumni Undergrad
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Wade Dombroskie

2021 ELA summer field assistant

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Nadine Elmehriki

Currently: Aquatic Toxicology technician, Lakehead University (Aquatic Toxicology Research Centre)

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Kim Geils

Currently: Taking Education Degree at Lakehead University

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Lauren Dupuis

Currently: Aquaculture technician, Greig Seafood

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Ty Colvin

Currently: NSERC MSc at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Cody Veneruzzo

Currently: PhD at Lakehead investigating effects of plastics on aquatic organisms

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Tyler Ripku

Currently: MSc at Lakehead evaluating Point-Of-Care devices as a rapid assessment tool of fish health

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Brenden Slongo

Currently: MSc at Lakehead, Evaluating White Sucker as a sentinel species for climate change

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Liam Spicer

Currently: MSc Forestry, Faculty of Natural Resources Management, Lakehead University

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Anouch Tamian

Currently: Pursuing MSc opportunities

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Justin Hubbard

Currently: PhD student, University of Toronto Scarborough

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Brandon Vennell

Currently: Highschool science teacher, Windsor ON

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Corwin Andrews

Currently: lab technician, Labatt's brewery, London, ON

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Brennan Deboer

Currently: Account Manager at Scotlynn Group, Port Dover

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Riley Bartel

Currently: Wildlife technician, Government of Manitoba

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Emianka Sotiri

Currently: Medical student

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Alumni ELA
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Chandra Rodgers

Currently: Fisheries Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Phil Anderson

Currently: Junior Aquatic Scientist, Minnow Environmental Inc.

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Michele Nicholson

Currently: Environmental Inspector, Manitoba Hydro

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Jessica Mai

Currently: Fisheries technician, Government of Manitoba

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Sandra Chalanchuk

Currently: retired

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Candace Wright

Currently: City of Winnipeg

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Kim Palmquist

Currently: Medical technician, Canadian Armed Forces

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