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Haley MacLeod

Haley is a doctoral student with broad research interests in ecology, environmental health and aquatic toxicology. More specifically, she is interested in investigating human impacts and contaminants in aquatic ecosystems through combining large-scale field experiments and in-lab molecular techniques. She received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science from Trent University.

Her PhD project is focused on examining correlates and drivers of fish productivity. Currently, she is looking to understand and identify novel indicators of fish productivity, the ideal metric of aquatic ecosystem health, using long-term data sets of undisturbed and disturbed lake ecosystems within the IISD-ELA area. Additionally, she is examining the impacts of microplastic exposure on the productivity potential of freshwater fishes.

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