Our Science Directors

CRI’s Science Directors share the goals and objectives of the CRI, and have as their primary focus, an interest in expanding and promoting research on rivers and their estuaries.

CRI’s Associates are designated annually by their Science Director in their CRI Member Network Agreements as participating in research, education and training recognized as supporting the purpose and aims of the Institute.

Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) - The Government of Canada has created a permanent Canada Research Chair Program. Its goal is to attract and retain highly qualified researchers whose aim is to achieve research excellence. The Canadian Rivers Institute has been the home to 9 CRCs to date.


Consuelo Aguilar
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Consuelo Aguilar

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Consuelo (Coqui) Aguilar is a Research Professor in the Department of the Studies for the Sustainable Development of Coastal Zones at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.  Her expertise is in estuarine and coastal fish ecology.

David Armanini
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David Armanini

Science Director, CRI

Dr. David Armanini is Managing Director of Prothea Group, Milan, Italy. His expertise is in ecological quality assessment, eco-hydrology and functional diversity in freshwater ecosystems.

Donald Baird
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Donald Baird

Chair of the Science Directors Board, CRI

Dr. Donald Baird is a Research Scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada and a Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick.  His expertise is in ecological risk assessment, with particular expertise in the development of diagnostic approaches to study human impacts.

Leif Burge
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Leif Burge

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Leif Burge is a professor at Okanagan College and a Senior Scientist, Fluvial Geomorphology with Stantec.  His expertise is in solving applied river problems using hydraulic modelling, sediment management, sediment transport, river patterns, fluvial habitat, river stability, and river restoration.

Simon Courtenay
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Simon Courtenay

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Simon Courtenay is a professor in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo and the Scientific Director of the Canadian Water Network.  His expertise is in the development of monitoring programs that detect impacts of human activities and cumulative effects on aquatic ecology.

Joseph Culp
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Joseph Culp

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Joseph Culp is a Senior Research Scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada and a Research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick.  His expertise is in the impacts of multiple stressors on aquatic systems, particularly rivers, and the use of stream mesocosm and field protocols for detection of impacts on benthic food webs.

Rick Cunjak
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Rick Cunjak

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Rick Cunjak is a professor in the Department of Biology and the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick. His expertise is in natural stressors, anthropogenic impacts, and the population dynamics of riverine fishes, particularly Atlantic salmon.

Allen Curry
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Allen Curry

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Allen Curry is a professor in the Department of Biology and the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick.  His expertise is in the ecology of fishes, food webs and ecosystems, and rivers and their landscapes.

Michelle Gray
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Michelle Gray

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Michelle Gray is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management at the University of New Brunswick. Her expertise is in using fish and benthic invertebrates as indicators of environmental and water quality health.

Natacha S Hogan
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Natacha S Hogan

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Natacha Hogan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science and Toxicology Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Her expertise is in the areas of environmental, biomedical and nutritional toxicology.  

Douglas Holdway
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Douglas Holdway

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Douglas Holdway is a professor of Ecotoxicology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. His expertise is in aquatic toxicology and marine biology with particular interest in fish reproduction, endocrine disruptors and biomarkers.

Tim Jardine
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Tim Jardine

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Tim Jardine is assistant professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and Toxicology Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.  His expertise is in using ecological tracers to understand energy and contaminant cycling in rivers, estuaries and reservoirs.

Karen Kidd
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Karen Kidd

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Karen Kidd is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Chemical Contamination of Food Webs in the Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick.  Her expertise is in contamination in fish and other aquatic life and the effection of human activities on aquatic ecosystem health.

Deborah MacLatchy
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Deborah MacLatchy

Vice-President: Academic & Provost

Dr. Deborah MacLatchy is the Vice-President: Academic & Provost and a professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her expertise is in developing fish bioassays for assessment of mechanisms of action of aquatic endocrine disruptors and in investigating source contaminants of pulp & paper and other wastewater producers.

Kerry MacQuarrie
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Kerry MacQuarrie

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Kerry MacQuarrie is a professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of New Brunswick.  His expertise is in the transport and fate of contaminants in the subsurface and the use of hydraulic, thermal, and geochemical information to understand groundwater-surface water interactions.

Chris Martyniuk
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Chris Martyniuk

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Chris Martyniuk is an associate professor in the Centre for Environmental and Human Toxicology and Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Florida.  His expertise is in using omics approaches and biochemistry to study organismal responses to aquatic pollutants such as endocrine disrupting chemicals.

Jessica Orlofske
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Jessica Orlofske

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Jessica Orlofske is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  Her expertise is in invertebrate ecology and conservation with an emphasis on the application of aquatic invertebrates for monitoring ecosystem health.

Scott A. Pavey
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Scott A. Pavey

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Scott A. Pavey is an assistant professor and a Canada Research Chair of Aquatic Molecular Ecology and Ecological Genomics at the Department of Biology at the University of New Brusnwick.  His expertise is in using state-of-the-art technologies and scientific techniques to address basic and applied questions in conservation, fisheries management, and ecological genomics.

Mark R. Servos
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Mark R. Servos

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Mark R. Servos is a professor and the Canada Research Chair in Water Quality Protection in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo. His expertise is in treatment, exposure, fate and effects of organic contaminants in the environment.

André St-Hilaire
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André St-Hilaire

Science Director, CRI

Dr. André St-Hilaire is a professor in Hydrology at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) at the Université du Québec.  His expertise is in environmental hydrology, particularily hydrological extremes as well as hydrological, habitat, and water quality modelling.

Michael Van den Heuvel
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Michael Van den Heuvel

Director, CRI

Dr. Michael Van den Heuvel is a professor in the Department of Biology and Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Prince Edward Island.  His expertise is in the effects of agriculture and chemical use on freshwater and coastal environments.

Steve Wiseman
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Steve Wiseman

Science Director

Dr. Wiseman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic and Mechanistic Toxicology.

Adam Yates
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Adam Yates

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Adam Yates is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at Western University.  His expertise is in integrating landscape and aquatic sciences to develop and apply environmental assessment approaches with the goal of detailing the effects of landscape patterns on aquatic ecosystem conditions.

CRI Associates (2016- 2017)

Consuelo Aquilar

Dr. Gaspar Gonzalez-Sanson
Professor, University of Guadalajara
Publications

Donald Baird

Dr. Alex Bush
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Anthony Chariton
Aquatic Ecologist, Environmental Genomics, Ecology and Ecotoxicology Lab,  Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia
Publications

Dr. Zacchaeus Compson 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Colin Curry
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Joel Gibson
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, 
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Publications
 

Dr. Mehrdad Hajibabaei
Associate Professor,  Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Publications
 

Dr. Wendy Monk
Research Associate, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Daniel Peters
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria and Research Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Publications
 

Dr. Amadeu Soares
Professor, Department of Biology, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, Univeristy of Averio
Publications
 

Dr. Paul Van den Brink
Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University
Publications

Leif Burge

Dr. Bernard Bauer
Professor, Department of Geography, Univeristy of British Columbia, Okanagan
Publications

Ms. Hawley Beaugrand
Hawley Beaugrand, SNC-Lavalin

Ms. Vanessa Cuervo
Senior Scientist, Geohazard and Risk, SNC-Lavalin
Publications

Dr. Richard Gutherie
Director, Geohazards and Geomorphology, Stantec
Publications

Ms. Megan Hendershot
Fluvial Geomorphologist, Stantec
Publications

Joe Kennedy
University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Dr. David Luzi
Lead, Fluvial Geomorphology, Stantec
Publications

Simon Courtenay

Dr. Bill Annable
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
Publications
 

Dr. Derek Armitage
Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources & Sustainability, University of Waterloo
Publications
 

Dr. Robert Bailey
Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Publications
 

Mr. Roland Cormier
Senior Consultant, Ecoriskmanagement
Publications
 

Dr. Heather Hunt
Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. David Methven
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Rob Stephenson
Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Publications
 

Dr. Heidi Swanson
Assistant Professor and University Research Chair, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo
Publications
 

Dr. Andrew Trant
Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
Publications

Joseph Culp

Dr. Alexa Alexander-Trusiak
Research Scientist, Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Publications
 

Dr. Glenn Benoy
Senior Water Quality and Ecosystem Advisor, International Joint Commission
Publications
 

Dr. Patricia Chambers
Research Scientist and Section Head, Human Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems Processes, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Publications
 

Dr. Jennifer Lento
Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications

Rick Cunjak

Gerald Chaput
Research Scientist and Section Head, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Publications
 

Dr. Guillaume Dauphin
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Brittany Graham
Marine Ecologist, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
Publications
 

Dr. Brian Hayden
Postdoctoral Fellow and Science Manager, SINLAB, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Tommi  Linnansaari
Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Jennifer Nafziger
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta
Publications
 

Dr. Jean-Marc Roussel
Research Scientist, National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
Publications
 

Dr. David Soto
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Leuven, Belgium
Publications

Allen Curry

Ms. Cecelia Brooks
Water Grandmother

 

Dr. Meghann Bruce
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications
 

Dr. Shawn Dalton
Principal and Senoir Consultant, Thrive Consulting
Publications

Dr. Kevin Devito
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
Publications

Dr. Stephen Dugdale
Research Fellow, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Publications

Dr. Katy Haralampides
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick
Publications

Dr. Wendy Monk
Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications

Dr. Kelly Munkittrick
Director, Monitoring, Canada's Oilsands Innovation Alliance
Publications

Dr. Tommi Linnansaari
Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications

Dr. Mouhamed Ndong
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications

Dr. Laura Noel
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications

Douglas Holdway

Dr. John Guchardi
Senior Research Lab Technician, Faculty of Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Publications

Dr. Andrea Kirkwood
Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Publications

Tim Jardine

Mr. Iain Phillips
Senior Ecologist, Saskatchewan Water Security Agency
Publications

Karen Kidd

Marie-Josee Abgrall
Research Associate, Kouchibouquac National Park, Parks Canada
Publications

Dr. Marcial Arellanos
Profesor Biología Pesquera, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
Publications

Dr. Lindsay Brin
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick
Publications

Dr. Patricia Ceballos
Profesor-Investigador, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
Publications

Dr. Gustavo Chiang
Scientific Director, Fundación MERI, Chile
Publications

Deborah MacLatchy

Dr. Jim McGeer
Professor, Department of Biology and Director, Laurier Institute for Water Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
Publications
 

Dr. Scott Smith
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Wilfrid Laurier University
Publications
 

Dr. Kevin Stevens
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University
Publications
 

Dr. Mike Wilkie
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Wilfrid Laurier University
Publications

Kerry MacQuarrie

Dennis Connor
Environmental Technician, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick
Publications

Jessica Orlofske

Dr. Christopher Tyrrell
Research Curator-Biodiversity, Milwaukee Public Museum
Publications

Scott A. Pavey

Dr. Gregory Puncher
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick

André St-Hilaire

Dr. Normand Bergeron
Professeur, Géomorphologie et habitat fluvial, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Publications
 

Dr. Olivier Chimi-Chiadjeu
Postdocotral Fellow, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Publications
 

Dr. Daniel Caissie
Senior Scientist, Gulf Fisheries Centre, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Publications
 

Dr. Anik Daigle
Research Associate, Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Publications

Michael van den Heuvel

Dr. Todd Dupuis
Executive Director for Environment, Department of Communities, Land and Environment, Government of Prince Edward Island

Dr. Pierre Daoust
Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island

Dr. Donna Giberson
Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology

Dr. Spencer Greenwood
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island

Dr. Brendan Hicks
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Dr. Yefang Jiang
Physical Scientist, Charlottetown Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Kamunde Collins
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island

Dr. Karen Thorpe
Senior Lecturer, Environment Department, University of York

Dr. Brian Wagner
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Prince Edward Island