Canadian Science Chat with E4D - #CDNSCICHAT

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 15:24

Each month, Evidence for Democracy hosts a Canadian researcher for #CDNSCICHAT, a one hour Twitter chat about their research. Join us on March 28th for a conversation with Dr. Alexa Alexander-Trusiak. You can find her full bio below. 

Wondering what a #CDNSCICHAT is like? You can find many of our previous chats here

Dr. Alexa Alexander-Trusiak:

Dr. Alexander-Trusiak is an Environment and Climate Change Canada research scientist and Visiting Research Assistant Professor co-located in the Biology Department at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.  Dr. Alexander-Trusiak’s primary role is in research, with a focus on the development and application of integrated assessment approaches to separate and diagnose the effects of multiple stressors in aquatic ecosystems. Her research targets critical areas where current environmental guidelines are inadequate or where thresholds for environmental sustainability are required.  Her research to date has focussed on three main themes 1) the combined effects of mixtures of pesticides and nutrients on aquatic communities, 2) understanding water quality and the influence of snowmelt on water quality in Canada's oil sands, and 3) understanding broader implications of mixtures of contaminants and natural gradients in experimental streams and ponds.

You can find us on Twitter at @E4Dca and Alexa at @thislabmayfly 

Emma Bugg

Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Emma is passionate about social and environmental justice and has worked on climate change issues for a variety of non-profit organizations. She has worked to learn leadership and organizing skills through volunteer work, as well as through social justice leadership training programs including IMPACT!