The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup project has the goal of bringing awareness to plastic in our environment, while also actively removing some of the pollutants from the Great Lakes. This September, students in Dr. Orihel’s 4th year Ecotoxicology course spent time helping with The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup project by identifying pollutant waste in the Seabins that collect debris from Lake Ontario during field trips to Portsmouth Harbour. See more in the Queen’s Gazette.
QE3 team members, Diane Orihel, Sam Gene, and Stephanie Graves, made presentations at the 2022 Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop from October 2nd to 5th in Winnipeg. Their presentations involved research on freshwater oil spills and microplastic contamination through the pELAstic project.
Congratulations to QE3 alumnus, Eden Hataley, whose thesis-based publication “Experimental evidence from the field that naturally weathered microplastics accumulate cyanobacterial toxins in eutrophic lakes” has been accepted in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Congratulations to recent QE3 graduate, Chloe Robinson, whose publication “Naphthenic acid fraction compounds reduce the reproductive success of wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) by affecting offspring viability” was just accepted in Environmental Pollution.
Congratulations to Lydia who successfully defended her thesis, “Weaving Knowledge Systems in Wildlife and Ecosystem Health”.