Stephanie Graves

Post Doctoral Fellow, Biology

I first became interested in how humans impact the environment during my undergraduate degree when I worked as a summer field assistant looking at the effects of glyphosate on wetland ecosystems. I quickly learned that ecotoxicology combines two of my favourite things: science and nature. Since then, I have completed an M.Sc. at the University of New Brunswick and a Ph.D. at the University of Saskatchewan, both with a focus in ecotoxicology.

Currently, my postdoctoral research focuses on using stable isotopes as tools to understand the fate of contaminants. I am using stable isotopes to 1) trace point and non-point nutrient sources in the Wolastoq River watershed, New Brunswick and 2) determine the fate of microplastic-derived carbon in freshwater environments.