Dr. Emily S. Choy: Marine predators as sentinels of environmental change in Arctic ecosystems
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Dr. Emily S. Choy is an NSERC & L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science PDF at McGill. Dr. Choy completed her undergrad at Queens University where she studied mercury concentrations in young of the year spottail shiners in the St. Lawrence River. She then moved to the Univ. of Ottawa for her MSc thesis which examined contaminant transfer in coastal Arctic food webs). For her PhD, she worked at the Univ. Manitoba to better understand the diet, physiology and physical condition of beluga whales in the Beaufort Sea (e.g. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13413). For her NSERC / UNESCO L’Oreal Women in Science post-doctoral fellowship she is working at McGill with Kyle Elliot on the foraging and thermal biology of thick-billed murres in northern Hudson Bay. Emily is a current nominee for the British Ornithologists’ Union Science Communication Awards.