IB Seminar Series - Dr. Emily S. Choi

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We are excited to welcome Dr. Emily S. Choy who will talk on, "Marine predators as sentinels of environmental change in Arctic ecosystems".  

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 (e.g. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00244-007-9040-2). She then moved to the Univ. of Ottawa for her MSc thesis which examined contaminant transfer in coastal Arctic food webs (e.g. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2010.07.014). 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.

To get a feel for the breadth of her research, you can explore her Google Scholar page to see the conceptual and taxonomic range of problems that she has undertaken (https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=IrNJm1YAAAAJ&hl=en) and this recent profile of her work in Canadian Geographic (https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/featured-fellow-emily-choy).  

Emily is a current nominee for the British Ornithologists’ Union Science Communication Awards.  You can check out the nomination here https://bou.org.uk/scicomm-awards-2020/public-vote-open/ (V voting closes Monday, March 01(). You can follow her science and sci-com work on Twitter https://twitter.com/Emily_S_Choy and at her website: https://emilyschoy.wixsite.com/home

Looking forward to seeing you at Emily's talk, Thursday, February 25th at 11:30https://zoom.us/j/92103888878?pwd=OUJKcHJYZkZWenFzZU5kUituUXQ3dz09

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