THE PEOPLE PASSIONATE AND COMMITTED TO IMPROVING OUR ENVIRONMENT THROUGH SOUND, STRONG SCIENCE
Kailey is an undergraduate student obtaining her Bachelor of Environmental Science (Co-op, Honours) focusing on aquatic ecotoxicology at the University of Manitoba. Kailey has been part of the Stress Ecology Laboratory since 2021 when she received an NSERC-USRA allowing her to aid in the mesocosm field study looking at the effects of contaminated groundwater on fathead minnow health and reproduction. As part of this study, she evaluated the effects of contaminated groundwater on zooplankton communities. In addition to this project, Kailey has been working in the Stress Ecology lab as a lab technician, where she analyzes freshwater samples in support of other projects. Kailey is passionate about freshwater ecosystems and looks forward to collaborating on more related projects in the future. Her Honours project will take place in the summer of 2023, where it will look at the impacts of freshwater salinization on zooplankton community dynamics in simulated wetland enclosures, here at the Prairie Wetland Research Facility, under the supervision of Dr. Mark Hanson and Braedon Humeniuk.