Planting wetland species in oil sands tailings as part of a field study while doing my M.Sc. at the University of Alberta


M.Sc. Land Reclamation, Remediation, and Restoration (2001) University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

Thesis: Tolerance mechanisms of black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.) seedlings exposed to saline oil sands tailings


B.Sc. Forest Resource Management (1995) University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri, USA


Fisheries Field Technician (2003) Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC, Canada


Other Studies:

Tropical Deforestation, summer 1990. Centre for Rainforest Studies (School for Field Studies), Yungaburra Queensland Australia.

Coral Reef management, summer 1992. Centre for Marine Resource Studies (School for Field Studies), Turks and Caicos, British West Indies.

Envronmental Science and Forestry, fall 1993 to summer 1994. University of Joensuu, Joensuu, Finland.

French Immersion, winter 2002. École de langue française et de culture québécoise. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada


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Identifying parr during the Vancouver Island Univerisity Fisheries Field Technician Program.