Perspectives on Episode 6- Heidi Swanson

Dr. Heidi Swanson is an assistant professor and university research chair at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She studies the response of aquatic food webs to climate change and the accumulation of mercury in Arctic lakes. Her lab, the Swanson Lab Group, travels to ecosystems as far west as the North Slope in Alaska and as far east as Lake Superior to study fish ecology and track contaminants in lakes. Her team works collaboratively with other academics, government researchers, Aboriginal communities, and industry to conduct meaningful research for multiple stakeholders.