Heidi Swanson

2009 PhD. Graduate, UNB

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Thesis:

Effects of anadromous Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) on food web structure and contaminant concentrations in coastal arctic lakes.

Current position:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute, Winnipeg

Education:

BSc Queen's University
MSc University of Alberta
PhD University of New Brunswick

Awards and Grants:

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (January 2006-December 2007)
Northern Scientific Training Program Grant (February 2006)
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Scholarship (May 2006)
Research and Development Grant (Miramar Hope Bay Ltd.) (May 2006)

Conference Presentations:

Swanson, H.K., T.A. Johnston, D.W. Schindler, R.A. Cunjak, and D.M. Whittle. 2003. Mercury bioaccumulation in forage fish communities invaded by rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax). Oral presentation at the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, St. John’s, NFLD, Jan. 6-10, 2004.

Swanson, H.K., T.A. Johnston, D.W. Schindler, R.A. Cunjak, and D.M. Whittle. 2003. Mercury concentrations in forage fishes: A growth story. Oral presentation  at the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, August 10–13, 2003.

Swanson, H.K.,T.A. Johnston, D.W. Schindler, R.A. Cunjak, R.A. Bodaly, and D.M. Whittle. 2003. Time since invasion and lake productivity as ecological determinants of the effects of rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) invasion on boreal lakes. Oral presentationat the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Ottawa, ON, Jan. 2-5, 2003

Publications:

Swanson, Heidi K., Thomas A. Johnston, David W. Schindler, R. Andrew Bodaly, and D. Michael Whittle. 2006. Mercury bioaccumulation in forage fish communities invaded by rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax). Environmental Science and Technology. 40: 1439-1446.

Swanson, H.K., T.A. Johnston, W.C. Leggett, R.A. Bodaly, R.R. Doucett, and R.A. Cunjak. 2003. Trophic positions and mercury concentrations in rainbow smelt and native forage fishes in northwestern Ontario lakes. Ecosystems. 6: 289-299.

Johnston, T.A., W.C. Leggett, R.A. Bodaly, R.R. Doucett, R.A. Cunjak, and H.K. Swanson. 2003. Temporal changes in mercury bioaccumulation by predatory fishes of boreal lakes following the invasion of an exotic forage fish. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 22(9): 2057-2062.