Tim Arciszewski

PhD Candidate (May 2011 - present) 


Tim ArciszewskiHometown: Kitchener, Ontario
Education: B.A. Wilfred Laurier University, 2005; M.Sc. University of New Brunswick, 2007
Contact: tim.arciszewski@unb.ca, 506-648-5843

Research: "Studies on the recovery of populations of white sucker previously exposed to pulp mill effluent"

Operating pulp mills are heavy users of water and will discharge between 50-100 m3 of water for every ton of pulp produced per day; large mills in Canada will produce >750 tons of pulp and release ~70,000 m3 of wastewater per day.

Since the late 1990s many well-studied pulp mills have closed. This means that many of the facilities that were discharging large amounts of wastewater (and, in many cases, were the largest point sources in the respective receiving environment) are no longer operating. The purpose of my project is to determine how fish populations respond following the removal of this stressor.

Relevant work experience

Environmental Specialist, Hatfield Consultants Partnership, North Vancouver, B.C. 2007-2010.

Recent scientific publications 

Arciszewski, T.J., K.A. Kidd, and K.R. Munkittrick. Comparing responses in the performance of sentinel populations of stoneflies (Plecoptera) and slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus) exposed to enriching effluents. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 74(7): 1844-1854.

Arciszewski, T., M. Gray, K. Munkittrick, and C. Baron. 2010. Guidance for the collection and sampling of slimy sculpin (Cottus cognatus) in northern Canadian lakes for environmental effects monitoring (EEM). Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2909::v + 21 p.