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M.Sc. Candidate

University of Windsor

Garfield Weston Northern Family Scientist

chris11h at 

My research is looking at understanding how sea ice influences the Arctic deep-water food web across a latitudinal gradient by utilizing stable isotope analysis and highly branched isoprenoid biomarkers.  This research will aid in the development of northern sustainable fisheries.


Laurissa Christie*, Harri Pettitt-Wade,  Thomas Brown, Amanda Barkley, Jena Edwards, Blue Raasch, Nigel Hussey. "Why do Greenland Halibut move seasonally in the Arctic?" Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.  July 2018 (Oral Presentation) 

Laurissa Christie*, Neil Rooney. "What to do in a threatened species rich but data poor system?  The case of the Tonlé Sap Lake." Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland. July 2016 (Oral Presentation). 

Laurissa Christie*, Vicki Wojcik, Maryam Sultan, Jeroen Slits, Keith Ardiel, Luc Bourgeois.  Investigating cover crop preference for southern Ontario native and non-native bee species.  Bee Con, York University, Toronto, ON.  May 2016 (Oral Presentation). 

Laurissa Christie*, Kim Quesnel, Lindsey Gulbrandsen*, Carrie Amott, Shad O’Neel, Jeffrey Kavanaugh.  Using Glacial Mass Balance on the Juneau Icefield as an Indicator for Hydrologic Fluxes and Implications on Downstream Ecosystems. Geological Society of America, Vancouver, British Columbia. October 2014 (Oral Presentation). 

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