Andrew Paterson

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Inland Lakes Research Scientist
Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
(705) 766-2951


Current Activities:

  • Provide scientific leadership and coordination of the Ministry of the Environment’s water quality monitoring programs focusing on inland lakes, including the long-term monitoring of Dorset-area lakes
  • Conduct research on the effects of multiple environmental stressors, including climate change, on watershed patterns and processes
  • Evaluate causes and consequences of impairments to aquatic habitats and biota, with a focus on phytoplankton communities
  • Examine long-term environmental and climatic changes in aquatic ecosystems using paleoecological techniques
  • Assess long-term environmental and climatic change in the Lake of the Woods and inland lakes in Ontario’s Far North
  • Provide technical expertise on issues concerning Lakeshore Capacity Assessment in Ontario

Education and Research Experience:

B.Sc., Environmental Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada (1995)

Ph.D., Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada (2000)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen's University, Kingston, ON (2001)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2001)