Anna DeSellas

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Scientist, Inland Lakes Monitoring
Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
(705) 766-2150

Current activities:

  • Coordinate the Ontario Ministry of the Environment’s Lake Partner Program (Provincial 650+ volunteer water quality monitoring program) and other inland lakes surveillance programs
  • Conduct research evaluating long-term environmental changes and current trends in inland lake water quality
  • Foster partnerships on inland lake monitoring with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Conservation Authorities, municipal governments, public interest groups and the public
  • Provide technical expertise on inland lake water quality and respond to public inquiries

 

Education:

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON (2016-present).

B.Sc., Biology, Ecology & Environmental Biology Specialization, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2004)

M.Sc.., Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada (2006)

 

Publications:

2015

Mosscrop, L.E., Paterson, A.M., DeSellas, A.M., Kurek, J., Weeber, R. and Smol, J.P. 2015. Long-term stability of cladoceran assemblages in small, shallow, Canadian Shield lakes experiencing marked calcium declines. Aquatic Sciences 77: 547-561.

2011

DeSellas, A.M., Paterson, A.M., Sweetman, J.N., and Smol, J.P. 2011. Assessing the effects of multiple environmental stressors on zooplankton assemblages in Ontario lakes since pre-industrial times. Journal of Limnology. 70: 41-56.

Winter, J.G., DeSellas, A.M., Fletcher R., Heintsch, L., Morley, A., Nakamoto, L., and Utsumi, K. 2011. Algal blooms in Ontario, Canada: increases in reports since 1994. Lake and Reservoir Management. 27: 107-114.

2010

Korosi, J.B., Paterson, A.M., DeSellas, A.M., and Smol, J.P. 2010. A comparison of pre-industrial and present-day changes in Bosmina and Daphnia size structure from soft-water Ontario lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 67: 754-762.

2008

DeSellas, A.M., Paterson, A.M. Sweetman, J.N., and Smol, J.P. 2008. Cladocera in the surface sediments of lakes in south-central Ontario (Canada) and their relationship to measured environmental variables. Hydrobiologia. 600: 105-119. 

Jeziorski, A., Yan, N.D., Paterson, A.M., DeSellas, A.M., Turner, M.A., Jeffries, D.S., Keller, W., Weeber, R.C., McNicol, D.K., Palmer, M.E., McIver, K., Arseneau, K., Ginn, B.K., Cumming, B.F., and Smol, J.P. 2008. Aquatic osteoporosis: The widespread threat of calcium decline in fresh waters. Science. 322: 1374-1377.

Korosi, J.B., Paterson, A.M., DeSellas, A.M., and Smol, J.P. 2008. Linking mean body size of pelagic Cladocera to environmental variables in Precambrian Shield lakes: A paleolimnological approach. Journal of Limnology. 67: 22-34. 

2006

DeSellas, A.M. "Sedimentary cladoceran remains as indicators of long-term environmental change in south-central Ontario (Canada) lakes", M.Sc. thesis, Queen's University, 2006.  

Technical Reports

Lake Partner Program 2015 Report Card. Internal Report available at www.desc.ca/programs/lpp

Clark, B, Paterson, A.M., DeSellas, A.M., and Ingram, R.I. The Chemical Water Quality of Lake Nipissing 2003-04. Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Inland Lakes Group, ILG-3. In Press.

DeSellas, A.M., Paterson, A.M., Clark, B.J., Baratono, N.G., and Sellers, T.J. 2009. State of the Basin Report for the Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River Basin. Multi-agency technical report prepared cooperatively by the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and Environment Canada. 142 pp.