Kyra St. Pierre, Ph.D.
I am a biogeochemist interested in the connections between terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. I currently hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries' Pelagic Ecosystems Lab and the Hakai Institute's Watersheds Program after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Alberta (2018) and a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Ottawa (2012).
From the bottom of High Arctic lakes in Quttinirpaaq National Park to the meadows of South Greenland, the oilsands developments of northern Alberta and coastal British Columbia, I look to understand both the natural functioning of and human impact on (direct and indirect) the function of polar and north temperate ecosystems. I am also interested in the intersection of science and policy, particularly as it relates to water and pollution management, aquatic ecosystem conservation, climate change adaptation and sustainability. In my free time, I am passionate about health, fitness (I taught barre for 4 years!) and the outdoors and I love to cook and travel.
I will be recruiting students later in 2023! Feel free to get in touch!