Jennifer Provencher

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    • Jennifer Provencher's details
      • Title: PhD Candidate
      • Institution: Carleton University
      • Funding: Weston Fellow, NSERC, Bonneycastle Ducks Unlimited Fellow, Ontario Graduate Scholar

Jennifer is examining how internal parasites and mercury may interact to affect reproductive decisions among birds; particularly during times of energetic stress (e.g. migration and breeding). She is conducting her Arctic field work with Inuit hunters in northern communities and also at the East Bay Island eider duck colony. In addition, several of her laboratory studies are ongoing at the National Wildlife Research Centre in Ottawa (Environment Canada). Jenn brings a range of skills and experience to the lab having first joined the group as a MSc student during the International Polar Year project, “Seabirds help detect Arctic ecosystem change”. Jenn also leads the annual Marine Bird Dissection Workshop each year in collaboration with the Nunavut Arctic College and the Nasivvik Centre. Jenn is co-supervised by Dr. Mark Forbes (Carleton University).

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