Prof Alison derry
Alison is an Associate professor in the département des sciences biologiques at UQAM. She completed her BSc at the University of Guelph in 1997. Her MSc in limnology was completed in 2001 at the University of Alberta where her research focused on genetic and community diversity of zooplankton in northern saline lake ecosystems in Wood Buffalo National Park (Alberta / Northwest Territories). She worked as an environmental consultant with Golder & Associates (Edmonton, AB) and as a freshwater scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Environment Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch (Rexdale, ON) before continuing with her graduate studies. Her PhD was completed at Queen’s University in 2007 where she studied adaptive responses in zooplankton to lake acidification recovery in boreal lakes. She then moved to McGill University as a NSERC postdoctoral fellow, where she studied adaptive plasticity to environmental gradients and invasion in the St. Lawrence River. Since 2011, Alison has been a professor at UQAM where her research program is based in aquatic ecosystems spanning Canada, and focuses on eco-evolutionary questions related to natural spatial environmental variation, anthropogenic stressors, and ecosystem recovery.