Dr. Karen Dunmall
Ullukkut! My name is Laurissa and I live in Winnipeg, but I grew up on a farm in Ontario. I have been a biologist with Arctic Coast/ Arctic Salmon since February 2020 where I coordinate coastal monitoring and local knowledge documentation programs in Hudson Bay using community-led approaches. I am especially interested in understanding food web dynamics and energy flow within the Arctic marine environment using a variety of approaches including: tracer analysis, local knowledge documentation, and ecosystem monitoring. I also created the Arctic Salmon cookbook. I love that my position combines two of my passions Arctic science and working with communities! It is a dream come true.
Hi! My name is Kevin Gully and I am from Sachs Harbour, NWT. I am the team technician, and I sample fish, lead the organization of our lab and freezer space, assist with logistics for all the projects, and do field work. I am also interested in sea ice change and am analyzing imagery and data about sea ice and making a tool for other people from the north to be able to do this too. I am also a student at the University of Manitoba, pursuing a BSc degree.
Dr. Eranga Galappaththi
Elizabeth Mik'aq Lindley
Hi! I'm Elizabeth Mik'aq Lindley, or Mik' for short! I am a MSc student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks co-supervised by Peter Westley. I am Yup'ik and was born and raised in Bethel, Alaska along the Kuskokwim River in southwest Alaska. My deep cultural ties to salmon as a subsistence species catalyzed my interest in studying them during my MSc research. My research focuses on the northward distribution and range expansion of Pacific salmon into the Alaskan Arctic. I'll also be conducting a common garden lab experiment with chum, pink, and sockeye salmon to quantify minimum thermal thresholds during egg development, which will allow us to determine whether colder temperatures present a barrier to the colonization of new Arctic systems.
Hello! My name is Allison Drake, and I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I am an MSc student at Carleton University co-supervised by Vivian Nguyen. I am very excited to be studying the weaving of Inuit and Western scientific knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic. One main component of my research is to compile and document local knowledge of changes in aquatic biodiversity with the community of ᑭᙵᐃᑦ (Kinngait), Nunavut. I am passionate about my work because I care deeply about conserving the diversity of northern species and habitats, and about the wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples in the context of climate change and development. I am a settler ally committed to learning and unlearning about Indigenous realities, and recognize that this is a lifelong journey.