May 04, 2020 11:45 AM
Dr Megan Thompson
The New Oil Sands Teck Mine from a Limnology and Aquatic Ecology Perspective

Dr Megan Thompson is a Limnologist and Aquatic Ecologist with more than fifteen years of professional, research, and academic experience dealing with pollutant and climate change impacts on lakes and rivers.  Her work has focused on the water quality impacts of terrestrial linkages and inputs like permafrost thaw, industrial surface runoff, mine tailings spills, atmospheric deposition, and effluent release on freshwater systems.  She has represented and advised Indigenous clients in meetings with industry and government, written over 60 technical and advisory reports, published papers, presented to community meetings, and lectured on contaminant limnology, mine tailings spills into rivers, and anthropogenic environmental impacts on lakes and rivers.  Her training is in the fields of aquatic ecology and limnology and northern planning and development, including studies in participatory research and conflict resolution.  She has experience with research and professional projects in the Northwest Territories, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Northern Sweden and Alaska.