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Tutor profile: Adam R.

Adam R.
Aquatic Research Biologist
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About Adam

About Adam
Hi, I'm Adam I completed my MSc at Queen's University with a focus on investigating the natural movements of Smallmouth Bass in Lake Ontario, and their response to tournament displacement. I completed my undergraduate thesis at Wilfrid Laurier University, researching how water quality improvements have influenced Lake Sturgeon recovery in the Kaministiquia River. I have worked and volunteered on several other projects giving me a wide range of both aquatic and terrestrial experience. I have experience with radio and acoustic telemetry, as...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have held numerous teaching positions throughout my career, including instructing snowboarding, teaching outdoor education camps at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Center, and coordinating and delivering various biology/zoology labs while completing my M.Sc. at Queen's University.
Queen's University
Master's Degree
2015 - 2018
Wilfrid Laurier University
Environmental Studies/Biology
Bachelor's Degree
2010 - 2015

Work Experience

Work Experience
OMNDMNRF, Aquatic Research Biologist
2019 - Present
• Trained and mentored summer students, co-op students, and staff on the safe use of lab and field equipment (WHMIS) as well as data collection and processing protocols, ensuring work was conducted safely and to the highest possible quality • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills while designing and leading multiple field and lab programs concurrently (e.g, limnology, habitat monitoring, telemetry), maintaining equipment to ensure safe and accurate data collection • Managed research lab by acquiring and maintaining...
OMNDMNRF, Research Technician II
2018 - 2019
• Conducted biological sample processing (e.g., fish dissection, plankton enumeration and taxonomy, stomach content analysis) and prepared samples for analysis (freeze-drying and distribution to collaborators) • Coordinated Cooperative Scientific Monitoring Initiative program (e.g., liaise with project partners to ensure goals were met, coordinated efficient sample collections, and ensured data generated was of the highest quality, prepared weekly progress reports for the research team and partners) • Acquired, maintained, and operated lab and...
Queen's University, Teaching Assistant
2015 - 2018
• Applied strong communication and technical skills while instructing ‘Fisheries Biology Field Course,' ‘Population and Evolutionary Ecology’ and ‘Diversity of Life’ labs, developing and delivering presentations, facilitating active learning and discussion, and providing written and oral feedback • Coordinated with lab members and volunteers to organize the tagging of over 600 Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass with external tags for mark-recapture study • Demonstrated effective written communication and organization skills through aiding in the...

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