Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI)

Chad Simmons
Ecologist

Chad joined the MTRI in 2020 while finishing up his MSc at Dalhousie University, researching the habitat of rare forest plants. He grew up in Kespukwitk, Southwest Nova Scotia, in the small tidal village of Bear River, where the rich biodiversity of his rural town fueled a passion for forests, plants, and other wildlife. Chad manages MTRI's forested wetland work, our old growth forest research, our social media accounts and any other project he can get his hands on. He is a dedicated science communicator and is always trying to encourage a love for science and nature.