Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic

MTRI - Researcher Biographies


MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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Our rockin' researchers study a variety of topics in the Mersey and Medway watersheds, including loons, turtles, snakes, water, fog, and much more! They come from a variety of institutions and backgrounds, including local Universities, Community Colleges, and not for profit organizations. Click on their name to read their bio, give them a call at MTRI, or drop by - you might just catch them having a game of football on the lawn, or cooking up a meal at the bunkhouse : ) 


Current Researchers

Amanda Ring - ACPF Researcher (Saint Mary's University)

Diane LaRue - Research Associate

Brittany Gerhardt - ACPF Researcher (Saint Mary's University)

Natasha Daze-Querry - ACPF Researcher (Saint Mary's University)

Sara Klapstein - Mercury Research (Acadia University)


Past Researchers

Anna Naylor - Old Growth Forest structure and composition at lake edges (Dalhousie University)

Christine Angelidis - Old Growth Forest structure and composition at lake edges (Dalhousie University)

Claire Robinson - Road Researcher (MSc student)

Chris Ayer - Bat Researcher

Colinda Vergeer - Turtle Researcher (Netherlands, Research Intern)

Howie Hynuh - Bat Researcher (Acadia University, MSc Student)

Jake Munroe - Loon Researcher

Jeffie McNeil - Blanding's turtle and Ribbonsnake Field Research Coordinator (Parks Canada)

Jesse Saroli -  Ribbonsnake Researcher (Acadia University, BScH Graduate)

Joe Poissant - Bat Researcher (St. Mary's University, MSc Student)

Lilianne Arsenault - Blanding's turtle Researcher (Acadia University, MSc Student)

Maelle Lepoutre - Forest Researcher (France, Intern)

Peter Kydd - Blanding's and Snapping Turtle Researcher (Acadia University, MSc Student)

Stephanie Brouzes - Forest Researcher (France, Intern)

Tim Bachiu - Fog Researcher (Environment Canada)

Veronica Belmonte - Turtle Researcher (Mexico, Intern) 






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