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Dr. Melissa McKinney
Research Scientist
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

McGill University
Macdonald-Stewart Building, 21111 Lakeshore Road,
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC, Canada


Ph. D., 2010 Carleton University; National Wildlife Research Centre
M.S., 2004 University of Windsor; Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research
B.Sc., 2002 University of British Columbia; Department of Chemistry


2018-Present McGill University Assistant Professor
2015 - 2018 University of Connecticut Storrs,CT Assistant Professor
2013 - 2014 University of Windsor; Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research Postdoctoral Fellow
2011 - 2012 Dalhousie University; Department of Biology Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

I am interested in how anthropogenic stressors, particularly bioaccumulative contaminants and climate change, act and interact to affect the health of aquatic species and ecosystems. My research program has used field- and lab-based approaches to successfully identify climate-linked ecological changes, and their ecotoxicological consequences with respect to persistent contaminant exposures in wildlife and their food webs.


Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840