Current Students

PhD students

MSc students

Dr. Shelley E. Arnott

I’m interested in understanding how environmental conditions, priority effects, and dispersal of individuals across lakes influence community response to environmental change. 

We use a range of approaches (see student projects below), although our forte is conducting field experiments and surveys.

Undergraduate Students

Sarah Hasnain

Mike Lavender

Thesis title: From patterns to processes: Linking patterns of species association to the processes creating them


Co-advised by

Dr. Jim Rusak, OMOECC

Dr. Brandon Schamp, Algoma U.

Link to research interests

Post-doctoral Fellows

Martha Celis-Salgado

FLAMES lab Post-doctoral fellow

Project: Environmental toxicology

Caleb Yee

Thesis title: Hot or cold: Using climate niches to predict overlaps in habitat suitability between non-native fishes in Ontario


Co-advised by Tim Johnson (OMNRF)

Emma Bloomfield

Thesis title:


Alex McClymont

Danielle Greco

Thesis title: Effects of chloride and nutrients on freshwater zooplankton communities


Co-advised by Brandon Schamp (Algoma)

Thesis title: Does Daphnia anti-predator response influence the impacts of the invasive spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) on zooplankton communities?

Co-advised by Dr. Troy Day



Xinyu Sun

Coming soon!

Thesis title: Effects of chloride and temperature on freshwater zooplankton communities


Shrisha Mohit

Coming Soon!

Co-advised by Tim Johnson (OMNRF)

Anna Beckett

Coming Soon!