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Christy Morrissey BSc, PhD


Faculty Member in Biology

CSRB 120.6

Research Area(s)

  • Avian ecology and ecotoxicology
  • Testing biomarkers of exposure (ecophysiological, stable isotope methods) and effects of pollutants in wild birds.
  • Assessing and mitigating pesticide and other agricultural stressors to Prairie agroecosystems
  • Captive and field studies to assess contaminant exposure and effects on avian life cycles- particularly migration and reproduction
  • Freshwater ecotoxicology - direct and indirect effects of chemical stressors on stream and wetland communities and ecosystems

About me


Other Affiliations:

Toxicology (Associate membership)  http://www.usask.ca/toxicology/

Courses taught:

BIOL 121.3 Diversity of Life 

BIOL 373.3 Community Ecology (2024-25 Term 2)

BIOL 380.3 Research Experience in Biology 

BIOL 410.3 Current Issues in Environmental Biology

BIOL 470.3 Conservation Biology 

BIOL 475.3 Ecological Toxicology (2024-25 Term 1)

BIOL 875.3 Ecotoxicology: Theory and Practice (2024-25 Term 1)


For a full list of publications and work done in the Morrissey lab...click on the following 


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birds ecology ecophysiology ecotoxicology environment environmental pollution industrial pollutants insects and insectivores migration pesticides river water wetlands