Émilie Knighton - Researcher-in-Residence

Émilie Knighton


Émilie comes from a behavioural ecology background, studying animals from lobsters to owls and sea ducks. Émilie has a passion for wildlife photography and can be found with a camera and a cup of coffee!

Émilie has been living in Nova Scotia for the past few years and has recently moved to Ontario. Émilie finished her master’s at Acadia University, where she studied breeding red-breasted mergansers under the supervision of Dr. Mark Mallory of Acadia University and Dr. Shawn Craik of Université Sainte-Anne and will be starting her PhD at Wilfrid Laurier University in the fall.

Émilie is a passionate bird lover! Her diverse experience working with various bird species, from ducks to owls, demonstrates her commitment to understanding and conserving avian life. With her binoculars and camera always at the ready, she's excited to capture some remarkable moments in the wild.

Outside of her bird-related pursuits, Émilie's love for the outdoors shines through in her spare time activities. She spends her free time outside with seasonal activities and documenting observations on iNaturalist. She never turns down a cup of coffee or an opportunity to see wildlife.