Jessie Wilson - Researcher in Residence

Jessie Wilson

Researcher in Residence

Jesse’s research is focused on microplastics in the food-web

Jessie is a Masters’ of Environmental Science student at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, who has a research background in both Coastal Marine and terrestrial/freshwater ecosystems.

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, and currently living Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Jessie has spent nearly her whole life on the East Coast of Canada. Though, she is enrolled in her Masters’ degree at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, her primary research takes place at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area in Northwestern Ontario, where she is working on a large-scale project studying the fate and effects of microplastics in a whole-lake experiment, with her research focussing on microplastics in the food-web.

During this expedition, Jessie will be conducting Eastern Canada Seabirds at Sea surveys (ECSAS), a standardized monitoring effort aiming to estimate seabird densities. This will be Jessie’s first expedition with Adventure Canada, although she learned the ECSAS protocol during a Conservation Expedition on the East Coast last fall.

Jessie has always had a passion for animals; from collecting bugs under rocks as a child to caring for horses as an adult. Her love of animals is closely connected to the enjoyment she finds in being outdoors, thus most of her hobbies take place outside.

Jessie is thrilled at the opportunity to join Adventure Canada for this expedition and looks forwarding to witnessing the unique seabird diversity the North has to offer.