Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Danni Gartshore, Master’s of Biology candidate at Lakehead University
Danni is currently researching the impacts of the invasive Spiny Water Flea on the growth of fish. She conducted her field work in Quetico Provincial Park in the summer of 2021, and is also looking at historical data dating back to the early 1970s.
Her work is partially funded by the Quetico Foundation and will help the park to understand the impacts the Spiny Water Flea may have on fish in lakes in Quetico with this aquatic invasive species.
“The research we are doing in Quetico can have great implications on invasive species and fisheries management in Canada. Improving our knowledge of the natural world and making a positive impact on the environment has been a life-long dream of mine and I feel honoured to contribute in a meaningful way.”
To all amazing women in science working passionately to understand and protect our natural spaces: thank you for your hard work and expertise, and congratulations for all your achievements!