Monica is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Guelph and the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. She received her PhD from McGill University where she studied how the introduction of omnivory affects food webs. Her current research involves studying how warming affects who-eats-whom in an ecosystem. Recognizing the importance of applying theory to practice, Monica has worked as a consultant for the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority and Environment Canada. She is a staunch advocate of open science and has delivered workshops on practicing in the open in Montreal and Toronto. Monica is also an improvisor performing with the Making Box Brigade in Guelph and teaches workshops on how improv can improv science communication.
Industry Expertise (3)
Fishery and Aquaculture
Areas of Expertise (5)
Innocentive Visualizing Nutrients Challenge Runner-up (professional)
Awarded as a finalist in the Innocentive Visualizing Nutrients Challenge
University of Toronto: Bachelors of Science, Ecology 2006
University of Toronto: Masters of Science, Ecology 2010
McGill University: PhD, Ecology 2016
- Ecological Society of America Open Science Section
- OOO Canada Research Network
- Action Potenial Lab
- The Making Box
Media Appearances (3)
Interview with the famous R^2 guys
International Network of Next-Generation Ecologists online
An interview on our paper entitled “Rising complexity and falling explanatory power in ecology”
Is ecology explaining less and less?
A profile of our paper entitled “Rising complexity and falling explanatory power"
#LoveYourGreats: Beaconsfield resident leads expedition in Saint Lawrence River
Global News tv
A wave of boats is taking off across Canada and the United States on a mission to fight plastic pollution in our Great Lakes. As Felicia Parrillo reports, EXXpedition is a series of all-women voyages lead by a former Beaconsfield resident.
Research Grants (1)
Post-doctoral research grant