Kyle Elliott

Canada Research Chair in Arctic Ecology

Tier 2 - 2015-05-01
Renewed: 2020-04-01
McGill University
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Research summary

The impacts of climate warming are greatest in the Arctic. For many animals, the

timing and location of their movement patterns, especially the incredible

migrations of birds, will determine their resilience to change. As food used by

northern people, birds also provide early warning signals for changes in human

health. What does the changing ecology of seabirds tell us about arctic

ecosystems? How do toxins affect resilience to climate change? Dr. Kyle Elliot will investigate these questions using cutting-edge biologging tools to better understand

ecological mechanisms in a changing Arctic. The work will help ensure the environmental security of Arctic communities.