Astrid Schwalb


Ph.D., University of Guelph, 2010

M.S., University of Potsdam, 2004

B.S., University of Konstanz, 2001




Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                                2013 – 2014 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, AB.

Examining the ecological impact of Athabasca oil sands operations on migratory fish by comparing historical and more recent data.

Appointed member                                                                                 2012 – 2015    of COSEWIC’s (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) Molluscs Species Specialist Subcommittee, Canada.

Postdoctoral Fellow                                                                               2010 – 2012 Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, ON.

Interdisciplinary collaboration, ecosystem processes in Lake Simcoe, ON. Examining the impact of invasive dreissenid mussels on the distribution of phytoplankton and nutrients and the interaction with hydrodynamic factors.

Research Assistant – Ecotoxicological research                                    2005  Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, ON.

Testing copper sensitivity of freshwater mussel larvae under different water chemistries.