Welcome to Swanson Lab Group

Research in the Swanson Lab Group is centered around northern aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. We apply chemical tracers, such as stable isotope, fatty acid, and otolith microchemistry analyses to reconstruct fish ecology and fish life history. We relate ecology and life history to contaminant accumulation, and aim to understand how contaminant concentrations in fishes will respond to anthropogenic stressors, such as climate change.

Meet our people

Ashley Stasko on a boat
PhD candidate

Ashley is studying food web structure in the Beaufort Sea. This exciting, ship-based research is conducted in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.