AWARDS / EDUCATION
M.Sc. Aquatic Ecology, University of Waterloo
B.Sc. Hon. Environmental Science, University of Waterloo
Environmental Scientist - Leading the Fish Contaminants Monitoring and Surveillance Program
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH
Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure that water is clean, safe and secure; Assessing risks to Canadians and their environment posed by pollutants or other harmful or dangerous substances
- Monitoring the status and trends of chemicals of concern in aquatic ecosystems National Fish Contaminants Monitoring and Surveillance Program
- Bioaccumulation and fate of contaminants in top predator fishes, food webs, and aquatic ecosystems
- Status and trends of priority threats in the aquatic environment
- Manage the National Aquatic Biological Specimen Bank
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Member of the Ontario Freshwater Mussel Recovery Team which develops Recovery Strategies and Plans for mussel Species At Risk
Instructor for the Ontario Freshwater Mussel ID Workshop which is organised annually by the Ontario Freshwater Mussel Recovery Team with support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada
McGoldrick, D.J., R.J. Letcher, E. Barresi, M.J. Keir, J. Small, M.G. Clark, E. Sverko, and S.M. Backus. 2014. Oganophosphate flame retardants and organosiloxanes in predatory freshwater fish from location accross Canada. Environmental Pollution. 193: 254-261.
Paterson G., S.A. Rush, M.T. Arts, K.G. Drouillard, G.D. Haffner, T.B. Johnson, B.F. Lantry, C.E. Hebert, D.J. McGoldrick, S.M. Backus, and A.T. Fisk. 2014. Ecological tracers reveal resource convergence among prey fish species in a large lake ecosystem. Freshwater Biology. 59(10): 2150-2161.
Chambers, P.A., D.J. McGoldrick, R.B. Brua, C. Vis, J.M. Culp, and G.A. Benoy. Development of environmental thresholds for nitrogen and phosphorus in streams. 2012. Journal of Environmental Quality. 41(1): 7-20.
Gewurtz, S.B., D.J. McGoldrick, M.G. Clark, M.J. Keir, M.M. Malecki, M. Gledhill, M. Sekela, J. Syrgiannis, M.S. Evans, A. Armellin, J. Pomeroy, J. Waltho, and S.M. Backus. 2011. Status and trends of PBDEs in Canadian fish and implications for long-term monitoring. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 30(7): 1564-1575.
Bhavsar, S.P., S.B. Gewurtz, D.J. McGoldrick, M.J. Keir, and S.M. Backus. 2010. Changes in mercury levels in Great Lakes fish between 1970s and 2007. Environmental Science and Technology. 44: 3273-3279.
McGoldrick, D.J., M.G. Clark, M.J. Keir, S.M. Backus and M.M. Malecki. 2010. Canada’s National Aquatic Biological Specimen Bank and database. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 36(2): 393-398.
McGoldrick, D.J., J.L. Metcalfe-Smith, M.T. Arts, D.W. Schloesser, T.J. Newton, G.L. Mackie, E.M. Monroe, J. Biberhofer and K. Johnson. 2009. Characteristics of a refuge for native freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Lake St. Clair. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 35:137-146.
McGoldrick, D.J., D.R. Barton, M. Power, R.W. Scott and B.J. Butler. 2008. Dynamics of bacteria – substrate stable isotope separation: dependence on substrate availability and implications for aquatic food web studies. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65(9): 1983-1990.
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