Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Biology
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6

E-mail: siverson@fastmail.fm




Background

I am a biologist and have worked on a variety of topics over the years. My primary academic interests are in population ecology and wildlife conservation. I recently completed my doctoral dissertation at Carleton University, where I was co-supervised by Mark Forbes (Dept of Biology) and Grant Gilchrist (Environment Canada). I begin a new job with the Canadian Wildlife Service in summer 2015.


Education

2015: PhD Dept of Biology, Carleton University, Ontario, Canada

2002: MSc Dept of Biology, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

1995: BSc Dept of Biology, Willamette University, Oregon, USA (Graduate Cum Laude, Dept Honors)





Work Experience

2015: Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service, Ontario Region, Ottawa, Canada

2008-2014: Consultant with research expertise in arctic ecology, population and demographic modelling, and seabird conservation; Ottawa, Canada

2006-2008: Biologist, United States Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, California, USA

2002-2005: Research Assistant, Centre for Wildlife Ecology, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada



Honors and Awards

Kenneth M. Molson Foundation Scholarship (PhD); 2013-2014

W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research (PhD);  2012-2014
 
NSERC – Alexander Graham Bell Canadian Graduate Scholarship (CGS, D3); 2010-2013 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship; 2010 (declined)