Brian Hayden

Scientific Director of the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory

Research Associate at the Biology Department, University of New Brunswick

Science Director of the Canadian Rivers Institute

I am an aquatic ecologist with research interests spanning frozen arctic lakes to tropical Thai streams. My work primarily focuses on community level responses of fish and invertebrates to environmental stressors such as land use intensification, climate change and biological invasions.

I am Science Director of the Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB) at UNB. We are the longest running stable isotope facility in Atlantic Canada and currently analyse bulk Carbon, Nitrogen, Hydrogen and Oxygen stable isotopes for clients and collaborators across the globe. If you don't know what stable isotopes are, or why they are useful for your research, watch my introductory course - A Primer in Stable Isotope Ecology

News from the lab

I will be teaching at the third Survivor's Guide to Stable Isotope Ecology, taking place in Sicily in April 2020. Full details here

Two new papers hitting the interweb this month - work lead by Guy Marley, newly minted PhD from University of the West Indies, details food web structure supporting mudflat and mangrove communities in Caroni National Park, Trinidad - and the culmination of a very exciting project lead by Zacchaeus Compson combining, eDNA, trait databases and stable isotopes to develop new insights into wetland food web structure

This map lists some of my current and past research sites.

Click on the markers for a (very) brief description of each project.