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Claire Farrell

Science and Youth Coordinator

Ontario Northern Boreal

Claire is the smiling Science and Youth Coordinator. Claire completed her BSc and MSc at Carleton University: working with the National Wildlife Research Centre of Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Lab. Her lifelong passion for the conservation and biology of threatened species and waters is reflected in the breadth of projects and research she has been a part of to-date. These include an early career in field research on long-term ecological monitoring and research projects, and later examining the impacts of forestry and cumulative effects on at-risk species in the boreal forest of Ontario. Currently she is working on a co-led lake sturgeon research project with Moose Cree First Nation and WCS Canada. As part of this work, she helps lead an Indigenous youth program - engaging and empowering young people to discover future paths in environmental stewardship and research.

Resources


Stories and op-eds

New insights into an ancient fish
2024-05-09

New insights into an ancient fish

Known as namew in Ililîmowin (the Moose Cree dialect), lake sturgeon in English: these are the largest freshwater fish in Canada.
Claire Farrell
Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire
2021-10-26

Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

For caribou in the far north region of Ontario, there are storm clouds gathering.
Claire Farrell
Northern Inspiration: Bringing science and youth together in the Moose Cree Homeland
2020-04-14

Northern Inspiration: Bringing science and youth together in the Moose Cree Homeland

I was on my way north to Moose Factory to attend the Moose Cree Career Fair and represent Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada in my role as a scientist studying lake sturgeon in rivers running through Moose Cree traditional territory.
Claire Farrell

Press releases

Lake Sturgeon in deeper trouble than previously thought
2022-12-15

Lake Sturgeon in deeper trouble than previously thought

Northern Ontario is one of the last strongholds for a species now considered endangered worldwide.

, C. Farrell
© C. Farrell
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Areas of expertise
Indigenous partnerships Youth