SENS professor honoured with New Researcher Award

Dr. Timothy Jardine has distinguished himself as an international leader in the field of applied aquatic ecology.

The New Researcher Award is presented annually to an outstanding new scholar in recognition of their significant contributions to knowledge or artistic creativity. Timothy Jardine, associate professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability is the Spring 2018 recipient of this esteemed award.

Dr. Jardine completed his B.Sc. (Honours) at Dalhousie University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of New Brunswick. After completing a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship at Griffith University in Australia, he joined the University of Saskatchewan in 2012. Dr. Jardine has distinguished himself as an international leader in the field of applied aquatic ecology.

Through a unique blend of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, Dr. Jardine studies the biology of streams, rivers, and wetlands where he compares biomagnification rates of toxic chemicals through aquatic food webs. Through this research, Dr. Jardine develops environmental research and monitoring programs for the northern river and river delta communities and creates new models for the ecological implications of flood regimes in large rivers. His research has made vital and groundbreaking contributions to our scientific understanding of northern riverine food webs and their potential risk to contamination and has had tangible impacts on the communities that live along these water sources.

Dr. Jardine has published articles in leading, high-impact journals, many of which are considered foundational and have changed the international direction of aquatic science. He is the lead author on over half of these papers and his work has been cited over 2,500 times. He has also delivered 22 invited presentations and has given more than 60 other contributed talks. Dr. Jardine has shown great success in securing funding from leading multi-disciplinary national agencies, including NSERC and SSHRC, totalling over $5 million.

In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Jardine has established fruitful international collaborations in Brazil, Singapore, and Australia, where his work is being used by the Australian State and Federal Governments to determine the environmental impacts of planned water resource developments. In 2016, Dr. Jardine was awarded the highly competitive Water Security Research Excellence Award from the Global Institute for Water Security.

Dr. Jardine’s strong publication record, international reputation for impactful research, and leadership make him incredibly deserving of the New Researcher Award.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Thoma
University of Saskatchewan
Media Relations Specialist

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