Mallory Lab - Acadia University
Welcome to the website of the Mallory Lab
Mark Mallory working on
cliff-nesting marine birds at Prince
Leopold Island, Nunavut ...
People looking at my CV would probably call me a seabird biologist, or if you look back a
bit further, a waterfowl biologist. In fact, I tend to think of myself as an environmental
scientist with broad research interests. I certainly do have a soft spot for birds (how can
you not?!), but I've worked on everything from water chemistry to remote sensing.
I conducted my undergraduate studies at Queen's University (Kingston, ON), and my M.Sc.
and Ph.D. at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON). I spent the first 15 field seasons of my
professional career studying the effects of acid rain on aquatic food webs in central Ontario
with the Canadian Wildlife Service. In 1999, my family and I moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut,
where I spent 12 years as a habitat and seabird biologist, still with the Canadian Wildlife
Service, working across the magnificent Canadian Arctic.
In 2011, I left the government to start work at Acadia University as the Canada Research
Chair (Tier II) in Coastal Wetland Ecosystems, where I study ecology and environmental
stressors on Arctic and Maritime coastlines. With my collaborators, I conduct research in
a variety of disciplines, including behavioural ecology, environmental pollution, climate
change, telemetry, natural history, paleoenvironmental analyses, and local ecological
(OK, if I had to be honest, my particular passion, other than my family and 1975-85
Springsteen albums, still lies with Arctic seabirds ... and more recently I've been
re-inspired by Canadian musicians including Barney Bentall ...)
If you are interested in coming to Acadia, or collaborating on work, please contact me.
A little bit about my background ...
Copyright 2011 Mark Mallory
33 Westwood Ave, Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Photo by Mia Pelletier