Wednesday, 5 September 2012

An Interview with TEDxAlgonquinPark speaker Kathryn Lindsay

      Kathryn Lindsay is dedicated to wildlife ecology. She has deep roots
in the Bonnechere River watershed. Kathryn researches risks to
wildlife and water from human activities among other environmental
topics. She has a PhD in Biology from Carleton University where she is
an Adjunct Research Professor and a founding co-Director of the
Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Lab built through the Canada
Foundation for Innovation. Kathryn Lindsay tells us more about herself

What does water mean to you?

      Swim-Fish-Drink.  I have lived my whole life beside water – growing up
next to the Bonnechere River in Renfrew and spending summers at our
family cottage on the Ottawa River near Castleford.

What is your advice for aspiring biologists?

      Spend time in the field.  Get as much related work experience as you
can, however you can. Learn a second language.
What do you most value in your friends?

      They love dinner parties, live music and dancing

What is your motto?

      Out of crisis comes opportunity

What does Algonquin Park mean to you?

      Places like Algonquin Park are are an important component in our
adaptation strategy for a changing climate – a protected area, a
source of water, a refugia and stepping stone for wildlife, an
opportunity to experience wilderness in relatively close proximity to
highly-populated areas

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