Job Title:Senior Conservation Biologist - Freshwater Ecology
Employer:Canadian Wildlife Federation
Grad Year:2003
Degree(s):B. Sc.
Major(s):Environmental Science

What makes you a good mentor?

I enjoy teaching, am appreciative of the guidance provided by my own mentors, and would like to help train the next generation of conservation professionals.

About Nick Lapointe

I am the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Senior Conservation Biologist focusing on freshwater ecology. I conduct applied research on freshwater species to inform conservation and management decisions. I also engage in policy advocacy, stewardship, outreach, and other actions to strategically conserve Canada’s freshwater biodiversity. I previously worked as the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) conservation analyst and partnership manager.

After completing my doctoral degree, I returned to Carleton as a post-doctoral fellow and instructor. My research has focused on the highest threats to freshwater biodiversity, including invasive species and habitat loss and alteration. I am an avid outdoorsman, and spend my free time hunting, fishing, gathering, and gardening according to the season.