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Cindy Chu

Adjunct Professor

PhD, Trent University

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Prospective Students:

I am currently accepting MSc and PhD students. Interested applicants should send a CV, an unofficial transcript along with a cover letter summarizing their research interests, academic background, and skills. Please check my lab website for additional details.


  • Freshwater aquatic ecology
  • Impacts of human activities and climate change on aquatic ecosystems
  • Inland fisheries assessment and management

I am an ecologist researching freshwater fish and fisheries in rivers and lakes. I use empirical data, ecological theory, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve our understanding of freshwater ecology and fisheries science in order to inform conservation and management actions. I am particularly interested in the impacts of human activities (e.g., urbanization and exploitation) on aquatic habitats, freshwater fish biodiversity and fisheries resources.