Alex Crew

Systems Ecologist

Key skills: knowledge synthesis, data synthesis and analysis, technical writing and editing, technical facilitation, research, the science-policy interface, aquatic ecology, limnology, plastic pollution.

Alex believes that we can address modern day environmental challenges by harnessing the power of science, people, and policy to inform decision making and sound environmental stewardship.

Alex is a dedicated environmental professional whose work focuses on bringing different people, ideas, perspectives, and skills together to tackle modern day environmental challenges. His uses a unique combination of scientific communication, research experience and policy expertise in his approach to finding optimal environmental solutions.

Alex holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science, with a concentration in Biology from Carleton University, as well as a M.Sc. in Biology from McGill University. During his B.Sc., his honours thesis focused on assessing changes to the diatom community assembly in sediment cores from the rideau river watershed. For his M.Sc., his research focused on understanding the diversity, abundance, and distribution of microplastic pollution in the St. Lawrence River.

Professionally, he has worked for multiple government departments, working as a science advisor for DFOs National Contaminant Advisory Group, as a scientific evaluator for Health Canada’s National Human Biomonitoring Program and as a data policy analyst for the Canadian Wildlife Service. He’s published in a wide variety of mediums, including scientific literature, technical reports, and science communication products.

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