Nicole Novodvorsky, Freshwater Ecology and Bioassessment Biologist

Nicole Novodvorsky, Freshwater Ecology and Bioassessment Biologist

Living with Lake Centre, Laurentian University

935 Ramsey Lake Road

Sudbury, Ontario

P3E 2C6

t. 705-675-1151 ext. 5042

I completed my BSc in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph in 2010, where I developed my interest in aquatic ecosystems, specifically in the use of benthic invertebrates as ecological indicators. In 2012, I was involved with an interesting research project with Trent University assessing the effects of nanosilver on aquatic ecosystems at the Experimental Lakes Area. This experience piqued my interest in academia/research and inspired me to pursue my Masters in Biology at Laurentian University in Sudbury. I successfully defended my project entitled: “Geographic Extension of Benthic Invertebrate RCA Bioassessments: How Far Can We Go?” in January 2015. Currently I am involved with various research projects at the Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit including the Northern Lakes Monitoring Program with Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, benthic invertebrate bioassessment model development of the Attawapiskat watershed for Environment Canada’s CABIN website (, and the Freshwater Invertebrate Reference Network of Northern Ontario (FIRNNO) project (