Kelly Munkittrick

Kelly Munkittrick

Director, Monitoring, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (Calgary, AB)

May 1, 2014

Dr. Munkittrick is the Canada Research Chair in Ecosystem Health Assessment in the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick, where he assesses the environmental impacts of industrial and agricultural activities and develops methods for environmental effects monitoring and cumulative effects assessment of multiple stressors on aquatic environments. Dr. Munkittrick received a B.Sc. in fish and wildlife biology in 1980 and an M.Sc. in environmental physiology in 1983, both from the University of Guelph. He completed a PhD in 1988 in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. Munkittrick was the Associate Director of the Canadian Rivers Institute between 2001 and 2011, and has sat on international boards for scientific societies, technical experts and has led numerous working groups. He has helped organize numerous international meetings and workshops and has participated in several expert panels. He has active research projects that assess environmental impacts in Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, the United States and Canada, and he has worked, taught or given invited lectures in more than 25 countries. Dr. Munkittirck was named Scientific Director of the Canadian Water Network in 2011.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction (May 2014)