Professor Mark Mallory is the Canada Research Chair at Acadia University. He conducted his undergraduate studies at Queen’s University (Kingston, ON), and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at Carleton University (Ottawa, ON). He spent the first 15 field seasons of his professional career studying the effects of acid rain on aquatic food webs in central Ontario with the Canadian Wildlife Service. In 1999, he moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut, where he spent 12 years as a habitat and seabird biologist, still with the Canadian Wildlife Service, working across the magnificent Canadian Arctic.
In 2011, he left the government to start work at Acadia University as the Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Coastal Wetland Ecosystems, where he studies ecology and environmental stressors on Arctic and Maritime coastlines. With collaborators, he conduct research in a variety of disciplines, including behavioural ecology, environmental pollution, climate change, telemetry, natural history, paleoenvironmental analyses, and local ecological knowledge.