Lianna Rice

Research Coordinator for Aquatic Research ProgramLianna Rice
Labrador Institute of Memorial University

P. O. Box 490, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
A0P 1E0

Office: Suite 102, 169 Hamilton River Road
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
Tel: (709) 896-2854
Fax: (709) 896-2970


Lianna currently has the opportunity to work and learn under Dr. Marie Clément also of the Labrador Institute, Dr. André St. Hilaire and Dr. Claudine Boyer of Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Quebec City.

She will assist Dr. Clément, Dr. St-Hilaire and Dr. Boyer in an aquatic research program. Specifically she will be working developing a community-driven observatory and water temperature monitoring network in salmon rivers in Labrador, Quebec Lower North Shore, Nunavik and Nunavut. The water temperature data will contribute to an existing database called RivTemp were Lianna will then analyize the data. This project will address knowledge gaps in regards to water temperature in salmon rivers under the context of climate change as well as document real-time changes in salmon distribution.

Prior to working with Dr. Clément, Lianna has worked under Dr. Joinal Abedin on his project designed to use biochar application to reduce acid generation and increase immobilization of metals in sulfidic mining tailings.

During her time at LI, Lianna has also had the opportunity to learn and volunteer at Dr. Scott Neilsen’s archaeological site in Sheshatshiu and at a field site for Dr. Abedin’s project which studies the effect of biochar application to soil fertility and crop productivity on sandy soils.

Before beginning at the Labrador Institute, Lianna held a research assistant position with the Lake Melville Inuit Health Study. She also worked with the Nunatsiavut Government partnered with the Labrador Institute on the field portion of Dr. Clément’s project studying the genetic structure, rivers of origin, and levels of metals in Atlantic salmon.

Lianna studied at Dalhousie University where she plans to return to continue expanding her knowledge in the field of science.

In her free time Lianna enjoys travelling, learning about and participating in her Inuit heritage, and volunteering. She volunteers with The Air Cadets, The Urban Aboriginal Youth Program, and the Community Youth Network.



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