In this riveting talk, Christy Morrissey shares her life long passion about birds and what exactly they are telling us about our food production system. Christy Morrissey is a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Biology and the School of Environment and Sustainability.
Her research expertise is in avian ecotoxicology, aquatic ecology, ecophysiology, and wildlife conservation. Dr. Morrissey has 20 years’ experience working on issues related to environmental contamination from pesticides and other chemicals, as well as the use of birds as indicators of environmental change.
She has published over 55 journal articles, book chapters, and reports. She has been an advisor and member of the IUCN Task Force on Systemic Pesticides and works closely with provincial and national governments on regulatory issues related to pesticides, wetlands, and the conservation of migratory birds.
Dr. Morrissey has been featured very broadly in the national and international media including CBC’s Quirks and Quarks and The Nature of Things, Audubon Magazine, Science Daily, and a full-feature documentary film about songbird declines called “The Messenger”. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx