Dr. Gordon Goldsborough
I specialize in the ecology of algae and plants in coastal freshwater wetlands, prairie potholes, and shallow lakes. Based from my research lab at the Delta Marsh Field Station, I conduct research on the impacts of humans on water quality and the aquatic environment generally, including paleoecological reconstruction of water quality from information in lake sediments.
I currently supervise students in projects on remote sensing of vegetation change in Netley-Libau Marsh and Delta Marsh, impacts of exotic species and lake connectedness on marsh water quality, and farm pond water quality as affected by livestock access. A member of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, I am studying wetland change in the south basin of Lake Winnipeg as a result of local and regional landscape factors. Most recently, I was a member of the Lake Manitoba Regulation Review Advisory Committee (LMRRAC), which advised the Manitoba government on alternative management strategies for Lake Manitoba.