Heather A. Morrison, Ph.D.
Current research and/or projects
Contributing to Environment Canada's mandate to protect Canadians and their environment from the effects of pollution and waste
- Manage a team of scientists and technical experts to develop a state-of-the-science air quality prediction system capable of supporting policy and regulatory decisions and enhancing services to Canadians.
Professional activities / interests
- Fostering strong linkages between the scientific and policy communities to support the delivery of relevant scientific advice to support decision-making
- Represent the department at the bi-national working group on air quality forecasting research
Education and awards
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
Ph.D. Ecotoxicology (specializing in Mathematical Modelling and Risk Assessment), University of Windsor, 1996
B.Sc. Honours, Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, 1992
Dastoor, A., A. Ryzhkov, D. Durnford, I. Lehnherr, A. Steffen, H. Morrison. 2015. Atmospheric mercury in the Canadian Arctic. Part II: Insight from modelling. Sci. Total Environ. 509-510:16-27.
Morrison, H., J. Chetelat, E. Kruemmel, J. Stow. 2014. Introduction. Ch. 1. In: The Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report Phase 3 on Mercury. Eds. J. Chetelat and B. Braune. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Northern Contaminants Program.
Steffen, A., A. Cole, A. Dastoor, M. Antoniadis, P. Ariya, H. Morrison. 2014. Atmospheric Mercury. Ch. 3. In: The Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report Phase 3 on Mercury. Eds. J. Chetelat and B. Braune. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Northern Contaminants Program.
Wiener, J.G., D.C. Evers, D.A. Gay, H.A. Morrison, K.A. Williams. 2012. Mercury contamination in the Laurentian Great Lakes region: Introduction and overview. Environ. Pollution. 161:243-251.
Morrison, H.A. 2011. The Canadian Clean Air Regulatory Agenda Mercury Science Program. Ecotoxicology. 20:1512-1519.
Evers, D.C., J.G. Wiener, N. Basu, R.A. Bodaly, H.A. Morrison, K.A. Williams. 2011. Mercury in the Great Lakes region: bioaccumulation, spatiotemporal patterns, ecological risks, and policy. Ecotoxicology. 20:1487-1499.
Canadian Acid Deposition Science Assessment (2004). Published as: Environment Canada. 2005. Canadian Acid Deposition Science Assessment (2004).
Canada-U.S. Air Quality Committee (Subcommittee 2: Scientific Cooperation) for Canada-United States Transboundary Particulate Matter Science Assessment, 2004.
Meteorological Service of Canada. 2002. Atmospheric Science of PM in Canada: Update in Support of the Canada-wide Standards for Particulate Matter and Ozone (Time period: 1997-2002). Available from Canadian Councilof Ministers of the Environment.
Morrison, H.A. 2001. Diagnostique: Federal Water Policy and Ontario Region. Environmental Policy and Assessment, Environment Canada-Ontario Region. 112 pp.
Hebert, C.E. and H.A. Morrison. 2003. Consumption of fish and other prey items by Lake Erie waterbirds. J. Great Lakes Res. 29:213-227.
Morrison, H.A., G.D. Haffner and D.M. Whittle. 2002. A comparison of the transport and fate of polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in three Great Lakes food webs. Environ. Toxicol. and Chem. 21:683-692.
Morrison, H.A., C.K. Minns and J.F. Koonce. 2001. A methodology for identifying and classifying Aquatic Biodiversity Investment Areas: Application in the Great Lakes basin. Aquat. Ecosys. Health and Manag. 4:1-12.
Morrison, H.A., D.M. Whittle and G.D. Haffner. 2000. The relative importance of species invasions and sediment disturbance in regulating chemical dynamics in western Lake Erie. Ecological Modelling 125:279-294. [doi:10.1016/S0304-3800(99)00189-].
Morrison, H. A., D.M. Whittle, C.D. Metcalfe and A.J. Niimi. 1999. Application of a food web bioaccumulation model for the prediction of PCB, dioxin and furan congener concentrations in Lake Ontario aquatic biota. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56:1389-1400.
Morrison, H., R. Lazar, D.M. Whittle, G.D. Haffner and F.A.P.C. Gobas. 1998. Projected changes to the trophodynamics of PCBs in the western Lake Erie ecosystem attributed to the presence of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha). Environ. Sci. Technol. 32:24: 3862-3867.
Morrison, H.A., F.A.P.C. Gobas, R. Lazar, D.M. Whittle and G.D. Haffner. 1997. Development and verification of a benthic/pelagic food web bioaccumulation model for PCB congeners in western Lake Erie. Environ. Sci. Technol. 31:3267-3273.
Morrison, H.A., F.A.P.C. Gobas, R. Lazar and G.D. Haffner. 1996. Development and verification of a bioaccumulation model for organic contaminants in benthic invertebrates. Environ. Sci. Technol. 30:3377-3384.
Morrison, H.A., T. Yankovich, R. Lazar and G.D. Haffner. 1995. Calibration and use of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) to estimate bioavailable organic chemical concentrations in water. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 52:2574-2582.