Sarah Bailey

Research Scientist

I conduct research on aquatic invasive species, focusing on introductions by ships' ballast water and biofouling. This research includes field work to measure the diversity of taxa being transported, and to evaluate effectiveness of management strategies.

Current research and/or projects

Effectiveness of ballast water treatment

Development of methods for ballast water sampling and analysis

Global patterns of aquatic invasions

Professional activities / interests

Professor at:

  • University of Toronto, Scarborough
  • Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (Windsor)

Education and awards

HBSc (Biology), Lakehead

PhD (Biology), Windsor

Key publications

Primary Publications:    

  1. Chan FT, Stanislawcyzk K, Sneekes AC, Dvoretsky A, Gollasch S, Minchin D, David M, Jelmert A, Albretsen J and SA Bailey. 2019. Climate change opens new frontiers for marine species in the Arctic: current trends and future invasion risks. Global Change Biology 25:25-38.

  2. Briski E, Chan F, Darling J, Lauringson V, MacIsaac H, Zhan A and SA Bailey. 2018. Beyond propagule pressure: importance of selection during the transport stage of biological invasion. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16: 345-353.

  3. Briski E, S Gollasch, M David, RD Linley, O Casas-Monroy, H Rajakaruna and SA Bailey. 2015. Combining ballast water exchange and treatment to maximize prevention of species introductions to freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Science and Technology 49: 9566-9573.

  4. MacIsaac HJ, Beric B, Bailey SA, Mandrak NE and A Ricciardi. 2015. Are the Great Lakes at risk of new fish invasions from trans-Atlantic shipping? Journal of Great Lakes Research 41:1172-1175.

Secondary Publications:

  1. Galil BS, McKenzie CM, Bailey SA, Campbell M, Davidson I, Drake L, Hewitt C, Occhipinti-Ambrogi A and R Piola. 2019. ICES Viewpoint background document: Evaluating and mitigating introduction of marine non-native species via vessel biofouling. ICES Ad Hoc Report 2019. 17 pp. 17 p.

  2. Casas-Monroy O, RD Linley, JK Adams, FT Chan, DAR Drake and SA Bailey. 2014. National risk assessment for introduction of aquatic nonindigenous species to Canada by ballast water. DFO Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2013/128. vi + 74 p.