Vi Richardson

Special Projects Officer - Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI)
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure aquatic ecosystems are conserved and protected

  • Provide leadership and delivery of effective and efficient binational cooperative programs on the Great Lakes
  • Innovative approaches to improved program integration; targeted science communication
  • Building strong and sustained collaborative relationships within the Great Lakes community
  • Foster better integration of science between both US and Canadian Federal, Provincial and State governments and academia

Education and awards

B.Sc. Biology, University of Western Ontario

Recipient of Ontario Federal Council's "Leadership through Collaboration Award" 2005

Key publications

Holeck, K., J. Watkins, E. Mills, O. Johannsson, S. Millard, V. Richardson and K. Bowen. 2008. Spatial and long-term temporal assessment of Lake Ontario water clarity, nutrients, chlorophyll a, and zooplankton. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 11(4):377-391.

Williams, D.J., K.W. Kuntz, S. L'Italien and V. Richardson. 1998. Lake Ontario Surveillance Program: Spatial and temporal trends of selected parameters with emphasis on 1992-93 Results. Environment Canada, Ecosystem Health Division Report 98-04/I.

Williams, D.J., K.W. Kuntz, S. L'Italien and V. Richardson. 1998. Lake Erie Surveillance Program: Spatial and temporal trends of selected parameters with emphasis on 1994-95 Results. Environment Canada, Ecosystem Health Division Report 98-05/I.

Marvin, C., S. Painter, D.J. Williams, V. Richardson, R. Rossmann and P. Van Hoof. 2003. Spatial and temporal trends in surface water and sediment contamination in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Environmental Pollution, 129(1):131-144.