Professor of Marine Conservation and Ecotoxicology, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Bendell is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science. She has for the past 30 years studied how anthropogenic impacts alter ecosystem structure and function and the consequences of such impacts on ecosystem and human health. Her research has taken her to the Albertan Tar Sands, the mines of Indonesia, the freshwater lakes and wetlands of Ontario and the intertidal regions of coastal British Columbia. She teaches Ecotoxicology and Biology and tries to instill in her students a sense of urgency as to why we must all work together to mend our planet.
Aug 15, 2019 17:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views
The federal government has taken action recently to reduce the amount of plastic waste found on land and in oceans, rivers and lakes. In June, for example, it said it would ban single-use plastics by 2021. It is tough...