Dr. Christine Bishop is a Research Scientist with the Canadian federal department Environment and Climate Change Canada and is adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia and Thompson Rivers University. Her research examines the effects of multiple stressors on wildlife populations including environmental contaminants, habitat fragmentation and restoration, and road mortality. Her research focus is on Species At Risk or species whose populations are declining but not ‘listed’ yet including birds, reptiles and amphibians. She has been examining the impacts of agroecosystems on hummingbirds since 2015. She has published over 100 scientific articles, edited books, and written many outreach articles on conservation for the public.
Christine has a Ph.D. in biology from McMaster University (Ontario, Canada) and her doctoral studies examined the effects of pesticides on birds nesting in apple orchards. She studied the effects of PCBs and dioxins on common snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) in the Great Lakes in her M.Sc at York University, Toronto. She did her B.Sc. Agriculture (Honours Environmental Biology) at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.