Canadian Studies Visiting Scholar, 2013 & 2011
National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada
Dr. Marley Waiser is a recently retired aquatic research scientist (formerly with the National Hydrology Research Institute, Environment Canada, Saskatoon, SK, CAN). She obtained her Honours BSC from the Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, her MSc from the Department of Applied Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CAN and her PhD from the Department of Biological Sciences, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Waiser’s research initially investigated phosphorus limitation of microbial communities in prairie wetlands and saline lakes. Subsequently her research explored the biogeochemistry of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in prairie wetlands and saline lakes, carbon cycling and the relationship between DOC and hydrology in wetlands of the prairie pothole region. Most recently, she has studied the effects of herbicide mixtures on wetland microbial communities. As well she Dr. Waiser has also examined the effects of nutrients and pharmaceuticals on microbial communities as well as nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in effluent dominated prairie streams. Dr. Waiser currently is an adjunct professor in the Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences as well as the School of Environment and Sustainability, at the University of Saskatchewan. She is also a founding member of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan.