Ted Barney – Assistant Director

Ted received his B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph in 2004. He then attended the University of Western Ontario for his M.Sc. research evaluating availability and quality of waste corn in agricultural fields used by waterfowl staging at Long Point. In 2006, Ted was hired by Long Point Waterfowl as a biologist. Ted currently assists with many ongoing research projects, including the Avian Energetics Lab and aerial waterfowl surveys. He also provides field and technical support for our graduate students. Ted’s professional and research interests focus on the staging ecology of migrant waterfowl and waterbirds in the Great Lakes region.

For a detailed CV on Ted, please click here.
Contact:; 1-888-448-2473 ext. 151


Jacques van Zyl - Research Technician

JacquesJacques graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2015 with a B.Sc. in Biology and an Honours Specialization in Wildlife Biology. During his undergraduate degree, Jacques wrote his thesis with Long Point Waterfowl under the supervision of Dr. Scott Petrie on the starvation thresholds and contaminant burdens in waterfowl wintering on the Great Lakes.

Following completion of his degree, Jacques became the newest member of Long Point Waterfowl and is currently working as the Research & Education Centre (REC) manager. His primary responsibilities include coordinating the use of the REC, maintaining facilities, assisting with the Long Point Causeway road mortality surveys and publishing his thesis manuscript. In the late summer and fall, Jacques will switch to helping one of Long Point Waterfowl’s graduate students, Matthew Palumbo, at Lake St. Clair with his graduate research on Mallard Ducks.

Contact:; 519-428-2866


Katelyn Weaver - Junior Scientist

Katelyn is a recent University of Western Ontario graduate, where she obtained her B.Sc. in Biology with an Honours Specialization in Conservation Biology in 2010 and her M.Sc. in Biology in December, 2013. During her undergraduate degree, Katelyn worked at the Advanced Facility for Avian Research studying European Starlings. Katelyn’s M.Sc. research was supervised by Long Point Waterfowl and focused on the selection of agricultural, wetland and open water habitats by Tundra Swans at staging and wintering locations.

After completing her M.Sc., Katelyn joined Long Point Waterfowl as their second biologist and her primary responsibilities include manuscript and scientific article development, coordinating research and education programs at the REC, managing our website and social media sites and assisting with graduate research projects. Katelyn is also involved with overseeing co-op and volunteer students and LPW’s educational initiatives.

For a detailed CV on Katelyn, please click here.
Contact:; 1-888-448-2473 ext. 152

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