Dr. Scott Petrie - Executive Director

Scott received a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph in 1990 and a Ph.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1998. His work has focused primarily on the ecology of waterfowl in semi-arid environments and the staging ecology of north-temperate occurring waterfowl. Scott’s primary responsibilities with Long Point Waterfowl are to conduct research, supervise graduate students, and raise the scientific profile of Long Point Waterfowl. Scott has been the Research Director since 1997 and is also an Assistant Professor with the University of Western Ontario, where he teaches Wildlife Ecology and Management. In 2013 Scott also began teaching a Wildlife course at Fanshawe College. Scott is presently studying numerous aspects of the staging ecology of Tundra Swans, Mute Swans and Greater and Lesser scaup on the lower Great Lakes.

For a detailed CV on Scott, please click here.
Contact:; 1-888-448-2473 ext. 118


Ted Barney – Biologist

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


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


Greg Dunn - Community Outreach and Marketing Manager

Greg has always had a passion for the study and conservation of waterfowl and wetlands. After attending the University of Western Ontario and the University of Guelph, he worked for 2 years with Ducks Unlimited Canada as a field biologist, followed by 10 more years in a public relations and fund raising capacity. Since Greg’s return to “hands on” field work, he has been the Master Bander on many duck banding programs throughout Northern Ontario, Wisconsin and Illinois. Greg spent three field seasons on Goose Colony Research along the James Bay and Hudson Bay Coasts, and worked on Waterfowl Research projects on Lake Ontario, the Mississippi River and on the BarrierIslands off the coast of West Virginia. Greg helped to design and implement several Great Lakes’ coastal wetland assessment projects, and managed wetland restoration projects in Ontario, Washington State and Montana.

Greg’s outdoor interests include waterfowl and turkey hunting, canoeing, fishing, retriever training, gardening, and hiking with his wife Jan and their two dogs, Casey and Cali.

For a detailed CV on Greg, please click here.
Contact:; 1-888-448-2473 ext. 147

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