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Creatures Aquatic! with Katriina Ilves

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Discover What Lives in Local Streams and Ponds, and How to Identify It

  • Event – Free lecture, live, online
Logo: Nature Ideas.

Find out why scientists collect and identify different animals in this lecture from fish expert and Research Scientist at the museum Katriina Ilves.

Learn about professional collecting techniques and why species collection and identification play an important role in scientific study.

Think about how you can safely find and identify creatures in your local body of water, in a safe and socially distanced way.

May is #BackyardBioblitz month, and it is time to get out into nature and discover what lives in our local parks, backyards... and waterways!

About the Speaker

Andrea M. Quattrini © Andrea M. Quattrini


Katriina Ilves, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in ichthyology and the head of the Zoology section at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Her primary research focus is fish biodiversity in both freshwater and marine environments through the combined use genetics and physical characteristics.

Prior to starting her work at the museum in 2019, Katriina was an Assistant Professor at Pace University in New York City and held postdoctoral positions at several institutions, including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Royal Ontario Museum.

Katriina's work at the Canadian Museum of Nature includes multiple research projects ranging from the local Ottawa-Gatineau region to the deep-sea waters of the Gulf of Mexico and participation in public outreach activities to share knowledge of biodiversity.


  • Free
  • Register in advance for information on how to access the event (we will send you a link to view the live event).


Friday, May 14, 2021

2 pm – 2:45 pm
Eastern daylight time (UTC −04)