Evans, Marlene

Adjunct Professor

Marlene Evans

National Water Research Institute
Environment Canada
11 Innovation Blvd.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 3H5

Phone: (306) 975-6012

Email: marlene.evans@ec.gc.ca

Academic Degrees

  • B.Sc. Hon (Carleton), Ph.D. (British Columbia)

Current Teaching

None at this time.

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • Factors affecting long term-trends in mercury and persistent organic contaminants in lake trout and burbot in Great Slave Lake
  • Mercury and persistent organic contaminants in sea-run char
  • Mercury in food webs in lakes near major mercury emitters in Manitoba, Saskatchewan  and Alberta
  • Metals and PAH distributions in Athabasca River and delta lakes relative to Alberta oil sands
  • Zooplankton and acid sensitive lakes in western Canada


Evans, M. S., D. Muir, J. Keating, and X. Wang.  2015. Sea-run char as an alternate food choice to marine animals: a synthesis of mercury concentrations and population features. Sci. Tot. Environ. 509-510. 175-194

Braune, B., J. Chételat, M. Amyot, T. Brown, M. Evans, A. Fisk, A. Gaden, C. Girard, A. Hare, J. Kirk, I. Lehnherr, R. Letcher, L. Loseto, R. Macdonald, B. McMeans, D. Muir, A. Poulain, K. Reimer, G. Stern. 2015. Mercury in the marine environment of the Canadian Arctic: A review of recent data.    Sci. Tot. Environ.  509-510: 41-66

Chételat, J., M. Amyot, P. Arp, J. M. Blais, D. Depew, S. van der Velden, C. A. Emmerton, M. Evans, M. Gamberg, N. Gantner, C. Girard, J. Graydon, J. Kirk, D. Lean, I. Lehnherr, D. Muir, M. Nasr, A. Poulain, M. Power, A. Rencz, P. Roach, G. Stern, H. Swanson. 2014. Mercury in freshwater ecosystems of the Canadian Arctic: Recent advances on its cycling and fate. Sci. Tot. Environ. 509-510: 67-90

Evans, M. S., D. Muir, B. Brua, J. Keating, and X. Wang.  2013.  Increasing mercury concentrations in predatory fish in Great Slave Lake: time trends and potential drivers. Envir. Sci. Technol. 47: 12793-12801.*

Gewurtz, S. B., S.  M. Backus, A. O. De Silva, L. Ahrens,  A. Armellin,  M.  Evans, S. Fraser, M. Gledhil, P. Guerra, T. Harner, P. A. Helm , H. Hungc, N. Khera, M. G. Kim, M. King, S. C. Leec, R. J. Letcher, P. Martin, C. Marvin, D. J. McGoldrick, A. L. Myerse, M. Pelletier, J. Pomeroy, E. J. Reinere, M. Rondeau, M.Sauve, M. Sekela, M.  Shoeib, D. W. Smith, S. A. Smyth, J. Struger, D. Spry, J. Syrgiannis, J. Waltho.  2013. Perfluoroalkyl Acids in the Canadian Environment: Multi-media Assessment of Current Status and Trends. Environment International 59:183-200

Kurek, J., J. L. Kirk, D. C. G. Muir, X. Wang, M. S. Evans, J. P. Smol. 2013. The legacy of a half century of Athabasca oil sands development recorded by lake ecosystems. PNAS 110: 1761-1766.     

van der Velden, S.,  M. Evans, B. Dempson, D. Muir, and M. Power. 2013. Comparative analysis of total mercury concentrations in anadromous and non-anadromous Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) from eastern Canada. Sci. Tot. Environ. 447:438-449.

van der Velden, S., B. Dempson,  M. Evans, D. Muir, and M. Power. 2013. Basal mercury concentrations and biomagnification rates in freshwater and marine foodwebs: effects on Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) from eastern Canada. Sci. Tot. Environ. 444:531-542.

Depew, D. C., N.  M. Burgess, M. R. Anderson, R. Baker, S.  P. Bhavsar, R. A.  Bodaly, C. S. Eckley, M. S. Evans, N. Gantner, J. A. Graydon, K. Jacobs, J. E. LeBlanc, V. L. St. Louis, and Linda M. Campbell.  2013.  An overview of mercury concentrations in freshwater fish species: a national fish mercury dataset for Canada.  Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 70: 1–16 (2013) dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2012-0338.