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 and Alberta
  • Metals and PAH distributions in Athabasca River and delta lakes relative to Alberta oil sands
  • Aquatic ecology of lakes and streams along the proposed Mackenzie Gas Pipeline route and along the Athabasca River


Scott, R. W., D. R. Barton, M. S. Evans, and J. J. Keating.  2011. Latitudinal gradients and local control of aquatic insect richness in a large river system in northern Canada. J. North. Amer. Benth. Soc.  Accepted for publication

Kirk, J. L., D. C. M. Muir, D. Antoniades, M. S. V. Douglas, M. S. Evans, T. A. Jackson, H. Kling, S. Lamoureus, D. S. S. Lim, R. Pienitz, J. P. Smol, K. Stewart, W. Wang, and F. Yang.  2011. Climate change and mercury accumulation in Canadian high and subarctic lakes. Envir. Sci. Technol. DOI: 10.1021/es102840u

Ogbebo, F. E., M. S. Evans, R. B. Brua, and J. J. Keating.  2009. Limnological features and models of chlorophyll a in 30 lakes located in the lower Mackenzie River Basin, Northwest Territories (Canada).  J. Limnology 68: 336-351.

Evans, M. S., K. Fazakas, and J. Keating.  2009. Creosote contamination in the sediments of the Grey Owl Marina, Prince Albert National Park, in northern Saskatchewan, Canada.  Water, Air, and Soil Pollut. 201:161-184

Muir, D.C.G., X. Wang, F. Yang, N. Nguyen, T.A. Jackson, M.S. Evans, M. Douglas, G. Köck, S. Lamoureux, R. Pienitz, J.P. Smol, W.F. Vincent and A. Dastoor.  2009. Spatial Trends and Historical Deposition of Mercury in Eastern and Northern Canada Inferred from Lake Sediment Cores.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 43:4802-4809

Guildford, S. J., D. C. G. Muir, M. Houde, M.S. Evans,, K.A. Kidd, D.M. Whittle, K. Drouillard, X. Wang, , M.R. Anderson, C.R. Bronte,  D.S. DeVault,   D. Haffner, J. Payne, H.J. Kling. 2008.  PCB concentrations in lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) are correlated to habitat use and lake characteristics. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:8239-8244

Houde, M., Muir, D.C.G., Kidd, K., Guildford, S., Drouillard, K., Evans, M., Wang, X., Whittle, M., Haffner, D., Kling, H.  2008. Influence of lake characteristics on the biomagnification of persistent organic pollutants in lake trout food webs. Environ Toxicol Chem. 27:2169-2178.

Evans, M. S., D. Muir, W. L. Lockhart, G. Stern, P. Roach, and M. J. Ryan.  2005.  Persistent organic pollutants and metals in the freshwater biota of the Canadian Subarctic and Arctic: an overview.  Sci Total Environ: 351-352: 94-147.

Evans, M. S., L. Lockhart, D. Doetzel, G. Low, D. Muir, K. Kidd, S. Stephens, and J. Delaronde.  2005.  Elevated mercury concentrations in fish in lakes in the Mackenzie River Basin: the role of physical, chemical, and biological factors.  Sci Total Environ: 351-352: 479-500.