Jardine, Tim

Assistant Professor

Tim Jardine

Toxicology Centre
Room 215
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5B3

Phone: (306) 966-4158

Email: tim.jardine@usask.ca

Academic Degrees

  • PhD (Biology), University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB, Canada (2009)
  • MSc (Biology), University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB, Canada (2003)
  • BSc (Biology), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada (2000)

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • Comparisons of mercury and selenium biomagnification rates through aquatic food webs at local and global scales
  • Investigations of hydrological and food-web connectivity between rivers and floodplains in Australia's wet-dry tropics
  • Developing environmental research and monitoring programs for northern river communities
  • Creation of new models for the ecological and biogeochemical implications of flood regimes in large rivers


Arciszewski, T.J., Farwell, A.J., Servos, M.R., Jardine, T.D., and Munkittrick, K.R. 2014. Differential recovery of d13C in multiple tissues of white sucker across age classes after the closure of a pulp mill. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71: 747-755.

Lavoie, R.A., Jardine, T.D., Chumchal, M.M., Kidd, K.A., and Campbell, L.A. 2013. Biomagnification of mercury in aquatic food webs: a worldwide meta-analysis. Environmental Science and Technology 47: 13385-13394.

Jardine, T.D., Kidd, K.A., O’Driscoll, N. 2013. Food web analysis reveals effects of pH on mercury bioaccumulation at multiple trophic levels in streams.  Aquatic Toxicology 132-133: 46-52.

Warfe, D.M., Jardine, T.D., Pettit, N.E., Hamilton, S.K., Pusey, B.J., Bunn, S.E., Davies, P.M., and Douglas, M.M. 2013. Productivity, disturbance and ecosystem size have no influence on food chain length in seasonally connected rivers. PLoS One 8: e66240.

Jardine, T.D., Hunt, R.J., Faggotter, S.J., Valdez, D., Burford, M.A., and Bunn, S.E. 2013. Carbon from periphyton supports fish biomass in waterholes of a wet-dry tropical river. River Research and Applications 29: 560-573.

Ward, D.P., Hamilton, S.K., Jardine, T.D., Pettit, N.E., Tews, E.K., Olley, J.M., and Bunn, S.E. 2013. Assessing the seasonal dynamics of inundation, turbidity and aquatic vegetation in the Australian wet-dry tropics using optical remote sensing. Ecohydrology 6: 312-323.

Bunn, S.E., Leigh, C., and Jardine, T.D.  2013. Diet-tissue fractionation of 15N by consumers in streams and rivers.  Limnology and Oceanography 58: 765-773.

Pettit, N.E., Jardine, T.D., Hamilton, S.K., Sinnamon, V., Valdez, D., Davies, P.M., Douglas, M.M., and Bunn, S.E. 2012. Seasonal changes in water quality and macrophytes and the impact of cattle on tropical floodplain waterholes.  Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 788-800.

Jardine, T.D., Kidd, K.A., and Rasmussen, J.B. 2012. Terrestrial organic matter in the diet of stream consumers: Implications for mercury exposure. Ecological Applications 22: 843-855.

Jardine, T.D., Pettit, N.E., Warfe, D.M., Pusey, B.J., Ward, D.P., Douglas, M.M., Davies, P.M., and Bunn, S.E. 2012. Consumer-resource coupling in wet-dry tropical rivers. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 310-322. 

Davis, A.M., Blanchette, M.L., Pusey, B.J., Jardine, T.D., and Pearson, R.G. 2012. Gut-content and stable-isotope analyses provide complementary understanding of ontogenetic dietary shifts and trophic relationships among fishes in a tropical river. Freshwater Biology 57: 2156-2172. 

Hunt, R.J., Jardine, T.D., Hamilton, S.K., and Bunn, S.E. 2012. Temporal and spatial constraints on ecosystem metabolism and food web carbon transfer in a wet-dry tropical river. Freshwater Biology 57: 435-450. 

Jardine, T.D., Pusey, B.J., Hamilton, S.K., Pettit, N.E., Davies, P.M., Douglas, M.M., Sinnamon, V., Halliday, I.A., and Bunn, S.E. 2012. Fish mediate high food web connectivity in the lower reaches of a wet-dry tropical floodplain river. Oecologia 168: 829-838.

Jardine, T.D., Halliday, I.A., Howley, C., Sinnamon, V., and Bunn, S.E.  2012. Large scale surveys suggest limited mercury availability in tropical North Queensland (Australia).  Science of the Total Environment 416: 385-393.

Trakimas, G., Jardine, T.D., Barisevičiūtė, R, Garbaras, A., Skipitytė, R., Remeikis, V. 2011.  Ontogenetic dietary shifts in European common frog (Rana temporaria) revealed by stable isotopes. Hydrobiologia 675: 87-95. 

Jardine, T.D., Hunt, R.J., Pusey, B.J., and Bunn, S.E. 2011. A non-lethal sampling method for stable isotope studies of tropical fishes. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 83-90. 

Jardine, T.D., and Kidd, K.A. 2011.  Low concentrations of selenium in stream food webs of eastern Canada. Science of the Total Environment 409: 785-791.

Moles, M.D., Robinson, B.W., Johnston, T.A., Cunjak, R.A., Jardine, T.D., Casselman, J.M., and Leggett, W.C. 2010. Morphological and trophic differentiation of growth morphotypes of walleye from Lake Winnipeg, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology 88: 950-960. 

Tarroux, A., Ehrich, D., Lecomte, N., Jardine, T.D., Bety, J., and Berteaux, D. 2010. Sensitivity of stable isotope mixing models to variation in isotopic ratios: evaluating consequences of lipid extraction. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 231-241.

Jardine, T.D., and Bunn, S.E. 2010. Northern Australia, whither the mercury? Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 451-463.