As a biologist with IISD Experimental Lakes Area's fish crew, Lee's research focuses on monitoring and assessing the effects of a variety of environmental perturbations (including mercury deposition, cage aquaculture, endocrine disrupting chemicals, eutrophication and climate change) on fish ecology and behaviour in small, oligotrophic lakes in the boreal shield.
Lee conducted aquatic field research in both the Canadian Arctic and in Antarctica before settling more permanently at IISD-ELA. Her post-graduate studies included examining the accumulation of mercury in yellow perch as part of the whole-lake Mercury Experiment to Assess Atmospheric Loading In Canada and the United States (METAALICUS) at the Experimental Lakes Area.
Lee is an advocate for communicating science to a broader audience and has volunteered with Fort Whyte Alive, the Manitoba Museum and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to talk about scientific ideas and environmental issues with the public
- From Canada’s Lakes to the World: IISD Experimental Lakes Area Annual Report 2017-2018 In this year's IISD-ELA annual report, we explore the impact that our research has had on the world’s fresh water over the last 50 years, what the future holds, and how we are celebrating our half century.
- How We Do Things at IISD-ELA: Collecting a fish muscle biopsy How We Do Things at IISD-ELA is a series of videos that highlight research conducted by scientists at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA), a unique freshwater science research facility in northwest Ontario, Canada.
- How We Do Things at IISD–ELA. Fish Surgery: Implanting an acoustic telemetry tag How We Do Things at IISD-ELA is a series of videos that highlight research conducted by scientists at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA),...