Liza Hamilton


Liza Hamilton, MSc

Liza is an environmental scientist with a specialization in the ecology of freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates. She joined KAL after completing her MSc program at the University of Ottawa where her research focused on the effects of urbanization on stream benthic invertebrate communities. Liza is the manager of our in-house laboratory where we process benthic invertebrate and fish tissue samples. She is an accomplished biostatistician, and has contributed to the analysis of benthic invertebrate community data collected under the Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program (RAMP) and now the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring Program (JOSMP) from 2010 through to and including 2014 data.

She has worked on several Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) data sets pursuant to client requirements under the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations. Liza is an accomplished taxonomist of benthic macroinvertebrates, and processes samples collected for our various clients across southern and northern Ontario.

Liza has led several of our fish relocation programs. She recently presented a paper at a SMARTER (Stream Monitoring And Research Team Eastern Region) meeting on how it is that we know what proportion of a fish population has been removed from a watercourse.

Liza is a certified Butternut Health Assessor.

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