As a Research Coordinator with the SWAMP Lab, Taylor Bujaczek assists with lab activities and fieldwork. She writes field activity plans, job hazard assessments, organizes and participates in field campaigns, performs sample prep work, compiles data, and performs preliminary data analysis.
She holds a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from MacEwan University. She has a wide array of scientific interests including fish/freshwater ecology and health, statistics, biomagnification, understanding anthropogenic influences to aquatic habitats, trace element analysis, and ecotoxicology. She has researched the fate of microplastic pollution in aquatic habitats from urban settings and has disseminated these findings at scientific conferences. As an undergraduate, Taylor received the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence for MacEwan’s Faculty of Arts and Science, the highest academic honour in the faculty.
Taylor has experience in emergency spill water quality monitoring, fish salvages, and wildlife and vegetation surveying for pre-disturbance assessments. She has also performed water quality monitoring on projects with the energy and industrial sector. Taylor has also written policy papers on wetlands and development in Alberta. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys weightlifting, indoor/outdoor rock climbing, hiking through Canada’s wilderness, and cycling.