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CJ Mundy


C.J. Mundy, Ph.D.
Canadian Citizen, Associate Professor, Biological Oceanography, Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Department of Environment and Geography, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 2N2
March, 2007 Ph.D. (Environment & Geography), University of Manitoba
Thesis Title: Scale Dependent Forcing on Ice Algae Dynamics: Observations and Modeling
Work Experience
2015-present Associate Professor (Biological Oceanography)
2011-2015 Assistant Professor, CEOS, Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba
2007 –2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, nstitut des sciences de la mer à Rimouski (ISMER) – Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
Relevant Grants
Role Granting Agency (Program) - Title Year Amount (CAD)
Lead PI Research Manitoba-MCEF - Southampton Island Marine Ecosystem Project (SIMEP) 2017-2020 31,151
Lead PI MEOPAR/Polar Knowledge Canada - SIMEP 2017-2020 399,000
PI NSERC (Discovery Grant) - Primary production in the ice-covered Canadian Arctic marine system 2013-2019 162,000
PI NSERC (Northern Research Supplement) 2013-2019 90,000
Five Most Relevant Publications Since 2013 (mentored HQP are underlined)
Delaforge, A., Suárez-Morales, E., Walkusz, W., Campbell, K., Mundy, C.J. (2017). A new species of Monstrillopsis (Crustacea, Copepoda, Monstrilloida) from the lower Northwest Passage of the Canadian Arctic. Zookeys. doi:10.3897/zookeys.708.20181
Campbell, K., Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M., Landy, J., Delaforge, A., Rysgaard, S. (2017) Net community production in the bottom of Arctic sea ice over the spring bloom. Geophys Res Lett. doi:10.1002/2017GL074602.
Leu, E., Mundy, C.J., Assmy, P., Campbell, K., Gabrielsen, T.M., Gosselin, M., Juul-Pedersen, T., Gradinger, R. (2015). Arctic spring awakening – steering principles behind the phenology of vernal ice algae blooms. Progress in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.07.012.
Mundy, C.J., Gosselin, M., Gratton, Y., Brown, K., Galindo, V., Campbell, K., Levasseur, M., Barber, D.G., Papakyriakou, T., Bélanger, S. (2014). Role of environmental factors on phytoplankton bloom initiation under landfast sea ice in Resolute Passage, Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series, doi:10.3354/meps10587.
Ehn, J.K., Mundy, C.J. (2013). Assessment of light absorbed within highly scattering bottom sea ice from under-ice light measurements: Implications for Arctic ice algae primary production. Limnology and Oceanography, doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.3.0893.
Research Focus
Dr. Mundy is a biological oceanographer specializing in the investigation of processes that control the timing and production of primary producers in ice-covered and open oceans. His work has a high impact on the research community through, e.g., papers on processes controlling ice algal production (Mundy et al. 2005, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.07.003; 2011, doi:10.1007/s00300-011-0998-x.) and development of new observation techniques (Mundy et al. 2007, doi:10.1029/2006JC003683), to processes controlling under-ice phytoplankton production (Mundy et al. 2009, doi:10.1029/2009GL038837; 2014). He has considerable experience with training highly qualified personnel and has initiated and led two international (participants from across Canada, UK, Germany, USA, Denmark, France, and Belgium) projects called Arctic-ICE (Ice Covered Ecosystem; 2010-2012) and ICE-CAMPS (CAMbridge bay Process Studies; 2014-present) based out of Resolute and Cambridge Bay, respectively. These projects have been very successful producing over 30 publications and 15 student theses to date.