Dr. Erica Nol


Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 1640


Dr. Erica Nol is a professor of Biology at Trent University. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.Sc. before going to the University of Guelph for a M.Sc. and University of Toronto for her Ph.D. Dr. Nol's research is focussed on understanding the biology of shorebirds from energetics to population regulation and conservation, though it is centred on examining how climate variability influences arctic shorebird populations. Her research spans much of the North, from the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and northern Manitoba, and has an emphasis on birds in the genera Charadrius (the plovers), though it has included other species of shorebirds, waterfowl and passerines. Dr. Nol is also a member of the Arctic Shorebird Demographic Network. Dr. Nol became interested in the North while working for a consulting company doing bird surveys along a proposed pipeline site. Beginning in northern Ontario, she traveled north and from the first moment she stepped onto the tundra, she was hooked to the North, its pristine expanse and amazing wildlife, especially all the birds.

"When I first visited the North, there were so many insects and birds doing aerial displays. It just felt alive and I was smitten."~Dr. Erica Nol