Lab 2015: Miranda Chen, Samantha Stefanoff, Bailey Hewitt, Lianna Lopez, Sapna Sharma, Thomas Van Zuiden, and Katrina Gaibisels


Assistant Professor

Sapna Sharma

sharmaI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at York University. My research interests include predicting the effects of environmental stressors on ecosystems at fine to broad spatial and temporal scales. I completed my PhD at the University of Toronto and post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Montreal and the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



Graduate Students

Thomas3Thomas Van Zuiden.  Thomas is examining how changing climates may influence the distribution of coolwater fish species, such as walleye, in Ontario and their interactions with their predator and prey.



MirandaMiranda Chen.  Miranda is investigating the effect of climate change on the distribution of coldwater fish populations, such as lake trout, in Ontario.



ÖSamantha Stefanoff Samantha is investigating phytoplankton production in Lake Huron for her MSc thesis.  For her Honour’s thesis, Samantha examined changes in surface water temperatures globally  over the past 25 years in response to climate change through collaboration with the GLTC.



Undergraduate Students

Sara MasoodSara Masood.  Sara is investigating changes in climatic conditions, such as temperature and precipitation, in the past and into the future, in Ontario.




GuangGuang Kun Zhang.  Guang is understanding the factors contributing to the decline of the wood thrush, a migratory bird population.



Anam Qudrat.  Anam is conducting a data synthesis on global water temperatures from 1985-2009 in collaboration with GLTC as an NSERC USRA.

Former Members of the Sharma Lab

Jonathan Ruppert

Gricelda Mendoza

Ibrahim Chaudry

Jessica Decker

Rebecca Hough

Sana Iqbal

Spyridon Hasiokas