I was born in BC but grew up in the Atacama Desert, Chile. I moved back to Canada when I was 18 to become a researcher and discovered the vast wilderness of the north. I fell in love with its beauty and decided to remain. I have a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. both from Brandon University, MB, where I spent my first seven years in Canada. I moved to Inuvik in 2018, a beautiful community I am happy to call home. I spend most of my free time hiking around with my dogs and enjoying the company of all the wonderful people I have met here.
Skills and Expertise
Bilingual in English and Spanish (Spoken and written).
Erosion and Sediment Control practitioner.
Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk highway revegetation review – I am working on a literature focused on revegetating the ITH post construction.
Dempster highway and Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway stream monitoring – I am monitoring water quality and flow throughout the spring/summer on streams that cross highways.
Coastal erosion – I am monitoring the erosion of coastal slumps near Tuktoyaktuk and testing methods of revegetating the exposed soil on the slumps.
Barr, K. M. 2018. Impact of burning after browsing on aspen regrowth and litter decomposition. M.Sc. thesis, Departments of Biology and Geography, Brandon University, Brandon, MB.
Barr, K. M. 2018. Irrespective of burn history, high levels of browsing are required to effectively control aspen encroachment in upland Manitoba. Oral presentation at the 6th annual prairie restoration/reclamation workshop, Saskatoon, SK.
Barr, K. M. 2018. Impact of ungulate manure on aspen leaf breakdown using field-placed litter bags. Available from Parks Canada Agency, Riding Mountain National Park, MB.
Barr, K. M. 2017. Impact of burning after browsing on aspen regrowth and litter decomposition. Poster presentation at the 2017 Brandon University Masters of Environmental and Life Sciences expo, Brandon, MB.
Barr, K. M. 2017. Determination of historic extent of grasslands in Riding Mountain National Park with soil pits to determine organic carbon with depth. Available from Parks Canada Agency, Riding Mountain National Park, MB.