Kathryn Barr, MSc

Position: 
ACTMC Outreach Coordinator
Location: 
Western Arctic Research Centre (Inuvik)
Phone: 
867-777-3298 ext. 248

Personal Info

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).
  • Vegetation monitoring.
  • Stream monitoring.
  • Erosion and Sediment Control practitioner.

Current Projects

  • 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.

Significant Contributions

  • 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.