M.Sc. Aquatic Ecology, University of Waterloo

B.Sc. Hon. Environmental Science, University of Waterloo


Daryl McGoldrick

Environmental Scientist - Leading the Fish Contaminants Monitoring and Surveillance Program


Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate to ensure that water is clean, safe and secure; Assessing risks to Canadians and their environment posed by pollutants or other harmful or dangerous substances


Member of the Ontario Freshwater Mussel Recovery Team which develops Recovery Strategies and Plans for mussel Species At Risk

Instructor for the Ontario Freshwater Mussel ID Workshop which is organised annually by the Ontario Freshwater Mussel Recovery Team with support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada


Gewurtz, S.B., D.J. McGoldrick, M.G. Clark, M.J. Keir, M.M. Malecki, M. Gledhill, M. Sekela, J. Syrgiannis, M.S. Evans, A. Armellin, J. Pomeroy, J. Waltho, and S.M. Backus. 2011. Status and trends of PBDEs in Canadian fish and implications for long-term monitoring. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 30(7): 1564-1575.

Gewurtz, S.B., S.M. Backus, S.P. Bhavsar, D.J. McGoldrick, S.R. de Solla, E.W. Murphy. 2011. Contaminant biomonitoring programs in the Great Lakes region: A review of approaches and critical factors. Environmental Reviews. 19:162-184.

Bhavsar, S.P., S.B. Gewurtz, D.J. McGoldrick, M.J. Keir, and S.M. Backus. 2010. Changes in mercury levels in Great Lakes fish between 1970s and 2007. Environmental Science and Technology. 44: 3273-3279.

McGoldrick, D.J., M.G. Clark, M.J. Keir, S.M. Backus and M.M. Malecki. 2010. Canada’s National Aquatic Biological Specimen Bank and database. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 36(2): 393-398.

McGoldrick, D.J., J.L. Metcalfe-Smith, M.T. Arts, D.W. Schloesser, T.J. Newton, G.L. Mackie, E.M. Monroe, J. Biberhofer and K. Johnson. 2009. Characteristics of a refuge for native freshwater mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in Lake St. Clair. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 35:137-146.

McGoldrick, D.J., D.R. Barton, M. Power, R.W. Scott and B.J. Butler. 2008. Dynamics of bacteria – substrate stable isotope separation: dependence on substrate availability and implications for aquatic food web studies. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 65(9): 1983-1990.

Metcalfe-Smith, J., A. MacKenzie, I. Carmichael and D. McGoldrick. 2005. Photo Field Guide to the Freshwater Mussels of Ontario. St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club Incorporated, St. Thomas, ON: 60 pp. ISBN 0-9733179-2-2.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Aquatic Ecosystems
Nature & Wildlife
     Ecosystems & Habitats
          Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
          Invasive species
     Great Lakes