The CERRI Research Team
Marine Biologist and Spatial Ecologist
Dante joined CERRI in 2019 after working for many summers along the eastern coast of James Bay during his post-doctorate. He is responsible for research on coastal ecology and focuses on ecosystems that support waterfowl and fish habitats. Dante collaborates with Chisasibi land-users to develop and conduct environmental monitoring and baseline studies on the territory. Dante trains young land users to use scientific instruments in the laboratory and the field and develop innovative ways to monitor ecosystems based on Cree's traditional ecological indicators.
Kaa Upichukaashi (CH5 Trapline) Coresearcher
Eddie is a youth co-researcher from Kaa Upischukaashii trapline, one of the coastal traplines in Chisasibi which belongs to his family. He joined CERRI in 2019 and is in charge of research projects and environmental monitoring in his trapline. Eddie is well-versed in traditional knowledge of the coastal environment, instrumentation, water quality analyses, and toponymic cartography using GIS. He plays an essential role in documenting ecological knowledge from community members. Eddie is also responsible for the CERRI satellite research station and land-based education camp in Kaa Upischukaashii.
Piishipuishtikw (CH6 Trapline) Coresearcher