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Milla Rautio
Department of fundamental sciences
University of Quebec in Chicoutimi
+1-418-545-5011 ext. 5084
  • Interdisciplinary
lakes, plankton, UV radiation, food webs
  • Arctic
  • Non-Polar

Milla Rautio is a professor in the Aquatic Sciences Laboratory in Université du Quebéc à Chicoutimi, Canada. She also holds a Canada Research Chair in Boreal Aquatic Ecology. Her main research interest is boreal and high-latitude freshwater ecology, especially       The role of allochthonous carbon in lake food webs     Response of zooplankton to ultraviolet radiation     Benthic-pelagic coupling in shallow subarctic and arctic ponds     The use of Cladocera in paleolimnology     Winter limnology   Dr. Rautio did her undergraduate and PhD studies in University of Helsinki. After her PhD in 2001 she completed two years of postdoctoral studies in Université Laval, Canada, followed by three years as a research associate and as an ArcticNet science coordinator. Between 2008 and 2011 she worked as Academy Research Fellow in University of Jyväskylä, Finland, and since then she has been appointed as a professor in Université du Quebéc à Chicoutimi, Canada.

  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences
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