Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI)

Lori Phinney
Species at Risk Biologist

Lori first began at MTRI in 2016 as a summer student through a Clean Internship then returned in 2017 upon completing her biology degree at Acadia University. She worked on a variety of SAR projects (e.g. Chimney swifts), planning and coordinating meetings and events. In 2019, she started her master’s research at the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Dr. Hugh Broders and in partnership with MTRI and Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Lori studied the status of endangered bats in Nova Scotia and now leads the MTRI bat project and helps coordinate reptile projects.