Marnie Branfireun Marnie Branfireun is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. She teaches in both the Undergraduate Environmental Science and MSc in Ecological Restoration Programs. Her BSc (University of Manitoba) in Ecology focused on aquatic ecology, and her MSc (McGill University) was on mercury cycling and plant decomposition in boreal peatlands. She has monitored stream and lake ecosystems using benthic macroinvertebrates for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans, conducted research at the Experimental Lakes Area in Ontario, worked as a Project Ecologist for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and has taught post-secondary environmental science at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario. As an ecologist and physical geographer, she has been engaged in environmental science education, conservation, restoration, and monitoring for over 25 years.