Jake Carman
Ecologist, Water Resources Specialist
  • M.Sc.: University of Guelph (Integrative Biology, Aquatic Ecology) 2023
  • B.Eng.: University of Western Ontario (Integrated Engineering) 2016
Jake Carman is an ecologist and water resources engineer who joined LGL in 2023 after finishing his master’s degree in aquatic ecology from the University of Guelph. Jake has 5 years of experience working as a professional engineer (P.Eng.) where he focussed on the watercourse quality monitoring, hydrology and hydraulics of watercourses and stormwater infrastructure, floodplain mapping, and fish passage assessments.

During Jake’s time as a professional engineer, he built a knowledge of how stormwater infrastructure and human development affects receiving watercourses and/or wetlands that motivated him to pursue a thesis-based degree studying aquatic ecology and wetland science. Jake’s academic experience includes a thesis researching spawning reef habitat for walleye, and additional studies on ecology, limnology, and the biogeochemistry of wetlands. Jake completed field projects that included assessing wetland health and classification using the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) and watercourse bioassessment using Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) Field Manual standards. Jake has also completed the Royal Ontario Museum Ichthyology Department Fish Identification Course and Species at Risk Fish Identification Course.