Sara Rodney

Scientist, Ecological Risk Assessment

Ottawa, Ontario


Phone: +1 613-761-1464 Ext. 227
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Sara Rodney has an academic background in statistics, ecotoxicology, ecology and geographic information systems, and over ten years experience conducting ecological risk assessments with Intrinsik Corp.  She primarily focuses on refined analyses of plant protection products including probabilistic exposure modeling and statistical evaluation of fate and toxicity data.  Sara has managed numerous projects for North American and European clients, and has been instrumental in developing ecological risk assessments in support of pesticide registrations.  She has developed several probabilistic exposure and risk models for wildlife potentially exposed to flowable and granular pesticides.  Sara is well acquainted with regulatory agency approaches and tools for pesticide risk assessment, and has been heavily involved in their review, including the U.S. EPA’s TEDtool for the biological evaluation of risks posed to threatened and endangered species.  Sara has also co-led the development of a number of comprehensive literature reviews in support of advancing risk assessment.  She has contributed to the development of environmental quality criteria and performance standards in Canada with the development of statistical applications, and has been involved in developing training materials for courses in ecotoxicology and statistics.

Experience Highlights

  • Trained and knowledgeable in probability and statistics, with extensive experience in ecotoxicological and exposure modeling applications.
  • Developed several probabilistic exposure models for wildlife potentially exposed to agricultural pesticides.
  • Co-authored refined aquatic and wildlife risk assessments for numerous pesticides and contaminated sites.
  • Led the development of statistical software used in generating Environmental Quality Guidelines for the CCME Water Quality Task Group.
  • Prior to joining Intrinsik Corp., served as a Research Affiliate and GIS technician at Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • M.Sc. (In Progress), Biology, Chemical and Environmental Toxicology, University of Ottawa
  • Math. Statistics, Carleton University
  • B.Sc. (High Hons.), Environmental Science, Concentration in Biology, Carleton University

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Intrinsik Corp., is a dynamic science-based consulting firm.  We are eagerly interested in professionals to add to our accredited staff base.  Intrinsik is strongly committed to our employees by ensuring mentoring, training and advancement for those with a drive to succeed.  Our areas of expertise include and are not limited to toxicology, human health and environmental risk assessment, biology, multi-media exposure modeling, environmental science, and risk management.

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