Ducks Unlimited Canada
Institute for Wetland & Waterfowl Research
PO Box 1160
Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada
R0C 2Z0

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Susan Witherly

GIS Research Specialist

Using geomatics technology to improve conservation programs and project data management.

Susan Witherly joined IWWR in 2008 after beginning her career with Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) in Regina in 2005. Susan works closely with researchers in determining their spatial data requirements and implementing geomatics technology to collect and analyze spatial data.

Susan works with relational databases, remote sensing data, and spatial statistics and provides spatial analysis and data for many of IWWR’s research projects. Currently Susan is enrolled as an MSc Candidate in the Bioscience, Technology and Public Policy program at the University of Winnipeg working with Dr. Joni Storie. Susan’s MSc thesis focuses on waterfowl habitat changes in the boreal forest. Susan holds membership to the Canadian Association of Geographers, the Society of Conservation in GIS, and Canadian Remote Sensing Society.


  • Advanced Diploma in GIS, Nova Scotia Community College
  • B.A. (Honours), Geography, University of Toronto