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

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Paige Kowal

Research Biologist

Providing geospatial analyses and helping quantify ecosystem services.

Paige Kowal joined IWWR in 2017. She is involved in water quality and ecological monitoring projects, supervising field-site and seasonal crew members, and geospatial analyses of wetlands and their surrounding landscapes. She has extensive experience studying coastal freshwater marshes in Manitoba (Delta and Netley-Libau Marsh) through her academic and professional work, and now works primarily on quantifying wetland ecosystem services provided by prairie pothole wetlands.

Paige graduated with her M.Sc. from the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Manitoba. Her thesis focused on using GIS and aerial photo interpretation to analyze historical changes in emergent vegetation extent within Netley-Libau Marsh in Manitoba in response to lake and river hydrology.


  • M.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba

Paige’s Publications (organized by year)

Bortolotti, L.E., R.B. Emery, P.D. Kowal, L.M. Armstrong, V.B. Harriman, H.V. Singer, M.J. Anteau, F.B. Baldwin, C. Meuckon, and D.A. Wrubleski. 2023. Migrating ducks and submersed aquatic vegetation respond positively after invasive common carp (Cyprinus carpio) exclusion from a freshwater coastal marsh. Wetlands 43:25.

Kowal, P.D., P. Badiou, R.B. Emery, L.G. Goldsborough, D.A. Wrubleski, L.M. Armstrong, and B. Page. 2022. Improvement in water clarity and submersed aquatic vegetation cover after exclusion of invasive common carp from a large coastal wetland, Delta Marsh, Manitoba. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10:992690.