Students

Oghenemise Abirhire

PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey Hudson

Phytoplankton dynamics in Lake Diefenbaker (particularly cyanobacteria and meteorological conditions that drives bloom forming events).


Holly Annand

PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning, Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskachewan

Supervisors: Dr. John Pomeroy and Dr. Howard Wheater

Research topic: Changing Prairie Hydrology


Caroline Aubry-Wake

Geography and Planning, Global Institute for Water Security - University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Prof. John Pomeroy

Research topic: Glacier melt contribution to alpine catchment hydrology in a changing climate

Kelly Biagi

PhD Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

Supervisor: Dr. Sean Carey

Research topic: Understanding the hydrologic evolution of oil sands reclamation wetlands


Lisa Boyer

Master's Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Helen Baulch

Research topic: The dynamics of biological nitrogen fixation in prairie lakes


Rebecca Cameron

Master's Candidate, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Supervisor: Dr. Richard Petrone

Research Topic: Analyzing the impacts of atmospheric deposition on the development of a constructed fen peatland in Fort McMurry, Alberta


Spencer Chad

MSc. Candidate, Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisors: Dr. S. Lee Barbour and Dr. Jeffrey McDonnell

Research Topic: Application of stable isotopes of water to characterize the water balance for tailings ponds and recycle water circuit of an oil sands mine site


Mauro de Toledo

PhD. Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisors: Dr. H. Baulch

Research Topic: Sediment Nutrient Sources: Geologic Drivers of Geographic Variation


Nick Dylla

MSc. Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Helen Baulch

Research Topic: Water Quality and Climate Change: Investigating Nitrogen's Effective Role


Sarah Fettah

Masters' Candidate, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Supervisor: Dr. Richard Petrone

Research Topic: Ecohydrological development of a constructed upland system in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region


Dylan Hrach

Master's Candidate, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Supervisor: Dr. Richard Petrone

Research topic: Quantifying seasonality and the role of shading dynamics on the microclimate of a sub-alpine wetland.


 

Lindsey Langs

Master's Candidate, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Supervisor: Dr. Richard Petrone

Research topic: Investigating how availability to different seasonal water sources impacts the productivity and water usage characteristics of mountain forests


Greg Lewallen

PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchwan

Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

Research Topic: Impacts of beaver modifications on hydrogeomorphic processes within the Canadian Rockies


Yue Liu

PhD Candidate, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary

Supervisor: Dr. M. Hayashi and Dr. E. Cey

Research topic: Reducing the uncertainty in groundwater availability and its sensitivity to land-use and climate variability


Jason Maillet

PhD Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchwan

Supervisors: Dr. Jill Johnstone and Dr. Colin Laroque

Research Topic: Relationship between tree growth, climate, and carbon to determine how these important components of the boreal forest might change in the future


Esther McAleer

Master's Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Helen Bualch

Research Topic: Algal blooms caused by cyanobacteria in lakes and how the availability of different nitrogen forms can impact their toxin production


Renata Mont’Alverne

Master’s Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble and Dr. Timothy Jardine

Research Topic: Investigating the opportunities for environmental DNA in aquatic ecosystems' studies


Garrett Morandi

PhD. Candidate, Toxicology, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. John Giesy

Research Topic: Characterizing the toxicity of oil sands process affected water


Laura Morgan

MSc. Candidate, Geoscience, University of Calgary

Supervisor: Dr. Masaki Hayashi

Research Topic: Effects of land use on groundwater recharge


Magali Nehemy

PhD. Candidate, Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey McDonnell

Research Interests:


Erin Nicholls

School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

Supervisor: Dr. Sean Carey

Research Interests: Assessing the role of vegetation change on mountain water storage and cycling


Farzana Quader Nijhum

MSc. Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Bram Noble and Dr. Cherie Westbrook

Research Topic: Baseline and future valuation of ecosystem services of the Northeast Swale to assess the impacts of alternative future development scenarios.


Hailey Robichaud

MSc. Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisors: Dr. John Pomeroy

Research Topic:


Mina Rohanizadegan

PhD. Candidate, Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Supervisors: Dr. Richard Petrone and Dr. John Pomeroy

Research Topic: Evaluating the sensitivity of Alpine evapotranspiration and sublimation to wind flows, and vegetation in complex mountainous terrain in Kananaskis, Alberta


Supriya Singh

MSc Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

Supervisor: Dr. Sean Carey

Research Topic: The influence of land use on dissolved organic matter in a Great Lakes watershed


Hilary Smith

MSc. Candidate, Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba

Supervisor: Dr. Ronald Stewart

Research Topic: The effects of climate change and increasing temperatures on flooding in the Red River and Assiniboine River Valleys


Stephen Srayko

PhD. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Tim Jardine

Research Topic: Seasonal dispersal of corixids (Hemiptera: Corixidae) and implications for riverine foodwebs


Nichole-Lynn Stoll

MSc. Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

Research Topic: Beaver Dam Capacity in the Boreal Plains Ecozone


Stephanie Streich

MSc. Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook

Research Topic: Runoff generation in a mountain valley bottom wetland.


Weigang Tang

PhD. Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University

Supervisor: Dr. Sean Carey

Research Topic: Advance understanding of cold-climate mine reclamation using both field and modelling approaches


Karisa Tyler

Masters' Candidate, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Supervisor: Dr. Richard Petrone

Research Topic: The influence of disturbance, both natural and anthropogenically-induced, on the hydrometeorological controls of three natural fen ecosystems in the Athabasca Oil Sands region of Northern Alberta.


Brandon Van Huizen

Masters Candidate, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Supervisor: Dr. Richard Petrone

Research Topic: Modelling seasonal ice retreat and assessing its impacts on evapotranspiration in Boreal peatlands


Michelle Wauchope-Thompson

PhD Candidate, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan

Supervisor: Dr. Helen Baulch

Research Topic: Wastewater management and the importance of natural nutrient removal processes