v Jason Kerr
is funded through a Canadian Water Network grant and NSERC Strategic Grant. His
work uses the Dorset Environmental Science Centre’s extensive meteorological,
hydrologic and water quality database to investigate relationships between hydroclimatic change and water quality in south-central
v Nora Casson (PhD candidate in the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program; co-supervised with Shaun Watmough)
Ø Nora is investigating the factors affecting stream water quality during the winter and spring melt pulse, with a view to understanding the impact of future winter warming and climatic variability on phosphorus, nitrogen and dissolved organic carbon export from Canadian Shield forests.
v Matt Maloney (MSc. candidate, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program)
Ø Matt’s project has two distinct objectives. First, he is using Landsat imagery to estimate changes in urban land cover over time and contrasting these changes with trends in chloride (Cl) levels in Ontario streams over the past 2-3 decades (data provided by the Provincial Water Quality Monitoring Network). Second, he is measuring Cl levels in a stream and groundwater adjacent to a recently retired snow dump to quantify its legacy effect on Cl levels in drainage waters.
v Kieran Pinder (MSc. candidate, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program; co-supervised with Shaun Watmough)
is investigating the role of wetlands (changes in wetland cover; hydrology,
etc.) in driving long-term declines in total phosphorus and increases in
dissolved organic carbon that have been observed in surface waters in
v Shanel Raney (MSc. candidate in the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program)
is investigating the contribution of high flow events to phosphorus and
nitrogen export at two agricultural catchments in the
v Liana Orlovskaya
Ø Liana is the laboratory manager and primary operator of the Environmental Geoscience Research Group’s (Eimers, Watmough & Aherne) collection of analytical instruments (Shimadzu TOC/TN Analyzer, Bran & Luebbe Segmented Flow Autoanalyzer; Dionex Ion Chromatograph; Elementar CNS Analyzer; Varian Flame AA; Perkin Elmer ICP-OES).
Undergraduate Research Assistants
v Graeme Lamb
Ø Graeme has worked with our group since the summer of 2010, and is currently leading the urban soils work.
v Jessica Bolle
Ø Jessica is assisting graduate students with their research and is leading the urban surface waters work.