Current Research Areas

  1. Mercury and arsenic in wetlands, waters, and food at Walpole Island, ON.

  2. Mercury in catchments and aquatic ecosystems in the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

  3. Climate change impacts on wetlands and aquatic ecosystem services in northern watersheds.

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-science instruments to study environmental biogeochemistry and trace metals. We use environmental isotopes, ultra-trace speciated mercury and metals in water, sediments, soils and biological tissues, and measures of natural organic matter character quality to better understand the fate, transport of energy and contaminants in the environment.

Much of our research is done in the field. We successfully integrate field-based monitoring and measurements, advanced analytical techniques and laboratory experimentation to address our research questions.