Biogeochemistry and ecohydrology profiles

Nadita Basu

Nandita Basu

Professor and University Research Chair, Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology

Dr. Nandita Basu is a Professor of Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology, jointly appointed between the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

Fereidoun Rezanezhad.

Fereidoun Rezanezhad

Research Associate Professor, Soil Biochemistry and Hydrology

Fereidoun Rezanezhad uses field and innovative laboratory experiments to understand mechanisms controlling a variety of chemical, biological and physical processes in the subsurface.

Sherry Schiff.

Sherry Schiff

Professor, Environmental Geochemistry

Sherry Schiff's research focus on the cycling of key elements within lakes, streams, rivers, forests, and agricultural watersheds. Understanding these cycles is critical to properly addressing environmental concerns.

John Spoelstra.

John Spoelstra

Adjunct Professor, Biogeochemistry

John Spoelstra explores the impact of human activities and climate change on water quality in a variety of landscapes including urbanized watersheds, forested catchments and wetlands.

William Taylor.

William D. Taylor

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Aquatic Ecology and Limnology

William Taylor's research interests cross over several areas of aquatic ecology, including nutrient cycles, the fate of aquatic bacteria, the ecology of protozoa, and human effects on water quality. His most recent research concerns the freshwater phosphorus cycle.

Philippe Van Cappellen

Philippe Van Cappellen

Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology

Philippe Van Cappellen leads an interdisciplinary research team focusing on the processes, both natural and human-driven, that control water quality along the hydrological cycle. 

Barry Warner.

Barry Warner

Professor, Wetland Ecology and Paleoecology (Earth and Environmental Sciences Teaching Fellow)

Barry Warner studies the dynamics of natural, restored, and created wetlands using a variety of ecological and paleoecological indicators. These methods are used to study wetland ecosystems across a variety of spatial scales and temporal scales.

Jenine McCutcheon

Jenine McCutcheon

Assistant Professor, Geomicrobiology

Jenine McCutcheon studies microbe-mineral-fluid interactions in natural and engineered environments. She aims to understand how small-scale biogeochemical processes influence large-scale systems, with a particular focus on utilizing these reaction pathways to solve environmental challenges.

Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons

Research Assistant Professor, Nutrient Cycling in Freshwater Sediments

Chris Parsons studies how naturally occurring chemical and biological processes in sediments and surface water change the chemical form, availability and toxicity of nutrients and contaminants.