Isotope geochemistry and hydrology profiles

Ramon Aravena.

Ramon Aravena

Research Professor, Isotope Hydrology and Geochemistry

Ramon Aravena's current research focuses on groundwater contamination caused by agricultural and urban activities.

Shaun Frape.

Shaun Frape

Professor, Inorganic Geochemistry (Undergraduate Officer)

Shaun Frape studies groundwater flow, specializing in isotopic tracers used to follow contaminants being transported in natural systems. He studies both deep groundwater systems as well as interactions between groundwater, lakes and rivers on local and regional scales.

Brian Kendall.

Brian Kendall

Associate Professor, Sedimentary Geochemistry & Metal Isotope Geochemistry (Graduate Officer)

Brian Kendall uses isotopes (both metal stable isotopes and radiogenic isotopes) to study a wide variety of geochemical processes, including the evolution of Earth's atmosphere and oceans and the formation of and exploration for petroleum and ore deposits.

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.

Thai Phan

Thai Phan

Assistant Professor, Metal Isotope Geochemistry

Thai Phan’s research interests mainly focus on understanding water-rock interactions and other geological and environmental processes associated with water cycles in both natural and engineered natural systems.