Dept of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Centre for Environmental and Information Technology (EIT)
200 University Ave. W
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567
Ramon Aravena's current research focuses on groundwater contamination caused by agricultural and urban activities.
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 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'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 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’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.
Randy Stotler conducts research on water resource availability and sustainability, the effects of changes in climate and land use to the critical zone, and the origin and evolution of fluids in the earth's crust.