News archive - June 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ecohydrology Group Member wins Best Presentation at the Petrus PhD Conference

Congratulations to PhD student, Ekaterina Markelova, who was awarded the Best Presentation at the 2015 Petrus PhD Conference at Université de Lorraine in France. Ekaterina's presentation was entitled, "Retardation capacity of argillaceous substrate towards aqueous N, Cr, As and Sb under fluctuating redox conditions Université Grenoble Alpes and CNRS - France". Well done, Ekaterina! 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Alex Driedger successfully defends MSc. thesis

Alex

Congratulations to Alex Driedger, who successfully defended his MSc. thesis entitled, “Plastic Debris in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Classification, Distribution and Environmental Drivers”. Alex was co-supervised by Ecohydrology Group members Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen and Dr. Hans Dürr. Dr. Kristen Mitchell and Dr. Andrea Vander Woude made up the committee. Well done, Alex!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad & Dr. Hans Dürr win NSERC Discovery Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Fereidoun Rezanezhad and Dr. HanDürr, who were each awarded 5-year Discovery Grants by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council  (NSERC) of Canada. Dr. Rezanezhad's project is entitled “Response of soil biogeochemistry to freeze-thaw cycles and implications for the soil respiration-climate feedback: A process-oriented experimental approach”, and Dr. Dürr's project is “Groundwater-lake interactions on water quality in the nearshore zone of the Great Lakes: A regional scale modeling approach”.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dr. Wallace Broecker Awarded Honourary Degree

Wallace Broecker

Dr. Wallace Broecker, Newberry Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth Sciences at Columbia University is being awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree form University of Waterloo at today’s convocation ceremony.

A true pioneer, Broecker is arguably one of the most accomplished living geochemists in the world. For more than half a century, his research has refined what we know about the ocean’s effects on climate change.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Publication on Iron isotope fractionation

A new publication by members of Dr. Lingling Wu's and the Ecohydrology research groups and colleagues from the United States presents the first comprehensive data set on stable iron isotope signatures associated with the microbial cycling of iron obtained directly in sediments of a freshwater lake. 

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