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Philippe Van Cappellen

Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology

My research focuses on the biogeochemistry of soils, sediments and aquatic ecosystems, the cycles of water, carbon, nutrients and metals, global change, geobiology, chemical hydrology, water-rock interactions and environmental modeling. At the University of Waterloo, I lead the research program in ecohydrology.

Shuhuan Li

Multi-Scale Environmental Particle Analysis Laboratory Coordinator, Southeast Asia Collaborative Research Specialist

Office: EIT 1003

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 42820


Jovana Radosavljevic

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a postdoctoral fellow working on the NSERC-funded project "Adaptive management of green stormwater infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from urban watersheds," where I am working on modeling greenhouse gas concentrations and emissions in stormwater ponds and other water bodies using data available in the literature.

Md Abdus Sabur

Post Doctoral Fellow

Phosphorus is an essential and often limiting nutrient for the growth of plants and phytoplankton. Excessive loads of phosphorus in aquatic environment can result in accelerated eutrophication. Beside the anthropogenic phosphorus input, some internal biogeochemical factors can play role for the mobilization of phosphorus from sediment into surface waters.

Bowen Zhou

PhD Student

I am a PhD student in the multidisciplinary field of ecohydrology. My current research evaluates the effects of urban stormwater best management practices (BMPs) on phosphorus (P) export and advanced the predictive understanding of these effects with process-based and machine learning modelling tool. My research focuses on:  

Danielle Green

Masters Student

My research focusses on dissolved organic matter (DOM) characterization in northern lakes to determine the impacts of climate change on water quality. Increased DOM concentrations from a variety of sources can lead to lake browning of inland waters, release of carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere, and storage of carbon in sediments. Overall, this changes the physical and chemical properties of water, altering aquatic ecosystems, and causing decreased species diversity.

Stephanie Slowinski

Research Biogeochemist

My role as a Research Biogeochemist is to support research activities within the research group by fostering collaborations with partner organizations, supporting field and experimental data collection, or drafting and editing manuscripts and reports.

Katie Hettinga

Research Assistant

My research focuses on carbon cycling in peatlands, as these sensitive ecosystems store around 33% of the terrestrial carbon pool, despite occupying only 3% of total land area. For my undergraduate thesis I looked at how peatland microbial communities respond to disturbance by way of mineral dusts. As climate change creates increasingly arid conditions, airborne mineral dusts traveling to sensitive ecosystems will become a more severe threat.

Hang Nguyen

Masters Student

I am interested in microplastic occurrence and distribution in the freshwater ecosystem. My research focuses on the spatial distribution of microplastics in sediments in stormwater ponds as well as the impact of catchment land use on microplastic accumulations.


Ali Reza Shahvaran

Masters Student

Ali  Reza Shahvaran 

I joined the Earth Sciences (Water) program in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo and ReSEC Lab at Wilfrid Laurier University in September 2021. My current thesis is a part of the GWF Urban project. It focuses on studying the retrieval algorithm of Cladophora and Chl-a concentration using remote sensing data to calibrate the developed algal growth model of western Lake Ontario. 

Serghei Bocaniov

Research Associate

Serghei’s primary research interest is to study the interaction between physical and biogeochemical processes in lakes using a combination of numerical modelling and field studies to investigate specific processes of interest, such as:

Amir Reshadi

PhD Student

As a member of the Ecohydrology Research Group, my primary focus is on modeling microplastic pollution transport in Kitchener's stormwater management ponds (SWMPs) and examining the impacts of urban development. 

Xiaochuang Bu

Postdoctoral Fellow

In the Ecohydrology Research Group, I am working on the CLAWAVE project (Chemical load assessments for watersheds: automation and visualization experience), where I employ machine learning tools to reconstruct the trajectory of DOC in Canadian northern rivers, while simultaneously investigating the dynamics of carbon emissions.

Erin Griffiths

Masters Student

I am a masters student working on the NSERC funded project "Microplastics: Fingerprinting at the watershed scale: from sources to receivers”. 

Christina Lam

Masters Student

I am a master’s student and my research is part of the project titled Mitigation of Methane Hot-spots from Landfills, funded by the ECCC’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF).