Project Team

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Laura Hug

Lead Principal Investigator; Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Laura Hug is an expert in environmental microbiology, with a focus on contaminated site microbial ecology and total community (meta-omic) analyses.

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Fereidoun Rezanezhad

Co-Principal Investigator; Research Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science

Fereidoun Rezanezhad is an expert in hydrogeochemical processes at the water-soil intersection and the biogeochemical cycles of nutrients.

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Sherry Schiff

Co-Principal Investigator; Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science

Sherry Schiff is a leading expert in watershed biogeochemistry and the impacts of climate change on water ecosystems.

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Kyle Daun

Co-Principal Investigator; Professor, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Kyle Daun is a leading international expert in radiative transfer and optical diagnostics.

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Maria Strack

Co-Principal Investigator; Professor, Canada Research Chair in Ecosystem and Climate, Department of Geography & Environmental Management, Faculty of Environment

Maria Strack is a leading international expert in greenhouse gas fluxes in wetland ecosystems, with a particular interest in methane dynamics in soils.

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Josh Neufeld

Co-Principal Investigator; Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Josh Neufeld is a microbial ecologist with expertise in ecology and environmental biology and microbiology.

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Harriet Bigas

Project Manager

Harriet Bigas is the project manager for Mitigation of Methane Emission Hot-spots in Municipal Landfills.

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Richard Elgood

Research Coordinator, Technician, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science

Richard Elgood works with Sherry Schiff in the Environmental Research Group.

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Paule Lapeyre

Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Paule Lapeyre is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering working with Kyle Daun. 

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Nathanael Willms

Ph.D. candidate, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Nathanael Willms is a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Laura Hug.

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Christina Lam

Master's (M.Sc.) student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science

Christina Lam is a Master's student under the supervision of Fereidoun Rezanezhad. 

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Sandani Buddhima

Master's (M.Sc.) student, Department of Geography & Environmental Management

Sandani Buddhima is a Master’s student in the Department of Geography & Environmental Management.

Previous Team Members

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Allison Szenasi

Undergraduate Research Associate

Allison Szenasi is an undergraduate student in the Department of Biology.

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Emma Roy

Undergraduate Senior Thesis Researcher, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Emma Roy is an undergraduate senior thesis researcher in the Department of Biology.