Sheryl received her Bachelor’s of Environmental Studies in Geography with a specialization in Geomatics and a Certificate of Excellence in GIS from the University of Waterloo. She is currently working towards a Master’s of Science in Geography where she is assessing the spatial variability of evapotranspiration and evaluating upscaling models for subalpine wetlands. Her project focuses on climate warming effects on the seasonal flux of evapotranspiration across a subalpine meadow in Kananaskis, Alberta. Using high-resolution UAV imagery and upscaling models, her research will identify plant functional types and their seasonal contribution to evapotranspiration. Her project will build upon upscaling model techniques for the use of flood management projections in alpine regions.
Eric received his Bachelor’s in Geography and Sustainability from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is currently a candidate for a Master of Science in Geography where he is comparing the influence of depth and duration of frozen ground on water fluxes and peat (carbon) accumulation in alpine wetlands. His project looks to quantify the impacts of frozen ground on evapotranspiration fluxes in peatlands and to identify the spatial distribution and duration of frozen ground, surface vegetation species and microtopography and how this variability links to spatial trends in evapotranspiration. His work will further the understanding of the hydrological role of wetlands in mountain environments under a changing climate.