Welcome to Wetlands Hydrology Research Laboratory

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Students within the Wetlands Hydrology Research Laboratory come from a variety of backgrounds, with previous students from biology, geography, earth sciences, environmental science, civil engineering, ecology and plant sciences. Recent graduates from these research groups are working within wetlands and non-wetlands hydrology, hydrogeology, biological monitoring and work within both civil service, consultancy and management settings or further graduate study.

Further students are not being accepted at this time.

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  1. July 3, 2020Congratulations to Emily Prystupa on her thesis defence!

    Congratulations to Emily Prystupa on her M.Sc defence! Emily our favourite dissolved organic carbon researcher successfully defended her M.Sc virtually with her committee on June 30th. Her thesis research is titled Salinity Effects on Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentration and Quality in a Constructed Fen Peatland, Fort McMurray, AB. Emily completed her degree a full 2 months ahead of schedule, a credit to her supreme organizational skills!

  2. June 17, 2017Jon gives the 2017 Canadian Geophysical Union Woo lecture
    Jonathan giving a lecture

    Jon gave the final day plenary talk at the 2017 Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) and Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (CSAFM) Joint Annual meeting at University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Colombia in May with his presentation titled 'Breaking Bad: Wetlands in need of a fix'.

  3. Jan. 1, 2017Tasha brought home best poster at World Wetlands Day, well done!
    Tasha accepting the best poster award

    Happy World Wetlands Day everyone!

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  1. July 3, 2020Naphthenic Acids (NAs) - A Review of Properties, Toxicity, and Remediation by Myles Schulz

    As a geochemistry major and current co-op research assistant to the Wetlands Hydrology Research Group I was looking forward to an exciting field season in Fort McMurray, Alberta. However, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions meaning there is no field season, I've instead authored an overview of the rather murky topic of Naphthenic Acids and where research is at with regards to their understanding.

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Meet our people

Owen Sutton

Owen Sutton

Postdoctoral Fellow

Owen is a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Waterloo. His research interests include contaminant transport modelling, fractured rock hydrogeology, and multiphase flow. His PhD work was focussed around modeling the trajectory of the constructed Nikanotee fen under a number of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change scenarios for both the hydrological outcomes and geochemical transport dynamics of salts and naphthenic acids.