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.

Please contact Jonathan S. Price with a detailed description of your background, fields of interests, level of previous study and at what institution and country. Generic inquiries will not receive a reply.

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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

Matthew Elmes

Matthew Elmes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Matt’s primary research focuses on understanding the hydrogeology (specifically fen-upland hillslope connectivity) of base-rich fens, which are ubiquitous in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, and are frequently affected by surface mining and in-situ oil extraction activities. His research site, a moderate-rich fen located, approximately 5 km from the Suncor oil sands, was heavily impacted by the 2016 wildfire. Matt hopes to gain insights into the hydrological and meteorological conditions that lead up to the burning of his research site, and to better understand how the hydrology and overall landscape connectivity of moderate-rich fen systems will change following this disturbance.

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