Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
BSc University of Alberta
I have a long-standing fascination with water fostered by a lifetime of hiking by mountain streams and camping alongside lakes – a fascination that has only deepened as I continue to learn about the complexities of aquatic biogeochemistry. I am especially interested in landscape-to-water linkages and the interconnectedness of two such different environments. As climate change continues, I believe the importance of caring for our water resources will only grow. I hope to be able to contribute to that process.
My MSc research focuses on how wildfires impact drinking water resources on Vancouver Island, BC. I aim to quantify how various fire characteristics (size, intensity, age) interact with landscape characteristics (vegetation, slope, soil type) to impact water quality parameters. The outcomes of this research will hopefully help water managers adapt and prepare to meet the challenges of the future.
Outside of my research, I enjoy playing and listening to music, learning about history, gardening, cooking (and eating), and hiking/camping.