Students

Current Graduate Students

Emma Lanciault

MSc Candidate (2023 expected)

Modelling Land-Use Change Impacts on Nutrient Inputs and Water Quality in Dog Lake, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Danika Watson

MSc Candidate (2023 expected)

Spatial patterns of soil organic distribution and quality in High Arctic polar semi-desert communities

Thomas Stanton

MSc Candidate (2023 expected)

Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Soil Nutrient Availability Along a Permafrost Disturbance Chronosequence

Julianah Adediji

PhD Candidate (2024 expected)

Climate and vegetation impacts on soil organic matter quality in High Arctic ecosystems

More About Julianah's Research

Current Undergraduate Students - Independent Study

Eric Guan

BSc Honours Candidate (2023 expected)

Impact of permafrost disturbance on phosphorus fractionation and distribution in High Arctic soils

More About Eric's Research

Previous Graduate Students And Postdoctoral Fellows

Student Degree Year Thesis/Research Title
Jacqueline Hung PhD     2021     Impact of soil nitrogen status on carbon cycling in High Arctic ecosystems
Baris Uzel MSc     2021      Seasonal Responses of Soil Nitrogen and Carbon Cycling Processes to Cold Season Warming in High Arctic Wet Sedge Tundra
Christina Braybrook MSc     2020     Interannual and seasonal variation in vegetation properties and net C uptake in a mesic High Arctic ecosystem
Emily Su MSc     2020     Simulated impact of headwater stream burial on downstream processes in Eastern Ontario
Paulina Marczak MSc     2019     Predicting carbon accumulation in temperate forests of Ontario using a lidar-initialized growth-and-yield model
Sean Arruda MSc     2016     Effects of temperature and snowfall changes on soil biogeochemical processes in a high Arctic ecosystem
Emma Buckley MSc     2015     Controls on Net Carbon Balance of Polar Semi-desert Ecosystems in the High Arctic
Karin van Ewijk PhD     2015     Defining Ecological Units Based on Remotely Sensed Data
Amy Blaser MSc     2014     Factors Controlling the Net Carbon Balance of High Arctic Wet Sedge Ecosystems at Cape Bounty, Nunavut
Amanda Graham MSc     2012     Nitrogen Fixation and the Fate and Turnover of Carbon Fixed Through Hydrogen-Coupled Carbon Dioxide Fixation in Soybeans
Erin Jaggard MSc 2012 Soil Carbon Dynamics Following Switchgrass Establishment for Bioenergy Production in Southeastern Ontario
Fiona Gregory MSc 2011 Biophysical Remote Sensing and Terrestrial CO2 Exchange at Cape Bounty, Melville Island
Meg Southee MSc 2010 Ecological Land Classification and Soil Moisture Modeling in the Boreal Forest using Lidar Remote Sensing
Dr. Yanping Cen PDF 2008-2010 Studied the production of hydrogen and nitrous oxide as a byproduct of nitrogen fixation in legume crops
Dr. Johann Wagner PDF 2009-2011 Explored variations in plant phenology in High Arctic ecosystems, and how these differences influence satellite-derived vegetation indices and carbon exchange

Past Undergraduate Students - Independent Study

Student Degree Year Thesis/Research Title
Jonathan Allsup BSc     2022     A quantification of the physiological changes in old and new growth tree stands in Northern Ontario
Claire Wright BES  2021     Hydrological modelling in permafrost environments using the Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT):A case study of West Lake watershed at the Cape Bounty Arctic Watershed Observatory
Claire Wright BES     2020-21 Investigating controls on ecosystem respiration from three vegetation types in the Canadian High Arctic
Sandra Yaacoub BSc Honours 2020-21 Modeling canopy nitrogen and High Arctic productivity using hyperspectral remote sensing
Cole Robertson BSc Honours 2019-20 Environmental controls on net carbon flux in High Arctic wet sedge ecosystems
Kaitlin Stansfield BSc Honours 2015-16 Long-term effects of perennial grass bioenergy crops on soil quality and soil carbon storage
Sarah Jackson BSc Honours 2014-15 Increased temperature and snowfall impacts on High Arctic ecosystems
Andrew Mendelson BES Honours 2013-14 GHG production from perennial grass bioenergy systems for cement production
Emily McTaggert BSc Honours 2013-14 Historic Land-use/Land-cover Change Detection in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve
Kirsten Geissler BSc Honours 2013-14 Historic Land-use/Land-cover Change Detection in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve
Sarah Rosenblat BSc Honours 2013-14 Historic Land-use/Land-cover Change Detection in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve
Sera Buchanan BSc Honours 2011-12     Fertilizing switchgrass alters methane and nitrous oxide emissions
Sadie Eastwood BSc Honours 2011-12     Monitoring canopy phenology at multiple spatial scales 
Sinead Murphy BES Honours 2011-12     Monitoring canopy phenology at multiple spatial scales 

Student Degree Year Thesis/Research Title
Allison Beamis BSc Honours 2010-2011 Effects of active layer detachments on soil trace gas fluxes in High Arctic ecosystems
Aaron Tamminga BSc Honours 2009-2010 Variation in soil properties across forest ecosite units of the Hearst Forest
Dan McParland BSc Honours 2009-2010 Does nitrogen fertilization increase nitrous oxide emissions from switchgrass fields, reducing the climate benefits of substituting switchgrass for fossil fuels as an energy source?
Alison Neil BSc Honours 2009-2010 Effects of active layer detachments on the net carbon balance of High Arctic ecosystems
Stephanie Gagliardi BSc Honours 2009-2010 Ecosite classification and forest productivity: an analysis of variability in canopy structure across forest ecosite types.
Evangeline Fisher BSc Honours 2008-2009 Temperature effects on soil trace gas fluxes from High Arctic plant communities
Tim Philpott BSc Honours 2008-09 Quantifying rates of hydrogen coupled CO2 fixation in legume-based croppign systems.
Alexandra Hincke BSc Honours 2007-08 Effects of plant community type on soil carbon storage and nitrogen mineralization in a High Arctic ecosystem at Cape Bounty, Melville Island, Nunavut.
Martha Baldwin BSc Independent Study 2006-07 Using tree-ring chronologies to reconstruct historical changes in light-use efficiency related to different forest management practices.
Mandy Chong BSc Honours 2006-07 Microclimatic and plant community interactions regulate soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in High Arctic ecosystems.
Kimberley Molina BSc Honours 2006-07 Plant community effects on soil carbon storage across a latitudinal sequence in the High Arctic - potential for remote sensing to quantify soil C storage.

Undergraduate Students - Summer Assistants

Student Year Thesis/Research Title
Eric Guan 2022     Land-use history of Queen’s University Biological Station
Helen Tasker 2021     Controls on CO2 production High Arctic Soils
Danika Watson 2021     NH4OH /HF treatment method for C-13 NMR analysis of soils
Sandra Yaacoub 2020     Reconstructing land-use history at the Queen’s University Biological Station
Claire Wright 2020     Spatial variability in carbon exchange processes within wet sedge meadows in the Canadian High Arctic
Cole Robertson 2019     Seasonal controls on terrestrial carbon cycling in the Canadian High Arctic
Sandra Yaacoub 2019     Quantifying the carbon balance of Arctic Watersheds
Elissa Bozhkov 2017     Influence of vegetation changes on methane and carbon dioxide production in high Arctic ecosystems
Robbie MacTavish 2016     Climate change impacts on trace gas exchange in high Arctic ecosystems
Maddie Lightle 2016     Impact of land-use history on forest structure and biogeochemical processes
Sarah Jackson 2014     Increased temperature and snowfall impacts on High Arctic ecosystems
Jamie Mark 2014     GHG balance of perennial grass bioenergy systems
Andrew Mendelson 2013     Net GHG production from perennial grass bioenergy systems for cement production
Emily McTaggert 2013     Historic Land-use/Land-cover Change Detection in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve

Student Year Thesis/Research Title
Jayrin Yue Summer 2012 Carbon fluxes in High Arctic ecosystems
Heather Richardson Summer 2011, 2012 Soil nitrous oxide production in fertilized switchgrass fields
Krysten Rutherford Summer 2011 Soil nitrous oxide production in fertilized switchgrass fields
Dan McParland Summer 2010 Soil nitrous oxide production in fertilized switchgrass fields
Aaron Tamminga Summer 2010 Variation in soil properties for forest ecosites at Hearst Forest
Allison Beamish Summer 2010 Disturbance effects on soil trace gas fluxes from High Arctic ecosystems Alison Neil (Summer 2009).
Disturbance effects on net carbon balance of High Arctic ecosystems
Sarah Bencharif Summer 2008 Soil nitrous oxide production in legume cropping systems
Tim Philpott Summer 2008 Soil nitrous oxide production in legume cropping systems. Assessing the fate of carbon dioxide fixed by hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria
Evangeline Fischer Summer 2007, 2008 Forest inventory work at Howland Forest, Maine (2007).
Arctic trace gas research (2008)
Devon Miller Summer 2007, 2008 Data analysis of water quality data from Quinte Conservation Authority
Michael McDaniel Summer 2007, 2008 Carbon cycle research at Groundhog River, Timmins. Field sampling of streamwater in Quinte Conservation Authority
Kirby Calvert Summer 2007 Forest inventory work at Howland Forest, Maine
Brendan Daly Summer 2006 Carbon cycle research at Howland Forest, Maine