Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Geography Graduate Students


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Reza Aalaeifar
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: reza.aalaeifar@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: geography; architectural photography; stereography; stereophotogrammetry; digital photogrammetry; archaeology; art conservation.
Supervisor: George Bevan
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Jonathan Aarssen
M.A. Candidate
Email: 5jaa@queensu.ca

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Julianah Adediji
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 19joa1@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: carbon and nitrogen cycling; organic matter sequestration; forest ecosystem; plant/soil interaction; spectroscopic studies
Supervisor: Dr. Neal Scott
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Sofia Ramos Ajas
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: sofia.ramosajas@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: arctic, permafrost, environment, carbon, mercury
Supervisor: Dr. Melissa Lafreniere
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Alyssa Alexander
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: aalexander@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: natural resource management; integrated watershed management; sustainable development; siting renewable energy; geographic information science
Supervisor: Warren Mabee
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Priscilla Toloo Apronti
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 15pta@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: renewable energy; community participatory research; mining; environmental justice; corporate accountability
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Castleden
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Ryan Barberstock
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: ryan.barberstock@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Indigenous, First Nations, Economic Development, Cultural Resurgence, Historical
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Jean Cameron

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Shyra Barberstock
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: shyra.barberstock@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Indigenous; First Nations; Procurement; Economic Development; Community Development
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Rosenberg
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Susan Bazely
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: s.bazely@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: cultural landscapes; heritage practice; geographical representation
Supervisor: Dr. Joan M. Schwartz
Curriculum Vitae (pdf, 196kB)

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Anastasiya Boika
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 9ab9@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: suburbanization; housing; urban; history; canadian
Supervisor: Professor David Gordon

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Carolyn Bonta
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 18cb12@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: biogeography, climate, dendrochronology, vegetation, caribou
Supervisor: Ryan Danby
Research Project Website: RANGE CHANGE – Investigating vegetation change, its causes and effects in the Bathurst caribou range.

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Joseph Asumah Braimah
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 17jab3@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: aging; health; migration; environment; population
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Rosenberg

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Andi Breckles
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: andi.breckles@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: circular bioeconomy; environmental policy; natural resource management; carbon sequestration; canadian forest bioeconomy
Supervisor: Dr. Warren Mabee
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Kim Buitenhuis
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: buitenhuis.k@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: settler ignorance; decolonization; education
Supervisor: Dr. Anne Godlewska

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Michael Burnett
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 19MDMB@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: gis; urbanization; environment; pollution; spatial analysis
Supervisor: DongMei Chen

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Jordan Carlson
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: j.carlson@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: renewable energy; energy transitions; tidal energy; energy systems
Supervisor: Dr. Warren Mabee

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Michael Carter
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: michael.carter@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: smart cities; smart cards; innovation; Toronto
Supervisor: Dr. David Murakami Wood and Dr. Beverley Mullings
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Shannon Clarke
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 18sac15@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: (neo)colonialism; migration; Caribbean; gender; nationalism
Supervisor: Dr. Beverley Mullings

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Susan Collis
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: collis.s@queensu.ca
Research Key Words:
Supervisor: Dr. Beverley Mullings

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Carolyn DeLoyde
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: carolyn.deloyde@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: energy planning, environmental policy, ecosystem services, natural areas and resource management
Supervisor: Dr. Warren Mabee

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Xiaojun Deng
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 16xd@queensu.ca

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Williams Agyemang-Duah
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 20wad@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Informal Caregiving; Health; Healthcare; Family Caregivers; Older People
Supervisor: Dr. Mark W. Rosenberg
Personal/Research Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=r_qQTLYAAAAJ&hl=en

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Nicolae England
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 18nce@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Sustainability, Renewable Energy Development and Investment, Modelling Energy Systems
Supervisor: Dr. Warren Mabee

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Kasmine Forbes
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 15kdf1@queensu.ca

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Melissa Forcione
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: melissa.forcione@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: decolonizing education; settler colonialism; Indigenous-settler relations; resource towns
Supervisor: Dr. Anne Godlewska
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Zainab Gharib
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 15zg15@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: photogrammetry; GIS; historic aerial imagery; stereoscopy; landscape change
Supervisor: Dr. George Bevan

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Danielle Gionnas
M.A. Candidate
Email: 14dg38@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: geography; place; social determinants of health; societal impacts; health policy
Supervisor: Mark Rosenberg

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Nicole Goodbrand
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: nicole.goodbrand@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Indigenous Geographies, Health Geographies, Urban Geographies; Equity; Reconciliation
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Castleden
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Theresa Gossmann
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 20tleg@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Net Ecosystem Exchange, Remote Sensing, Canadian High Arctic, Climate Change, Soil Respiration
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Omelon

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John Haffner
M.Sc.Candidate
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: j.haffner@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: urban geography; Indigenous-municipal planning; political economy; transportation infrastructure
Supervisor: Dr. Leela Viswanathan
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Erika Hille
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: erika.hille@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: geochemistry; hydrology; permafrost; climate change; arctic
Supervisor: Scott Lamoureux
Personal/Research Website: http://nwtresearch.com/about-us/people/erika-hille

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Claudia Hirtenfelder
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 17ch38@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Labour, power, identity, inequality, transpecies relations
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Jean Cameron and Dr. David McDonald
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Elizabeth Hinds-Hueglin
M.A. Candidate
Email: 12eahh@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: historical geography; cultural landscapes; heritage; colonialism; african diaspora
Supervisor: Katherine McKittrick & Carolyn Prouse

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Jacqueline Hung
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: jacqueline.hung@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: soil nutrients; carbon exchange; remote sensing
Supervisor: Dr. Neal Scott and Dr. Paul Treitz
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Hannah Hunter
Ph.D Candidate
Email: 18hfh1@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: liminal animals; cities; soundscapes; ecofeminism
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Jean Cameron

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Sirikul Hutasavi
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 16sh48@queensu.ca
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Lorraine Hutton
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: l.hutton@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: feminist theory; geography of health-disability and caregiving; visual methodology
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Rosenberg

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Jodi John
M.A. Candidate
Email: 2JMJ1@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Indigenous Health, Community Wellbeing, Healthcare Systems
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Castleden

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Hannah Johnston
Ph.D. Candidate
Email:

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Kristen Jones
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 12kaj@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: GIS, Cultural Heritage, Data Management, Photogrammetry, Surveying
Supervisor: Dr. George Bevan

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Shahab Eddin Jozdani
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: shahab.jozdani@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: remote sensing, forest/urban mapping, machine learning, deep learning, image processing
Supervisor: Dr. Dongmei Chen

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Nichol Kaiser
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 41ndp@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: inclusion, invisible disabilities, education, substantive citizenship, spatiality
Supervisor: Dr. Audrey Kobayashi

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Hilal Kara
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: hilal.kara@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: gender and human mobility; geography of displacement and resettlement; feminist urban geographies
Supervisor: Dr. Beverley Mullings
Personal/Research Website: https://queensu.academia.edu/HilalKara

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Evan Koncewicz
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 19EFK@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: cryosphere; meltwater; carbon; hydrology; glacier
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Thomson
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Rachel Kuzmich
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 17rjw2@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: remote sensing, airborne laser scanning, forest, songbird, conservation
Supervisor: Dr. Paul Treitz
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Christopher Lamb
Ph.D. Candidate
Email:

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Jeremiah Lee
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 18jsl4@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: structural glaciology; polythermal glaciers; ice dynamics; structure from motion; glacier cartography
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Thomson

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Gabriela Levy
M.A. Candidate
Email: 15gml@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: aging; health; housing; community services; accessibility
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Rosenberg

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Xinyue Li
M.A. Candidate
Email: N/A
Research Key Words: rural migrant workers, immigration, social integration, the China Migrants Dynamic Survey, health geography
Supervisor: Dr. Mark W. Rosenberg
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Yuan Li
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 17yl24@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: urban development; health geography; aging-friendly city; mixed methods research designs
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Rosenberg

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Alexander Makin
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: makin.alexander@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: renewable energy, community-based participatory research (CBPR), Pact for a Green New Deal (PGND), Indigenous Off-Diesel Initiative (IODI), Indigenous-Settler reconciliation
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Castleden

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Kiera McMaster
M.A. Candidate
Email: kiera.mcmaster@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Food security, food soverignty, urban agriculture, intersectionality, sustainability
Supervisor: Dr. Carolyn Prouse
Connect with Kiera McMaster on LinkedIn

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Robin Mennell
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 18rbm2@queens.ca
Research Key Words: Climate Change, Ecology, Arctic, Population Dynamics, Biogeography
Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Danby

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Peter Milley
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: peter.milley@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: forest bioeconomy; biorefining; forest industries; sustainability
Supervisor: Dr. Warren Mabee
Connect with Peter Milley on LinkedIn

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Samantha Mishos
M.A. Candidate
Email: samantha.mishos@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: environmental justice, health equity, impact assessment policy, political ecology, Indigenous rights
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Castleden
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Nanor Momejian
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: nanor.momejian@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: permafrost degradation; numerical modelling; biogeochemistry; hydrology
Supervisor: Dr. Melissa Lafrenière
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Charlene Monaco
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 2cvf@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: energy; indigenous; hydropower; resources; environment
Supervisor: Dr. Warren Mabee

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Madeline Myers
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 19mem7@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: glaciology, climate
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Thomson

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Elizabeth Nelson
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: elizabeth.nelson@queensu.ca
Research Key Words:
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Jean Cameron
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Kirsten Noltie
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: kirsten.noltie@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Lyme Disease, Ticks, Climate Change, Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing
Supervisor: Dr. Dongmei Chen

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Nathalia Santos Ocasio
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 16nso@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: arpilleras; Chile; neoliberalisation; solidarity; economic violence
Supervisor: Dr. Beverley Mullings

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Mark Ouseley
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 6mro@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: energy; planning; construction; military; enterprise
Supervisor: Dr. Warren Mabee
Connect with Mark Ouseley on LinkedIn
Personal website

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Channon Oyeniran
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: N/A
Research Key Words: Migration, identity, race, Diaspora, transnationalism
Supervisor: Dr. Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin
Personal/Research Website: https://oyeseducation.org/channon/
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Lauren Van Patter
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: lauren.vanpatter@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: animal geographies; urban wildlife; coyote; black bear; multispecies ethnography
Supervisor: Dr. Alice Hovorka

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Sean Kamin-Patterson
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: sean.patterson@queensu.ca

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Cedelle Pereira
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: cedelle.pereira@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: permafrost; carbon; hydrology; arctic; climate
Supervisor: Melissa Lafreniere

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Dairon Luis Morejon Perez
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 17dlmp@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: caribbean diasporas community building transnationalism migration
Supervisor: Beverley Mullings

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Tesfa Peterson
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 15tap1@queensu.ca

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Tabatha Rahman
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: tabatha.rahman@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: hydrogeomorphology; seepage; canadian high arctic; soil water
Supervisor: Scott Lamoureux
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Carola Ramos
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: carola.ramos@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: indigenous autonomy; decoloniality; cultural geographies; Latin American geographies
Supervisor: Dr. W. George Lovell

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Cole Robertson
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: c.robertson@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: permafrost disturbance; hydrogeomorphology; mercury and nutriant cycling; Arctic climate change
Supervisor: Scott Lamoureux

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Carley Ross
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 19cr20@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Arctic Environments, Soils, Climate Change
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Omelon

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Matthew Senyshen
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 18mds6@queensu.ca
Research Key Words:
Supervisor: Dr. Dongmei Chen
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Seraphina Skands
M.A. Candidate
Email: 17sss12@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: cultural geography; critical urban geography; heritage preservation; Vancouver's downtown eastside
Supervisor: Dr. Audrey Kobayashi and Dr. Jeffery Masuda

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Ricardo Smalling
Ph.D. Candidate
Email:

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Maia Somers
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 19mrs7@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: groundwater; watersheds; hydrology; permafrost
Supervisor: Scott Lamoureux

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Dana Stephenson
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 12ds53@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Arctic, Glacier, Cryosphere, Climate change,Firn
Supervisor: Dr. Laura Thomson

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Paul Sylvestre
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: paul.sylvestre@queensu.ca
Research Profile

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Kimberly Hill-Tout
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 13knht@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Food Sovereignty; Climate Crisis; Community Resilience; Indigenous Studies
Supervisor: Dr. Carolyn Prouse

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​Curtis Towle
M.A. Candidate
Email: 18cmt1@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Population Studies; Demographic Projection; Urban and Behavioural Geography
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Rosenberg

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Rosy Tutton
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 18rjt4@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Cryosphere; Labrador; Northern Studies; Geophysics
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Way

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Baris Uzel
M.Sc. Candidate
Email: 19bu@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: the arctic; soils; biogeochemical cycles; plant distribution; climate change
Supervisor: Dr. Neal Scott

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Yifeng Wang
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: yifeng.wang@queensu.ca
Research Key Words: Permafrost, Peatland, Climate Change, Arctic, Labrador
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Way

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Robin Westland
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: 9rw5@queensu.ca

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Hong Yao
Ph.D. Candidate
Email: h.yao@queensu.ca
Personal Profile(pdf, 204 kB), Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hong_Yao12