Colton Bentley

Colton BentleyMSc Geological Sciences

Office Miller 226
Thesis Topic A Mass-balance Assessment of Trace-Metal Loading Rates in the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin.
Supervisor Dr. Bas Vriens

Research Interests

My current research interests are focused on investigating basin-wide metal(loid) fluxes in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Leveraging a combination of publicly available hydrometric and water-quality data with newly acquired samples, metal budgets are determined to identify spatial/temporal anomalies. Further work will focus on identifying/discerning anomalous metal(loid) fluxes both in-lake and basin-wide, investigating mass-balance discrepancies on an element and lake-specific basis, and analyzing sources of point and non-point pollutants.

About Colton  

Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Colton completed his undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences (Geology) at Dalhousie University (2018), in Halifax, NS. Prior to joining Queen’s, Colton worked for nearly two years as a Geophysical Analyst processing micro-seismic data from a variety of oil and gas, mining, and carbon sequestration operations around the globe.


E.L Bruce Memorial Scholarship

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