Summer 2017:

Richelle Bamber (BSc , Applied Topics student) is helping with some data analysis and field work in Eastern Manitoba and the Duck Mountains.

Brandice Hollier (MSc candidate) is continuing her work on a water balance study on South Lake at Riding Mountain National Park.

Vitaly Golubev (MSc candidate) is nearly completing his lab work on the unsaturated flow properties of peat and moss under various stages of compression.

Melanie Hawes (MSc candidate) is writing up her thesis.

Summer 2016:

Brandice Hollier (MSc candidate) is working on a water balance study on South Lake at Riding Mountain National Park.

Vitaly Golubev (MSc candidate) is doing lab work on the unsaturated flow properties of peat and moss.

Connor Ubell (MSc candidate) is looking at a carbon inventory in forested peatlands in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Melanie Hawes (MSc candidate) completed her final field season in South Eastern Manitoba looking at peatland restoration.

Steven Patterson (BSc honour thesis) is looking at the hydraulic properties of peat and lake sediments from Moss Spur.

 

Summer 2015:

I have three students working for me this summer; two students are in the field (Moss Spur) and one in the lab at Brandon University.

Field:

The field site in the Moss Spur peatland in south eastern Manitoba. This peatland site has spontaneously regenerated most of its vegetation, something that does not happen normally. The question is: why?

Melanie Hawes (MSc candidate in MELS program) is attempting to answer this question by studying the hydrology of the Moss Spur peatland and how it is related to peatland restoration. Lindsay Edwards (BSc candidate in the Environmental Science Program) is working as our field assistant for the summer at Moss Spur.

This is a joint NSERC CRD project with the University of Waterloo, and Laval University through the Industrial Research Chair, Line Rochefort.

Lab:

Lee Martin (BSc candidate in the Environmental Science Program) is working in the Hydrology Lab this summer conducting experiments on the unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of catotelm peat and mosses. This is a relatively new method (see Price et al. 2008 on the publications page) and using it on deep catotelmic peat has, to my knowledge, only been done once before.