My research mainly deals with the fluxes and flows of water (hydrology) in anthropogenically disturbed (e.g., harvesting, mining, climate change) peatlands; I am also interested in how the local hydrogeomorphic setting (combination of hydrology, climatology, geomorphology) influences both the peatland’s form and function, as well as the implications for restoration techniques/strategies.
I am currently investigating some abandoned vacuum-harvested sites in Eastern Manitoba (Moss Spur) and need students who aren’t afraid of a few mosquitoes (ok… more than a few)!
Total of below: ~$420,000
Peatland restoration in South Eastern Manitoba, Brandon University Students’ Union Work Study $2,500 – May 2021 to Aug 2021
Fen restoration in South Eastern Manitoba, Brandon University Students’ Union Work Study $2,500 – May 2020 to Aug 2020
Hydrological assessments of wetlands in Manitoba, Canada Summer Jobs, $6,524 – May 2020 to Aug 2020
Fen and ecotone creation, SW Manitoba, Brandon University Students’ Union Work Study $2,500 – May 2019 to Sept 2019
Hydrological assessments of wetlands in Manitoba, Canada Summer Jobs, $1,591 – May 2019 to Sept 2019
Implications of the hydrogeomorphic setting of peatlands in Manitoba’s southeastern and Interlake regions for peatland harvesting, restoration and climate change, NSERC-Discovery Grant $137,500 – May 2019 to April 2023
Large fens within peatland complexes: rewetting and mosaic design, NSERC-CRD. ~$100,000 – May 2018 to April 2022
- Lead applicant (with Drs. Strack and Rochefort) on a sub-grant within a large CRD project
Hydrological assessments of wetlands in Manitoba, Canada Summer Jobs, $1,733 – May 2017 to Sept 2017
Hydrological and biogeochemical assessments of wetlands in Manitoba, Brandon University Students’ Union Work Study, $2,000 – May 2017 to Sept 2017
Soil carbon content and sequestration in upland forests and wetlands, funding in part from the Government of Manitoba as student Salary, $27,290 – August 2016 to April 2017
Water Balance of South Lake, Riding Mountain National Park $49,675 – May 2016 to April 2018
Evaluating Alternative UAV Systems for the Development of High Resolution DEMs Brandon University Research Committee $3,971 – Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
- Awarded to Dion Wiseman, but due to funding regulations to support my USRA student, I was added to the grant after it was awarded.
Hydrophysical properties of cutover peat, Brandon University Research Committee $9,000 ($7500 +$1504) – Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
- Originally a BSc Topics project (Martin), now an MSc student (Golubev) project looking at the unsaturated hydraulic properties of peat and moss hummocks with a view to improved restoration techniques
- Continuation grant in 2016 ($1504)
Impact of rewetting and fertilization following horticultural peat extraction on peatland hydrology, water quality and carbon exchange, NSERC-CRD, $70,650 – March 2015 to April 2018
- Co-applicant with Drs. Rochefort and Strack
Field methods in wetland restoration & Lab methods in wetland hydrology, Career Focus, $2000 (2 x $1,000) – May 2015 to August 2015
Impact of a drainage ditch on a treed bog, Manitoba, Brandon University Students’ Union Work Study, $2,000 – May 2015 to Sept 2015