Former Members

shapeimage_4SANATAN DAS GUPTA  Ph.D. 2015

Thesis: Spatial variability in disturbed boreal ecosystems: An aboveground-belowground approach. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 239 pages.

Sanatan is currently working as an NSERC visiting fellow at Natural Resources Canada in Edmonton, Alberta.


IRMA DIAZ – Ph.D. 2013.IrmaDiaz

Thesis: Structure, composition and trophic ecology of forest floor predatory mites (Mesostigmata) from the boreal
mixedwood forest of northwestern Alberta. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 186 pages.

Irma is currently working as a faculty member at the Colegio de Postgraduados (Pedology Department) in Montecillo, Mexico.


CHARLOTTE NORRIS droppedImage– Ph.D. 2013

Thesis: Soil organic matter cycling in novel and natural boreal forest ecosystems. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 169 pages.


LAURE SOUCÉMARIANADIN – Ph.D. 2013droppedImage_3

Thesis: Black carbon in Quebec boreal black spruce forests. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 241 pages.

Laure is currently holds a postdoctoral position at The Geology Laboratory of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris for a project looking at the Effects of management practices and soil types on French forest soil carbon stocks and stability.


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MATHEW SWALLOW – Ph.D. 2012

Thesis: The ecology of boreal forest floor microbial communities in relation to environmental factors. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 128 pages.

Mathew is currently working as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.


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TYREL HEMSLEY – M.Sc. 2012

Thesis: Ecological response of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on reconstructed soils in the Athabasca Oil Sands region. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 128 pages.

Tyrel is currently working as an Environmental Scientist with Tetra Tech in Calgary, Alberta.

 


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ARIA HAHN – M.Sc. 2012

Thesis: Soil microbial communities in early ecosystems. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 105 pages.

Aria is currently a Ph.D. student in the Hallam laboratory at UBC. She focuses on using metagenome analysis to compare the genetic potential of soil microbes found in several North American ecosystems that are both undisturbed and disturbed (organic layer removal and/ or clear-cut).


MARK BEASSE – M.Sc. 2012MARK_BEASSE

M.Sc. Thesis: Microbial communities in organic substrates used for Oil Sands reclamation and their link to boreal seedling growth. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 96 pages.

Mark  is currently working as an Environmental Scientist with Solstice Canada Corp. in Edmonton, Alberta.


droppedImage_1PRESTON SORENSON – M.Sc. 2011

Thesis: Forest floor development in reclaimed boreal forest soils of Northern Alberta. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta. 124 pages.

Preston is currently working as an Environmental Scientist with Solstice Canada Corp. in Edmonton, Alberta.


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SUZANNE CARD – M.Sc. 2010

Thesis: Microbial and organic matter characteristics of restored riparian roils. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 115 pages.

Suzanne is currently working as a Soil and Environmental Scientist with Solstice Canada Corp. in Edmonton, Alberta.


IsabelleTurcotteISABELLE TURCOTTE – M.Sc. 2008

Thesis: Soil organic matter quality in Northern Alberta’s Oil Sands reclamation area. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 88 pages.

Isabelle is currently working a Consultant – Environmental Specialist/Project Management.


JESS LEATHERDALE – M.Sc. 2008Jess Leatherdale 2010

M.Sc. Thesis: Soil moisture and nutrient regimes of reclaimed upland slopes in the Oil Sands region of Alberta. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 117 pages. 

Jess is currently working as an Environmental Analyst at Enbridge in Edmonton, Alberta.


SandyHemstockSANDRA HEMSTOCK – M.Sc. 2008

M.Sc. Thesis: Plant productivity, soil microorganisms, and soil nitrogen cycling in peat amendments used for Oil Sands reclamation. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 133 pages.

Sandra is currently working as an Environmental Scientist and Biologist for McElhanney Consulting Services in Victoria, BC. She works primarily on contaminated sites, conducting Phased Environmental Site Assessments and remediation work.


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M.Sc. Thesis: Soil respiration processes in Canadian boreal forest soils following fire. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 105 pages.

Sarabpreet is currently working as the Region Lead of the Aboriginal Consultation Office, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations in Edmonton, Alberta.



KIRSTEN HANNAM 
– Ph.D. 2006KirstenHannam

Ph.D. Thesis: The organic matter and microbial community composition of forest floors from boreal mixedwood stands in northern Alberta. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 137 pages.

Kirsten is currently working as a Forest Bioenergy Analyst for Natural Resources Canada.


AmandaJassman1AMANDA JASSMAN – M.Sc. 2006

M.Sc. Thesis: Response of soil properties and plant growth to sulphur addition at the Breton plots. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 124 pages.

Amanda is currently working as a Regulatory Controls Advisor for Suncor Energy in Calgary. 


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ROXANNE  MACLEAN – M.Sc. 2005

M.Sc. Thesis: Forest floor as an amendment in Oil sand reclamation.  Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 109 pages.

Roxanne is currently an Environmental Officer with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


XIN ZHANG – M.Sc. 2005droppedImage

M.Sc. Thesis: Soil organic carbon and microbial community distribution at the Breton Classical plots. Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB. 98 pages.

 Xin is currently working as a laboratory technician within the Renewable Resources Department at the University of Alberta.

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