Current Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

 

 

Current LRIGS graduate students and post doctoral fellows can access their program requirements checklist, terms of reference documents, travel and expense documents, LRIGS logos and mentorship program documents at the LRIGS Google site.

 

2015 Cohort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mihiri Wadu (Post Doctoral Fellow). Micronutrient availability and speciation and tree growth in reconstructed forest soils in the Athabasca oil sands region. manimelw@ualberta.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wenqing Zhang (Post Doctoral Fellow). Drought, salinity and mycorrhizal effects on plant water relations in oil sands reclamation. wenqing3@ualberta.ca

Karen Christensen-Dalsgaard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Christensen-Dalsgaard (PhD Student). Assessing strategies for creating ecologically robust lakes. kkchrist@ualberta.ca

 

Federico Riva

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federico Riva (PhD Student). Assessing effects of forest fragmentation and reclamation/restoration responses using butterflies. friva@ualberta.ca

 

Kate Melnik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Melnik (MSc Student). Evaluating techniques in creation of microsites suitable for boreal forest understory species in reclaimed sites. kmelnik@ualberta.ca

 

Gillian-Mullan Boudreau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gillian Mullan-Boudreau (MSc Student). Assessing dust deposition for industrial development and reclamation of bituminous sands. mullanbo@ualberta.ca

Prem Pokharel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prem Pokharel (MSc Student). Growth of nutrient loaded seedlings of aspen, white spruce and jack pine in oil sands reclamation in northern Alberta. ppokhare@ualberta.ca

 

Peining Guan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peining Guan (Student Research Assistant). Examining the spatial pattern of soil properties created by land reclamation at an oil sands mining site.

peining1@ualberta.ca

 

2014 Cohort

Jeff Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Kelly (Post Doctoral Fellow). Development of high quality seedling stock for reclamation and restoration. jwkelly@ualberta.ca

 

Sebastian Dietrich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sebastian Dietrich (PhD Student). Use of spatial pattern analysis of soil-plant relations to determine land reclamation success. sdietric@ualberta.ca

Nilusha Welegedara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nilusha Welegedara (PhD Student). Modelling carbon, water and nitrogen cycling and salt redistribution in reclaimed landscapes using ecosys). yalingas@ualberta.ca

 

Jaime Aguilar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaime Aguilar (MSc Student). Plant species and soil management practices for naturalization of urban green areas. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). aguilarr@ualberta.ca

 

Elizabeth Domreis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Domreis (MSc Student). Characterization and mapping of metabolic and genetic pathways in syntrophic methanogenic biodegradation of hydrocarbons in oil sands tailings. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). domreis@ualberta.ca

 

Mark Donner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Donner (MSc Student). Assessment of arsenic and selenium in ground and surface water of the Lower Athabasca River Watershed. mdonner@ualberta.ca

Stephanie Ibsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Ibsen (MSc Student). Effects of long term nitrogen and sulfur depositions on soil properties, soil microbial biomass composition, greenhouse gas emissions and soil nitrogen saturation in the Athabasca oil sands. sibsen@ualberta.ca

 

Jasmine Lamarre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine Lamarre (MSc Student). Moss revegetation for northern environments. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). jlamarre@ualberta.ca

Caitlin Low

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caitlin Low (MSc Student). Impacts of pipeline right of ways on native prairie plant communities. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). chlow@ualberta.ca

 

Scott Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Wilson (MSc Student). Monitoring bird use of reclaimed wellpad sites at different vegetation recovery stages. sjw@ualberta.ca

Connor Charchuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connor Charchuk (Research Assistant). Monitoring bird use of reclaimed wellpad sites at different vegetation recovery stages. ccharchu@ualberta.ca

 

Catherine Pocklington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Pocklington (Research Assistant). Effects of subsoil ripping on soil physical properties and soil water dynamics of reconstructed soils. cpocklin@ualberta.ca

Martin Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Robinson (Research Assistant). Enhancing reclamation of tundra communities following mining. mjrobins@ualberta.ca

 

Lijing Wang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lijing Wang (Research Assistant). Impacts of elevated nitrogend and sulfur depositions on land reclamation in the Athabasca oil sands region. lijing@ualberta.ca

Venesa Whyte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venesa Whyte (Research Assistant). Methods to enhance reclamation of northern plant communities. venesa@ualberta.ca

 

Hye In Yang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hye In Yang (Research Assistant). Testing efficacy of biochars in removing metal, phosphorous and nitrogen contamination in oil sands process affected waters. hyein@ualberta.ca

 

2013 Cohort

Alison Murata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Murata (PhD Student). Assessment and remediation of soils and ground water contaminated with chlorinated organic compounds and salts. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). amurata@ualberta.ca

 

Jenna Abou Rizk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenna Abou Rizk (MSc Student). Use of phosphogypsum as a substrate component for land reclamation. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). jabouriz@ualberta.ca

Alison Bijman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Bijman (MSc Student). Effects of biochar, fertilizer and deadwood shelter treatments on establishment of herbaceous vegetation during coal mine reclamation. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). bijman@ualberta.ca

 

Kangyi Lou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kangyi Lou (MSc Student). Effectiveness of biochar applications in removing organic and inorganic contaminants in oil sands process affected water. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). kangyi@ualberta.ca

 

2012 Cohort

Victoria Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Collins (PhD Student). Methane production and hydrocarbon degradation under nutrient limiting conditions in tailings ponds and potential for contaminant release in end-pit lakes. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). ccollins@ualberta.ca

 

Sarah Ficko

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Ficko (PhD Student). Shrub and lichen revegetation for diamond mine reclamation. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). ficko@ualberta.ca

Valerie Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Miller (PhD Student). Anthroposol development for diamond mine reclamation. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). vsmiller@ualberta.ca

 

 

 

 

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