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 and phosphorous 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). Creating topographic variability for understory species establishment on 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

 

 

 

2014 Cohort

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. 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

 

 

 

2013 Cohort

Alison Murata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Murata (PhD Student). Assessment and remediation of soils and ground water contaminated with chlorinated organic compounds and salts. amurata@ualberta.ca

 

Jenna Abou Rizk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenna Abou Rizk (MSc Student). Use of phosphogypsum as a substrate component for land reclamation. 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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