Current Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

 

 

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

 

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 of carbon, water and nitrogen cycling and salt redistribution in reclaimed landscapes using a detailed ecosystem model (ecosys) to evaluate nutrient cycling and effect of salinity on ecosystem productivity . yalingas@ualberta.ca

 

Jaime Aguilar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaime Aguilar (MSc Student). Use of amendments to develop anthroposols for land reclamation. 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). Determining the extent of metals released from industrial and natural sources in the Athabasca watershed. mdonner@ualberta.ca

Stephanie Ibsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Ibsen (MSc Student). Examining the effects of long term nitrogen and sulfur depositions on soil properties, soil microbial biomass composition, greenhouse gas emissions and soil nitrogen saturation in the oil sands region in northern Alberta. 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

Lynnette Allemand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynnette Allemand (Research Assistant). Assisting with projects examining root distribution in compacted reclamation soils. allemand@ualberta.ca

 

Iraleigh Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraleigh Anderson  (Research Assistant). Assisting with various reclamation projects involving pipelines, phosphogypsum, diamond mines and other disturbances. iraleeanderson@gmail.com

 

Logan Purdy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Purdy (Research Assistant). Assisting with projects on the affects of different agricultural and landscape management practices on soil properties and health. lmpurdy@ualberta.ca

 

Sarah Thacker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Thacker (Research Assistant). Assisting with projects on mine site reclamation in northern Alberta. sjthacke@ualberta.ca

Venesa Whyte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venesa Whyte (Research Assistant). Assisting with reclamation projects after pipeline construction, mining and other disturbances. venesa@ualberta.ca

 

 

2013 Cohort

Alison Murata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Murata (PhD Student). Remediation of salt contaminated soils. 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

 

Brett Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brett Campbell (MSc Student). Determining the optimal time to shut down and reclaim gravel mines in close proximity to urban areas. bacampbe@ualberta.ca

Kangyi Lou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kangyi Lou (MSc Student). Effectiveness of LFH, peat and biochar amendments in reducing acid mine drainage from dry MFT. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). kangyi@ualberta.ca

 

 

2012 Cohort

Victoria Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Collins (PhD Student). Nitrogen cycling and hydrocarbon degradation in newly created wetland ecosystems. 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

 

Matthew Gelderman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Gelderman (MSc Student). Regeneration of whitebark pine at northern distribution limits. mgelderm@ualberta.ca

Zhichao Jiao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zhichao Jiao (MSc Student). Role of microsites in revegetation of disturbed sites. This student's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI). zjiao@ualberta.ca

 

 

 

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