Former Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

 

2016 Cohort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xueyang Liu (Student Research Assistant). Elevated levels of nitrogen and sulfur depositions effects on soil acidification and decline in tree growth and understory species. xueyang@ualberta.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anita Nowinka (Student Research Assistant). Moss and peat as monitors of present and past atmospheric dust deposition in the Athabasca Bituminous Sands Region. nowinka@ualberta.ca

Stanley Thach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stanley Thach (Student Research Assistant). Biodegradation of hydrocarbons in residual organic diluent in oil sands tailings by syntrophic anaerobic bacteria and methanogenic archaea. sthach@ualberta.ca

 

 

 

2015 Cohort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bin Ma (Post Doctoral Fellow). Rhizosphere microbial community response to salt migration and capping strategies in oil sands reclamation. bma2@ualberta.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (MSc Student). Bioremediation of eutrophic lakes through food-web manipulation. kkchrist@ualberta.ca

Lynnette Allemand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynnette Allemand (Student Research Assistant). Biopolymer assisted consolidation of oil sands tailings. allemand@ualberta.ca

 

Sylyanne Foo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sylyanne Foo (Student Research Assistant). Investigating the root architecture of trees in response to soil characteristics. sylyanne@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

 

Kayla Rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kayla Rice (Student Research Assistant). Examining the presence of arsenic and selenium in the lower Athabasca River in Alberta. krice@ualberta.ca

Yike Shen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yike Shen (Student Research Assistant). Influence of salt migration (from saline ground water) with different capping strategies on root growth and rhizosphere microbial communities. syike@ualberta.ca

 

Yingjie Wu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yingjie Wu (Student Research Assistant). Growth performance of nutrient loaded seedlings of jack pine, white spruce and aspen on reconstructed soils of oil sands in northern Alberta. yingjie@ualberta.ca

 

2014 Cohort

Jeff Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Lynnette Allemand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynnette Allemand (Student Research Assistant). Examining root distribution in compacted reclamation soils. allemand@ualberta.ca

 

Iraleigh Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Connor Charchuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Catherine Pocklington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Logan Purdy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Purdy (Student Research Assistant). Effects of different agricultural and landscape management practices on soil properties and health. lmpurdy@ualberta.ca

 

Martin Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sarah Thacker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Thacker (Student Research Assistant). Mine site reclamation in northern Alberta. sjthacke@ualberta.ca

 

Lijing Wang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Venesa Whyte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venesa Whyte (Student Research Assistant). Methods to enhance reclamation of northern plant communities and assisting with reclamation projects after pipeline construction, mining and other disturbances. venesa@ualberta.ca

 

Hye In Yang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

2013 Cohort

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

 

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

Jenna Abou Rizk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenna Abou Rizk (Research Assistant). Revegetation potential of phosphogypsum as a soil amendment.

 

Alison Bijman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison Bijman (Research Assistant). Effects of biochar amendments on herbaceous vegetation.

Elizabeth Domreis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Domreis (Research Assistant). Characterization and mapping of metabolic and genetic pathways in syntrophic methanogenic biodegradation of hydrocarbons in oil sands tailings.

 

Jasmine Lamarre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine Lamarre (Research Assistant). Moss revegetation for northern environments.

 

2012 Cohort

Kangho Jung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kangho Jung (Post Doctoral Fellow). Effects of textural interfaces on soil physico-chemical properties in reclaimed jack pine and white spruce stands. This fellow's research was partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI).

 

 

Federico Mollard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federico Mollard (Post Doctoral Fellow). Plant community regeneration through seeds. This fellow's research is partially funded by the Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI).

 

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

Matthew Gelderman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Gelderman (Research Assistant). Disturbance ecology and white bark pine species.

 

Valerie Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie Miller (Research Assistant). Microsite establishment and emergence for reclamation in prairie and aspen parkland ecoregions.

Zhichao Jiao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zhichao Jiao (Research Assistant). Microsite establishment and emergence for reclamation in prairie and aspen parkland ecoregions.

 

 

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