Research Projects

Currently Funded Research

Changing Carbon Sinks in Subarctic Canada (2019-2023)
NSERC: Advancing Climage Change Science in Canada
This projects aims to better constrain, via field work, remote sensing and modelling, the sources and sinks of carbon in lakes from the North West Territories. PI: Schiff, U of Waterloo.

Lake biogeochemical dynamics: the conveyor belt between physics and biology
NSERC Discovery grant program + NSERC Northern Supplement
This basic science project touches on lake model development, use of high-frequency sensors along latitudinal gradients and coupled biogeochemical cycles in lake sediments. PI: Couture, ULaval.

Sentinel North Research Chair in Aquatic Geochemistry (2018-2023)
Sentinel North Apogee Program
The Chair focuses on the feedback between current environmental changes and biogeochemical cycles coupled with carbon dynamics in northern aquatic environments. It takes places along the bioclimatic gradient covered by the research stations of the Centre for Northern Studies in Nunavik and Nunavut. PI: Couture, ULaval.

Legacy phosphorus in lake sediment  (2018-2021)
Swedish Reserach Council FORMAS International Collaboration
This project focuses on phosphorus dynamics in the sediments of swedish lakes considered for remediation treatment using aluminum salts. PI: Huser, SLU.

Past projects

Lakes in Transition (2015-2018) Norwegian Research Council
Lakes in Transition is a lake modelling project that aimed to identify key processes controlling biogeochemical dynamics in lakes as they undergo transitions due to external forcings. PI: Couture, NIVA.

Sub-Arctic Metal Mobility Study (2018-2021) GWF Apogee Program
SAMMS undertakes an array of field, laboratory and modelling studies  to comprehensively trace the transport and behaviour of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and of arsenic through terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in headwater catchments along a 200 km airshed transect between Giant Mine and Whatì, an area of concentrated mining activity in the North-West Territories. PI: Venkiteshwaran, WLU.