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Principal Investigators:

Dr. Jennifer Korosi
Associate Professor


Office: N407 Ross Building

Phone Number: 1-416-736-2100 ext. 22491

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Dr. Joshua Thienpont
Assistant Professor


Office: S406 Ross Building

Phone Number: 1-416-736-2100 ext. 22002

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PhD Students:

Kristen Coleman

Trajectories and drivers of limnological change in lakes near the southern limit of permafrost

Navjot Dhaliwal

Research interests: Knowledge braiding; Ecosystem Approach; Indigenous knowledge; Critical Systems Thinking; Boundary Science; Political Approaches; Political Geography; Resource Management; Indigenous-led Conservation

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Rebecca Gasman 

Cyanobacteria blooms in oligotrophic lakes of south-central Ontario and the Northwest Territories

Amanda Little

Seasons of change: The influence of seasonality and climate change on arsenic toxicity to plankton communities in mining-impacted lakes near Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada)

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MSc Students:

Rachael Abulu

Carbon and mercury accumulation in lake sediments in thawing permafrost peatlands (Dehcho region, Northwest Territories)


Victoria Carroll

Impacts of cryogenic landslides on foothill lakes in the Mackenzie Delta (Northwest Territories)

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Sorin-Alexandru Gruia

Paleolimnological study of a lake in the Mackenzie Delta region with a highly active thaw slump

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Januja Jeyarajah

Long-term ecological change in Lake Scugog (southern Ontario, Canada) inferred using Cladocera (Branchiopoda, Crustacea) subfossil remains as paleoecological indicators


Charlie West

Paleolimnological study of phytoplankton community responses to climate warming and permafrost thaw slumping in lakes in the Mackenzie Delta region


Thomas Wu

Long-term ecological change in fish-bearing lakes in the DehCho


Undergraduate Students:

Randelle Cheyanna Adano

Chironomids as paleoecological indicators in Lake Scugog (southern Ontario, Canada)

Claire O'Hagan

Assessing sudden lake drainage in the Mackenzie Delta using remotely sensed imagery


Rachel Pellegrino

Assessing the response following rapid drainage in a lake of the Mackenzie Delta uplands, Northwest Territories, using sedimentary diatoms

Altrisha Rodrigues

Phantom midges as bioindicators of legacy arsenic ecotoxicity in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) lakes impacted by historic gold mining operations


Asli Yusuf

Diatom subfossils as paleolimnological indicators in Frame Lake (Northwest Territories, Canada)

Past Research Members:
Dr. Emily Stewart, Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2022)
Pham Ha Phuong (Perry) Do, MSc. (2019-2021)
Grace Hoskin, MSc. (2018-2021)
Brad Auger, MSc. (2018-2021)
Ajay Persaud, MSc. (2018-2020)
Laiba Khan, research assistant (2017-2018)

Alana McDonald, research assistant (2018)
Jofina Victor, BSc. (2016-2017)


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