Thanks for stopping by and checking out my website. I'm a sessional assistant professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies (soon to be the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change) at York University, where I teach a range of physical geography and environmental science courses. I'm excited to share my enthusiasm for the environmental sciences with students, in order to help them understand the interconnections present in all aspects of the natural world, and the consequences of change for these systems.
My research background centres on understanding the cumulative impact of ongoing environmental changes on aquatic ecosystems. This includes intense localized impacts such as geomorphic changes, and human land-use, in the context of the regional impacts of climate change. I rely extensively on lake sediment archives, the science of paleolimnology, to reconstruct changes in the environment, with a focus on northern locations in Canada.
I am currently the secretary-treasurer of the Society of Canadian Limnologists, which represents the exceptional aquatic sciences community Canada is renowned for.
I'm proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, an amazing, diverse group of individuals working towards the common goal of "making Canada better known to Canadians and the world."
On this site you'll find information about my teaching and research background, and interests. You'll also find some photos and video related to my work, which I intend to add to over the next few months, so I encourage you to visit often to check out what's new!
Photo taken by John Smol, during the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition.
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