Dr. April James

Associate Professor, Department of Geography                                                          Canada Research Chair – Watershed Analysis and Modelling (2010-15; 2015-20)      705-474-3450 x 4062,  aprilj@nipissingu.ca

Ph.D – Geography, McGill University, 2005                                                                        MS – Earth Sciences, Clemson University, 1994                                                               B.Eng. – Engineering Physics, The Royal Military College of Canada, 1992

The Watershed Hydrology Lab is led by Dr. April James in the Department of Geography, at Nipissing University.  We investigate how water moves through our watersheds. We ask questions like: How does water move into streams, rivers and lakes? Where is water stored and for how long? What are the flowpaths water takes to exit a watershed? Can we predict and model the movement of water? What is the quality of the water in a watershed and how is this affect by natural processes and human activities?  Currently, our focus is to develop applications of stable isotopes of water to improve our understanding of water movement, a critical goal for the long-term protection of the health and sustainability of our water resources and aquatic environments.