Research Interests

Streamflow generation, groundwater-surface water interactions, use of environmental tracers in hydrology, integration of modeling and data, interdisciplinary research

Current Research projects:

  • Use of stable water isotopes in the study of water cycling in Precambrian Boreal Shield watersheds and lakes.
  • Computer modeling of water quality and quantity in Boreal Shield watersheds.
  • The Lake Nipissing Bays project: from headwaters to lake.
    • Study of the influence of meteorological conditions on internal nutrient loading to water quality conditions in local bays.
    • Study of phosphorus loading from watershed to Bay.
  • The Lake Nipissing Watershed State of the Basin Report:

Recent Funding/Awards

  • 2017-2020. Linking Road Salt Application, lake chloride concentration, and biotic thresholds in Canadian Shield Lakes, Best In Science, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
  • 2015-2020.  Canada Research Chair – Watershed Analysis and Modeling, Canada Research Chair program.
  • 2015-2020.  Individual Discovery Grant (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), PI.


I currently supervise graduate students in the Masters of Environmental Science program at Nipissing University and the PhD Boreal Ecology program at Laurentian University.