Research Group

Graduate Students


Benjamin Keenan (Ph.D. Candidate): Linking climate change with societal responses in the Maya Lowlands using organic geochemistry


Regina Moguel (Ph.D. Candidate): Using radiocarbon measurements to constrain natural and anthropogenic methane emissions in Canada


Robert Bogue (Ph.D. Candidate; co-supervised with John Stix): Carbon isotopes in near-volcano tree rings as a tracer for volcanic emissions and carbon fixation


Melanie Burnett (PhD. Candidate; co-supervised with Cynthia Kallenbach): Integrating nitrogen cycling with permafrost pond greenhouse gas emissions in Eastern Canada

Hiba Aoid (M.Sc. Candidate; co-supervised with Richard Léveillé): Biosignatures in a high Arctic Mars analogue gossan deposit

Postdoctoral Fellows


Wesley Parker (US NSF-EAR Fellowship): Plant Wax Transport and Integration through the Late Holocene in Guatemala 


Estelle Allan (FRQNT Fellowship): Isotopic hydrogen composition of leaf waxes: calibration and reconstruction of the natural climate variability of Baffin Bay and the Labrador Sea


Yunfeng Wang (McGill EPS Wares Fellowship): The response of coastal organic carbon burial to climate change in the Labrador Sea region during the Holocene 

Undergraduate Researchers

Dawson Phan (Independent Research Course, Summer 2020): Mixing models of global methane hydrogen isotope sources.

Clara Schryer (USRA, 2021): Late Holocene patterns of carbon burial in Lake Melville, Labrador

Aelis Spiller (SURA, 2021): Moisture controls on greenhouse gas emissions in permafrost-associated peat

Joshua Wasserlauf (Independent Research Course, Winter 2020): Exploring the use of trace elements to evaluate diagenetic alteration of Ordovician brachiopods from the Trenton group, Ontario

Lab Technician

Thi Hao Bui

Lab Alumni

Ying Ran Lin (M.Sc. 2017; co-supervised with Boswell Wing): Testing the role of sulfate reduction rates in controlling sulfur isotope fractionation. Currently at GeoPacific Consultants.

Jenny Ni (M.Sc. 2019; co-supervised with Richard Léveillé): Corralloid speleothems in lava tubes as potential biosignatures. Currently at Barrick Gold.

Robert Bourque (M.Sc. 2019): Compound-specific isotope records of environmental change across the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary in Western Canada. Currently a Ph.D. student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Sophia Chen (Earth System Science Honour’s Thesis): Hydrogen isotope fractionation in plant waxes from Arctic and Subarctic environments. Currently an M.Sc. student at U. Laval.

Sanga Park (SURA 2017): Global patterns of dual-isotope variability in freshwater methane. Currently at Nexelis Pharmaceuticals

Emerald Stratigopoulos (SURA 2017): Isotopic patterns of organic matter degradation in a temperate forest lake catchment. Currently an M.Sc. student at the University of Toronto.