My primary project is examining the effects of environmental and anthropogenic changes occurring in the North Frontenac/Addington Heights region. This region is home to commercial industry, tourism, Bon Echo Provincial Park, and a watershed which acts as the head waters for several major southern Ontario rivers. Understanding past and future changes will aid in the preservation of the region’s commodities. My examination is done through physical and chemical analysis of deepwater sediment cores, as well as regular monitoring of several lakes in the region. By examining several lakes, I plan to remove a multi-century climate signal which will be paired with a signal showing any human impacts on the lakes (i.e. cottage development).
Aside to my own project, I am also a research assistant in the EVEX laboratory, as well as a field research assistant at the Cape Bounty Arctic Watershed Observatory. I completed my BScH at Queen’s University in 2010 in Geography with a minor in Biology.
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Lamoureux