PEARL  Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory

Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston ON, Canada, K7L 3N6

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People at PEARL


John P. Smol, OC, PhD, LLD (Hon), PhD (Hon), DSc (Hon), FRSC
Canada Research Ch
air in Environmental Change
Editor In Chief: Environmental Reviews
Editor In Chief: Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research
Phone: (+1) 613-533-6147
E-mail    Research Interests    BiographyJ.P. Smol next to Microscope

Brian F. Cumming, PhD

Phone: (+1) 613-533-6153

E-mail   Research Interests Brian Cumming in a Canoe











Adjunct Professors Associated with PEARL    Adjunct


Research Associates

Kathleen Laird, PhD
Phone: (+1) 613-533-6159

E-mail Kathleen Laird in a Canoe

Neal Michelutti, PhD - Paleolimnology of Arctic and Tropical Regions.
Phone: (+1) 613-533-6159

 Neal Michelutti hard at work

Kathleen Rühland, PhD– Environmental and climatic change in lakes and peatlands.
Editor for Environmental Reviews
Phone: (+1) 613-533-6000 ext 77337
E-mail Recent CBC Radio Interview    Publications
Kathleen Rühland in waders

Adam Jeziorski, PhD-
Using invertebrate microfossils to track lakewater calcium decline, deepwater oxygen trends, and other long-term ecological changes in boreal lakes.


Post Doctoral Fellows

Josh Thienpont, PhD- Working in close collaboration with PEARL at Ottawa U with Prof. Jules Blais

Kathryn Hargan, PhD- Working in close collaboration with PEARL at Ottawa U with Prof. Jules Blais

Carsten Meyer-Jacob, PhD- Recently from
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
Umeå University
Tracking lake-water carbon dynamics in response to past and ongoing environmental changes in northern lakes. Website E-mail


Technical Staff

Technical Director
John R. Glew, MSc
Phone: (+1) 613-533-6000, ext 77619
 John Glew in Mexico

Research Technician

Chris Grooms, BSc- Bird and bat paleoecology

Phone: (+1) 613-533-6000 ext 74088

Chris Grooms checking oil on a Cessna 152 before a flight



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