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This is me. My research interests are described on other pages linked to here, and at http://www.queensu.ca/biology/people/faculty/grogan.html
   

Yvette Chirinian is our lab technician, and joined us in November 2011.

 

   

Casper Christiansen is a Ph.D. thesis student who started in September 2011.

"My primary research interests are rooted within arctic ecosystem ecology. What drives litter decomposition on the tundra, how do biogeochemical properties fluctuate with season and soil depth, and how will these characteristics influence ecosystem responses to a changing climate?"

Casper was awarded an Ontario Trillium International Student Scholarship from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for the years 2011-2015.

Casper was awarded a Dean's doctoral travel grant from Queen's in April 2014.

Casper's personal website

   

Nishka (Veronika) Wright is an M.Sc. thesis student who started in September 2013.

Preliminary thesis title: Temperature and snowmelt water dynamics during thaw in the low Arctic: their impact on soil microbial communities and nutrient availability.

Nishka was awarded an NSERC M.Sc. scholarship in April 2014, and a R. Samuel McLaughlin Fellowship to support her graduate studies in September 2013.


Emma Hill is an undergraduate honours thesis student who starts in May 2014.

 

"My research focuses on biogeochemical cycles in the Low Canadian Arctic. I am most interested in the effects of nutrient additions on microbial activity in different soil horizons."


Sean Doherty is an undergraduate research mentorship student for Fall 2014.

 

"My project will approach the idea of sustainability through a creative non-fiction article that explores, and helps to explain, the psychological and sociological phenomena that prevent widespread adoption of sustainable practices in western society." 

 

Sean was awarded an 2014 NSERC USRA scholarship for summer lab/field training, and also was the recipient of a Queen's University Leadership award in April 2014.


Jordan Constant is an undergraduate honours thesis student who starts in May 2014.

 

"My research questions focus on determining if the impacts of increasing atmospheric nitrogen deposition on hay meadow grasslands will differ according to the texture of the underlying soil. I am most interested in the effects this interaction will have on plant communities and hay production in the Eastern Ontario region where clay- and sand-dominated soils often occur side-by-side."


Sanna Masud is an undergraduate research mentorship (BIOL 538) for Fall 2014.

 

"I am researching the impacts of greenhouse warming on accumulation of various micronutrients in above-ground biomass of the principal plant species of low arctic tundra."


Other current and recent lab assistants and volunteers  

Olivia RoDee was a summer SWEP assistant helping Casper with lab work in the summer of 2014, and is continuing to assist in the Fall of 2014.

  Jin-Zhi (Gigi) Pao and Alyssa Filippi are helping us with lab work in the Fall of 2014.

Shelby Clarke and Tali Farine helped us with lab work in the spring and summer of 2014.

   

 

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