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, FRS
Canada Research Chair 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

Carsten Meyer-Jacob, PhD
Recently from
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
Umeċ University
Tracking lake-water carbon dynamics in response to past and ongoing environmental changes in northern lakes. Website
Andrew Labaj, PhD
Bosmina size structure related to opposing predation regimes.




Part Time Researchers

Emily Stewart, PhD
Assessing the relative influences of climate, nutrients, and oxygen on chironomid assemblages using paleolimnological techniques.



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


Current Students      Link to List of Current Students

Former Personnel    Link to List of Former Personnel

Visiting Scholars

Wolfgang Küfner
Limnological Research Station Iffeldorf, Chair of Aquatic Systems Biology, Technical University of Munich.

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