The Environmental Geochemistry Group at the University of Saskatchewan is led by Dr. Matthew Lindsay, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and the NSERC/Syncrude Industrial Research Chair in Mine Closure Geochemistry. Our research is focused on understanding biogeochemical controls on water quality within geohydrologic systems. More specifically, we study how interactions among chemical, biological and physical process influence the occurrence and mobility of dissolved constituents in groundwater and surface waters. Much of our research is aimed at constraining relationships between minerals, metal(loid)s, and the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, sulfur and iron. Our overall research objective is to develop new strategies for mitigating impacts of mining and other anthropogenic activities on water resources.
2020-06-16: Congratulations to PhD students Aidan Mowat and Eduardo Marquez for receiving NSERC CGS-D scholarships!
2020-06-08: New publication by Dr. Valerie Schoepfer and several former group members on molybdenum geochemistry now online.
2020-05-13: Congratulations to group alumnus Colton Vessey for receiving a USask Graduate Thesis Award for his MSc thesis on vanadium geochemistry!
2020-05-01: We are pleased to welcome new PhD student Eduardo Marquez to the group!
2020-04-16: Two new publications by recent MSc graduate Colton Vessey on vanadium geochemistry now online.
2020-01-09: Congratulations to Daniel Francis on a successful MSc thesis defence!