The Environmental Geochemistry Group at the University of Saskatchewan studies the biogeochemical evolution of geohydrological systems. More specifically, our interdisciplinary research examines chemical, biological, and physical processes to gain insight into controls on contaminant mobility within groundwater and surface water systems, particularly those impacted by resource development. We use this information to inform development of cost-effective strategies for reducing the impacts of resource extraction and processing on water resources.
We are housed in the Department of Geological Sciences and are affiliated with the Global Institute for Water Security. For more information on our research activities and graduate opportunities please contact Dr. Lindsay.
Mar. 21/14: New paper entitled "Acidic microenvironments in waste rock characterized by neutral drainage: Bacteria–mineral interactions at sulfide surfaces" published in open access journal Minerals. See publications for details and link.
Dec. 15/13: New paper co-authored by Dr. Lindsay entitled "Atmospheric noble gases as tracers of biogenic gas dynamics in a shallow unconfined aquifer" now in press with Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Dec. 3/13: The Environmental Geochemistry group currently has a fully-funded PhD opportunity focused on oil sands mine closure geochemistry available beginning in September 2014. More details provided here.
Oct. 1/13: Dr. Lindsay, along with Dr. Grant Ferguson and Dr. Andrew Ireson, have been awarded a major grant from the Fedoruk Centre to support groundwater research aimed at improving capacity for predicting and managing risk associated with radioactive waste storage. More details available here.