The Environmental Geochemistry Group at the University of Saskatchewan is led by Dr. Matthew Lindsay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and the NSERC/Syncrude Industrial Research Chair in Mine Closure Geochemistry. Our research examines processes and conditions that control water quality within geohydrologic systems. More specifically, we study how interactions among chemical, biological and physical process influence element mobility within groundwater and surface water systems in mining environments. We apply this information to the development of novel strategies for reducing impacts of resource development on water resources.
14-Oct-14: Dr. Lindsay is co-chairing a session at the 2014 Geological Society of America entitled "Mining and the environment: addressing common challenges faced across the mining industry". Follow links for information on the oral presentations and accompanying poster session.
30-Jun-14: Dr. Lindsay has been awarded the NSERC/Syncrude Industrial Research Chair in Mine Closure Geochemistry. More information on this Chair can be found here and here.
6-Jun-14: Dr. Lindsay will be giving a talk entitled "Bacteria-mineral interactions at sulfide surfaces in carbonate-bearing waste rock" next week at the 2014 Goldschmidt meeting. Details can be found here.
17-Apr-14: Dr. Lindsay has been awarded $37,000 from the CFI for a project entitled "Portable Gas Chromatography to Support Biogeochemical Investigations of Closure Technologies for Oil Sands Mines".
21-Mar-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.