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 reducing impacts of mining and other anthropogenic activities on water resources.
2019-05-03: Congratulations to Aidan Mowat who successfully transferred to the PhD program!
2019-05-01: Welcome to new group members, Dr. Valerie Schoepfer, Emily Champion, and Drake Meili.
2019-04-18: Congratulations to Sarah Rudderham for completing your MSc! Sarah's thesis, entitled "Geomicrobiology and geochemistry of fluid fine tailings in an oil sands end pit lake", is available for download here.
2019-02-10: Our new paper "Mineralogy and geochemistry of oil sands froth treatment tailings: Implications for acid generation and metal(loid) release" now published.
2019-02-08: Dr. Lindsay is currently recruiting Ph.D. students for fully-funded projects focused on oil sands mine tailings.