The Environmental Geochemistry Group at the University of Saskatchewan studies the biogeochemical evolution of geohydrological systems with particular emphasis on the impacts of natural resource development. 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. 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.
Dec. 3/13: The Environmental Geochemistry group is currently has a fully-funded PhD opportunity focused on oil sands mine closure geochemistry beginning in September 2014. More details provided here.
Oct. 3/13: Dr. Lindsay is currently recruiting students for two fully-funded MSc projects focused on groundwater geochemistry. More details on these projects and how to apply is available here.
Oct. 1/13: Dr. Lindsay, along with Dr. Grant Ferguson and Dr. Andrew Ireson, have been awarded a 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 here.