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 Industrial Research Chair in Mine Closure Geochemistry. Our research examines interactions among chemical, biological and physical processes to understand their collective influence on the occurrence and mobility of contaminant and nutrient elements in terrestrial waters. Our interdisciplinary research emphasizes environmental interfaces where sharp chemical gradients often drive active biogeochemical cycling of redox-sensitive elements among the aqueous, solid, and gas phases. Recent research has focused on understanding of complex relationships between changing environmental conditions and element-mineral interactions.
2022-08-31: New paper by Dr. Valerie Schoepfer entitled "Repartitioning of co-precipitated Mo(VI) during Fe(II) and S(-II) driven ferrihydrite transformation".
2022-01-07: Congratulations to Mojtaba Abdolahnezhad (MSc, 2020) on your new paper examining geochemical controls on metal release from oil sands fluid petroleum coke.
2021-12-06: New paper from Daniel Francis (MSc, 2020) examines relationships between ebullition and mass transport in an oil sands pit lake.
2021-10-22: Congratulations to Ph.D. student Aidan Mowat on your new publication.
2021-10-01: Welcome to new group member Dr. Ardalan Hayatifar!
2021-09-01: Welcome to new group members Stuart Ferry and Matt Fellwock!
We gratefully acknowledge research support from the following organizations: