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.
2019-02-10: 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.
2018-11-15: New paper with Colton Vessey on "Sodium transport and attenuation in soil cover materials for oil sands mine reclamation" published in Applied Geochemistry.
2018-11-09: New paper with Dr. Jared Robertson and Jake Nesbitt on molybdenum geochemistry of oil sands fluid coke deposits accepted for publication in Chemosphere.
2018-07-16: Congratulations to Lawrence Swerhone on completing your M.Sc.!
2018-07-01: Dr. Lindsay has been promoted to Associate Professor and will be on sabbatical leave until June 30, 2019.