I am an Associate Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Biogeochemistry of Sustainable Mineral Resources. I lead the EEGL in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta.
I’m a mineralogist/biogeochemist whose work focuses on environmental aspects of economic geology and on chemical sedimentology. I use mineral behaviour, with a particular focus on crystal chemistry, to understand and manage environmental change in engineered and natural settings.
My research employs fieldwork, analytical geochemistry and experiments in the field, laboratory and at synchrotron light sources.