Research Group

Biogeochemistry of Boreal Ecosystems Research Group (BBERG)      

Maryam Beheshti Foroutani    PhD student in Marine Science (Co-supervised with Rachel Sipler, MUN)

Keri Bowering                              PhD student in Earth Sciences

Sean Boyd                                  Laboratory Manager

Sally Faulkner                             MSc Student in Marine Biology (Co-supervised by Rachel Sipler, MUN)

Zach Gates                                 MSc Student in Earth Sciences

Christian Gaviria                        MSc Student in Environmental Science

Laura Helenius                          Postdoctoral Researcher (Co-supervised by Suzanne Budge, Dalhousie)

Helia Kamel                                PhD Student in Environmental Science

Celyn Khoo                                 MSc Student in Environmental Science (Co-supervised with Rachel Sipler, MUN)

Jenika Marshall                        Laboratory Manager

Colleen McBride                      MSc Student in Marine Biology (Co-supervised by Rachel Sipler, MUN)

Mackenzie Patrick                    PhD student in Earth Sciences

Allison Pond                               MSc Student in Environmental Science

Dr. Geert Van Biesen                Research Laboratory Associate

Daniel Wesley                            PhD student in Environmental Science (Co-supervised by Dave Risk, StFX)



Undergraduate Honors Thesis Memorial University

Sara Butler                   MSc student, University of Winsor

Kathryn Dawe              MSc in Chemistry, Memorial University

Mary Devine                 PhD student, University of Ottawa

Christopher Earle       Medical School, Memorial University

Danielle Farrell 

Zach Gates                  MSc in Earth Sciences, Memorial University

Michael Hamilton       Groundwater Project Manager, NL Water Resources

Courtney Laprise       High School Chemistry Teacher

Peter MacIntosh         Education Program, Memorial University

Allison Pond                MSc Environmental Science, Memorial University

Catie Young                  MSc Environmental Science, Memorial University


Undergraduate Researchers

Madeline Sceviour   BSc student Biology (minor Ocean Sciences)

Ian Coxon                   BSc student (honours) Earth Sciences

Jack Bishop               Masters of Environmental Studies Student

Alexandra Gamble   BSc student in Biochemistry

Nic Capps

Hilary Chang               PhD student U Texas Austin

Rachel Dove                 MSc Biology. Memorial University

Aiden Dunn                   Mining Industry

Julia Ferguson             Completed MSc Medicine

Zoe Goodyear

Rebecca Lam                PhD student UBC

Melissa Mills               MSc student UVic

Alex Morgan                 Creative Writing Student

Alicia Morry                  MS program, Central European University

Craig Moulton

Bobby Nakamoto         PhD Student UC Riverside

Laura Nugent

Aleya Quilty            

Alexandra Roulliard     Postdoctoral Fellow, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Ben Straton                  BSc student in Biology

Leah Downey               Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) High School Student


Graduate Students

Dilanka Athukorala, MSc, PhD student, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Sherri (Brisco) Townsend, MSc,  Lecturer, Harrison State College, AR

Christopher Choi, MES, Pine Environmental, Toronto

Nicole Debond, MSc,  Environmental consultant

Doreen Franke, PhD,  Program coordinator, Helmholtz Zen. Munchen

Carrie-Ellen Gabriel , PhD, Lecturer, St. Francis Xavier University, Anagonish, NS

Sara Klapstein, PhD,  CLT Assistant professor St. Francis Xavier University

Lukas Kohl, PhD,  Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Helsinki

Erin Mann, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, John Jay College-CUNY, NY

Claire Moore-Gibbons, MSc Environmental Consultant

Alexander Newman, MSc, Research Technician, Colorado State University

Bryan Place, MSc,  PhD student at University of California, Berkley

Frances Podrebarac, Research Scientist, U.S. Agriculture Research Service, Mississippi State             

Byron Winston, MSc, Scientist, AECOM Environment Remediation, TX


Postdoctoral Researchers

Alan Roebuck, Postdoctoral Reseacher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Neus Campanya i Llovet, Postdoctoral Researcher, MARE-Marine & Environmental Sciences Centre, Horta, Azores 

Allison Myers-Pigg,  Earth Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sequim, WA

Matthew Norwood,  Associate researcher, Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sequim, WA

Michael Philben   Assistant Professor, Hope College, Michigan

Chad Lane   Professor, Univ North Carolina, Wilmington

Jerome Laganiere  Reseach Scientist, Laurentian Forestry Centre

Trevor Vanden Boer  Assistant Professor, York University, Ontario

Geert Van Biesen, Laboratory Manager, Stable Isotope Laboratory, CREAIT, Memorial University, NL

Technical staff members

Jamie Warren  Research Biologist, Atlantic Forestry Centre, Corner Brook, NL

Erik Pollock  Laboratory Manager, Stable Isotope Laboratory,

Sara Jenkins Section Manager, Geological Survey Division, Government of Newfoundland