Research Group


Biogeochemistry of Boreal Ecosystems Research Group (BBERG)      

Sean Boyd                                   Laboratory Manager

Dr. Geert Van Biesen              Research Laboratory Associate

Sara Jenkins                              Data management specialist OFI

Dr. Alan Roebuck                    Postdoctoral Researcher

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

Keri Bowering                           PhD Candidate in Environmental Science

Mackenzie Patrick                   PhD student in Earth Sciences

Frances Podrebarac                 PhD Candidate in Environmental Science

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

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

Zach Gates                           MSc Student in Earth Sciences

Christian Gaviria               MSc Student in Environmental Science

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

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

Dilanka Niroshan              MSc Student in Earth Sciences

Maryam Hajheidari          Research Assistant, graduate level

Kaylea Cook                        Undergraduate researcher

Alex Gamble                       Undergraduate researcher

Allison Pond                        Undergraduate researcher




Undergraduate Honors Thesis Memorial University

Mary Devine                 PhD student, University of Ottawa

Sara Butler                   MSc student, University of Winsor

Kathryn Dawe              MSc in Chemistry, Memorial University

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         MSc Chemistry, Memorial University

Peter MacIntosh           Education Program, Memorial University

Catie Young                  MSc Environmental Science, Memorial University


Undergraduate Researchers

Jack Bishop                  Masters of Environmental Studies Student

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

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

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

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


Postdoctoral Researchers

Neus Campanya i Llovet Postdoctoral Researcher (Co-supervised with Paul Snelgrove, MUN)

Allison Myers-Pigg   Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Matthew Norwood  Associate researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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, Trent University, Ontario

Technical staff members

Jamie Warren  Laboratory Coordinator, Boreal Environmental Research Institute, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

Erik Pollock  Laboratory Manager, Stable Isotope Laboratory, University of Arkansas