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I am presently doing my M.Sc. in Geography at McGill University, under the supervision of Dr. Tim Moore. My project deals with the potentially important relationship between decomposition and the cycling of methylmercury, MeHg, in boreal peatlands.

Because northern peatlands are known to be high exporters of methylmercury to natural ecosystems, and because the bryophyte (moss) species that comprise the majority of these peatland plant communities are known to have high tissue concentrations of MeHg, exploring this relationship may provide useful insight into our understanding of mercury cycling in natural systems.

My field research is done at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) in Northwestern Ontario.

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