Our research seeks to understand how water, nutrients, and contaminants are transported from land to water across multiple scales, and how anthropogenic activity alters the land-water connection. Our work currently focuses on urban and agricultural areas. Our methods focus on simulation modelling, statistical analysis, data science, and GIS, though we also collect primary data in the field. Our work, though fundamental, is undertaken in partnership with non-academic stakeholders, including provincial government agencies, conservation authorities, and members of the private sector.
Our research group is strongly committed to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Consistent with the Tri-Agency Statement on EDI, and the Dimensions Pilot Program at TMU, we foster an environment in which all will feel comfortable, safe, supported, free of discrimination and microaggressions, and free to speak their minds and pursue their research interests. We acknowledge that geoscience, including physical geography, can feel exclusionary to equity seeking groups, including those who identify as women, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, Indigenous, disabled people, and neurodivergent people. By acknowledging the EDI issues that exist in our field, we aim to validate the challenges faced by each group menber, and continually strive to improve our group's culture for all members.