Our People


Oliver Sonnentag

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair Tier 2

My initial training is in applied geosciences with a major focus on hydrogeology obtained through a diploma (Dipl. geol.) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. After graduation from KIT in 2001, I started working as a geographic information systems (GIS) technician and consultant for a surveying and consulting company to gain professional experience. […]
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Gabriel Hould Gosselin

Research Associate

The primary focus of my work is to design, install and maintain eddy covariance and micrometeorological instrumentation, prepare and analyse data, as well as to support or supervise students and activities at six sites on a latitudinal gradient across the NWT and northern BC. I specialize in calculating water vapour, carbon dioxide and methane fluxes […]
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Carolina Voigt

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Scientist

I completed my PhD in environmental sciences in 2018 at the University of Eastern Finland, after which I spent two years working as a Postdoc at the Université de Montréal. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences of the University of Eastern Finland, and a visiting researcher here […]
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Nia Perron

PhD Candidate

Trees and water, that is the focus of my PhD work with the AtmosBios Lab. I fell in love with research early in my academic career when I was working in boggy forests as an honours student in Forest Ecology at the University of Winnipeg. This desire to learn continued even as sheep devoured the […]
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Bo Qu

PhD Candidate

I am a PhD candidate working with Dr. Oliver Sonnentag. I entered the PhD program in 2017 after I completed my MSc degree in hydrology at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Sonnentag, my PhD research focuses on modelling the CO2 balance of North America’s boreal forests. Specifically, […]
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Lauren Thompson

PhD Candidate

I am a PhD student at the University of Alberta supervised by Dr. David Olefeldt. I completed a BSc in Environmental Science at McGill University, where I studied nutrient cycling in the Mer Bleue Bog fertilization plots under the supervision of Dr. Tim Moore. Currently, I am focused on methylmercury and carbon cycling in lakes, […]
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Christopher Schulze

PhD Candidate

As a PhD Candidate at the University of Alberta, I am co-supervised by David Olefeldt and Oliver Sonnentag. I study the greenhouse gas balance of boreal peatlands of the Taiga Plains, to determine what the main influences of warming, wildfire and permafrost thaw are in this ecozone. Thus, my research sites are situated in the […]
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Alex Mavrovic

PhD Candidate

Alex Mavrovic (he/him) holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics and a Master’s degree in remote sensing of northern environments from Université de Sherbrooke (director: Alain Royer), during which he studied the different northern components of the radiometric signal received by satellites: vegetation, soil and snow (Mavrovic et al. 2018, 2020a et 2020b). Those researches brought […]
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Mariam El-Amine

M.Sc. Student

As my undergraduate studies in physics were coming to an end, I decided to complete an internship in remote sensing in central Saskatchewan. I worked on a project aiming to characterize the vegetation’s transmissivity and albedo in a southern boreal stand in order to disentangle the radiometric signal coming from both the soil and the […]
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Clara Jean Louis

M.Sc. Student

I did my undegraduate study in Planning (management) and Environmental protection at Quisqueya University (UniQ) in Haïti in the faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ( FSAE). My academic research work for my bachelor’s degree won the Frederic Kébreau prize for the best research in agricultural science awarded by the FHARE Haiti foundation. I have […]
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Charles Gauthier

M.Sc. Student

I completed my undergraduate studies in physics at Université de Montréal. I am now pursuing my MSc under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Sonnentag (Université de Montréal) and Dr. Joe Melton (Environment and Climate Change Canada). My research aims to reduce uncertainty in predicted soil carbon dynamics using the Canadian Land Surface Scheme including Biogeochemical […]
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Vincent Graveline

M.Sc. Student

I did my bachelor’s in physical geography at Université de Montréal where I took part in a project concerning risks of beaver dams’ failures and the assessment of areas at risk of a breakage in Mont-Tremblant, Qc. I’m interested in climate change impacts on our lives and on evolution of regionals climates conditions and so […]
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Alix Brun-Berthet

Research Assistant

I am currently studying for a Bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Montreal. I started working for Oliver in the summer of 2020. I worked on the processing and analysis of Scotty Creek data in areas just affected by wildfire. I am now continuing part-time in downloading, processing and analyzing various datasets while […]
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Haley Alcock

Research Professional

I am a graduate from McGill University with an M.Sc. in Natural Resources Sciences where I used Eddy Covariance to study methane emission from the Mer Bleu Marsh. Prior, I had completed a B.Sc. in Atmospheric Sciences, also from McGill. In the Atmosbios Lab, I am helping to work on a variety of projects from […]
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Charles Chevrion-Dion

2020, Undergraduate

Charlotte Marquis

2020, Undergraduate

Christoforos Pappas

2019, Postdoctoral Fellow

Issa Yassine


Elsy Sophia Martinez

2019, Undergraduate

Sharon Rakowski

2019, Undergraduate

Gesa Meyer

2019, Post Doctoral Fellow

Miriam Hurkuck

2019, Post Doctoral Fellow

Alexandre Roy

2018, Post Doctoral Fellow

Alyssa Desfossés

2017, Undergraduate Intern

Jessica Hanisch


Charles Chindove

2017, M.Sc. Internship

David Blair

2017, M.Sc. Internship

Fanny Payette

2016, M.Sc.

Marie-Maude Roy

2015, Undergraduate Intern

Rebecca Warren

2015, Technician

Victoria Beausejour

Karoline Wischnewski

2013-2015, Technician

Kellina Higgins

2015, M.Sc.

Michel Sliger

2015, M.Sc.

André-Anne Laforce

2014, Undergraduate Intern

Jeff Da Costa

2014, Independent Research

Rémi Costanzo

2014, NSERC Undergraduate Student

Marie-Ève Garon-Labrecque

2013, Independent study student

Stéfany Desroches

2013, Independent study undergraduate student

Léo Veteau

2013, Undergraduate intern

Louis-Philippe Roy

2012, Independent study graduate student

Louis-Xavier Delisle

2012, Independent study undergraduate student

Michelle Bouchard

2012, Independent study undergraduate student

Caroline Chartier

2012, Field assistant

Jean-Sébastien Benoit

2011, Independent study undergraduate student

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