Lauren Thompson

PhD Candidate

  • B.Sc. (Environmental Science), McGill University - Montreal, Quebec

I (she/her) 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, streams, and thawing peatlands. My work spans the Northwest Territories and Northern Alberta, and I have partnered with the Dehcho AAROM program to monitor streams near Wrigley, Fort McPherson, Jean Marie River, Kakisa, and Sambaa K’e. Outside of research, I am a council member of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists and president of the Circumpolar Students’ Association at the University of Alberta. You can explore my research at, as well as my Open Grant project that archives examples of graduate funding applications.


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