Ecohydrology, biogeochemistry and wetland ecosystem science
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Professor Canada Research Chair in Environment and Sustainability Cross-appointed with Earth Sciences and Geography BGS 2064 Biotron 5 office: (519) 661-2111 x 89221 lab: (519) 661-2111 x 89222 519 661-3935 firstname.lastname@example.org http://publish.uwo.ca/~bbranfir/
Taking an interdisciplinary environmental science approach, Dr. Branfireun and his research group seek to understand the bidirectional nature of hydrological – ecological interactions at a range of scales. They direct their efforts toward ecosystems that are particularly sensitive to the impacts of natural and human-induced environmental change. Dr. Branfireun is involved in projects studying the hydrology, ecology and biogeochemistry of wetland-dominated environments from the Canadian sub-arctic to the sub-tropics of Mexico. Dr. Branfireun's research program is strongly field oriented, using the latest approaches to the measurement of environmental processes. He also directs a modern laboratory facility in the BIOTRON Institute for Experimental Climate Change Research at Western University for the study of speciated trace metals in the environment such as mercury and arsenic.
Degrees and Institutions
PhD, McGill University
Environmental Sciences 3350G: Methods and Techniques in Environmental Science
Cole, AS, Steffen, A, Eckley CS, Narayan J, Pilote M, Tordon R, Graydon JA, St. Louis, Branfireun BA, A survey of mercury in air and precipitation across Canada: patterns and trends, ATMOSPHERE, In Press.
Farrick, KK*, Branfireun, BA. Soil water storage, rainfall, and runoff relationships in a tropical dry forest catchment, WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, In Press.
Morris, MA*, Spencer, KL, Belyea, LR, Branfireun BA, Temporal and spatial distributions of sediment mercury in restored coastal saltmarshes. MARINE CHEMISTRY, In Press.
Dieleman, CM*, Branfireun BA, McLaughlin, JW, and Lindo, Z. 2014. Climate change drives a shift in peatland ecosystem plant community: Implications for ecosystem function and stability. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY doi: 10.1111/gcb.12643, 2014.
Oswald, CJ*, Branfireun BA, Antecedent moisture conditions control mercury and dissolved organic carbon 1 concentration dynamics in a boreal headwater catchment, WAT RESOUR RES, 50(8), 2014, 6610–6627, 2014