Her project focuses on the use of paleolimnological and chemical records to look at the ecosystem responses to climate-driven environmental changes in the high Arctic since the last glaciation.


Arctic ice-masses are highly susceptible to the effects of climate change. Rapid atmospheric warming, changes in the ratio of solid-to-liquid precipitation, loss of snow and glacier ice mass, and permafrost thaw are resulting in a shift in the magnitude, timing and constitution of freshwater runoff. Resulting changes in glacial melting patterns have the potential to have a profound effect on freshwater lake environments in the high-Arctic.