Graduate students taking water samples

Research Group

Surface Processes Research Group

The Surface Processes Research Group (SPRG) in the Department of Geography,Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph is led by Dr. Jaclyn Cockburn and consists of graduate and undergraduate students.  We work closely with other researchers in the department (Dr. John LindsayDr. Aaron Berg) and outside of the University of Guelph (Dr. Paul Villard at GEO Morphix Ltd. Milton, ON; Dr. John Garver, Union College, Schenectady, NY and the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, ON).  Finally, a valuable component of my research program is accomplished through community-engaged scholarship related to community partnerships in the Mohawk Watershed, NY, USA, and in working alongside the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, ON, Canada.

""   Scott, Alex [MSc in progress]
Kyle McCarrel   McCarrel, Kyle A century of change: Tracking watershed change using lake sediments on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. [MSc 2019]
""   Mielhausen, Josie Evaluating Fish Passage Effectiveness Through a Sequence of Modified Vortex Rock Weirs [MSc 2019]
John Tweedie   Tweedie, John Evaluating Juvenile Salmonid Physical Habitat Use and Characteristics Using A Spatially Explicit Bioenergetics Model And Remote Underwater Video Surveys [MSc 2018]
  Gibson, Adam Redside Dace habitat suitability prediction. [MSc in progress]
  Padovan, Patrick Hydrogeomorphic Adjustments in Urban Channel Restoration Projects [MSc 2016]
  Van Patter, Jesse The Lasting Impacts of Large-Volume Runoff Events: Evaluating River Discharge and Suspended Sediment Transfer Patterns Following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, Schoharie Watershed, New York State, USA [MSc 2017]
  Davis, Lindsay Overwinter habitat of minnows in small, southern Ontario streams [MSc 2016]
  Krompart, Jason Pocket Wetland Impacts on Stormwater Runoff and Water Quality [MSc 2015]
  Hutton, Cara Resilience and habitat conditions within a recent stream corridor realignment built using ‘natural’ channel design principles. [MSc 2015]
  Vetta, Matthew Examining Slope Instability Dynamics on a Small Bank Slope Along the Schoharie Creek in New York State [MSc 2014]
""   Molder, Bryce Sediment and Sediment-Assisted Nutrient Transfer in Small Agricultural Watersheds in Southwestern Ontario [MSc 2014]