Dr. Sue Ziegler
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science
Department of Earth Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1B 3X5 Canada
I am a biogeochemist. My research group and I investigate the biogeochemistry of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Biogeochemistry is the study of the biological processes that impact the geochemistry of the environment. Specifically, we are interested in how different aspects of environmental change, such as nutrient pollution, climate change, and elevated CO2, impact the cycling of organic matter and inorganic nutrients in ecosystems ranging from mangrove estuaries to coniferous forests. Much of our work involves the use of stable isotopes to track elements as they cycle through the environment. The elemental reservoirs, specifically dissolved and soil organic matter, that we study are important to global carbon and climate change, ecosystem function, and water quality.
Feel free to contact me or members in our lab group if you have interest in any of our research activities or opportunities.