Aleya Quilty

I am a Student Research Assistant with the Biogeochemistry of Boreal Ecosystems Research Group (BBERG) at Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland for the summer of 2015. I am a UPEI undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Environmental Studies and Mathematics. I will be completing a fourth-year thesis project this fall in Environmental Chemistry and plan to graduate in May 2016. I am from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island but came to St. John's this summer to gain experience in research.

My work here as a Student Research Assistant involves studying the composition and deposition of atmospheric reactive nitrogen to boreal forest sites along the Newfoundland and Labrador Boreal Ecosystem Latitudinal Transect (NL-BELT). I am specifically working with ion chromatography, sample processing and data analysis and interpretation. From this data, we are able to determine the amount of nitrogen in precipitation, water, soil and atmospheric samples from various locations in NL including Eagle River, Salmon River, Humber River and Grand Codroy.

Prior to doing research here at Memorial, I worked at Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada in PEI. I was a Student Research Affiliate working with grains and their susceptibility to specific grain diseases.

A few of my interests include the climate, weather, the environment in general and their impacting factors. As pastimes, I enjoy curling, rowing and soccer and have represented PEI at a national level in each sport.

2015 Recipient of a Canada Summer Jobs grant for "Atmospheric Reactive Nitrogen Inputs and Cycling in Boreal Forest Ecosystems"

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