Maara Packalen defends her PhD dissertation.

Maara Packalen successfully defended her PhD dissertation “Holocene Carbon Dynamics in the Patterned Peatlands of the Hudson Bay Lowland, Canada: Reducing Landscape-Scale Uncertainty in a Changing Climate”. Congratulations Maara! Maara is presently working as a research scientist at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Official PhD candidate

April Dalton successfully defends her PhD proposal “The sub-till Missinaibi Formation, Hudson Bay Lowlands, Canada: a unique Pleistocene paleoclimate archive and an important North American ice model constraint for periods prior to the last glacial maximum” and becomes a PhD candidate!


Our PhD student, Magdalena Sobol, has recently been granted a 2014 Geological Society of America research grant. Magdalena will be travelling to the University of the Free State, South Africa, this summer to study regional pollen for her PhD project. Congratulations and best of luck to Magdalena!