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2016 CGU-CMOS Joint Scientific Congress in Frederiction, NB ~ by Janelle Laing

Members of our research group attended the joint Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) and Canadian Meteorologic and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) annual scientific meeting held in Frederiction, NB, May 29 – June 2, 2016. We had the pleasure of starting off the week by attending the Young Hydrologists Workshop where young and experienced researchers, including our own Genevieve Ali, offered insights on challenges and opportunities for research in Canadian Hydrology and how young scientists might address these opportunities to maximize the impact of their careers. Over the course of the week we attended as many sessions as possible, which included sessions with poster presentations by Sam Bansah, Aminul Haque, Maliheh Rabie, Cody Ross, and myself (Janelle Laing). Genevieve Ali also delivered an engaging (invited) lecture titled “Linking phosphorous export dynamics to landscape heterogeneity and climatic variability: can c-Q relations help?”.

During the final day of the conference, while attending the banquet dinner we were informed that Aminul received the CMOS best poster award! Congratulations Aminul!

 

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Members of our group at the 2016 CGU-CMOS joint meeting (left to right: Janelle Laing, Artin Rabie, Maliheh Rabie, Aminul Haque, Cody Ross, Samuel Bansah – May 31, 2016 – Fredericton, NB)

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Maliheh Rabie presenting her poster “Variability of water quality in space and time in a cold, mesoscale, heavily engineered Prairie watershed” (May 31, 2016 – Fredericton, NB)

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Cody Ross presenting his poster “Assessment of the relationship between near-surface soil moisture and runoff generation in a near-level Prairie watershed” as part of the hydrology section (May 30, 2016 – Fredericton, NB)

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Samuel Bansah presenting his poster “A quick evaluation of water isotopic signatures and water travel times in a cold Canadian Prairie watershed” (May 30, 2016 – Fredericton, NB)

 

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Aminul Haque presenting his poster “Water storage dynamics in geographically isolated wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region” (May 30, 2016 – Fredericton, NB)

 

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Janelle Laing presenting her poster “Plant water usage in a Canadian Prairie context: using stable water isotopes to identify uptake sources” (May 31, 2016 – Fredericton, NB)

 

Follow the link below for more information on the 2016 joint congress of CMOS and CGU

http://cgu-ugc.ca/meetings/annual-meeting-2016/

Another best poster award for Aminul!

At the conclusion of the 50th CMOS Congress & joint CGU Annual Meeting (May 29-June 2, 2016, Fredericton, NB, Canada), Aminul Haque was awarded the CMOS best poster award for his work entitled “Water storage dynamics in geographically isolated wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region”. This follows the Campbell Scientific Best Poster Award that Aminul won last year for another part of his PhD research. Warm congratulations!

Our group at the 2016 CGU-CMOS meeting

Our group will be sharing findings about new research in surface and vadose zone hydrology, ecohydrohydrology and water water quality dynamics… with a strong focus on the Prairies. If you will be in Fredericton, NB between May 29 and June 2, 2016 for the 50th CMOS Congress & joint CGU Annual Meeting, come talk to us! List of presentations below:

Ali, G., Wilson, H., Penner, A., Ross, C., Rabie, M., Haque, Md. A., and Elliott, J. (INVITED). ‘Linking phosphorous export dynamics to landscape heterogeneity and climatic variability: can c-Q relations help?’

Haque, Md. A., Ali, G., Ross, C., Schmall, A., and Bansah, S. ‘Water storage dynamics in geographically isolated wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region’.

Bansah, S., Ali, G., Haque, Md. A., Laing, J., and Schmall, A. ‘A quick evaluation of water isotopic signatures and water travel times in a cold Canadian Prairie watershed’.

Ross, C., Ali, G., Belanger, J., Schmall, A., Walker, M., and Laing, J. ‘Assessment of the relationship between near-surface soil moisture and runoff generation in a near-level Prairie watershed’.

Rabie, M., Ali, G., Spence, C., Schmall, A., Ross, C., Haque, Md. A., and Bansah, S. ‘Variability of water quality in space and time in a cold, mesoscale, heavily engineered Prairie watershed’.

Laing, J., Ali, G., Casson, N., Moore, D., Hanson, M., Belanger, J., Bansah, S., Walker, M., Blunden, L., and Ross, C. ‘Plant water usage in a Canadian Prairie context: Using stable water isotopes to identify uptake sources’.

 

Our group at the 2015 CWRA national conference

Several members of our group will be reporting on several of our research projects at the 68th national conference of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) that will take place In Winnipeg between June 2 and June 4, 2015. See the list of oral presentation and posters below:

Oral presentation (presenter highlighted in bold):

Ali, G., Pogorzelec, N., Schmall, A. and Elliott, J.: ‘Nonlinear concentration-discharge relationships: what are the implications for nutrient source management?’

Posters (presenter highlighted in bold):

Haque, A. and Ali, G.: ‘Nutrient dynamics in intact and hydrologically altered wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region’

Petzold, H. and Ali, G.: ‘The runoff Curve Number (CN) method: testing the assumptions of the initial abstraction ratio’

Pogorzelec, N., Haque, A., Penner, A., Petzold, H., Rabie, M. and Ali, G.: ‘Variability of Snow Chemistry Across Prairie Watersheds’

Schmall, A., Ali, G., Haque, A. and Ross, C.: ‘Using electrical conductivity to determine wetland-to-wetland connectivity in the Prairie Pothole Region’

Penner, A. and Ali, G.: ‘Classifying nutrient export dynamics across a nested system of intensively managed Prairie watersheds’

Bansah, S. and Ali, G.: ‘Quantifying fractions of event and pre-event water in Prairie landscapes: a comparative study of two nested watersheds’

Ross, C. and Ali, G.: ‘A decision matrix for choosing adequate water-quality monitoring strategies: case study in a Canadian Prairie watershed’

General information about the conference and how to register/attend can be found here. We hope to see you there.

Our group at the 2015 AGU Joint Assembly

Two members of our group (Genevieve and Aminul) will be in Montreal next week to talk about two of our ongoing projects in the Catfish Creek Watershed and and Broughton’s Creek Watershed. If you happened to be attending the conference, watch for the following poster and oral presentation:

Poster presentation by Aminul on Tuesday, May 5th, 4:30-6:30pm: Connectivity between wetlands and streams: patterns of phosphorus export in the Prairie Pothole Region (H24F-0250)

Oral presentation by Genevieve on Thursday, May 7th at 11:15am: Scale-classification of water table response in a low-gradient Prairie watershed (H42C-03)

Seminar by Jeff McDonnell on April 16, 2015

We are thrilled to be hosting Jeff McDonnell in Winnipeg for a short visit next week. During his stay here, Jeff will notably give a talk entitled “Tracking raindrops: Basic science for understanding global change impacts on fresh water” as part of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty Seminar Series. The talk will take place on April 16 at 1pm in the Klaus Hochheim Theatre (5th floor, Wallace Building). See additional details here: McDonnell – Apr 16