blog from our research
expedition to Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) where we studied the effects of invasive
beavers. Also check out CBC's The Nature of Things -
The Beaver Whisperers
Alasdair Morrison for successfully defending his MSc thesis! (Dec 2013)
Mercer completed Expedition Arguk in August 2013. Learn about the expedition here.
I research and teach in the field of
ecohydrology, and use principles from hydrology and ecology to improve our
understanding of the form and function of wetland and riparian ecosystems. Focus
is on studying the
interactive pathways between surface and ground waters, how beavers and
humans influence these pathways, and as a result, how water and nutrients
are exported from wetlands and riparian areas. More recently, I have been
linking this research to the field of environmental assessment. Sites where
my research group studies include
the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Argentine Andes, Prairie Pothole Region, and boreal forest.