Research in the Westbrook group focuses broadly on wetland science. We study the response of wetland form and function to natural and human stressors, and we also study tools for more effective translation of wetland science into practice.
Current research projects focus on understanding the hydrological re-wiring of mountain wetlands by beaver, evaluating groundwater-surface water interactions in alpine wetlands and their response to climate changes, modelling the downstream hydrological and water quality impacts of wetland drainage, and developing new decision support tools for flood risk management.
Visit the NSERC CREATE for Water Security website to find out more about the program and find graduate student training opportunities!
Link to Dr. Westbrook's publications.