Adam Kirkwood

2021 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient

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PhD candidate
Laurentian University

Adam is a PhD candidate in Boreal Ecology at Laurentian University who works in the sub-Arctic Hudson Bay Lowlands, the world’s second largest peatland where an immense amount of carbon and mercury is stored. He is currently researching how permafrost is changing in the region, and what these changes mean for the cycling of mercury in the soils. He is investigating the concentrations of mercury stored in permafrost and permafrost thaw features, and the potential for it to be converted to organic mercury by microbial communities living in the permafrost.

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