Erika Hille

2021 Weston Family Awards in Northern Research recipient

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PhD student
Queens University

A resident of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Erika has lived in the North for more than 10 years. During that time, she has worked closely with local community, government, Indigenous and co-management organizations to study the effects of permafrost thaw on the water quality of aquatic systems in the Beaufort Delta region. As a PhD student at Queens University, her research focuses on the questions of how and why the water quality impacts of permafrost thaw vary across the Canadian Arctic. This work will culminate in a conceptual framework for characterizing the effects of permafrost thaw on freshwater systems. It is her hope that decision makers can use her work to mitigate the effects of projected climate change on northern water resources.

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