Environmental Geochemistry at the University of Waterloo
Sherry Schiff is a Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Waterloo with expertise in biogeochemistry of watersheds, lakes and wetlands. Current research focuses on applied environmental problems in forested and agriculturally impacted catchments. These problems require an integrated multi-disciplinary approach involving geochemistry, hydrology, stratigraphy, and ecology. Projects often involve active participation on a scientific team. Specific interests include the development and use of isotopic tools (natural and radioactive stable isotopes) and other tracers to supplement more traditional geochemical, hydrogeological and ecological information.
Our research team includes biogeochemists, hydrologists, ecologists, environmental chemists and microbiologists, who combine laboratory experiments, field sampling and mathematical modelling.
- **Snider, DM, *Venkiteswaran, JJ, SL Schiff and J Spoelstra. 2013. A new mechanistic model of d18O-N2O formation by denitrification. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 112, 102-115. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.03.003
Robertson WD, DR Van Stempvoort, J Homewood, SJ Brown, J Spoelstra, SL Schiff and K Solomon. 2013. Persistence of artificial sweeteners in a 15-year-old septic system plume. Journal of Hydrology, 477, 43-54. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.10.048
- **Jamieson, TJ, SL. Schiff, WD Taylor. 2013. Using Stable Isotopes of Dissolved Oxygen for the Determination of Gas Exchange in the Grand River, Ontario, Canada. Water Research, 47, 781-790. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.11.001.