Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Water Sustainability and Ecohydrology
Nandita Basu studies the role of humans play in modifying water availability and quality through changing land use and climate, providing innovative solutions to water sustainability challenges.
She actively collaborates with ecologists, social scientists and economists to explore other aspects of sustainable water management as part of her research.
Office: E2 2327
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Post Doctoral Fellows
Phosphorus retention in wetlands in the Lake Erie Basin and how wetlands can be used to improve water quality and sequester carbon.
Exploring the environmental impacts of livestock manure management in Ontario and where the opportunities lie to negate them
Modelling wildfire impacts on drinking water chemistry and treatability
Office: PHY 230
Long-term effect of nutrients on watersheds and surrounding water-bodies
Office: PHY 230
Danyka K. Byrnes
Long-term effects of nutrients on water quality from the continental and global scale
Nitrogen legacies and water quality in agroecosystems
Recent Undergraduate Students
Madeline Tucker, Co-op Student
Dominique Morrison, URA
Kirsten Hoekstra, Co-op Student
Nikita Hausz, Co-op Student
Anisha Karkera, Co-op Student
Simon Lin, USRA
Celina Mohni, Co-op Student
Cynthia Xie, Co-op Student
Isabel Drummond, Co-op Student
Puvaanah Arrumugam, Co-op Student
Abigail Shingler, Co-op student
Huishi (Chloe) Feng, Co-op student
Sydney Dolick, Co-op student
Simon Lin, Co-op student
Kaitlyn Diederichs, Co-op student
Tori Grootjen, URA
Zachary Larmour, Co-op student
Charissa Abishiktha, Co-op student
Meghan McLeod, URA
Nicole Khun, Co-op student
Kathryn Starratt, Co-op student
Tori Grootjen, Co-op student
Charlotte Mei, URA
Linea Miller, Co-op student
Chloe Nevin, Co-op student
Sara Dechant, Co-op student
Janis Lobo, Capstone project
Aseela Naqvi, Capstone project
Joy Liu, Capstone project
Noorulain Salim, Capstone project
Cody Wheeler, Undergrad Thesis
Alex Werenka, Co-op student
David Hah, URA
Chandini Gosine, Capstone project
Majula Koita, Capstone project
Ashita Pradeep, Capstone project
Melani-Ivy Samson, Capstone project
Danyka Byrnes, URA
Elyse Dickson, Co-op student
Howard Tong, URA
Former Graduate Students
- Meghan McLeod. MASc. January 2023. Modelling Legacy Nitrogen Dynamics in the Transboundary Lake Erie Watershed.
- Simon Lin. MASc. December 2022. Hydrologic Change Detection Modelling Methods for Disturbed Forested Watersheds.
- Frederick Cheng. PhD. August 2022. Biogeochemistry Across Spatiotemporal Scales: The Role of Reactive Interfaces in Landscape Contaminant Fluxes. University of Waterloo.
- Tori Grootjen. MASc. March 2022. Quantifying the role of reservoirs in altering phosphorus dynamics using a combination of data analysis and process modeling. University of Waterloo.
- Shanghua Li. PhD. August 2020. Dynamic Feedbacks Between Vegetation and Hydrology in the Long Term. University of Tubingen
- John Dony. MASc. September 2020. A Random Forest in the Great Lakes: Exploring Nutrient Water Quality in the Laurentian Great Lakes Watersheds. University of Waterloo.
- Joy Liu. MASc. August 2020. Checkered Landscapes: Quantifying Dominant Control on Nitrogen Legacies and Time Lags along the River Continuum. University of Waterloo.
- Danyka Byrnes. MASc. December 2019. Quantifying Nitrate Time Lags Under Changing Management Regimes Across the Contiguous US. University of Waterloo.
- Alexander Werenka. MASc. August 2019. Recoupling the Livestock Nutrient Economy: A Path forward for Water Quality Improvement. University of Waterloo.
- Melani-Ivy Samson. MASc. May 2019. The Urban Metabolism of the Greater Toronto Area: A Study of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fluxes across the Urban, Suburban, and Rural Continuum. University of Waterloo.
- Idhaya Chandhiran Ilampooranan. PhD. May 2019. Modeling Nutrient Legacies and Time Lags in Agricultural Landscapes: A Midwestern Case Study. University of Waterloo.
- Shadman Chowdhury. MS. Aug 2018. Biogeochemical Signatures of Intensively Managed Catchments in the Great Lakes Basin.
- Guy-Thierry Tenkouano. Research Assistant. Aug 2018. Nutrient Legacies in Reservoirs.
- Frederick Cheng, MASc. May 2016. Biogeochemical hotspots: The role of small water bodies in landscape nutrient processing. University of Waterloo.
- Kimberly Van Meter, PhD. Sept 2016. The nitrogen legacy: Understanding time lags in catchment response as a function of hydrologic and biogeochemical controls. University of Waterloo.
- Xiaoyi Zhang, MSc. Sept 2016. Spatio-temporal patterns in net anthropogenic nitrogen and phosphorus inputs across the Grand River Watershed. University of Waterloo.
- Mike Steiff, MASc. April 2016. The socio-ecohydrology of rainwater harvesting in India: Understanding water recharge and release dynamics at tank and catchment scales. University of Waterloo.
- Brandon Sloan, MS. Dec 2013. Hydrologic impacts of artificial drainage using DRAINMOD. University of Iowa.
- Benjamin Carlson, MS. May 2013. Development of a passive surface flux meter to estimate spatially distributed nutrient mass fluxes. University of Iowa
- Rebecca Sheler, MS. May 2013. The impact of agricultural drainage systems on hydrologic responses using SWAP. University of Iowa.
- Natalia Loukinova, MS. Aug 2012. Parsimonious modeling of hydrologic responses using remotely sensed vegetation data. University of Iowa.
- Sam Boland. MS. July 2011. Hydrologic and biogeochemical signatures in intensively managed catchments: Data synthesis and development of a passive water quality sampler. University of Iowa.