Colin Cooke, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Contact

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Email
cacooke@ualberta.ca
Address
2-061 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS I
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Pollution Paleolimnology Monitoring Mercury


Research

My research revolves around three key themes:

  • using natural archives – especially lake sediments – to reconstruct spatial and temporal patterns in the atmospheric deposition of lead, mercury, and other contaminants;
  • designing and reporting on environmental monitoring programs with a focus on water and sediment quality; and
  • quantifying the timing, rate, and magnitude of ecosystem changes in alpine environments.