K Muehlenbachs

Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin


Professor, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Admin
(780) 492-2827
3-22A Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E3


Research area

Stable isotope geochemistry, oceans, water rock interaction, paleoclimate

Research interest

Dr. Karlis Muehlenbachs specializes in using stable isotope variation in many aspects of geochemistry, e.g. history of seawater, isotopic paleoclimate proxies, oxygen diffusion in minerals, contamination of groundwater by natural gas, and in-situ steam-assisted heavy oil extraction

Research opportunity
  • Muehlenbachs is seeking graduate students to participate in an ongoing,
  • industry funded initiative to understand the origin of shallow natural gas
  • in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.
  • Muehlenbachs is seeking a graduate student to determine rates of oxygen
  • diffusion in minerals and melts at high temperature and pressure
  • Muehlenbachs is seeking a graduate student who would elucidate aspects of
  • microbiological attack on volcanic glass


EAS 204 - Environment Alberta

The physical environment of Alberta. Regional variation in the patterns of climate, landforms, water, soils, vegetation and wildlife; the geographic synthesis of these patterns to give a broad understanding and appreciation of the province and its environmental problems. Prerequisite: One of EAS 100, 101, 102, 201, 210 or SCI 100. [Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2022
EAS 205 - Environment Earth

General introduction to interactions between people and their natural environment, with an emphasis on geological processes. Topics include: soil resources and degradation; earthquakes and volcanoes; streams and flooding; landslides, mass movement and subsidence, shoreline development and coastal processes; surface water and groundwater resources; air and water pollution; waste management and disposal; and global change. Prerequisite: Any 100-level Science course. [Faculty of Science]

Fall Term 2021

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