Kerri Finlay

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Co-Director, Institute of Environmental Change and Society

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Research interests:
Limnology, carbon budgets of lakes, greenhouse gas emissions, lake water quality.

My research focuses on aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry, specifically investigating the role of Prairie lakes, wetland ponds, and reservoirs in the global carbon budget, and the effects of anthropogenic activities on water quality. I am interested in understanding the underlying mechansims driving water quality and carbon cycling dynamics using field-based analyses, and using this information to predict future water quality under climate and land-use changes. I also work in interdisciplinary research teams to incorporate social and political perspectives into this research, through conflict, vulnerability, and adaptation analyses, as well as involving local communities and citizens through a Saskatchewan-wide Community-Based Water Quality Monitoring program.