Britt Hall


Office: LB 260
Phone: 306-337-2355
Fax: 306-337-2410

Research interests

My research focuses on environmental controls regulating the formation and bioaccumulation of methylmercury (MeHg) in aquatic ecosystems, specifically mercury dynamics in prairie environments.  Prairie lakes and wetlands are critical wildlife habitats, providing cover and nesting sites for hundreds of game and non-game wildlife species and containing the some of the most important waterfowl breeding habitat remaining in North America.  Wetlands in this region have the potential to produce high levels of MeHg which can bioaccumulate in both aquatic and terrestrial organisms.  Examining environmental factors regulating mercury cycling in prairie wetlands will provide information necessary to protect wildlife populations inhabiting these vulnerable habitats.

I currently have one graduate student position at the M.Sc. level.  This work is part of an ecosystem-level research program examining ecological controls of carbon on methylmercury production in prairie wetlands.  This position involves both laboratory studies at the University of Regina and field work at the St. Denis National Wildlife Area 40 km east of Saskatoon, SK, Canada.  I am looking for bright, independent, highly motivated students with a passion for environmental research.  Applicants should have a strong background in natural science and strong quantitative skills.  Successful applicants will be motivated, have well-developed writing and communication skills, strong work ethics, and the ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.  Field and laboratory experience is preferred.  Funding will come from a combination of teaching and research assistant-ships. Field work would begin in May 2022.

Applications will only be considered if they include the following: 1.  A cover letter explaining how your academic background and skills directly pertain to my lab’s research, 2. A short summary (five sentences max) of any paper from our lab (see Britt D. Hall in Google scholar for publications) as well as three sentences on why that particular paper excites you, and 3. A current academic CV.  Application packages can be sent to