Treatment wetland facility at Mount Polley Mine

Design and implementation of a treatment wetland facility at Mount Polley Mine, where tailings water containing sulfate and heavy metals are contained and concentrated in natural ecosystems.  The research objectives for this site have 3 components:

  1. High-resolution multispectral radiometry as a monitoring tool for treatment wetland efficiency and impacts on aquatic macrophytes
  2. DNA barcoding and evaluation of spatial heterogeneity in soil processes related to metal removal in artificial treatment wetlands
  3. Ecotoxicological analyses of mine-tailings runoff in Daphnia magna and algal toxicity models

Current Students: Dan Denesiuk

Past Students: Heath Garris