Influence of autumn leaf fall on surface runoff, terrestrial carbon loading and lake metabolism
My work aims to quantify if the influence of leaf fall on surface runoff and terrestrial carbon inputs to lakes is a biogeochemical control point . This potential hot moment in time, and how it influences lake metabolism and gas emissions in preparation for winter remains poorly understood. Brandon will use high temporal resolution data across several years to characterize the response of how autumn leaf fall together with precipitation to surface runoff influences terrestrial carbon inputs and processing in a small headwater lake. His work takes place on lake Croche located at the Université of Montréal's Station de biologie des Laurentides in Saint-Hippolyte.
Career path and other interests
Brandon has had in interest in understanding and protecting the environment as best he can from a young age. Thus he pursued an undergraduate degree in the department of biological sciences at the Université de Montréal where he discovered a passion for limnology and biogeochemistry. During his free time, Brandon enjoys many hobbies such as playing golf and hockey or spending time with friends and family sitting around a campfire.