Environment & Agriculture Research Team
Mat is a terrestrial ecosystem ecologist with an interest in biogeochemical cycling, plant ecology, ecophysiology, microbial ecology, and global change ecology. After spending years working on climate change, it was a natural transition to move onto his role at NSCC. Working across different scales of observation, Mat links resource acquisition at the level of the individual, to community dynamics, and overall ecosystem function.
With a strong understanding of ecological patterns and processes, Mat’s research combines studies of basic ecological questions with applied research, to overcome real-world environmental problems. Mat holds a Ph.D in Biology from the University of Western Ontario.
Alicia joined the EATlab in 2018, and possess a Masters of Applied Geomatics from Acadia University, as well as a Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University. Alicia is determining agricultural land classification for the province using a suite of geospatial and web application techniques.
Ariel began working at NSCC in 2015 and joined the EATLab as a research associate in 2019. She is a graduate of the Geographic Sciences program at COGS and provides geospatial, environmental analyses and project management support to the EATLab. Ariel has industry experience in forestry, coastal and agriculture applications within Nova Scotia and is currently working on several agriculture projects examining crop frost and soil freezing damage to several well-known crop species.