Heather, who is supervised by Drs Cherie Westbrook and Bram Noble, is researching the problem of why wetlands are continuing to be lost in the prairies despite the existance of many policies preventing their loss.
Two CH PhD candidates have recently won prestigious awards for their work.
Nik Aksamit, who is studying alpine boundary layer turbulence and snow transport, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Robert Falside Stoddart Memorial Scholarship by the College of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan.
Phillip Harder, investigating the impact of agricultural management on prairie snowmelt hydrology, won the Bert Tanner Award for outstanding student presentation (sponsored by Campbell Scientific Canada), awarded by the Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology at a meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Salt Lake City (20-24 June, 2016).
Both students are supervised by CH director Professor John Pomeroy.