Associate Professor, Geography | University of Guelph

Research Group

Surface Processes Research Group

The Surface Processes Research Group (SPRG) in the Department of Geography, at the University of Guelph is led by Dr. Jaclyn Cockburn and consists of graduate and undergraduate students.  We work closely with other researchers in the department (Dr. John Lindsay; Dr. Aaron Berg) and outside of the University of Guelph (Dr. Paul Villard at GEO Morphix Ltd. Milton, ON; Dr. John Garver, Union College, Schenectady, NY and the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, ON).  Finally, a valuable component of my research program is accomplished through community-engaged scholarship related to community partnerships in the Mohawk Watershed, NY, USA, and in working alongside the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association, ON, Canada.

Current and Former MSc Students
Graduate student Kyle McCarrel Kyle McCarrel Evaluating landuse change on sediment transfer rates on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. (2017-present)
Graduate student John Tweedie John Tweedie Juvenile Atlantic salmon habitat preferences in small Southern Ontario streams (2016-present)
Graduate student Adam Gibson Adam Gibson Redside Dace habitat suitability prediction. (2015-present)
Former graduate student Patrick Padovan Patrick Padovan Hybrid channel design practices for urban channel restoration. (2014-16)
Graduate student Jesse Van Patter Jesse Van Patter Long-term impacts of runoff events on the catchment sedimentary response. (2014-17)
Former graduate student Lindsay Davis Lindsay Davis Overwintering habitat in natural channel designs. (2014-16)
Former graduate student Jason Krompart Jason Krompart Pocket wetland impacts on streamflow and water quality. (2013-15)
Former graduate student Cara Hutton Cara Hutton Hydraulic signatures of geomorphic units in a restored channel. (2012-15)
Former graduate student Matthew Vetta Matthew Vetta Reconstructing slope stability through 200 years in Central New York State.  (2012-14)
Former graduate student Bryce Molder Bryce Molder Sediment-assisted nutrient transfer from a small, no-till, tile drained watershed in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (2012-14)