Tania Groleau

Master student


My research project focuses on the effect of the construction of a hydroelectric dam on permafrost soil in Inukjuak as a collaboration with many partners. Hydroelectric dams have been shown to alter and increase the amount of methylmercury in river which could be of concern for nearby population that rely on this source of water. Permafrost thawing has also increased in the last few years which is another concern for the construction as well as the added mercury it releases.