Michelle Mausolf, MSc Candidate
Area of Interest: Soil characterization on wildfire and prescribed fire sites in the subalpine in Kootenay National Park and the effect of charcoal on ectomycorrhizal symbioses in pine
Advisor: Dr. M. Derek McKenzie and Dr. Mike Flannigan
Academic Degree(s): Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences/Nutrition, University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Michelle is a Parks Canada employee and winter sports enthusiast. Earlier this year she participated in the Jackladder Complex 3 prescribed burn in Jasper National Park, the day after running her first 1/2 marathon. In addition to working on her MSc thesis project, she like to keep busy through campus involvement and further education.
Michelle is concurrently enrolled in the Environmental Resource Management certificate program through the faculty of extension. From Sept 1 2016 - March 2017 she will be working with the Canadian Mountain Network, an interdisciplinary collaborative research group to prepare an NCE grant in the upcoming year to become a funding body for sustainability-focused mountain research across Canada. She serves the REN R grad student community as the elected Social Director for the REN R GSA. And is looking forward to presenting some of her preliminary results at the Wildland Fire Canada conference in Kelowna BC and at the SSSA CSA ASA conference in Pheonix, AZ.