Dr. Suzanne Tank

Dr. Suzanne Tank

Chairs

CAIP Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences

Leadership Roles

Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences

Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Biography

Dr. Suzanne Tank is an Assistant Professor and Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP) Chair in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. Her research program broadly focuses on land-to freshwater-to ocean transfers of biogeochemical constituents, and the effects of landscape change on aquatic ecosystem health. Her current research efforts occur across aquatic systems in Alberta, the Arctic, and on the Canadian Pacific Coast. Among other things, she has worked to understand how permafrost thaw affects the processing of organic carbon and weathering dynamics in downstream aquatic ecosystems, how organic carbon from variable sources differs in its susceptibility to degradation processes, and how variable nutrient inputs to aquatic ecosystems affects their ecological function. Dr. Tank has trained 3 PDFs, 2 Ph.D. students, and 7 M.Sc. students, and has published 28 peer reviewed articles, including in journals such as Ecology, Limnology and Oceanography, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, and Biogeosciences. She also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences and the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.