Shannon Sterling

Associate Professor; Director, Sterling Hydrology Research Group


Email: Shannon.Sterling@Dal.Ca
Phone: +1 902 494 7741
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University
1459 Oxford Street
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS  B3H 4R2
Life Sciences Centre
3rd floor, Bio / E S Wing
Rm. 3056

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Career / positions

  • 2015-present Associate Professor, Director of the Dalhousie Hydrology Research Group, Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University
  • 2009-2015 Assistant Professor, Director of the Dalhousie Hydrology Research Group, Earth Sciences and Environmental Science, Dalhousie University
  • 2008 Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
  • 2005-2007 Marie Curie Intra-European Post Doctoral Fellow, Université de Paris Sorbonne, UMR 7619 Métis
  • 2001-2005 PhD Earth Sciences, Duke University
  • 1997-2001 Hydrologist at Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
  • 1997 MSc Fluvial Geomorphology University of British Columbia
  • 1994 BSc Honours Geography McGill University

Research Interests

  • spatial patterns of the global water cycle
  • effects of human activity on the water cycle and aquatic ecosystems, at the global, regional, and catchment scales
  • land atmosphere interactions
  • terrestrial acidification
  • catchment liming

Selected Professional Activities

  • 2019-Elected member of the Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics
  • 2014-present: Convenor for Large Scale Hydrology Session at European Geophysical Union annual meeting
  • 2014-present: Member and Chair, Southern Uplands Acidification Mitigation Committee
  • 2014-present: Member, Southern Upland Atlantic Salmon Planning Committee

Selected Invited Lectures

  • 2019 KEYNOTE GRC Catchment Science, Andover NH
  • 2017-2018 DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES TOUR, Atlantic Geoscience Society
  • 2016 PUBLIC LECTURE Nova Scotia Institute of Science Lecture Series
  • 2015 INVITED SPEAKER, European Geophysical Union, General Assembly
  • 2015 INVITED SPEAKER, Canadian Geophysical Union Meeting
  • 2014 INVITED SPEAKER, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Fundamentals of Hydrology (ERTH/ENVS 3701)
  • Global Biogeochemical cycles (ERTH/ENVS 3601)

Graduate Students

  • Lobke Rotteveel: Global patterns of Aluminium in Freshwaters
  • Caitlin MacIvour: Response of soils and forests to liming treatment

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