Emma is a PhD student at the University of Victoria where she is supervised by Dr. Trevor Lantz in the Arctic Landscape Ecology Lab

Emma’s research focuses on traditional knowledge related to permafrost, the historical range of variation in permafrost conditions, and observations of anomalous permafrost conditions in Inuvialuit and Gwich’in communities. Emma hopes to better understand the implications of thawing permafrost in this region and contribute to the development of an observer-driven permafrost monitoring program. 

Emma has a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons.) from the University of Ottawa in Anthropology and Environmental Studies and a Master of Environmental Studies from York University where her research focused on the social, cultural, and economic consequences of thawing permafrost in Churchill, Manitoba. 

Emma is happiest outside, covered in dirt.