Léa is a master’s student in geography at the Université de Montréal where she is supervised by Dr. Oliver Sonnentag (Université de Montréal) and Dr. Christian Von Sperber (McGill University).
Before starting her master’s, she obtained a B.Sc. in Environmental Geography at the Université de Montréal. Her Honors research focused on the variability of CO2 fluxes along a permafrost thaw gradient on degraded thermokarst lake shores in the arctic tundra.
In line with Theme 4 of PermafrostNet, Léa’s research is now focusing on how nutrient status of disturbed soils (landslides caused by thawing permafrost) is linked to plot- and ecosystem greenhouse gases exchanges in tundra ecosystem.
Her master’s research is taking place in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, near Inuvik.