- Physical — Hydrologic — Ground water to surface water interactions
- Chemical — Pollutants / Contaminants — Identification and monitoring
- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Historical perspectives
- Chemical — Water Quality (nutrients, pH, DO, etc.) — Establishing a baseline/ Ongoing monitoring
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Dr. Chopin's research focus is on biogeochemical cycling of trace elements in the environment via a combination of mineralogical, hydrological, geochemical and biogeochemical approaches. The main aim of the research is to determine the processes controlling trace elements adsorption, transfer and redistribution in the environment (pristine, agricultural, urban, and heavily industrialized) in order to evaluate soil, water, and living organism contamination risks. Dr., Chopin is particularly interested in understanding the influence of vegetation, land use and global changes on solid trace element-bearing phase alteration, associated trace element release and biogeochemical cycling in anthropised environments. Practical applications are numerous (contaminated site remediation, water resources protection, wetland protection and management, sustainable agriculture, waste use to promote soil productivity).