Dr. Geneviève Ali

Associate Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

water, water science, landscapes, rivers, wetlands, runoff, floods, water quality, river pollution, environmental modelling

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Biography

Dr. Geneviève Ali is an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. Before moving to Guelph, she spent close to seven years at the University of Manitoba, as an Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, and as the co-lead of a provincially funded research chair known as the Watershed Systems Research Program. Ali’s primary area of specialization is ecohydrology; specifically the mechanisms of runoff generation and nutrient export that affect river water quantity and quality, and aquatic ecosystem health. Ali’s recent focus has been on engineered landscapes where natural runoff processes are significantly altered by surface drains, tile drains, storage ponds, dams, wetland loss, and a range of agricultural practices. Her research on water and material connectivity is especially important for guiding science-based policy making and for improving the prediction of floods, droughts and river water pollution. Ali’s research is funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, among others. Ali's expertise on water and material connectivity has also been sought nationally and internationally, notably as an advisory member to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and as an invited panel member for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board.

Expertise

  • water
  • water science
  • landscapes
  • rivers
  • wetlands
  • runoff
  • floods
  • water quality
  • river pollution
  • environmental modelling

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