Jean Birks , PhD

InnoTech Alberta
Dr. Birks’s expertise is in the development and application of isotope tracer techniques to better understand the hydrological cycle. Specific projects have focused on aquitards as groundwater archives, paleogroundwaters as indicators of climate change, groundwater inputs to saline lakes, hydroclimate variability in Western Canada, geochemical modeling of surface and groundwater evolution, isotope tracing of water yield and chemical loadings in the Athabasca oil sands region. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo, former chair of the CGU Committee on Isotope Tracers, and coordinator of the Canadian Network for Isotopes in Precipitation.