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Zou Zou Kuzyk
Assistant Professor
University of Manitoba

My central research interest is biogeochemical cycling of carbon and other elements in Arctic coastal and continental shelf areas. Presently, my research focuses on five main areas: (1) Terrigenous organic matter in Arctic margin areas: sources, pathways and sinks; (2) Modelling sedimentation processes in Arctic coastal and shelf environments; (3) Diagenesis of redox-sensitive elements and the application of elemental accumulation rates for monitoring primary production and labile organic carbon flux to the seafloor; (4) Freshwater sources and pathways in the coastal ocean; (4) Land-ocean interactions and impacts on nutrient cycling; and (5) Pathways and fate of carbon-associated contaminants. To address research questions in these areas, I have been involved in projects throughout the Canadian Arctic, including Hudson Bay, the northern Labrador Coast, the Beaufort Sea and Canadian Arctic Archipelago. My work in Hudson Bay is quite extensive and recently I co-led and edited a special issue on the "Hudson Bay System", publishing 13 new peer-reviewed articles focused on Hudson Bay oceanography.


Project Leader

Freshwater-Marine Coupling in Hudson Bay: a Study of Winter Estuarine Processes in the Coastal Corridor in Southeast Hudson Bay and Effects of Environmental Change

Project Member

Understanding the Effects of Climate Change and Industrial Development on Contaminant Processes and Exposure in the Canadian Arctic Marine Ecosystem: How Can we Prepare?

Sea Ice - Understanding and Modelling Ocean-Sea Ice-Atmosphere Biogeochemical Coupling in a Changing Climate

The Potential for Natural Oil Spill Biodegradation by Microorganisms in Canada?s Arctic Marine Environment

Primary Address

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Freshwater Institute
501 University Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6