University of Saskatchewan
Department of Soil Science
College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Environmental Soil Chemistry

Mission Statement


The University of Saskatchewan Environmental Soil Chemistry research group applies a variety of molecular-scale spectroscopic tools to study reactions that occur in natural systems.

The primary focus of our research program is determining the reactions that determine fate and toxicity of metals and metalloids in natural systems. Our research currently spans environments as diverse as New Zealand hot springs and Arctic lakes.
Currently our research is focused on:

If you would like more information about our research and educational opportunities in our group then contact Dr. Derek Peak either by e-mail or by telephone at 1 (306) 966-6806