GWF Senior Research Associate, Hydrometeorology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Beel is in the final stages of his PhD from Queen’s University, where he is investigating the impact and response of river systems to permafrost degradation and hydrometeorological change in the Canadian High Arctic. Prior to joining Laurier, he completed two master’s degrees, one in quaternary geology at Purdue University (USA), and the other in fluvial geomorphology at the University of Otago (New Zealand).

Beel will work with faculty members and graduate students to coordinate field research programs in the territory and work to advance our understanding of the interactions between hydrology and permafrost, and how these interactions are predicted to change as the climate continues to warm and precipitation patterns change. As the senior research associate, he will also provide leadership at Laurier’s Yellowknife Research Office.