Science & Research








Zou Zou Kuzyk


Assistant Professor

Department of Geological Sciences

Ph.D. University of Manitoba
M.Sc. Queen's University

Research Interests

Dr. Kuzyk studies the biogeochemical cycles of carbon and other elements in Arctic coastal and continental shelf areas, which integrate and respond to both changes on the land (river runoff, coastal erosion) and in the marine environment (sea ice, ocean currents). Presently, her research focuses on:

  • Terrigenous organic matter in Arctic margin areas: sources, pathways and sinks
  • Modelling sedimentation processes in Arctic coastal and shelf environments
  • Diagenesis of redox-sensitive elements
  • Freshwater sources and pathways in the coastal ocean
  • Land-ocean interactions and the marine nutrient cycle
  • Pathways and fate of contaminants




Freshwater-Marine Coupling in Hudson Bay. NSERC NCE ArcticNet. PI: Dr. Zou Zou Kuzyk

Canadian Ocean Acidification Research Network (COARnet). NSERC NCE MEOPAR. PI: Dr. Helmuth Thomas

Natural oil spill biodegradation. NSERC NCE ArcticNet. PI: Dr. Casey Hubert

BaySys. NSERC CRD. PI: Dr. David Barber

Modern sedimentation rates and processes along the North American Arctic margin. Collaboration with GSCA and other researchers

Fingerprinting hydrocarbons, both natural and introduced, in the Arctic marine environment using a LECO GCxGC TOF-MS. CFI. PIs: Drs. Zou Zou Kuzyk and Gary Stern

Sediment Traps for Studying the Fate of Organic Matter and Associated Contaminants in the Arctic Ocean. NSERC RTI. PI: Dr. Zou Zou Kuzyk

Community-Based Research Project Investigating Impacts of the Plume of the La Grande River Complex. Cree Nation of Chisasibi/Cree Nation Government. PIs: Drs. Joel Heath, Zou Zou Kuzyk, Jens Ehn

ArcticNet Hudson Bay IRIS, Co-Lead


Lake Melville: Avativut, Kanuittailinnivut (Our Environment, Our Health). NSERC NCE ArcticNet.
PI: Dr. Trevor Bell and Tom Sheldon, Nunatsiavut Government


Kamula, C.M., Kuzyk, Z.A., Lobb, D.A., MacDonald, R.W., 2016. "Patterns and Sources of Sediment and Particulate Organic Carbon in Lake Melville, Labrador: Inferences from 210Pb, 137Cs, and δ13C". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Submitted July 2016.

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