Karson is a M.Sc. student in Dr. Rolf Vinebrooke’s Lab at the University of Alberta. He started my graduate research in January of 2021 after completing an undergrad in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Using a combination of observational and experimental approaches, he studies how glaciers shape algal communities and how rapid glacier loss alters algal biodiversity and functioning in alpine streams. When he's not on campus or in the field, you can find me on my mountain bike or snowboard further exploring Canada’s beautiful Rocky Mountains!