CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2023-2025
Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
Élise Devoie studies climate change in permafrost environments. Her research group focuses on responsible and productive ways to learn about water below the ground (either as liquid or ice) in cold regions. She brings together the worlds of modelling, fieldwork, and community partnership to try to solve real-world problems facing people who live in Canada’s North. Her team aims to learn from the past and present through monitoring, historical data, and sampling in order to make predictions about the future in these vulnerable and rapidly changing environments.
- Editor's Choice Award, Water Resources Research, 2021
- Sandford Fleming Teaching Award, University of Waterloo, 2020
- Don M. Gray Award, Canadian Hydrological Society, 2019
- Devoie, É. G., & Craig, J. R. (2020). A semianalytical interface model of soil freeze/thaw and permafrost evolution. Water Resources Research, 56(8), e2020WR027638.
- Devoie, É. G., Gruber, S., & McKenzie, J. M. (2022). A repository of measured soil freezing characteristic curves: 1921 to 2021. Earth System Science Data, 14(7), 3365-3377.
- Devoie, É. G., Craig, J. R., Connon, R. F., & Quinton, W. L. (2019). Taliks: A tipping point in discontinuous permafrost degradation in peatlands. Water Resources Research, 55(11), 9838-9857.
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