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Tyler de Jong Field Researcher

Tyler holds an MSc. focused in glaciology and an undergraduate degree in geomatics from the University of Ottawa. During his master’s, he looked at changes of the summer surface snowpack on Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut using remote sensing and ground validation. He has worked at Wilfrid Laurier University as a Research Associate on snow hydrology in the Western Arctic, and with the Wildlife Conservation Society  on impacts of changing sea ice and snow cover on wildlife populations in the Yukon and Western Arctic. Research interests include hydrological processes and interactions, remote sensing,  and field work. Tyler is responsible for monitoring the Wolf Creek Research Basin, collecting hydrological data, and ensuring instrumentation is operational. Outside of work, Tyler enjoys taking advantage of the Yukon’s playground where he gets to backcountry ski, mountain bike, paddle, hunt, and fish (not always in the same day though).