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Dr Erik Szkokan-Emilson

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Dr Erik Szkokan-Emilson
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 748982


  • BSc Marine and Freshwater Biology, University of Guelph, Canada
  • MSc Biology, Laurentian University, Canada
  • PhD Boreal Ecology, Laurentian University, Canada

Research Interests

Aquatic Ecology, Watershed Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Carbon Fluxes

Key Publications

Szkokan-Emilson, E.J., Kielstra, B.W., Arnott, S.E., Watmough, S.A., Gunn, J.M., Tanentzap., A.J. (2016) Dry conditions disrupt terrestrial-aquatic linkages in northern catchments. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13361

Tanentzap, A.J., Szkokan-Emilson, E.J., Kielstra, B., Arts, M.T., Yan, N.D., and Gunn, J.M. (2014) Forests
fuel fish growth in freshwater deltas. Nature Communications 5, 4077. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5077

Szkokan-Emilson, E.J., Watmough, S., and Gunn, J.M. (2014) Wetlands as long term sources of metals to
receiving waters in mining-impacted landscapes. Environmental Pollution 192, 91-103.

Szkokan-Emilson, E.J., Watmough, S., Gunn, J.M., and Kielstra, B. (2013) Drought-induced release of metals
from peatlands in watersheds recovering from historical metal and sulphur deposition. Biogeochemistry 116,

Szkokan-Emilson, E.J., Wesolek, B., and Gunn, J. (2011) Terrestrial organic matter as subsidies that aid in the
recovery of macroinvertebrates in industrially-damaged lakes. Ecological Applications 21, 2082-2093