McMaster University

McMaster University

Contact Information

Winnie May Chan
School of Geography & Earth Sciences

Degree: MSc. Candidate

Office: General Science Building, Rm. 301
Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 27524
Fax: (905) 546-0463

Supervisor: Ed Reinhardt

Shawn Kovacs

Winnie May Chan

Research Teaching Publications



My research involves reconstructing groundwater potability in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico throughout the Late Holocene and understanding how Holocene drought cycles played a role in the decline of the Mayan Empire. Foraminifera and thecamoebian (testate amoebae) assemblages along with XRF core scanner analysis from cave sediment cores can be used as proxies for recording climate variation and its impacts on groundwater potability.







McMaster University EARTH SC/ENVIR SC 1G03 Earth & the Environment, 2015-16 T.A.
McMaster University EARTH/ENVIR SC 2E03 Earth History, 2015-16 T.A.




Recent Publications (Peer reviewed)

Daniel Canas, Winnie May Chan, Austen Chiu, Logan Jung-Ritchie, Matthew Leung, Logesh Pillay, Brenda Waltham (2015) Potential Environmental Effects of Expanding Lake Jökulsárlón in Response to Melting of Breiðamerkurjökull, Iceland, Cartographica. 



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