Department of Biological Sciences
Mailing address: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E9
Office Number: B330 Bio Sciences
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax address: (780) 492-9234
Phone Number: (780) 492-5615
- BSc: University of Western Ontario
- PhD: University of Bristol
Areas of Involvement
- The Ecology of Aquatic and Peatland Plants
- Plant Ecology - Individuals and Populations
- The Plant Kingdom - non-vascular Plants
- Quaternary Environments
- Special Problems
- Space Committee
- Systematics and Evolution, and Ecology Interest Groups
- Participated in the Medical School interview process (served on 4 interview committees)
- Aquatic Weed Control Committee
Current Research interests
- Palaeolimnological and palynological
studies of lakes in Alberta and the
central Cordillera of British Columbia.
Specifically, research involves
elucidating the late Quaternary history
of selected lakes, and determining
effects of inferred Holocene climate
change upon these lakes and their
communities through use of microfossils
(pollen, diatoms, chrysophyte
stomatocyst), pigments and geochemistry.
Relationships between modern surficial
sedimentary diatom and chrysophyte
stomatocyst assemblages and measured
environmental parameters are being
investigated using multivariate
approaches. Ecology of microphytobenthic
- M. Hickman and C.E. Schweger. The late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental history of a presently deep freshwater lake in east-central Alberta, Canada. Palaeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (in press; accepted 4 September 1995)
- M. Thain and M. Hickman. The penguin dictionary of biology, 9th edition. Penguin Books (1995): 665 pages.
- M. Hickman and MA Reasoner. Diatom response to late Quaternary vegetation and cli mate change, and to deposition of two tephras in an alpine and a subalpine lake in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Journal of Paleolimnology 11 (1994: 173-188.
- M. Hickman and CE Schweger. Late glacial-early Holocene palaeosalinity in Alberta, Canada - climate implications. Journal of Paleolimnology 8 (1993): 149-161.
- M. Hickman and C.E. Schweger. A palaeoenvironmental study of Fairfax Lake, a small lake situated in the Rocky Mountain Foothills of west-central Alberta. Journal of Paleolimnology 6 (1991): 1-15.
- M. Hickman and C.E. Schweger. Oscillaxanthin and myxoxanthophyll in two cores from Lake Wabamun, Alberta, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 5 (1991): 127-137.
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