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Paul Hazlett

Paul Hazlett

Forest Soils Scientist
Great Lakes Forestry Centre
1219 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2E5

Tel.: (705) 541-5630


Dr. Paul Hazlett’s research focuses on terrestrial/aquatic linkages in forests and the impacts of global change  and forest management practices on soil and forest sustainability and water quality. Field research in Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and Boreal forest regions includes studies at the Turkey Lakes Watershed, Island Lake Biomass Harvest Experiment  and at the Long-Term Soil Productivity Study Ontario jack pine sites. Paul is a member of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, the Soil Science Society of America and the Canadian Council for Geographic Education. He has a strong commitment to sparking the interest of youth in soil science and has been a soils resource person with the Ontario Envirothon, a Forests Ontario  program designed to expose high school students to environmental issues. Paul is also a member of the Soil 4 Youth team, a group of soil professionals promoting soil science to high school teachers and students.

Forest Soils of Ontario – Soil Monolith Collection at GLFC


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Paul completed his PhD within the Department of Environmental Biology at the University of Guelph in 2006. He received his BSc (1980) and MSc (1982) in Physical Geography (Soils) from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.


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