Global Institute for Water Security

Research Area(s)

  • Providing accurate streamflow and lake level forecasts for the Yukon river
  • Capturing the physical properties of the watershed and the processes that dominate

Academic Background

Dominique earned a B.Sc. Geology-Physics at the University of Ottawa in 2001. She went on to graduate studies at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and obtained a M.Sc. in Geological Sciences in 2004. Dominique's research consisted of modelling the propogation of a dike that fed a volcanic fissure eruption in Iceland. She then went on to Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Munich, and pursued doctoral studies in Volcanology to better understand magma fragmentation processes, and the forming of volcanic glass. From April 2016 to March 2017, Dominique volunteered at Environment and Climate Change Canada working with Al Pietroniro and Bruce Davison on the analysis of hydrological data from the White Gull creek, SK. Subsequently, she was offered a postdoctoral position within John Pomeroy's group to improve and expand operating streamflow forecasting system for the Yukon river, YT.