Michael is an M.Sc. student at Laurier and leads the Research and Development Division at Inspec-Sol Engineering in Waterloo. He helped to establish a research partnership between Inspec-Sol and the Cold Regions Research Centre at Laurier. He is interested in the hydrological impacts of seismic exploration in the wetland-dominated zone of discontinuous permafrost. Specifically, he is examining permafrost degradation and regeneration processes along seismic lines, and the hydrological consequences of these processes.