Welcome to the website of the LÉÉ group led by Dr. James King, of the Département de géographie at the Université de Montréal. This group studies the interactions of the wind and sediment and their impact on the climate, focusing on increasing the ability to predict wind erosion by focusing on small-scale variables that can change the threshold of sediment transport up to large-scale transport mechanisms that alter ecosystem functions. Although our focus is on arid and semi-arid environments such as previous research conducted in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of the USA, Gobi desert, and the Kalahari and Skeleton Coast of southern Africa, we are also starting to research high latitude regions impacted by wind erosion in the Yukon, Canada and locations impacted by the deposition of transported materials in the Caribbean.

Temporary undergraduate and funded graduate positions are currently available on a series of projects that you can find here.