My name is Ariel Pollard-Belsheim. I received my Bachelor of Science in 2013 from the University of Lethbridge focusing on Geography, Archaeology and Geographic Information Science (G.I.S). I am currently pursuing my Masters of Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland, also in Geography.
During my academic pursuits I was blessed with the opportunity to travel extensively. I participated in excavations at Tel Beth-Shemesh, Israel and at the Fincastle Bison Kill site, just outside of Taber, Alberta. In addition to these field schools I also was able to visit many archaeological sites around the world and get a sense of preservation and tourism issues face. My studies here in Newfoundland have already been tremendously enlightening, from learning a new perspective on pedagogy, to exploring the upper reach of the Northern Peninsula.
As a part of the CARRA research team my role is to help develop a vulnerability model with high-resolution data for Bonivista Bay area. I will also be working with managers from Terra Nova National Park to help inform decisions on site prioritization and management options.