Core Faculty

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MJ Barrett PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Interspecies dialogue; Transformative sustainability learning; Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies.


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Helen Baulch PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Water quality; aquatic ecology; global change; biogeochemical cycles; greenhouse gas emissions; eutrophication; algal blooms; climate change


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Lori Bradford PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Indigenous water knowledge, water policy, water empathy, social determinants of health, engaged scholarship


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Markus Brinkmann PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Exposure and Risk Assessment Modelling, Toxicokinetic Modelling, Aquatic Ecotoxicology


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Douglas A. Clark PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Indigenous co-management of resources and ecosystems, Polar bear-human conflicts, Wildlife and protected area management under conditions of rapid social-ecological change, Environmental governance and policy processes


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Irena Creed PhD Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Ecosystem Science, Ecosystem Services, Global Change


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Jay Famiglietti PhD Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing
Executive Director, Global Institute for Water Security
Senior Water Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


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Markus Hecker PhD Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Investigation of biological effects of environmental stressors; environmental risk assessment; aquatic ecology/fish biology; development and application of bioanalytical techniques to assess environmental pollution


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Andrew Ireson PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Associate Professor, Civil and Geological Engineering, College of Engineering
Member, Global Institute for Water Security
Master of Water Security Program Coordinator


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Tim Jardine PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): River deltas as complex social-ecological systems; contaminant biomagnification in aquatic ecosystems; land-water and river-ocean connectivity; tropical floodplain hydrology and ecology; freshwater food webs; applications of stable isotope analysis in ecology


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Paul Jones PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Analytical and environmental chemistry and toxicology, Fate and effects of trace substances in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, Aquatic and wildlife toxicology, Ecological risk assessment, Human impacts on northern Canadian ecosystems and subsistence food resources


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Andrea Kraj PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Intelligent energy systems for improved management of multiple renewable energy systems, Computer modeling and simulation of advanced energy systems, Energy policy, community energy development, and remote power systems


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Vladimir Kricsfalusy PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Conservation biology, Plant population ecology, Vegetation science, Education for sustainable development


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Colin Laroque PhD, PAg Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Past and future climates in Canada, Dendrology and dendrochronology, Dendroarchaeology, Dendrochemical investigations


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Yanping Li PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Regional climate modelling, Mesoscale dynamics, Boundary layer meteorology, Air-sea interaction


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Karsten Liber PhD Executive Director (Interim), School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Metal bioavailability and toxicity in aquatic ecosystems, Mining impacts on aquatic ecosystems, Sediment contamination and associated impact of benthic invertebrate communities, Derivation of water and sediment quality guidelines, Water quality assessments, including the use of autonomous water quality sensor systems, Pesticide ecotoxicology


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Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Surface water quality modelling, River ice processes, Climate change and river morphology, Flood and flood risk management


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Jeffrey J. McDonnell PhD, FRSC Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Watershed Hydrology, Runoff Processes and Modelling, Isotope Hydrology, Hydrological Theory


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Christy Morrissey PhD Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability and the College of Arts and Science, and Associate, Toxicology

Research Area(s): Avian ecology and wildlife ecotoxicology, Effects of pollution stressors (pesticides, endocrine disruptors, industrial and urban pollutants) on insects, birds and aquatic ecosystems, Understanding the effects of chemicals on whole life cycles of birds, Freshwater ecology and pollution


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Greg Poelzer PhD Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Comparative politics and policy as it relates to northern circumpolar regions and to Aboriginal-state relations, and sustainable development in the north.


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Saman Razavi PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Hydrologic models development and calibration, Environmental and water resources systems planning and management, Single- and multi-objective optimization, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty quantification, Climate change and impacts on hydrology and water resources, Reconstruction of paleo-hydrology – implications for climate change analysis, Surrogate modelling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning


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Maureen Reed PhD Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Environmental Governance, Biocultural diversity and reconciliation , Sustainability of Rural Communities, Feminist and Gender-based Analysis, Social dimensions of climate change adaptation and resilience, Forestry, Model Forests, Biosphere Reserves


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James Robson PhD Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Sustainability, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Environmental governance through collective action, Tracking and explaining change in commons regimes, The migration-environment-development nexus, Local approaches to biodiversity conservation


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David Schneider MSc Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Mathematical, statistical and computational modelling of complex biological and biophysical systems , Systems biology and functional genomics, Biological sequence analysis, Comparative genomics of bacteria, Structure-function relations in plant roots, Genotype-phenotype relations in crop plants, Dynamics of large-scale outbreaks of infectious diseases


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Graham Strickert PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Human dimensions of water security


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Andrew Watson PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Environmental History, Energy History, Canadian History, Sustainability, Agroecosystems, Commodities


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Colin Whitfield PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Catchment hydrochemistry, Ecosystem biogeochemistry, Climate change, Acidification, Mineral weathering, Biogenic greenhouse gas emissions, Biogeochemical modelling, Response to stressors