Core Faculty

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MJ Barrett PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Deepening animal-human understanding and relationships through intuitive interspecies communication (IIC), Understanding and application of multi-species research methods, Engaging individuals in transformative sustainability education, Bridging knowledges through increased respect for Indigenous and other ways of knowing


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Helen Baulch PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Water quality, Eutrophication and algal blooms, Winter limnology, Biogeochemical cycling, Greenhouse gas emissions and 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, Mechanistic toxicology, Environmental chemistry


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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, FRSC 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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Grant Ferguson PhD Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Geological Engineering

Research Area(s): Groundwater and energy, Deep groundwater systems, Hydrogeochemistry, Groundwater sustainability


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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

Research Area(s): Subsurface hydrology, Climate change and water security, Land-water management and environmental change, Sustainable development of natural resources


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Tim Jardine PhD Associate Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): River deltas as complex social-ecological systems, Freshwater food webs and contaminant biomagnification in aquatic ecosystems, Land-water and river-ocean connectivity, Tropical floodplain hydrology and ecology, 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, 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): Mining impacts and metal bioavailability and toxicity in aquatic ecosystems, Sediment contamination and associated impacts on benthic invertebrate communities, Water quality assessment and derivation of water and sediment quality guidelines, Use of autonomous water quality sensor systems for delineating effluent exposure and ecological risk in industrially impacted freshwater systems, Pesticide ecotoxicology, particularly pesticide impact on aquatic life


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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

Research Area(s): Avian and aquatic ecotoxicology, Pesticides, Bird migration, Conservation, Agroecosystems


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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, 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; surrogate modelling, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, Climate change and impacts on hydrology and water resources, Reconstruction of paleo-hydrology and its implications for climate change analysis


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Maureen Reed PhD Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Governance for environmental and social sustainability, Biocultural diversity and reconciliation, Social dimensions of climate hazards and adaptatio, Gender, diversity and inclusion in environmental sectors, Forestry and 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; Biological sequence analysis, Systems biology and functional genomics; Comparative genomics of bacteria, Genotype-phenotype relations in crop plants, Structure-function relations in plant roots, 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 and commodities


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Colin Whitfield PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

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