All Faculty


Core Faculty

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MJ Barrett PhD Associate 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, Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

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

Research Area(s): Remote sensing of terrestrial and global hydrology, Climate change impacts on hydrology and water resources, Regional and global groundwater depletion, Large-scale hydrological modeling, Science communication and water diplomacy


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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): Hillslope 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): Renewable energy in Northern, Remote and Indigenous communities, Comparative energy policy and energy transitions, Social and economic value of community energy development, Indigenous-state relations, Economic reconciliation; negotiations, consultations, and social licence to operate


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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 adaptation, 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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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


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Oscar Zapata PhD Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability

Research Area(s): Socio-economic impacts of energy development, Relationships between individual behavior and economic and social outcomes, Individual economic behavior in the context of climate change


Associate Faculty

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Angela Bedard-Haughn Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s): Applied pedology; soils and global change (climate change, land use change); greenhouse gas emissions; wetland soils


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Ken Belcher Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research keywords: Ecological economics: resource and environmental economics; environmental policy; wetland and wildlife conservation policy


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Lalita Bharadwaj Professor, School of Public Health

Research keywords: Community-based participatory research; partnering with Indigenous communities; First Nations water quality and health; human and environmental health risk assessment


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Jill Blakely Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, College of Arts and Science

Research keywords: Strategic environmental assessment; cumulative effects assessment; natural resources management; urban-regional development issues; environmental management and urban planning theory and frameworks


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Ajay Dalai Distinguished Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioenergy and Environmental Friendly Chemical Processes, College of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering


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Rachel Engler-Stringer Associate Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine

Research keywords: Food systems; community food security; health promotion


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Suren Kulshreshtha Professor, College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research keywords: Climate change; greenhouse gas emission mitigation; drought economic impact assessment; integrated assessment; water resources and irrigation; environmental valuation


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Marcia McKenzie Professor and Director, Sustainability Education Research Institute, College of Education

** Currently on leave and not taking new students. **


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Dena McMartin Associate Provost, Institutional Planning and Assessment, and Professor, Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering


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Jeremy Rayner Professor and Director, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Research keywords: Policy analysis, resource policy, energy policy, multi-level governance, public engagement


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Jafar Soltan Professor, College of Engineering

Research keywords: Environmental engineering; environmental catalysis; treatment of polluted air; treatment of emerging pollutants in water; wastewater treatment


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Andrew Watson Assistant Professor, Department of History

Research Area(s): Environmental history, Energy history, Canadian history, Sustainability, Agroecosystems and commodities


Adjunct Faculty

Mohammad Khaled Akhtar PhD River Forecast Engineer, Government of Alberta

Research Area(s): Hydrological and hydraulic modelling, Flood and drought forecasting, Serious gaming, Climate change impacts on water resources, System dynamics, and Integrated Assessment Modelling


Solomon Amuno PhD Technical Advisor, Nunavut Impact Review Board

Research Area(s): Contaminant biomonitoring in arctic ecosystems, Environmental quality assessment in polar environments, Natural resource development in the Canadian high arctic, Aboriginal communities and environmental impact assessment in Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Greenland


Sheri Andrews-Key PhD Chief Scientist & Founder, Innovative Climate Strategies

Research Area(s): Climate change, Vulnerability, Adaptation, Capacity building, Sustainability


Elvis Asong PhD Founder and CEO, Climalogik

Research Area(s): Climate change adaptation and mitigation, Regional climate downscaling and scenarios development, Climate change risks and vulnerability assessment, Hydrological modelling and water resources management in a changing climate, Incorporating climate change adaptation into engineering and environmental design


Lauren Bortolotti PhD Research Scientist, Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Research Area(s): Wetland ecology and biogeochemistry, Wetland restoration, Ecosystem services, Conservation biology


Sarah Breen PhD Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, Selkirk College

Research Area(s): Water management, Governance and policy, Socio-ecological systems, Natural resource management, Rural economic development


Kwok Pan (Sun) Chun PhD Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University

Research Area(s): Earth systems, Hydrology and climatology, Numerical modelling, Statistical methods and stochastic processes; environmental hazards and disasters, Global changes


John-Mark Davies PhD Water Quality Scientist, Saskatchewan Water Security Agency

Research Area(s): Lake and reservoir management, Aquatic nutrient dynamics, Aquatic ecosystem productivity, Saline lakes


Jean-Michel DeVink PhD Senior Environmental Scientist, Dillon Consulting Ltd.

Research Area(s): Wildlife ecology, Toxicology, Environmental assessment and environmental effects monitoring, Landscape ecology, Land-use change


Felicitas Egunyu PhD Land and Resource Specialist, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Research Area(s): Environmental governance, Community/public participation in natural resource management, Evidence-based policy research, Social learning, Land use and protected area planning


Eva Enders PhD Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Research Area(s): Fish and habitat conservation in relation to natural and anthropogenic changes of flow and climate regimes


Martyn Futter PhD Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Research Area(s): Water quality modelling, Catchment hydrology, Eutrophication, Microplastics, European environmental policy


Valencia Gaspard PhD Policy Advisor, Natural Resources Canada

Research Area(s): Rural planning and development, Governance and policy, Rural resource management


Allison Henderson PhD Wildlife Ecologist, Government of Saskatchewan

Research Area(s): Grassland ecology, Prairie conservation, Human dimensions of wildlife management, Conservation planning


Scott Higgins PhD Research Scientist, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Research Area(s): Freshwater Ecology, Limnology and algal ecology, Climate change effects, Eutrophication, Ecosystem ecology


Carolyn Hoessler PhD, CE Senior Specialist and Founder, Higher Education and Beyond

Research Area(s): Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research design and collaborative team development, Statistical, qualitative and mixed methods methodology, Deepening human nature connection, Outcome-based evaluation


Naveed Khaliq PhD National Research Council of Canada

Research Area(s): Climate modelling, Drought research


Geoff Koehler PhD Stable Isotope Chemist, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Research Area(s): Stable isotope applications to ecology and forensics, Petrogenesis, tracing, and origins of basinal fluids, Stable isotope hydrology and aqueous geochemisty, Analytical geochemistry, Stable isotope tracing of environmental contaminants


Gabriela Lichtenstein PhD Researcher, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina

Research Area(s): Socio-economic and political dimensions of sustainable use of wildlife and conservation, Human wildlife conflict (guanaco-sheep conflict in Patagonia), Sustainable use of wild South American Camelids (guanacos and vicuñas), and collective action, Bridging academia with policy making on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity


Gun Lidestav PhD Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Research Area(s): Family forestry and cooperatives, Community forestry and forest commons, Gender analysis, Rural development


Philip A. Loring PhD Arrell Chair and Associate Professor, University of Guelph

Research Area(s): Food systems and security, Fisheries, Local food movements, Environmental justice, Climatic and environmental change


Bin Luo PhD Senior Hydrologic Engineer, Manitoba Infrastructure

Research Area(s): Small watershed hydrology, Hydrological statistics, Agricultural drainage, River and lake ice


Jason MacLean PhD Assistant Professor, University of New Brunswick

Research Area(s): Environmental law, Natural resources law, Climate change and energy policy, Sustainability pathways and co-benefits


Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle PhD Conservation Planning Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Research Area(s): Impacts and interactions of climate change and land-use change on biodiversity, Translating the implications of global change into conservation planning, Bridging traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge systems together for achieving conservation goals, Investigating cumulative effects of multiple stressors on various ecological systems and biodiversity


Merle Massie PhD Historian, Writer, Editor and Farmer

Research Area(s): Local, rural and environmental history


Rory McIntosh PhD Provincial Forest Entomologist and Pathologist, Government of Saskatchewan

Research Area(s): Chemical and behavioural forest insect ecology, Forest pest management, Ecology and management of mountain pine beetle spruce budworm, Strategic planning and policy development, Urban forest pest management


David Muir PhD Staff Scientist, Industry Development Education Application Student (IDEAS) beamline, Canadian Light Source


Rebecca North PhD Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri

Research Area(s): aquatic biogeochemistry, climate change, winter limnology


Jeremy Pittman PhD Assistant Professor, School of Planning, University of Waterloo

Research Area(s): Sustaining human communities and ecosystems, Understanding how the policies guiding human-environment interactions shape human well-being and ecosystem health


Jeffrey Sereda PhD Senior Habitat and Population Ecologist, Saskatchewan Water Security Agency

Research Area(s): Fish ecology, Water quality, Aquatic biogeochemistry, Impacts of ultraviolet radiation on aquatic ecosystems, Aquatic microbial ecology


George William Sherk JD, DSc Consultant

Research Area(s): Law, Environmental and natural resources law and policy, Environmental management and environmental health


Toddi Steelman PhD Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Research Area(s): Environmental and natural resource governance, Public and community decision-making, The interface between science, policy, and decision-making, Climate change adaptation, Disaster-resilient communities, Wildfire preparedness and response


Jason Venkiteswaran PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Area(s): Aquatic metabolism, Algal bloom dynamics, Geochemistry of natural waters


Francisco Villamarín PhD Lecturer Researcher, Universidad Regional Amazónica Ikiam, Ecuador

Research Area(s): Freshwater ecology, Conservation and human livelihoods, Role of aquatic vertebrates in energy flow through food webs


Howard Wheater PhD Professor and Distinguished Researcher, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan; Founding Director of the Global Institute for Water Security; Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Water Security; and Distinguished Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor in Hydrology Imperial College London

Research Area(s): Hydrological science, Sustainable water resource management, Flooding, water resources, and water quality