Associate Professor, B.Sc. M.Sc. (Bombay), M.Sc. Ph.D. (Florida State)
Professor, Environmental Science and Biology
Sustainable Resource Management (cross-appointed)
B.Sc. (Memorial), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)
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Insect Ecology, Biodiversity, Forest Science
Associate Professor, B.Sc. (British Columbia), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Memorial)
Freshwater ecology (limnology) and water quality issues, specifically the structure of zooplankton communities in natural and human-impacted freshwater systems in Newfoundland and Labrador, with current emphasis on fjord-type lakes on the west coast
Associate Professor, B.Sc. (Hons.) (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Queen's at Kingston)
Physical organic chemistry
Assistant Professor, B.Sc. University of Toronto; M.Sc., Ph.D. University of Western Ontario
I am a vertebrate biologist and my research focuses on bat biology. I am particularly interested in aspects of bat echolocation and migration. Currently, I am investigating the use of endogenous markers to study bat movements.
(retired) Associate Professor, B.A. (Johns Hopkins), M.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Memorial)
Micropaleontology, paleoecology, organism-sediment interrelationships, global change, comparative marine environments, rapid geological change/natural hazards, human impact on marine environments
Associate Professor, B.Sc. (Peradeniya), M.Phil. (Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture), Ph.D. (Manitoba)
Soil and groundwater remediation. Research interests include using electrokinetic remediation and phytoremediation for contaminant removal, mapping contaminated sites, and developing innovative soil and groundwater remediation techniques. Also interested in nondestructive monitoring of soil water content, soil salinity, and snow density using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR).
My research interest is in the field of chemistry of materials and its environmental and energy applications. My research projects include: (1) developing novel metal-organic framework structures as energy storage and distribution devices. (2) developing environmentally friendly nano-scaled fire-retardant additives. (3) template-effect of bio-molecules in the synthesis of nano-particles.
Associate Professor, Environmental Science, B.Sc. (Brock), Ph.D. (London)
Dr. Parkinson's research interests are in two areas: 1) the extraction of trace level metals, vocs and contaminants from aquatic systems, and 2) the study of metal binding through preparation and characterization of novel organophosphorus ligands. Both chemistries emphasize the use and development of analytical spectroscopy (GC/MS, nD-NMR, FTIR) and SPME-hyphenated techniques.
Professor, B.Sc. (London), D.I.C. (Imperial College), Ph.D. (London)
History of science, inorganic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, chemical education, outreach chemistry.
My main interest is insect ecology, and my current research includes both freshwater ecology and pollinator biology. I am studying the mechanisms of detritus breakdown in forest streams, and how those processes contribute to the overall carbon budget of forests. I am also interested in native pollinators, and how their numbers can be enhanced in commercial cranberry fields to increase fruit yields, and to ensure healthy insect populations. I am also fascinated by snow, both ecologically and recreationally.
Assistant Professor, M.Sc. (Moscow), Ph.D. (Kiel)
Mechanisms of acclimation that underlie the responses of vegetation to environmental changes and result in the observed ecological effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on plant species and communities.
Professor, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
I am interested in how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As habitat is lost or degraded through human activities such as logging, the landscape becomes more fragmented, the capacity to move in search of critical resources is constrained, and species may disappear from these areas.
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (McGill University)
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Paleoceanography and plaeoclimatology; past global environmental changes; ocean circulation; Indian monsoon; Indian ocean circulation; continental margin sedimentation; slope instability and geohazards.