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McGill expert alert: Preparing for summer

Published: 25 May 2007

For your upcoming summer stories, we suggest the following sources:

For your upcoming summer stories, we suggest the following sources:

Seasonal Health & Safety

Asthma/allergies

Dr. Ron Olivenstein
Faculty of Medicine, Montreal Chest Institute, MUHC
Expertise: Asthma
Please contact Dr. Olivenstein via Seeta Ramdas, MUHC Communications, 514-843-1560
seeta [dot] ramdas [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Sun safety

Dr. Beatrice Wang
Faculty of Medicine, Dermatology Division, Director of the MUHC Melanoma Clinic
Expertise: Skin cancer, dermatology
Please contact Dr. Wang via Seeta Ramdas, MUHC Communications, 514-843-1560
seeta [dot] ramdas [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Summer water safety

Dr. Barry Pless
Director of Clinical Research, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Montreal Children’s Hospital
Expertise: Childhood injury prevention
514-412-4465
seeta [dot] ramdas [at] muhc [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Summer Travel

Health and international travel

Dr. Brian Ward
Faculty of Medicine, Associate Director of the McGill Centre for Tropical Diseases
Expertise: Health resources for international travellers including parasitology
514-934-1934 ext. 42810
brian [dot] ward [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Gas prices

Prof. Karl Moore
Professor, Desautels Faculty of Management
Expertise: The effect of oil and gas prices on summer travel plans
514-398-4138
karl [dot] moore [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Summer Weather and the Environment

Smog, air quality & pollution

Prof. Parisa Ariya
Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Expertise: Smog, health and summer air quality
514-398-6931 or 514-398-3615
parisa [dot] ariya [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Prof. Jacques Derome
Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Expertise: Smog, health and summer air quality
514-398-5350
jacques [dot] derome [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Storms and droughts

Prof. Ronald Stewart
Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Director of McGill’s Extreme Weather Group
Expertise: Extreme weather including drought, tropical storms and hurricanes
514-398-1380
ronald [dot] stewart [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Wildlife, Pests and Insects

Insects

Prof. Christopher Buddle
Professor of Forest Insect Ecology, Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Expertise: Beneficial insects versus pest insects, and general info about spiders, ants and beetles
514-398-8026
chris [dot] buddle [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Weeds

Alan Watson
Professor, Department of Plant Science
Expertise: Development of biological weed control strategies using the weed’s own natural enemies, diseases and insects
514-398-7858
alan [dot] weston [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)
(Unavailable until June 11)

Urban wildlife

Urban Nature Information Centre
A service run by McGill staff and students specializing in horticulture, agriculture, zoology and wildlife biology
Professor Danielle Donnelly, Department of Plant Science
514-398-7856
website

Urban horticulture

David Wees
Professor, Department of Plant Science and Farm Management and Technology Program
Expertise: Agricultural botany, fruit and vegetable crops, greenhouse crops, landscape design, mulches, woodchips, how to cut down on water use in the garden
514-398-7868
david [dot] wees [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Plant cloning and propagation

Danielle Donnelly
Professor, Department of Plant Science
Expertise: Plant anatomy, tissue culture technology
514-398-7856
danielle [dot] donnelly [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Planting vegetables

Katrine Stewart
Acting Chair and Professor, Department of Plant Science
Expertise: Vegetable crops, plant response to stress conditions and/or changes in microclimate, greenhouse planting
514-398-7872
katrine [dot] stewart [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)

Contact Information

Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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