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Departmental Chair: Brian Driscoll


BASU, Niladri

Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Environmental Health Sciences; Associate Professor (cross-appointed to the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition)
Exposure of humans and wildlife to toxic environmental chemicals, such as mercury; development, validation, and application of new approaches to rapidly test chemicals/samples for toxicity; global health focused on extractive sector activities (e-waste, artisanal and small-scale gold mining)
T: 514-398-8642  | niladri [dot] basu [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | CINE Building-Room 204



Associate Professor (cross-appointed to McGill School of Environment)
Sustainable use and management of ecosystem services; multi-functional landscapes; human impacts on biogeochemical cycles; management of tradeoffs among ecosystem services, especially agricultural production and water quality; global food security, agriculture and the SDGs, land use change and water quality; urban ecology; communicating science; scenarios 
elena [dot] bennett [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS2-062


BROWN, Peter G.

Professor (cross-appointed to McGill School of Environment and Geography Department)
Practical uses of philosophy to think critically about the goals of society;  deterioration of Earth’s life support capacity and the thought systems that facilitate and legitimate this decline; economics for the anthropocene.
T: 514-398-5421  |  peter [dot] g [dot] brown [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-040


BUDDLE, Christopher M.

Dean of Students, McGill University; Associate Professor
Ecology, biodiversity and natural history of insects and spiders, in forest, Arctic and agro-ecosystems.
T: 514-398-8026  |  chris [dot] buddle [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS2-071


CARDILLE, Jeffrey A.

Associate Professor
Landscape ecology, Land use and climate change, Ecosystem and regional-scale hydrologic modeling, Analysis of regional spatial land use patterns, Geographic information science, Satellite remote sensing.
T: 514-398-7902  |  jeffrey [dot] cardille [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS2-078


CÔTÉ, Benoit

Associate Professor
Eco-physiology of woody plant species. Relationships between soil fertility and hardwood forest species composition. Nutritional standards for hardwoods. Agroforestry.  
T: 514-398-7952  |  benoit [dot] cote [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS2-067A



Associate Professor; Departmental Chair
Molecular genetics and biochemical studies of bacterial gene expression, focusing on genes of carbon metabolism in Sinorhizobium meliloti, the nitrogen-fixing symbiont of alfalfa.
T: 514-398-7887  |  brian [dot] driscoll [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-035


Associate Professor
Virulence mechanisms of the bacterium Xenorhabdus in insects; insect immunity.  
T: 514-398-7903  |  gary [dot] dunphy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-066




Assistant Professor; Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Chair in Arctic Ecology
Arctic ecology, evolutionary ecology of senescence, ornithology, marine biology, wildlife conservation, ecophysiology, foraging behaviour.
T: 514-398-7907  |  kyle [dot] elliott [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-042


FAUCHER, Sebastien

Assistant Professor
Water-borne pathogens and the regulation of virulence factors and genes involved in stress response
T: 514-398-7886  |  sebastien [dot] faucher2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-034


FYLES, James

Associate Dean (Student Affairs); Professor; George and Francis Tomlinson Chair in Forest Ecology
Forest bio-geochemistry.  Relationships between plant nutrition, plant litter quality, litter decomposition and nutrient release, and soil nutrient dynamics.  Management of forest soil fertility.  
T:514-398-7758  |  jim [dot] fyles [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS2-079


HEAD, Jessica

Assistant Professor
Genetic and epigenetic factors underlying responses to environmental contaminants in birds and other wildlife.
T: 514-398-7841  |  jessica [dot] head [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-045


HICKEY, Gordon M.

William Dawson Scholar; Associate ProfessorSustainable natural resource management, policy and governance; environmental monitoring and assessment; community-based development; participatory approaches; innovation systems; food security.
T: 514-398-7214  |  gordon [dot] hickey [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS2-081



Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment
Mammalogy.  Mammal energetics, behaviour, and ecology, especially in relation to hibernation, food and fat storage, and life histories.
T: 514-398-7885  |  murray [dot] humphries [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-067 and CINE Building, Room 207


KOSOY, Nicolas

Associate Professor
Markets for ecosystem services from an institutional economics perspective, critical analyses of commodification of nature, Ecological economic.  
T: 514-398-7944  |  nicolas [dot] kosoy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-037


McCOURT, George

Senior Faculty Lecturer, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the McGill School of Environment; Associate Director, Undergraduate Affairs, McGill School of Environment
Markets for ecosystem services from an institutional economics perspective, critical analyses of commodification of nature, Ecological economic.  Student Centered Research and Learning methodologies; Sustainable urban systems related to water, waste and energy flows; Geosystems and past and present climate change.
T: 514-398-7550  |  george [dot] mccourt [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Rowles House



Associate Dean (Graduate Education); Associate Professor (cross-appointed to Geography Department)
The controls on trace gas exchange (e.g. CO2) between ecosystems and the atmosphere – especially those ecosystems that have been modified or are managed through human activity.
T: 514-398-7935  |  ian [dot] strachan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS2-076



Associate Professor
Environmental and resource economics; economic-ecological macroeconomic modeling and the use of hedonic pricing to estimate the value of non-market goods, input-output modelling; environmental management systems (ISO-14000) and agriculture.
T: 514-398-7956  |  paul [dot] thomassin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-032


UZEA, Nicoleta

Assistant Professor
Economic incentives and non-economic (behavioural) factors that affect a) farmers’ risk management behaviour; b) investment and innovation decisions by food processing firms; c) food waste management along the value chain, and d) co-operative management and governance. Impact of government policy and regulations on business decisions.
T: 514-398-7732  |  nicoleta [dot] uzea [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-043​ 



William Dawson Scholar; Associate Professor
Soil fertility and on-farm nutrient management planning. Soil organic matter dynamics, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gases in agricultural systems. soil microorganisms and earthworms, their interactions and contributions to nutrient cycling and plant growth in agro-ecosystems.
T: 514-398-7943  |  joann [dot] whalen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS2-069



Associate Professor; Director, Lyman Entomological Museum
Insect systematics, bio-diversity and zoogeography; with a focus on phytophagous and saprophagous flies.  Diversity and ecology of Diptera in arid ecosystems. Zoogeography of Beringian flies.
T: 514-398-7937  |  terry [dot] wheeler [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-044


WHYTE, Lyle G.

Associate Professor
Polar microbial ecology and biodiversity, cold-adapted microorganisms, low temperature biodegradation and bioremediation. Molecular microbial ecology, environmental genomics.  
T: 514-398-7889  |  lyle [dot] whyte [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS3-036