Adjuncts and Associate Members (in alphabetical order)
sbeauche [at] NRCan [dot] gc [dot] ca (Dr. Suzanne Beauchemin) - Research Scientist. Natural Resources Canada. Mineral and Metal Sciences Laboratories (Ottawa). Research interests are in the field of environmental chemistry of contaminants related to the issue of mining activities: Stability of metals/metalloids in mine wastes and contaminated environmental systems (soils, sediments), and their impact on water quality and the surrounding biota; Impact of alternating redox conditions, aging and disposal scenarios on the mobilization of metals in wastes. Molecular-scale characterization of metal contaminants using synchrotron XAS spectroscopy.
boiving [at] agr [dot] gc [dot] ca (Dr. Guy Boivin) - Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu). Behavioral ecology of insect parasitoids: host selection, host discrimination, learning. Selection of natural enemies for biological control programs against insect pests of vegetable crops.
Dr. Michel Bouchard
colin [dot] chapman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Colin Chapman) - Professor and Canada Research Chair in Primate Ecology and Conservation, Department of Anthropology and McGill School of Environment, McGill University. Experimental and observational approaches to determine how plant communities influence animals (primate population regulation, determinants of primate group size) and how animals influence their environment (herbivory, seed dispersal, community restoration). This research has often been developed to permit direct application to conservation
lauren [dot] chapman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Lauren Chapman) - Professor and Canada Research Chair in Respiratory Ecology and Aquatic Conservation, Department of Biology, McGill University. Aquatic ecology and conservation, evolutionary and ecological consequences of respiratory strategies in fishes, ecophysiology, ecomorphology, adaptive divergence, tropical inland waters, Africa. Recent work focuses on divergent selection across oxygen gradients in fishes, the interaction of hypoxia with other environmental stressors (e.g., introduced species), and value of tropical wetlands in the maintenance of fish faunal structure and diversity. For more information please visit http://www.biology.mcgill.ca/faculty/chapman
martin [dot] chenier [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Martin Chénier), Department of Animal Science and Department of Food Science, McGill University. Agricultural microbiology: animal, food and soil microbiology. Ecology of antibiotic resistance, functional biodiversity and phylogenetic biodiversity of Bacteria and Archaea in animal and plant production ecosystems. The theoretical approach of our research activities lies in the application of whole-community investigations (metagenomics) to elucidate the ecology of complex microbial communities in agricultural ecosystems. This is sustained by an experimental approach integrating complementary molecular and classical microbiological techniques in order to characterize the molecular and cellular microbial ecology of such communities and ecosystems. For more information please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/animal/staff/faculty/chenier.
Dr. Kimberly Fernie
Dr. David Green - Redpath Museum, McGill
charles [dot] greer [at] nrc [dot] ca (Dr. Charles W. Greer) - National Research Council of Canada. Study of the microbial ecology and activity of bacteria involved in the degradation of organic pollutants (petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated organics, explosives), the development and application of molecular techniques to survey and monitor their population densities in contaminated environments and their responses to stress and stimulation. Evaluation of efficacy and optimization of bio-remediation technologies (ex situ, in situ, natural attenuation, phytoremediation) for the treatment of contaminated sites.
WILLIAM [dot] MARSHALL [at] MCGILL [dot] CA (Dr. William Marshall) - Professor, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, McGill University. Dr. Marshall is an analytical chemist with an expertise in trace element speciation. His research interests are in the field of environmental chemistry and toxicology as well as development of remediation techniques for polluted matrices. Current research thrusts are directed at trace element speciation in biological materials, supercritical fluid extraction of metal ions and to simple sample preparation procedures prior to atomic spectrometry. Methods have been developed for the mobilization of heavy metals into supercritical carbon dioxide, for the speciation of arsenic, lead and selenium in biological media and for slurry-introduction atomic spectrometry.
Carlos [dot] Miguez [at] nrc [dot] ca (Dr. Carlos Miguez) – Research Scientist, Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council of Canada. The central theme of his group's research encompasses the development of methylotrophic microorganisms as biocatalysts in biotechnological applications. The main drivers are the development of new over-expression systems for the production of commercially valuable heterologous proteins in Methylobacterium extorquens, the application of these new systems for industrial scale protein production, and the elucidation and exploitation of the enormous and unique potential of methanotrophic bacteria for environmental and industrial bioprocesses.
Joe [dot] Nocera [at] ontario [dot] ca (Dr. Joseph J. Nocera) – Research Scientist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. His research focuses on the behavioural ecology and conservation of species-at-risk. Specifically, such research seeks to better understand (1) how and why animal populations become at risk, (2) how the animals adjust their behaviour in light of population decline, and (3) methods to reverse the declines. Model systems to study these questions are those under strong anthropogenic pressure, such as areas under active forestry and/or agriculture, mining operations, and urban ecosystems.
jean-pierre [dot] savard [at] ec [dot] gc [dot] ca (Dr. Jean-Pierre Savard) - Research Scientist, Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS). His current research interests include urban wildlife ecology, impact of forest practices on birds, bird survey techniques, sea duck ecology (breeding, staging, moulting and wintering) and biodiversity concepts. He has adjunct status at several Quebec universities where he co-supervises graduate students.
marilyn [dot] scott [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Marilyn Scott) - Institute of Parasitology, McGill. Understanding of host-parasite population dynamics using experimental and field epidemiology and theoretical studies. Exploration of factors relevant to, and consequences of, parasite control methods applied at the level of the host population or community.
donald [dot] smith [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Donald L. Smith) - Department of Plant Science, McGill. Identification of problems in the physiology and production of crops. Nitrogen fixation in legumes, nitrogen metabolism, mycorrhizal symbiosis, ecology and production of crops.
SmithEL [at] AGR [dot] GC [dot] CA (Dr. Elwin Smith) - Research Scientist (Bioeconomics), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, (Lethbridge). His research focuses on farm-level economic analyses of alternative technologies that are being tested in field studies. His analyses determine the economic benefits, costs, and risk associated with new technologies. The biology of the system is incorporated into the economic model. Most applications are soil and field cropping systems. Some recent work has included integrated canola management systems, biological control of an invasive weed, and impacts of long-term cropping systems. He also utilizes and maintains some farm-level simulation models that include detailed biological relationships.
Geoffrey [dot] Sunahara [at] cnrc-nrc [dot] gc [dot] ca (Dr. Geoffrey Sunahara) - environmental toxicologist, and Senior Research Officer and the Group Leader of Applied Ecotoxicology at NRC’s Biotechnology Research Institute. He researches exposure- and effects-assessment of various toxic and persistent pollutants. He has >80 publications and holds academic joint appointments at McGill and Concordia. Dr. Sunahara has served on several editorial boards, and was the Lead Editor of a recent ecotoxicology book "Environmental Analysis of Contaminated Sites". He has participated on expert advisory committees for Environment Canada, NSERC, SERDP, and US-EPA research projects. Dr. Sunahara has led a number of high revenue multi-disciplinary collaborations.
vincentch [at] agr [dot] gc [dot] ca (Dr. Charles Vincent) - Research Scientist (Entomology), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu). Research and development of Insect Management programs for agricultural insects, with particular focus on physical control methods, bio-insecticides, and study of insect behaviour of insects in the field and in the laboratory. For further information, visit http://eduportfolio.org/6644