Bieler School of Environment Associates and Adjuncts

Jan Adamowski - Bioresource Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Collaborative, integrated and adaptive water resources management; Participatory socio-hydrological modeling; Artificial intelligence applications in hydrology; Sustainable agriculture; Food and water security

Parisa Ariya - Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Bioaerosols, chemical transformation of mercury in the atmosphere and air, snow, water interface

Christopher BarrettChemistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Developing new green materials for sustainable engineering, light-responsive polymers for solar energy harvesting, bio-inspired materials design, self-assembly.

Niladri Basu - School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition; Natural Resource Science

RESEARCH INTERESTS: A) EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT within the context of Environmental and Occupational Health; B) ECOTOXICOLOGY with a focus on next-generation risk assessment, biomarkers, neurotoxicology; C) ECOGENETICS with a focus on genetic polymorphisms (SNPs), gene-environment interactions, and epigenetics D) GLOBAL HEALTH with a focus on capacity building, mining, and exposure assessments;

Caroline Begg - Plant Science

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Ecological agriculture using sustainable practices to improve soil and crop management; research on food security on the island of Montreal using urban agriculture and collective and community gardens.

Mette BendixenGeography 

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Arctic landscape changes and global sand scarcity; understanding Anthropogenic pressure on and interlinkages with the landscape to create a sustainable future; study of land cover dynamics, environment urbanization and sustainability.

Christopher Buddle - Natural Resource Sciences and Associate Provost (Teaching and Academic Programs)

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Terrestrial arthropod biodiversity and ecology, in particular spider and insect diversity in managed and unmanaged forests. Interests also include canopy arthropod ecology, the role of generalist predators in food webs, integrated pest management, and spider ecology, life history and taxonomy.

Lauren Chapman - Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Aquatic ecology and conservation in Africa.

Jonathan Chevrier - Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Impact of exposure to common environmental contaminants on child health and development.

Grant Clark - Bioresource Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Ecological engineering, Scientific computing, Modeling and simulation, Microbiological systems, Agricultural systems, Complex adaptive systems

Benoit Cote - Natural Resource Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Eco-physiology of woody plant species of northeastern America; relationships between soil fertility and hardwood forest species composition, determination of nutritional standards for hardwoods, forest nutrient cycling, tracing of heavy metals in trees and forests.

Brian Driscoll - Natural Resource Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Understanding the exchange of nutrients that occurs between plants and bacteria during symbiotic nitrogen fixation.

Pierre Dutilleul - Plant Science

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Agricultural, biological and environmental sciences, with animal, earth and plant sciences, chronobiology and dendrochronology, forest ecology and limnology, quantitative genetics and wood technology as subfields of application. Autocorrelation, complexity, heterogeneity, heteroscedasticity, nonstationarity, periodicity, scale, and structure.

Dror Etzion - Desautels Faculty of Management

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental metrics: how we decide what measure, how new metrics diffuse in the organizational landscape, how accurately the measures used actually capture the reality of business impacts on the environment.

John G. Galaty - Anthropology

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Pastoralism and rural development, East Africa

Susan Gaskin - Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental fluid mechanics and water resources management

Saji George - Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Implications and application of nanotechnology with the ultimate goal of developing sustainable nanotechnology applications for food safety and security.

Jessica Gillung - Natural Resource Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Specialization in entomology; biodiversity discovery and cataloging; DNA sequencing, morphological features of organisms, and ecological and distributional data to understand how insects evolved and diversified. 

Richard Gold - Law

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Intellectual property, biotechnology, information technology, property, commercial practices, international trade law

Mark Goldberg - Experimental Medicine

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Clinical and environmental epidemiological studies, risk of breast cancer and occupational environmental exposure, air pollution and health.

Andrew Gonzalez - Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Extinction in fragmented landscape, ecosystem impacts of climate change.

Christopher Green - Economics

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental economics

David M. Green - Redpath Museum

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Amphibian species ranges and boundaries

Irene Gregory-EavesBiology 

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Structure and functioning of lakes and to quantify how lakes have responded to the accelerated rate of change introduced by human activities since the Industrial Revolution.

Blane Harvey - Department of Integrated Studies in Education

RESEARCH INTERESTS: How climate change knowledge is produced, validated and communicated, and how facilitated learning and knowledge sharing can support action on climate change.

Gordon Hickey - Natural Resource Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Sustainability of the natural environment. In particular, natural resource policy, regulation and assessment, associated international development programs and forest management. His research draws upon numerous disciplines to integrate science-based knowledge with socio-economic considerations. This is done to inform strategic decision-making at a range of scales and support innovative resource-based policies.

Richard Janda - Law

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Administrative process, economic regulation, business associations, competition law, air transport regulation

Sebastien Jodoin - Law

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Sustainable development, transnational law, public policy, environmental law and governance, climate change, human rights, disability, social innovation, and socio-legal research.

Geza Joos - Electrical & Computer Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Power electronic converters and power system compensation

Cynthia Kallenbach - Natural Resource Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Identifying and explaining the fundamental ecological and biogeochemical processes that characterize soil carbon and nutrient cycling, especially under managed ecosystems such as croplands.

Mark Lefsrud - Bioresource Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Biofuels, biomass production, controlled environments, secondary compounds and proteomics.

Nik Luka - School of Architecture

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Comparative studies of transdisciplinary strategies for landscape connectivity; the rural-urban fringe, including second homes and the ways in which landscape amenities affect patterns of growth and development over time; collaborations and contestations in processes of intensification in postwar suburban landscapes (including transit-oriented development); active transportation in urban, suburban, and periurban contexts; urban design, landscape planning, nature/culture narratives

Graham MacDonald - Geography

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Examining how international food trade influences agricultural resource-use efficiency globally; tracking changes in national food supplies over time, focusing on the relative stability or volatility of food import relationships, identifying strategies to enhance food system resilience across scales

Chandra Madramootoo - Bioresource Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Water management, irrigation, drainage, water quality, watershed management, food security, agricultural research, and international agriculture development.

Nagissa Mahmoudi - Earth & Planetary Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Microbial processes that mediate the fate and transformation of organic compounds in coastal and marine environments.  

Thom Meredith - Geography

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Management of natural, ecological resources

Timothy Moore - Geography

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Soils and the environment; fluxes of gasses, nutrients and elements between soils and the atmosphere

Tom Naylor - Economics

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Ecological economics

Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen - Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Hydrology and water resources management

Jim A. Nicell - Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental engineering

katia.opalka [at] mcgill.ca (Katia Opalka) - Bieler School Adjunct Professor

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental law, international trade compliance and aboriginal risk management.

Yann le Polain de WarouxGeography

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Livelihood and land use choices as a nexus between social and environmental, and global and local dynamics; globalization, human and capital mobility and land-use change and its implications for development and environmental sustainability.

Stephanie Posthumus - Languages, Literatures, and Culture

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Representations of the non-human, or more-than-human, in contemporary French literature

Catherine Potvin - Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Physiological ecology

Brian Robinson - Geography

RESEARCH INTERESTS: How people meet their needs through use of ecosystems and natural resources, and the role this plays in development in poorer regions of the world

Nigel Roulet - Geography

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Earth system science, biogeochemistry, and ecohydrology

Marilyn Scott - Institute of Parasitology

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Host-parasite population dynamics using experimental and field epidemiology and theoretical studies and factors relevant to, and consequences of, parasite control methods applied at the level of the host population or community

Jaswinder Singh - Plant Science

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Integration of molecular and genomic tools with plant biology to develop enhanced crop plants. In particular, I am interested to incorporate novel genes to add value to crop production by bridging the gap between molecular biology and plant breeding in a in a changing world.

Donald Smith - Plant Science

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Crop eco-physiology; the use of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), and signal compound produced by them, to increase the growth and yield many crops; the use of the signal compounds produced by rhizobia during the establishment of the rhizobia-legume symbiosis to directly promote plant growth.

Ian Strachan - Natural Resource Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Field-based micrometeorological research centered on the ways in which human-induced management and modification of ecosystems influences surface– atmosphere interactions; carbon exchange in marsh wetlands, boreal hydroelectric reservoirs and coastal peatlands, as well as energy and carbon exchanges in rural and urban settings in and around Montreal.

Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert - History

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Social and environmental history of natural resource extraction in Latin America. This includes projects on the environmental history of colonial mining, early Iberian discourses on the transformation of nature, the historical geography of mining in Mexico over the longue durée, and the history of autochthonous landscapes on the Isthmus of Panama.

Paul Thomassin - Natural Resource Sciences

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental and resource economics. Projects include economic-ecological macroeconomic modeling, the institutional design of domestic greenhouse gas emission trading, and the non-market valuation of environmental goods and services.

Nathalie Tufenkji - Chemical Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Environmental bioremediation

Viviane YargeauChemical Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Chemical and environmental engineering, analytical chemistry, microbiology and ecotoxicology and long-term objective of protecting water resources

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