McGill experts: April 22, Earth Day

Published: 17 April 2014

Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate and highlight efforts made around the world toward environmental protection. This year, the main theme is Green Cities. As we approach April 22, here is a list of McGill experts who are available to discuss their research or comment on other issues related to the environment:



Andrew Gonzalez – Department of Biology

(Available for interviews in English and French)

Research: Causes and consequences of biodiversity loss and the stability and functioning of ecosystems. He is currently working on research to design ecosystem networks for the greenbelt of Montreal.

Andrew.gonzalez [at]



Tom Gleeson – Department of Civil Engineering

(Can be reach by email only, interviews in English)

Member of Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design.

Research: Global groundwater sustainability.

Tom.gleeson [at]


Martin Krayer von Krauss – McGill Office of Sustainability

(Available for interviews in English and French)

The McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) coordinates sustainability efforts across McGill's campuses. MOOS administers the Sustainability Projects Fund and is the architect of McGill's new Vision 2020 Sustainability Strategy.

Martin.krayervonkrauss [at]

Office: 514-398-4675

Cell: 514-601-7989


James Ford – Department of Geography

(Available for interviews in English only, with team members available for interviews in French)

Prof. Ford leads the climate change adaptation research group.

Research: Communities that are vulnerable or resilient to climate change (Indigenous and Arctic in particular), opportunities for adaptation and to what extent adaptation is taking place. [at]



Shaun Lovejoy – Department of Physics

(Available for interviews in English and French)

Research: Recently published a study on new approach to the question of whether global warming in the industrial era has been caused largely by man-made emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Lovejoy [at]



Peter G. Brown – Department of Geography

(Available for interviews in English only)

Research: Ethics, governance, and the protection of the environment.

Peter.g.brown [at]


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