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Department of Plant Science

Department of Plant Science

Location

Location

  • Raymond Building, Room R2-019
  • McGill University, Macdonald Campus
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Road
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7773
  • Fax: 514-398-8732
  • Email: plant.science [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: mcgill.ca/plant

About the Department of Plant Science

About the Department of Plant Science

Our understanding of biological systems has advanced exponentially during the twenty-first century, and technological developments now allow us to pose questions that simply could not be asked a few decades ago. We also live in a time of great challenges: the human population is now over 7 billion and continues to rise at an alarming rate; the climate is changing; worldwide energy availability is decreasing; quality freshwater is becoming scarce; biodiversity is disappearing; and a number of wild habitats are threatened by human activities.

How can we keep feeding the growing population with quality food while resources are scarcer than ever? How will plants react to a changing climate? How can we design effective conservation strategies to preserve biodiversity? Plant scientists have a crucial role to play in solving these problems, and using the knowledge accumulated in the field of biology to answer these questions.

The Department of Plant Science contributes to several undergraduate programs that will train tomorrow's agrologists, ecologists, botanists, and biotechnologists. These include Specializations in Ecological Agriculture, Plant Biology, Plant Production, as well as both the Environmetrics and the Food Production and Environment domains of the Bieler School of Environment. For related program information, see Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) – B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.).

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Mar. 1, 2021) (disclaimer)

Plant Science Faculty

Plant Science Faculty

Chair
Martina V. Stromvik
Associate Chair and Graduate Program Director
Jean-Benoit Charron
Associate Graduate Program Director
Valérie Gravel
Emeriti Professors
Deborah J. Buszard; B.Sc.(Bath), Ph.D.(Lond.)
Alan K. Watson; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Sask.)
Professors
Pierre Dutilleul; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Louvain)
Anja Geitmann; Diplom(Konstanz), Ph.D.(Siena) (Canada Research Chair in Biomechanics of Plant Development)
Suha Jabaji; B.Sc.(Beirut), M.Sc.(Guelph), Ph.D.(Wat.)
Ajjamada C. Kushalappa; B.Sc., M.Sc.(B'lore), Ph.D.(Flor.)
Philippe Seguin; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Minn.)
Donald L. Smith; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Acad.), Ph.D.(Guelph) (Distinguished James McGill Professor)
Associate Professors
Jacqueline C. Bede; B.Sc.(Calg.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Sylvie de Blois; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Jean-Benoit Charron; B.Sc.(Montr.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(UQAM)
Valérie Gravel; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Laval)
Jaswinder Singh; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc.(PAU), Ph.D.(Syd.)
Martina V. Stromvik; B.A., M.Sc.(Stockholm), Ph.D.(Ill.)
Assistant Professors
Mehran Dastmalchi; B.Sc.(Tor.) Ph.D.(UWO)
Valerio Hoyos-Villegas; B.Sc.(Caldas), M.Sc.(Missouri/Col.), Ph.D.(Mich.)
Faculty Lecturers
Caroline Begg; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.Sc.(Sask.), Ph.D.(McG.)
David Wees; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Academic Associate
Frieda Beauregard B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D.(McG.)
Adjunct Professors
Konstantinos Aliferis
Annick Bertrand
Antoine Page
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 9, 2021) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Mar. 1, 2021) (disclaimer)
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