Faculty

  • Erin Baerwald
    MSc and PhD University of Calgary
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5664

    Areas of expertise: Animal behaviour, bat biology, conservation biology, ecology, migration biology

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  • Samuel Bartels
    PhD Forest Sciences (Lakehead University), MSc Forestry (Lakehead University)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone: 250-960-6625
    Office Number: 8-334

    Areas of expertise: Forest ecology, ecological silviculture, forest management

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    • Senior Lab Instructor III
    Phone: 250-960-5843

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  • Dr. Annie Booth
    PhS, MES, BA, MCIP, RPP
    • Professor
    • Curriculum Chair, Environmental and Sustainability Studies
    Phone: 250-960-6649

    Areas of expertise: Environmental ethics; animal-human relationships; community based resource management; sustainability initiatives; Indigenous relations; Indigenous resource management; food security; gender

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  • Heather Bryan
    PhD University of Calgary
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5861
    Office Number: 8-306

    Areas of expertise: Wildlife, conservation, predator-prey interactions, carnivores, mammals, disease ecology, ecophysiology, wildlife health, wildlife ecology, conservation physiology

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  • BSc, MS, PhD, RPBio
    • Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management
    • Northwest Regional Chair
    Phone: 250-615-3333

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  • Dr. David Connell
    Associate Professor, RPP MCIP
    • Associate Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5835
    Office Number: 10-3060

    Areas of expertise: Agricultural land use planning, farmland protection, local food systems, community; Luhmann social theory

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  • Dr. Darwyn Coxson
    PhD McMaster University
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-6646
    Office Number: 8-333

    Areas of expertise: Lichen ecology, conservation biology, environmental physiology, forest management

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  • Dr. Russ Dawson
    PhD (University of Saskatchewan)
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-6068

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  • Dr. Sinead Earley
    PhD (Queens University), MA (National University of Ireland - Galway), BA (University of British Columbia)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5819
    Office Number: Room 10-3062

    Areas of expertise: environmental policy, forest management and governance, energy and carbon management, procedural justice, environmental assessment, Indigenous governance, rightsholder/stakeholder relations, resource geographies, Northern and Western Canada

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  • Dr. Ché Elkin
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5004
    Office Number: Lab 8-332

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  • Dr. Art Fredeen
    PhD (UC Berkeley, 1988), BScA (University of Saskatchewan, 1983)
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5847
    Office Number: Lab 8-237

    Areas of expertise: Plant Gas-exchange, Plant/Forest Nutrition, Forest Ecology, Forest Carbon, Forest-Climate interactions, Sustainability.

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  • Scott Green
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5817

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  • Dr. Ian Hartley
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-6054
    Office Number: 10-2008

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  • Dr. Dezene Huber
    Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University), B.Sc. (University of Calgary)
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5119
    Email: huber@unbc.ca
    Office Number: 8-147

    Areas of expertise: Insects, beetles, forest pest management, pheromones, chemical ecology, ecology

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  • Chris Johnson
    BSc University of Victoria, PhD University of Northern BC
    • Professor, Landscape Conservation and Management
    Phone: 250-960-5357
    Office Number: 8-330

    Areas of expertise: caribou, conservation, cumulative impacts, ecological thresholds, endangered species

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  • Dr. Kathy Lewis
    • Acting Vice-President, Research
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-6110
    Office Number: CJMH-2050

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  • Eduardo Martins
    PhD Universidade Estadual de Campinas
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5855

    Areas of expertise: fish ecology, thermal ecology, movement ecology, population dynamics

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  • Bill McGill
    PhD (University of Saskatchewan), MSc (University of Manitoba), BSA, Honours (University of Manitoba)
    • Professor
    • Interim University Librarian

    Areas of expertise: Soil Science, Agriculture, Biogeochemistry, Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases, Soil Organic Matter, Soil Nitrogen, Soil Carbon, Simulation Modeling, Xenobiotics, Land Remediation.

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  • PhD (Cornell University)
    • Senior Lab Instructor III
    Phone: 250-960-5009

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  • Philip Mullins
    PhD, MA, BA, HBOR
    • Associate Professor, Wildland Conservation and Recreation
    Phone: 250-960-5509
    Office Number: 8-244

    Areas of expertise: Outdoor recreation, outdoor education, adventure education, adventure, expeditions, wilderness, travel, tourism, skill, environmental ethics, recreation management, experiential education, experiential learning, mobilities, phenomenology, hermeneutics, qualitative research methodologies.

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  • Dr. Brent Murray
    PhD McMaster University, MSc & BSc University of Alberta
    • Professor

    Areas of expertise: Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Conservation Genetics, Biodiversity, Environmental DNA

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  • Dr. Christopher Opio
    BScF University of New Brunswick, MEDes University of Calgary, PhD University of Alberta
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5868
    Office Number: 8-314

    Areas of expertise: Forestry (silviculture, height to diameter ratio), agroforestry (reclamation, sheep vegetation management), use of moringa tree to purify drinking water, water well management in rural Africa

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  • Dr. Ken Otter
    PhD Queen's University, MSc Queen's University, BSc University of British Columbia
    • Professor
    • Acting Chair, Ecosystem Science and Management
    • Acting Co-Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Phone: 250-960-5019
    Office Number: 8-341

    Areas of expertise: Animal communication, reproductive strategies, behavioural ecology, avian ecology, urban & disturbance ecology

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  • Lisa Poririer
    PhD Simon Fraser University, MPM (Master of Pest Management) Simon Fraser University, Board Certified Entomologist
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-6124
    Office Number: 8-143

    Areas of expertise: Entomology, forest insects, behavioural ecology, biodiversity

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  • Dr. Michael Preston
    PhD (University of Toronto), MSc (Trent University), BSc (Hons) (Liverpool John Moores University)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone: 250-960-6659
    Office Number: 8-332

    Areas of expertise: Microbial Ecology, Microbial Communities, Biogeochemistry, Soil Organic Carbon, Greenhouse Gases, Ecosystem Services, Carbon Cycle, Soils, Forests, Wetlands, Lakes

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  • Roy Rea
    PhD Ecology (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, 2014), MSc Biology (UNBC - 1999), BSc (California State University, Stanislaus - 1992)
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5833

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  • Paul Sanborn
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-6661

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  • Dr. Mark Shrimpton
    PhD (UBC)
    • Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5991

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  • PhD University of Queensland, Australia
    • Associate Professor, Landscape Conservation and Management
    • FRBC West Fraser Growth and Yield Research Chair
    Phone: 250-960-0134
    Office Number: 8-334

    Areas of expertise: Conservation Science and Practice

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  • Roger Wheate
    BSc Hons (University of St. Andrews), MA (Queen's University at Kingston), PhD (University of St. Andrews)
    • Professor
    • GIS Coordinator
    • Chair, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Graduate Program
    Phone: 250-960-5865
    Office Number: Teaching Lab 8-307

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  • Jennifer Wigglesworth
    MA (University of Ottawa), BSc (University of Ottawa)
    • Lecturer
    Phone: 250-960-5659
    Office Number: Teaching Lab 8-244

    Areas of expertise: Outdoor sport, gender, place names, sociocultural perspectives on outdoor recreation, decolonizing leisure, tourism, rock climbing, adventure, experiential learning, intersectional feminism, qualitative research methodologies, theories of embodiment, sex-integrated/mixed physical cultures

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  • Lisa Wood
    PhD Geography (University of Victoria), MSc Forestry (UNBC), RPF
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone: 250-960-5352
    Office Number: 8-332

    Areas of expertise: Forestry, Silviculture, Forest and Plant Ecology, Tree-Ring Research, Plant Anatomy, Wood Anatomy, Plant Stress Responses.

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  • Pamela Wright
    PhD and MSc (Ohio State University), BSc Biology and Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Honours (Lakehead University)
    • Professor, Wildland Conservation and Recreation
    Phone: 250-960-6353
    Office Number: Teaching Lab 8-248

    Areas of expertise: Conservation science, protected areas, parks, ecological integrity.

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