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

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MNRES ; MSc NRES Environmental Science

    I hold a PhD in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1992), where I studied environmental ethics, Native American Studies, eco-feminism and bio-regionalism, among other things. I also have a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University in Ontario (1985), where I studied... more
  • Dr. Phil Burton
    BSc, MS, PhD, RPBio
    • Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management
    • Northwest Regional Chair
    Phone:
    250-615-3333
    Cell:
    250-641-9917
    Philip J. Burton is a botanist and plant ecologist who has been studying ecosystem dynamics for more than 35 years. With applications in ecological restoration and sustainable forestry, he has published more than 70 refereed articles and book chapters, as well as the co-authored book "Salvage... more
  • Dr. David Connell
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5835

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MNRES

  • Darwin Coxson
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6646

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MNRES

    Dr. Coxson is a Professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management program at the University of Northern British Columbia. Dr. Coxson has been actively involved at UNBC since its inception, previously holding positions on the UNBC Senate, Board of Governors, and Faculty Association. Supervises in... more
  • Dr. Russ Dawson
    PhD (University of Saskatchewan)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6068

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology

    Russ is an avian ecologist whose interests include determining the important proximate and ultimate factors influencing reproductive effort and success in birds. Specific areas of interest include mate choice, sexual selection, parasitology, and the mediating role that variation in environmental... more
  • Dr. Sarah de Leeuw
    PhD
    • Professor, Northern Medical Program and Geography
    • Canada Research Chair in Humanities and Health Inequities
    Phone:
    250-960-5993
    Office Number:
    Room 9-383, NHSC
    An award winning researcher and creative writer whose work focuses broadly on marginalized peoples and geographies, Sarah de Leeuw grew up and has spent most of her life in Northern British Columbia, including Haida Gwaii and Terrace. She is the Research Director of the Health Arts Research Centre... more
  • Balbinder Deo
    • Associate Professor, Operations
    Phone:
    250-960-6462
  • Stephen Dery
    BSc, MSc (Atmospheric Science - York University), PhD (Atmospheric Science - McGill University)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5193
    Office Number:
    8-414

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MSc NRES Geography ; MNRES

    Dr. Déry's research focuses on hydrometeorological processes and their impacts on the surface energy and water budgets in high latitudes/altitudes within the context of climate change. Our research group has expertise and interest in: 1) the fundamentals of meteorology and meteorological... more
  • Dr. Ché Elkin
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5004
    Office Number:
    Lab 8-332
    Dr. Elkin is a forest ecologist whose research focuses on how climate and landscape disturbances interact to influence forest dynamics, landscape connectivity, and the spatial distribution of forest ecosystem services.
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5856

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MA NRES Geography

    Dr. Fondahl’s research focuses on cultural and legal geographies of Indigenous land rights and claims, and land-based traditional activities in the Russian North; on the cultural, legal and historical geographies of First Nations in northern British Columbia; and on measuring and monitoring human... more
  • Dr. Art Fredeen
    PhD (UC Berkeley, 1988), BScA (University of Saskatchewan, 1983)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5847
    Office Number:
    Lab 8-237

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MSc NRES Forestry ; MNRES

    Dr. Fredeen is a forest ecophysiologist.
  • Fredj, Dr. Karima
    PhD, MSc, BSc
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6686

    Supervises in: MA Development Economics ; MA International Studies ; MA NRES

  • Mike Gillingham
    PhD (University of British Columbia)
    • Adjunct Professor
    • Director, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute (NRESI)
    Phone:
    250-960-5825

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology

    Dr. Gillingham is a quantitative ecologist with broad interests in population and wildlife ecology, modeling, plant-herbivore interactions, and behavioural ecology.
  • Scott Green
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5817

    Supervises in: MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Forestry ; MNRES

    Dr. Green is a forest ecologist with interests in marginal environments and forest responses to climate change. He is also an active and founding member of the UNBC Farmers' Market.
  • Mark Groulx
    BA, MA, PhD
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5837
    Office Number:
    10-2536
    Mark Groulx is an Assistant Professor in the University of Northern British Columbia's School of Environmental Planning and supervises graduate students in the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies graduate program. Mark’s research focuses broadly on sustainable and resilient communities... more
  • Greg Halseth
    BA, MA, PhD
    • Professor, Geography
    • Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies
    • Director, Community Development Institute
    Phone:
    250-960-5826

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Geography ; MNRES

    Greg Halseth is a Professor in the Geography Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, where he is also the Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies and Director of UNBC’s Community Development Institute. His research examines rural and small-town community development,... more
  • Dr. Neil Hanlon
    Phone:
    250-960-5881
    Dr. Hanlon's does research in health geography, focusing particularly on the implications of provincial health policy reform on communities and regions. He is also interested in issues of health care utilization and how one's geographical location can influence issues of access and... more
  • Dr. Ian Hartley
    • Professor (On Sabbatical Leave)
    Phone:
    250-960-6054
    Office Number:
    10-2008

    Supervises in: MA NRES Forestry ; PhD NRES ; MSc NRES

  • Dr. Steve Helle
    PhD (Chemical Engineering - University of British Columbia), BEng, MEng (Chemical Engineering - McGill University)
    • Associate Professor
    • Co-Director, Environmental Engineering
    Phone:
    250-960-5206
    Office Number:
    LAB 8-306

    Supervises in: MSc NRES ; MA NRES

  • Darwin Horning
    MCIP, RRP, PhD
    • Assistant Professor
    Office Number:
    10-2534
    Darwin currently holds a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Planning at the University of Northern British Columbia and is Co-Chair of the North America region within International Union for the Conservation of Nature-Commission for Ecosystem Management (... more
  • Dr. Dezene Huber
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5119

    Supervises in: MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Forestry

  • Dr. Asif Iqbal
    PhD
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6708
    Asif Iqbal is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design program right here at UNBC. Asif grew up with a passion for science and technology. He studied Civil Engineering for Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees before moving to New Zealand for a PhD from University of... more
  • Peter Jackson
    BSc Honours (University of British Columbia - 1984), PhD (University of British Columbia - 1993)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5985
    Dr. Jackson is a mesoscale meteorologist whose research mostly concerns the interaction between the atmosphere and complex terrain (i.e. in mountains and along coastlines) and how this affects wind, precipitation and climate. He also investigates environmental applications including dispersion of... more
  • Chris Johnson
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5357

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Forestry ; MNRES

  • PhD, C.Chem, MCIC
    • Head, Northern Analytical Laboratory Services
    Phone:
    250-960-5168
    Office Number:
    #4-257
    Supervises Masters and PhD of Environmental Science (NRES) and Masters of Chemistry Hossein is a Chemist with many years of experience as a senior analytical, environmental and material chemist and a team leader in both academia and industry with extensive background on synthesis, characterization... more
  • Loraine Lavallee
    PhD (University of British Columbia)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6500
    Cell:
    250-960-5744
    Dr. Loraine Lavallee has an interdisciplinary background having completed a BA in history, a Ph.D. in social psychology, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the faculty of forestry at UBC. Her research work has focused on social components of resource use including investigating factors that influence... more
  • Dr. Kathy Lewis
    • Professor
    • Program Chair, ESM and ORTM
    Phone:
    250-960-6659
    Email:
    Office Number:
    LAB 8-341
  • Dr. Jianbing Li
    PEng
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6397
    Office Number:
    LAB 8-408

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES

    • Professor Emeritus
    Phone:
    250-960-5846

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Forestry

    Dr. Lindgren received his undergraduate training in Sweden and came to Canada for graduate studies at Simon Fraser University. Dr Lindgren's area of interest is forest insect ecology and management.
  • Eduardo Martins
    PhD Ecology (University of Campinas - Brazil)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5855
  • Dr. Hugues Massicotte
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5813

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Forestry ; MNRES

  • Bill McGill
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5308

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Forestry

  • Zoë Meletis
    • Associate Professor
    Office Number:
    LAB 8-214

    Supervises in: MA NRES Geography ; MA NRES Environmental Studies

    Zoë teaches ENVS 309 Gender and Environmental Studies. She is a member of the Geography Program. Zoë's work to date has focused on tourism and ecotourism development, local perceptions of environment and place, consumption (the politics of; the impacts of; alternative forms of), international... more
  • Dr. Brian Menounos
    PhD
    • Professor, Geography
    • Canada Research Chair in Glacier Change
    Phone:
    250-960-6266
    Brian is a professor of the Geography Program at the University of Northern British Columbia and a Canada Research Chair in Glacier Change. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2003.
  • Philip Mullins
    PhD, MA, BA, HBOR
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5509
    Office Number:
    8-243

    Supervises in: MNRES ; MA NRES ; MSc NRES ; PhD NRES

    Phil is a committed husband and father of two boys; they love to play and adventure outdoors together. He completed his MA and PhD at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. His doctoral research included canoeing from the Rocky Mountains (Hinton, AB) to the... more
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6683

    Supervises in: PhD NRES

    Dr. Murphy's research addresses the moral and legal foundations of indigenous self-determination, particularly in relation to the fundamental tenets of democratic theory. Michael investigates new and emerging means of realizing indigenous self-determination in practice, and the implications of... more
  • Dr. Brent Murray
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5638

    Supervises in: MSc NRES Biology

  • Catherine Nolin
    • Associate Professor,
    • Program Chair - Geography
    Phone:
    250-960-5875

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Geography

    Dr. Nolin's current research projects explores the twin concepts of violence and development in the context of the Canadian mining companies operating in Guatemala and Peru. Qualitative, community-based research explores the social and political dimensions of natural resource extraction on... more
  • Dr. Chris Opio
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5868

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Forestry ; MNRES

    Dr. Opio's research interests include forest management and policy, silviculture, environmental aspects of harvesting systems, land reclamation, woodlot management, tropical forestry and agroforestry.
  • Dr. Ken Otter
    PhD (Queen's University)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5019

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology

  • Phil Owens
    PhD (University of Exeter, UK - 1994), MSc (University of British Columbia - 1990), BSc (Coventry Polytechnic, UK - 1988)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6177
    Office Number:
    8-416

    Supervises in: MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MSc NRES Geography

  • Katherine Parker
    • Adjunct Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5812

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology

  • Dr. Margot Parkes
    MBChB, MAS, PhD
    • Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Northern Medical Program
    • Cross-Appointed - Northern Medical Program / UBC
    • Canada Research Chair in Health, Ecosystems and Society
    Phone:
    250-960-6813

    Supervises in: MA Interdisciplinary Studies ; MSc Interdisciplinary Studies ; MA NRES Environmental Studies

    Margot Parkes grew up and completed her medical training in New Zealand, prior to subsequent work and training in public health, human ecology and ecohealth in Europe and the Americas. Margot’s publications and international collaborations focus on research, education and capacity to link health,... more
    • Professor,
    • Endowed Chair in Landscape Ecology
    Phone:
    250-960-6645
    Dr. Petticrew's research interests involve fluxes to and in aquatic systems, at a variety of scales. Fluxes of sediment, nutrient and contaminants have been investigated in recent research including 1) the influence of forest harvesting on sediment yields to British Columbian lakes, 2) the... more
  • Lisa Poririer
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6124

    Supervises in: MSc NRES Biology ; MSc NRES Forestry

  • Mike Rutherford
    BSc Honours (Soil Science - University of British Columbia, 1984), PhD (Soil Science - University of Alberta, 1991)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5885
    Office Number:
    8-209

    Supervises in: MSc NRES Environmental Science

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

    Supervises in: MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MSc NRES Forestry ; MNRES

    After 11 years as a regional soil scientist in the BC Ministry of Forests, Dr. Sanborn joined UNBC in 2002.
  • Dr. Mark Shrimpton
    PhD (UBC)
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5991

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Biology ; MNRES

  • PhD
    • Associate Professor (On Leave)
    Dr. Shultis' research interests focus on the historical and contemporary socio-cultural forces affecting protected areas and wilderness, parks planning and management, outdoor recreation, conservation science, resource-based tourism, and the psychological dimensions of recreation and tourism.
  • Dr. Jueyi Sui
    PEng
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6399
    Office Number:
    10-2524

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MA NRES Geography ; MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MSc NRES Geography

    Jueyi has expertise in cold region hydraulics and hydrology (river ice hydraulics and snow hydrology) and fluvial hydraulics.
  • Tracy Summerville
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6637
    Tracy has published papers on political economy and public policy as they relate to Canadian natural resources and the environment. She serves as a member of the BC Studies Editorial Board, and is the Past-President of the BC Political Studies Association. Tracy has also been actively involved in... more
  • Youmin Tang
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5190
    Office Number:
    8-429

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES Environmental Science ; MSc NRES Geography

  • Dr. Thomas Tannert
    PhD, Dipl-Ing, MASc, PEng
    • Associate Professor, Integrated Engineering Wood Design
    • BC Leadership Chair, Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering
    • Canada Research Chair, Hybrid Wood Structures Engineering
    Phone:
    250-960-6710
    Thomas Tannert joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2016 as BC Leadership Chair in Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering. Thomas received his PhD from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a Master’s degree in Wood Science and Technology from the University of Bio-... more
  • Dr. Ron Thring
    PhD, MSc, MASc, BSc
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5804
    Office Number:
    10-2544

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES ; MSc NRES Forestry

    PhD (1990) Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke MSc (1984) Chemical Engineeering, University of Saskatchewan MASc (1980) Chemical Engineering, University of Bradford (UK) BSc (1978) Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, University of Botswana and Swaziland
  • Oscar Venter
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5424
    Office Number:
    Lab 8-334
  • Roger Wheate
    • Associate Professor,
    • Acting Chair - NRES Graduate Program
    Phone:
    250-960-5865
    Office Number:
    LAB8 307
    Dr. Wheate's interests cover the application of remote sensing and GIS across the spectrum of NRES (Natural Resource and Environmental Studies) research areas. His main focus lies in the integration of the geomatic sciences, cartographic output, feature extraction and terrain visualisation;... more
  • Dr. Todd Whitcombe
    PhD (University of Victoria)
    • Associate Professor
    • Chair, Chemistry, Environmental Science & Environmental Engineering
    Phone:
    250-960-6678
    Office Number:
    LAB 8-439

    Supervises in: MSc NRES

  • Dr. Guido Wimmers
    Dr. Tech., Dipl.Ing., Arch. (NL), MRAIC, LEED AP, P.Eng.
    • Program Chair
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6716

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MSc NRES Environmental Science

    Guido Wimmers joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2014 as Chair for the Integrated Wood Design Program and implemented the interdisciplinary approach for engineering and design of modern wood structures, combining structural engineering with building physics and modern fabrication... more
  • Lisa Wood
    PhD Geography (University of Victoria), MSc Forestry (UNBC), RPF
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5352
    Office Number:
    8-332

    Supervises in: MNRES ; MSc NRES Forestry ; MSc Biology

    Dr. Wood is an applied plant biologist and dendroclimatologist exploring influences of human induced stress on forested plant communities. She specializes in forest silvicultural disturbance types, and studying the impacts of climate change on plants. Lisa’s lab contains equipment and facilities... more
  • Pamela Wright
    PhD and MSc (Ohio State University), BSc Biology and Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Honours (Lakehead University)
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6353
    Office Number:
    LAB 8-248

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MSc NRES ; MA NRES ; MNRES

    I completed a BSc in Natural Science and an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation from Lakehead University and MSc and PhD degrees in natural resource management from Ohio State University. My focus is on conservation-based approaches to protected areas at multiple scales and I work locally,... more

Faculty

Faculty members in the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies graduate program accept students in one or more of the four degrees.