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  • Sudhir Abhyankar
    Associate Professor, B.Sc. M.Sc. (Bombay), M.Sc. Ph.D. (Florida State)

    Office: AS244
    Phone: (709) 639-2502
    Areas of Interests: Organic Chemistry
  • Wade Bowers
    Professor, Environmental Science and BiologyProfessor, Environmental Science and Biology Sustainable Resource Management (cross-appointed) B.Sc. (Memorial), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)

    Office: FC2022
    Phone: (709) 639-4155
    Areas of Interests: Insect Ecology, Biodiversity, Forest Science
  • Christine Campbell
    Associate Professor, B.Sc. (British Columbia), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Memorial)

    Office: AS3024
    Phone: (709) 639-6478
    Areas of Interests: Freshwater ecology (limnology) and water quality issues, specifically the structure of zooplankton communities in natural and human-impacted freshwater systems in Newfoundland and Labrador, with current emphasis on fjord-type lakes on the west coast
  • Julian Dust
    Associate Professor, B.Sc. (Hons.) (Waterloo), M.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Queen's at Kingston)

    Office: AS251
    Phone: (709) 639-2500
    Areas of Interests: Physical organic chemistry
  • Erin Fraser
    Assistant Professor, B.Sc. University of Toronto; M.Sc., Ph.D. University of Western Ontario

    Office: AS212
    Phone: 639-2554
    Areas of Interests: I am a vertebrate biologist and my research focuses on bat biology. I am particularly interested in aspects of bat echolocation and migration. Currently, I am investigating the use of endogenous markers to study bat movements.
  • Lakshman W. Galagedara
    Associate Professor – Hydrology and Water Resources PhD (Guelph); M.Agri (Obihiro); BSc-Agric (Peradeniya)

    Office: AS 2030
    Phone: (709) 639 2565
    Areas of Interests: Near surface hydrology (processes & functions); Hydrogeophysics & non-invasive methods; Agricultural land & water management; Effect of climate change on agriculture; Modeling of hydrological systems.
  • Mano Krishnapillai
    (on leave)
    Associate Professor, B.Sc. (Peradeniya), M.Phil. (Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture), Ph.D. (Manitoba)

    Office: AS308
    Phone: (709) 637-6272
    Areas of Interests: Soil and groundwater remediation. Research interests include using electrokinetic remediation and phytoremediation for contaminant removal, mapping contaminated sites, and developing innovative soil and groundwater remediation techniques. Also interested in nondestructive monitoring of soil water content, soil salinity, and snow density using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR).
  • Chen Liu
    Ph.D. (Florida)

    Office: AS236
    Phone: (709) 639-2550
    Areas of Interests: My research interest is in the field of chemistry of materials and its environmental and energy applications. My research projects include: (1) developing novel metal-organic framework structures as energy storage and distribution devices. (2) developing environmentally friendly nano-scaled fire-retardant additives. (3) template-effect of bio-molecules in the synthesis of nano-particles.
  • Don-Roger Parkinson
    Associate Professor, Environmental Science, B.Sc. (Brock), Ph.D. (London)

    Office: AS237
    Phone: (709) 639-6482
    Areas of Interests: Dr. Parkinson's research interests are in two areas: 1) the extraction of trace level metals, vocs and contaminants from aquatic systems, and 2) the study of metal binding through preparation and characterization of novel organophosphorus ligands. Both chemistries emphasize the use and development of analytical spectroscopy (GC/MS, nD-NMR, FTIR) and SPME-hyphenated techniques.
  • Harunur Rashid
    Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (McGill University)

    Office: AS 3014
    Phone: 709-639-2597
    Areas of Interests: Paleoceanography and plaeoclimatology; past global environmental changes; ocean circulation; Indian monsoon; Indian ocean circulation; continental margin sedimentation; slope instability and geohazards.
  • Thomas Raymond

  • Geoff Rayner-Canham
    Professor, B.Sc. (London), D.I.C. (Imperial College), Ph.D. (London)

    Office: AS241
    Phone: (709) 637-2192
    Areas of Interests: History of science, inorganic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, chemical education, outreach chemistry.
  • Julie Sircom
    Assistant Professor

    Office: AS3015
    Phone: (709) 639-6515
    Areas of Interests: My main interest is insect ecology, and my current research includes both freshwater ecology and pollinator biology. I am studying the mechanisms of detritus breakdown in forest streams, and how those processes contribute to the overall carbon budget of forests. I am also interested in native pollinators, and how their numbers can be enhanced in commercial cranberry fields to increase fruit yields, and to ensure healthy insect populations. I am also fascinated by snow, both ecologically and recreationally.
  • Dmitry Sveshnikov
    Assistant Professor, M.Sc. (Moscow), Ph.D. (Kiel)

    Office: AS213
    Phone: (709) 639-6528
    Areas of Interests: Mechanisms of acclimation that underlie the responses of vegetation to environmental changes and result in the observed ecological effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on plant species and communities.
  • Adrian Unc

  • Ian Warkentin
    Professor, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)

    Office: AS215
    Phone: (709) 637-6246
    Areas of Interests: I am interested in how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As habitat is lost or degraded through human activities such as logging, the landscape becomes more fragmented, the capacity to move in search of critical resources is constrained, and species may disappear from these areas.

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