Our People

To learn more about the faculty's specific research areas, please consult their profile pages or go to our research section to search by research category.

We have over 100 technical staff supporting the school at any given time.  We have listed here permanent technical staff that work for the school.  Additional technical staff tied to research programs, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows can be found by using the University of Guelph directory.


Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.56254

Email: manand@uoguelph.ca

Office: Bovey Building Room 2241

Keywords: global ecological change, sustainability science, forest ecology, ecological modelling, biodiversity

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Associate Professor and Assistant Dean OAC (Graduate Programs)

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.58087

Email: earnaud@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall Room 126

Keywords: glacial geology, sedimentary geology, environmental geology

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OAC Chair in Soils and Precision Agriculture, Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

Phone: +1 519 824 4120 Ext. 54249

Email: biswas@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall, Room 135

Keywords: sustainable soil management, soil health, carbon sequestration, digital and precision agriculture, digital soil mapping, proximal soil sensing, remote sensing, big data analytics, soil physics, soil spatial variability, vadose zone hydrology

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Assistant Professor

Email: schiblow@uoguelph.ca

Keywords: Indigenous knowledge systems, Indigenous law, Indigenous governance, women's knowledge, water

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Assistant Professor

Email: cdielema@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall Room 220

Keywords: Organic soil biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, northern disturbance regimes, carbon quantity and quality, boreal forest resilience, peatlands

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Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.58088 Room: ALEX 306

Email: dunfield@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall

Keywords: environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, soil microbiology, bioremediation

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Assistant Professor

Phone: 519-824-4120 x52075

Email: agilles@uoguelph.ca

Office: ALEX 225

Keywords: soil biochemistry, organic matter chemistry, soil health, carbon modelling, environmental spectroscopy, digital soil mapping

Associate Professor

Phone: (519) 674-1500 Ext.63605 Ridgetown Campus

Email: bgilroye@uoguelph.ca

Keywords: anaerobic digestion, biorefinery, fermentation, industrial crops, waste valorization

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Associate Professor

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.52453 Room: ALEX 321

Email: glasauer (at) uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall

Keywords: wetlands, biogeochemistry, metals, microbiology, soil chemistry

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Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.52754

Email: pgoodwin@uoguelph.ca

Office: Bovey Building Room 3239

Keywords: bacteria, fungi, ginseng, molecular biology, plant microbiology

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Assistant Professor

Email: goordial@uoguelph.ca

Office: Bovey Building

Keywords: environmental microbiology, extremophiles, polar microbiology, astrobiology, climate change

Assistant Professor

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 54869

Email: tgraham@uoguelph.ca

Office: Bovey Bldg., Rm 2105

Keywords: controlled environment agriculture, space biology/exploration, medicinal crops, agricultural water remediation, food insecurity, food safety

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Professor and Director of the Honey Bee Research Centre/ Pinchin Fam. Chair in Honey Bee Health

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.53609

Email: eguzman@uoguelph.ca

Office: Edmund C Bovey Building: Room 3241

Keywords: bee biology, bee pathology, bee behaviour, bee genetics, bee ecology

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Associate Professor

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.52748 Room: ECBL 3238

Email: mhabash@uoguelph.ca

Office: Edmund C. Bovey

Keywords: water quality, microbial source tracking, waterborne pathogens, microbial biofilms

Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies)

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.54488 Room: ECBL 2240

Email: rhallett@uoguelph.ca

Office: EC Bovey Building

Keywords: integrated pest management, biological control, invasive insect species, insect-plant interactions, insect population dynamics

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Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.52450 Room: ALEX 140

Email: rheck@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall

Keywords: pedology, soil morphology, micromorphology, computed tomography, magnetic susceptibility


Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.52753

Email: thsiang@uoguelph.ca

Office: Edmund C Bovey Building: Room 3227

Keywords: turfgrass diseases, forest pathology, fungal genomics

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Associate Professor

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 56868

Email: skrayenh@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall Room 108

Keywords: climate modelling, urban adaptation, trees

Associate Professor

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.52459 Room: ALEX 219

Email: lauzonj@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall

Keywords: soil science, soil fertility, soil management, nutrient management

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Assistant Professor

Phone: Room: ALEX 307

Email: jlongsta@uoguelph.ca


Keywords: environmental chemistry, natural organic matter, soil and groundwater contamination, remediation, analytical instrumentation

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David McCarthy

Start date: End of August 2024

Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Waterborne Pathogens: Surveillance, Prediction and Mitigation

Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science and Assistant Professor

Email: poppj@uoguelph.ca

Keywords: Indigenous knowledge systems, wildlife ecology, two-eyed seeing

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Associate Professor

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 52190

Email: prosserr@uoguelph.ca

Office: Bovey Bldg., Rm 2226

Keywords: Mollusk biology, ecotoxicology, ecological risk assessment, aquatic toxicology, soil toxicology

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Professor / Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation

Phone: (519) 824-4120 x52103 Room: ECBL 2226

Email: nraine@uoguelph.ca

Office: Bovey

Keywords: pollinator conservation, pollinator behaviour, impacts of environmental stressors on bees, pollination ecology

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Associate Professor

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.52573

Email: nrooney@uoguelph.ca

Office: Edmund C. Bovey Building, Room 2017

Keywords: food web stability, biodiversity environmental assessment, aquaculture, agricultural effects

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Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 52707 Room: ECBA 2103

Email: psibley@uoguelph.ca

Office: Bovey Building

Keywords: toxicology, ecology, water quality, risk assessment


Phone: 519 674-1500 x63644 Ridgetown Campus

Email: lvaneerd@uoguelph.ca

Office: Ridgetown Campus

Keywords: sustainable soil management, agriculture, cover crops, nitrogen biogeochemical cycling, soil health

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Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.53057 Room: ALEX 217

Email: pvoroney@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall

Keywords: soil organic matter stocks, soil carbon modeling, soil phosphorus availability


Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.52787 Room: ALEX 110

Email: cwagnerr@uoguelph.ca

Office: Alexander Hall

Keywords: soil-plant-atmosphere exchange, micrometeorology, biogeochemical cycling

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Associate Dean (Academic), OAC

Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext.53492

Email: jwarland@uoguelph.ca

Keywords: agricultural meteorology, measurement and modelling of atmospheric turbulent transport, environmental instrumentation, agricultural physics

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Assistant Professor

Email: andrew.young@uoguelph.ca

Keywords: insect diversity, taxonomy, systematics, flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae), native pollinators

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Phone: (519) 824-4120 Ext. 52741

Email: yzheng@uoguelph.ca

Office: Bovey Building Room 2220

Keywords: cannabis production, controlled environment agriculture, greenhouse production, environmental horticulture