Ecosystem Science and Biodiversity

Faculty in the Ecosystem Science and Biodiversity field study various topics in:

  • toxicology
  • pest management
  • management of agroecosystems
  • microbiology
  • forest systems
  • agroforestry
  • climate change biology
  • ecology, and
  • insect systematics and taxonomy.

Madhur Anand

Research interests: global ecological change, sustainability science, forest ecology, ecological modelling, biodiversity

Kari Dunfield

Research interests: environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, soil microbiology, bioremediation

Ernesto Guzman

Research interests: bee biology, bee pathology, bee behaviour, bee genetics, bee ecology

Marc Habash 

Research interests: water quality, microbial source tracking, waterborne pathogens, microbial biofilms

Shelley Hunt

Research interests: ecosystem structure and function in managed forests, forest biodiversity, forest plant community dynamics, carbon and nitrogen dynamics in forest litter and woody debris, boreal forest ecology, forest restoration

Stephen Marshall 

Research interests: insect diversity, systematics and biology of acalyptrate Diptera, faunistics, taxonomy

Ryan Prosser 

Research interests: Mollusk biology, ecotoxicology, ecological risk assessment, aquatic toxicology, soil toxicology

Nigel Raine

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

Neil Rooney 

Research interests: food web stability, biodiversity environmental assessment, aquaculture, agricultural effects

Jonathan Schmidt 

Research interests: insect sensory and hormonal physiology, biological control, Collembolan ecotoxicology, spiders in agroecosystems

Paul Sibley 

Research interests: toxicology, ecology, water quality, risk assessment