Expanding our expertise

Our reach extends far beyond the borders of the Dalhousie campus. For decades, we’ve been welcoming other scholars to share their knowledge with our students. Whether they’re professors from other institutions or natural resource scientists, engaging these professionals allows us to collaborate in ways that benefit everyone.

Adjuncts (FGS)

Andrew Biro, Associate Professor and Department Head, Department of Politics, Acadia University

The intersection of critical and postmodern political theory and environmental politics.

John Brazner, Ecosystem and Habitat Specialist, Ecosystem and Habitat Program, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources—Wildlife Division

Developing condition indicators for wetlands; role of wetlands in the landscape; historic loss of wetlands in Nova Scotia; restoration of wetlands; and wetland research to support wetland policy.

Alida Bundy, Population Ecology Division, Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Ecosystem approaches to management; the impact of fishing on marine ecosystems; the structure and functioning of ecosystems; energy flow control in ecosystems, incorporating resource user’s ecological knowledge into fisheries science; and interdisciplinary approaches to fisheries science.

Peter Bush, Provincial Landscape Ecologist, Forest Research and Planning, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.

Landscape ecology and connectivity; old-growth forests; GIS and remote sensing, wildlife habitat; avian ecology; ecological land classifications; and wetlands.

Rob Cameron, Protected Areas and Wetland Branch, Nova Scotia Environment

Conservation of biodiversity through the use of protected areas; ecosystem classification as a tool for capturing representative ecosystems in protected areas; identification and classification of rare ecosystems; long-term ecological monitoring and assessing ecological integrity of protected areas; and conservation ecology of rare lichens.

Heather Castleden, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Queens University.

Indigenous perspectives, Human health, Ecosystems , Community-based participatory research, Pathways to social, environmental, and health equity, Indigenous-settler relations, Arts-based methodologies, Ethics

Tony Charles, Professor, Finance, Information Systems, and Management Science, Saint Mary's University

Fisheries, aquaculture and the coastal zone; policy, management development, economics and socioeconomics; bioeconomic modelling; sustainable development theory and practice with emphasis on environment-economy linkages; sustainability indicators; sustainable communities and applications in Atlantic Canada; and international development particularly in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Fay Cohen, Retired Professor, Consultant

Indigenous peoples and natural resource issues; environmental education; community-based resource management; and community health.

Cathy Conrad, Professor, Geography Department, Saint Mary's University

Environmental impacts of sediment on aquatic habitat; climatology and the marine environment; perceptions of climate change; and climate change sub-Saharan Africa.

Ray Côté, Professor Emeritus, SRES, Dalhousie University

Interdisciplinary management of chemicals and wastes; the management of land-based sources of marine pollution; the relationship between business and environment; and industrial ecology.

Chris Furgal, Associate Professor, Indigenous Environmental Studies Program, Trent University

Environmental health of Indigenous populations; Arctic health; health impact assessment; environmental health risk management, perception and communication; and environmental contaminants and food security of circumpolar peoples, Indigenous Knowledge - Science interface.

Wayne Groszko, Renewable Energy Consultant & Designer

Solar energy and wind energy; consulting; and project development.

Alan Hanson, Environment Canada, Ecosystem Conservation

Wetlands including ecology; restoration; conservation policy; inventory; and mapping. Spatially-explicit wildlife population models and science-based tools for environmental assessment.

Karen Harper, Consultant

Plant community ecology; conservation biology; forest ecology; forest edges; treeline; structural development; old-growth forests; and restoration.

Annamarie Hatcher, Hatcher Research Associates

Nutrient cycling and sedimentation in nearshore and freshwater ecosystems; the environmental impacts of aquaculture; and the development of citizen science. Currently working on the interface between Western and Native science and the development of science curricula at all levels within that interface.

Gavin Kernaghan, Biology, Mount Saint Vincent University

Ecology of fungi in northern forests; plant-microbe symbioses; rhizosphere ecology; and mycorrhizae in restoration.

Peter Labor, Director, Protected Areas and Wetlands, Nova Scotia Environment

Integrated protected areas planning and management; environmental and outdoor education; natural and cultural heritage planning and interpretation; outdoor recreation and resource management; and nature-based tourism development and planning.

Colin Laroque, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Mount Allison University

Past and future climates; dendrochronology; physical environments; ecosystem dynamics; dendroclimatology; dendroarchaeology; dendrogeomorphology; and dendroecology.

Brigitte Leblon, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Remote sensing applications in forestry, geology, agriculture and coastal zone management; radar remote sensing; and RADARSAT-2 images.

Chris McCarthy, Ecosystem Scientist, Parks Canada Agency, Kejimkujik

Protected area management; participatory resource management; large mammal ecology; population dynamics and ethology; species at risk recovery; coastal dynamics; and invasive species management.

Nancy Shackell, Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Fisheries ecology (applying ecological theory to understand patterns in exploited marine systems) including themes of biodiversity conservation; marine protected area system design; core areas of focal species; trophic balance; ecosystem resilience to climate change; and how such information can be incorporated into an oceans management framework.

John Sinclair, Professor and Associate Director, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba

Focus on community involvement and learning in the process of resource and environmental decision-making; environmental assessment; and public involvement.

Hendricus Van Wilgenburg, Consultant

Democracy and ethics in resource and environmental decision-making including public participation; environmental impact assessment and public participation including process and impact/outcome evaluation; and process and impact/outcome evaluation of health initiatives involving Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth.

Brad Walters, Professor and Coordinator of Environmental Studies, Mount Allison University

Human ecology; people-forest interactions in the Caribbean and Philippines; and research methodology.

Alan Warner, Associate Professor, Recreation Management & Community Development, Acadia University

Process and outcome evaluation of environmental education programs; community forest management in protected areas in international contexts; narrative/storyline approaches to learning through earth education; and youth leadership and engagement in community development and environmental activism.

Peter Wells, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, International Ocean Institute, Dalhousie University. Also holds Adjunct status at the Marine Affairs Program, Faculty of Science, and School of Information Management, Faculty of Management.

Bay of Fundy-Gulf of Maine-Georges Bank; coastal water quality; ecological change; ecological risk assessment; ecotoxicology; hydrocarbons; international programs in marine environmental protection; intertidal ecology; marine ecosystem health/marine environmental quality; marine environmental protection; offshore oil and gas; produced water; role of science in environmental (coastal) management; sediment quality; toxicity of mixtures; and water quality.

Martin Willison, Retired Professor, Consultant

Protected areas establishment and management; biosphere reserves; conservation biology; marine protected areas; and deepwater corals.

Scott K. Wood, Retired Professor, Consultant

Ecological/environmental economics; resource systems and economic development; economic instruments for environmental management; and environmental education.

Adjuncts (Research Associates)

Wayne Barchard, Environmental Assessment and Marine Programs, Environment Canada

Marine pollution; industrial ecology; sustainable development; community-based governance; environmental management systems; pollution prevention; environmental management governance; knowledge management; and knowledge sharing.  

Janet Chute, Consultant

Systems ecology; historical ecology; ethnohistory; aboriginal issues; cultural and social anthropology; park management; and policy.

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