Susan  Gass

University Teaching Fellow


Email: Susan.Gass@Dal.Ca
Phone: +1 902 494 4530
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University
6287 Alumni Cres
PO BOX 15000
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Life Sciences Centre
3rd floor, BIO/EES Wing
Rm. 3082


Ph.D., Scottish Association for Marine Science/Open University (Scotland), 2006
Teaching Fellow, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
M.E.S. (Environmental Studies), Dalhousie University, 2002
B.Sc. (Biology and Environmental Science), McGill University, 1998


ENVS 1100: Foundations of Environmental Science: ecosphere, resources & sustainability
ENVS 1200: Current Environmental Challenges: Analysis and Solutions
ENVS3001: Environmental Science Field School
ENVS3801: Directed Readings in Environmental Science (Coordinator)
ENVS 4003: Coral Reefs and Environmental Change

Scientific Interests

Biology, ecology and conservation of cold-water corals:
• Impacts from fishing and offshore oil and gas on coral ecosystems
• Using corals as tracers of marine pollution
• Conservation planning for cold-water corals
Biodiversity conservation:
• Biodiversity on campus and in urban environments
• Biodiversity in the public domain

Research Opportunities

Directed Readings:
I’m currently looking for a student to conduct a directed readings course on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, or on a topic related to urban biodiversity or evolution in urban environments.