Dr. Susan Gass

Instructor and Academic Advisor
Environmental Science Program

Office: Rm. 809, Life Sciences Centre
Phone: 902.494.4530
Fax: 902.494.1123

BSc Biology and Environmental Science – McGill University ‘98
MES Master of Environmental Studies – Dalhousie University ‘02
PhD – Scottish Association for Marine Science/Open University (Scotland) ‘06
Teaching Fellow – University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

ENVS 1100.3 Foundations of Environmental Science: ecosphere, resources & sustainability
ENVS 1200.03 Current Environmental Challenges: Analysis and Solutions
ENVS3001.03 Environmental Science Field School
ENVS3801.03 Directed Readings in Environmental Science (Coordinator)
ENVS 4003.03 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.