School of Environmental Studies (with joint appointment to the Department of Geography)
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Current MES Students
*Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in graduate studies, undergraduate projects, or work as a summer field or lab assistant.
PDF, University of Alberta (Biological Sciences)
PhD, University of Alberta (Environmental Biology and Ecology)
MES, Wilfrid Laurier University (Geography and Environmental Studies)
BES, University of Waterloo (Environment and Resource Studies)
My research currently falls into two broad areas:
I am quite interested in the interface of these two streams of research, especially as it relates to issues such as the combined impacts of climate change and habitat fragmentation on biodiversity, and incorporating concepts of ecological change and ecosystem dynamics into environmental management.
I use a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods and techniques, including dendroecology, gradient analysis, niche modeling, remote sensing & GIS, case study analysis and comparison, repeat photography and environmental cartography.
ENSC 320 - Wildlife Issues in a Changing World (winter term)
A lecture/seminar course focusing on the notion of wildlife; laws governing wildlife protection and use; the effects of overexploitation, habitat destruction, and introduced species, and management plans and strategies.
PREREQUISITE: third-year standing.
GEOG 318 - Biogeography (winter term)
An examination of the distributions of plants and animals on global, regional and local scales, their causes and significance.
PREREQUISITE: 1.0 credit at the 200 level or above in physical geography or biology.
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