Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning
Portrait of Greg King.

Greg King

Robert Gilbert Postdoctoral Fellow
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Rm. D102A
613-533-6000 ext. 79036

Although born on the west coast of Canada, in Victoria, British Columbia, I consider myself Nova Scotia grown, and call Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia home. My undergraduate training took place far from the ocean at Carleton University in Ottawa, where I studied Environmental Science (B.Sc., 2006) and pursued summer research opportunities, which led directly to an M.Sc. in Physical Geography from Carleton in 2009. At this point my love for the north of Canada was well established, but with an opportunity to pursue my Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research in Birmensdorf, Switzerland, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I spent four years in Zürich (although my degree in Climate Sciences is from the University of Bern) before returning to teach as a part-time faculty member at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB for 2013/2014. In July 2015 I joined the Department of Geography & Planning at Queen’s University as the Robert Gilbert Postdoctoral Fellow. After six months of commuting from Ottawa, as of January 2016 I now call Kingston home.


  • B.Sc. (Carleton University)
  • M.Sc (Carleton University)
  • Ph.D. (University of Bern, Switzerland, 2014)


Research Interests:

I have a broad set of research interests based around the topic of forest response to ecosystem change both contemporary and historical and within natural and urban environments. I am interested in combining different methods (crossing temporal scales from minutes to millennia) to bridge knowledge gaps and more completely understand forest response. During my postdoc I am pursing several projects that involve the response of northern forests across ecotones, the transition between two ecosystems (e.g. treeline). Having worked at latitudinal treeline during my MSc and elevational treeline during my PhD, I am interested in investigating possible similarities and/or differences in response between these systems.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF 106 kB)