Dr. Paul Grogan
Professor of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
This is me. I am particularly interested in understanding the inter-relationships between biology and the flows of energy and nutrients in terrestrial habitats. More information on my research interests is available on my Research page and at http://biology.queensu.ca/people/department/professors/grogan/.
My goal as a teacher is to facilitate active, engaged, critical thinking that helps undergraduate students in their developmental transition from being dependent to independent learners. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Indigeneity, and Sustainability: Black lives matter, treating women with dignity matters, Indigenous peoples' rights matter, a guaranteed basic income for all matters, polar bears matter, maple trees matter.... each and every life matters. One of my central goals as a professor is to help educate and actively promote for fundamental (i.e. radical, second order) systemic change in how society is structured and functions so as to improve the lives of all minorities and the disadvantaged.
Meghan Hamp is an M.Sc. thesis student who started in September 2019. "I am interested in the resilience of low arctic tundra ecosystems in response to climate change in terms of impacts on carbon fluxes, plant productivity, species composition, and belowground plant biomass. I am also interested in investigating the potential for warming to promote tree seedling establishment and shifts in vegetation dominance." Meghan was awarded a NSERC M.Sc. scholarship for 2019-2020, a Weston Family Award in Northern Research (Master's level) for 2020-2021, and a Queen's University McLaughlin Fellowship for 2020-2021.
Sarah is an M.Sc. graduate student who started in September 2020.
"I am very interested in plants.....!"
Brian is an honours thesis undergraduate student from May 2020-April 2021.
"I am interested in whether deepened ‘awareness’ (achieved through mind-calming exercises, meditation, reflection etc.) can significantly impact our environmental behavior."
Thesis title: Does student awareness of mindfulness and of connection to nature correlate with consumption behavior, and do these relationships differ among undergraduate programs?
Mallory is a third year undergraduate Summer Work Experience Program research assistant with us from May 2021-August 2021.
Kieran is a third year undergraduate Summer Work Experience Program research assistant with us from May 2021-August 2021.