Faculty and Staff
Office: S 112/113
Dr. Cameron’s research examines effects of global change (climate change, invasive species, habitat loss) on species distributions, community composition, and ecosystem functioning. She is especially interested in earthworm invasions, aboveground-belowground interactions, and soil biodiversity. She uses a combination of field observations, experiments, citizen science, molecular approaches, data synthesis, and modelling to assess global change impacts across spatial and temporal scales.
Senior Research Fellow
Professor, Environmental Science
Office: S 227
Dr. Campbell's research interests include how contaminants cycle in aquatic food webs in Canada and around the world. Dr. Campbell is also interested in using multi-disciplinary approaches to improve our understanding of anthropogenic and natural impacts in the environment, with focus on aquatic ecosystems.
Director, School of the Environment
Professor, Environmental Science/Management Science
Office: SB 115
Dr. Charles' role at Saint Mary's is in both Management Science (School of Business) and Environmental Science (Faculty of Science). He is a committed interdisciplinary researcher, using a range of approaches to study coastal, marine, fishery topics, with a focus on how people interact with their environment and manage their natural resources. That includes looking at ocean uses like fishing, aquaculture, tourism, offshore oil and gas, and more. It also includes conservation approaches like protected areas, ecosystem-based management and community-based natural resource management. Dr. Charles is interested as well in methods for assessing and monitoring natural resource and environmental sustainability. He works in the Canadian Maritimes, and internationally with the United Nations and with colleagues in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Japan and elsewhere.
Department Chair, Environmental Science
Geography and Environmental Studies/Environmental Science
Office: B 106
Dr. Suteanu’s main interests concern information processes and the ways in which they link humans and the environment. On one hand, he focuses on the analysis and modeling of natural systems, with applications regarding mainly environmental variability and natural hazards; examples include space-time patterns related to seismicity and volcanism, structural aspects of geosystems from small to large scale, landslide dynamics, climate variability, and renewable energy. On the other hand, he studies epistemological aspects of our interactions with the environment and their implications for cultural processes.
Associate Professor, Environmental Science/Astronomy and Physics
Office: AT 308
Dr. Wiacek is interested in remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases and aerosols (solid or liquid suspended particles) involved in air pollution and climate. Her remote sensing research includes the development of both retrieval algorithms as well as ground- and satellite-based instrumentation. She is also interested in modeling the atmospheric transport of aerosols that affect ice clouds and climate.
David Foster is a recent graduate of the Master of Resource and Environmental Management program at Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies. His past studies and current research focus on urban forest management, especially how data derived from field observations and remote sensing can jointly inform practice. Recent projects involve an assessment of HRM’s urban forest, work to improve the practice of urban forest management in HRM, and studying the relationship between tree location and the provision of benefits. He has also worked extensively in non-governmental organizations, working to improve how communities are consulted and involved in urban greening initiatives.
- Landscape Ecology
- Plant Community Ecology
- Environmental Education
Susan Glenn is an environmental educator. She spent 20 years in the US teaching environmental science, ecology, and botany, in the field, lab, and online. She also worked on curriculum development. Susan is excited to be teaching on Canadian soil at St. Mary's. Her expertise is in plant community ecology and landscape ecology.
Office: S 220
Hughstin Grimshaw-Surette is a recent graduate of Saint Mary's University's Masters in Applied Science program. His research interests include insect pollinators, plant communities, and green roof infrastructure. During his master's degree, he studied the influence of green roof characteristics on pollinator communities and headed the construction of the pollinator garden at The Oaks. He has been a part of the Saint Mary's University community since 2012 when he started his undergraduate Environmental Science degree.
Office: S 303
Karen Harper is a plant biogeographer primarily interested in the spatial and temporal patterns of plant communities. Her research interests have expanded from a focus on forest edges in the context of fragmentation and conservation to include patterns of structural diversity. Recent projects in her research group include the relationship between vegetation structure and Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora at lakeshore edges in Nova Scotia, structural diversity in ripairan zones in Belize and edge influence on structural and taxonomic diversity at forest edges in fragments of Atlantic Forest in Brazil.
Office: Science 220
A co-founder, President and Coastal Wetland Ecologist with CB Wetlands & Environmental Specialists (CBWES Inc.),Tony Bowron has been working on coastal wetland restoration and monitoring projects in Nova Scotia since 1998. Research interests include the ecology of coastal wetlands, ecological restoration design & implementation, ecosystem response to restoration, and climate change adaptation (i.e. managed realignment, living shorelines).
Human health risk assessment of contaminated sites
Hazardous materials assessment
Environmental risk assessment and remediation
Kevin Keys is a professional forester and soil scientist with over 30 years of experience working with forest ecosystems and soils throughout the Maritimes and across Canada. His interests include forest soil health and site productivity, soil classification and interpretation, forest ecosystem classification, and hydric (wetland) soil assessment.
Chair, Department of Natural History, New Brunswick Museum
Dalhousie University, School for Resource and Environmental Studies
- Climate change
- Arctic Ecology
- Paleoclimate reconstructions
- Ecosystem management
H. Peter White
Environmental Physicist, Research Scientist at the
Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, Natural Resources Canada
With continued advances in optical remote sensing technologies, spectral detail directly related to the Earth’s environment is becoming more readily available and applied. By analyzing this wealth of information, remote sensing can move towards increased accuracy in characterizing the Earth’s surface, supporting initiatives in responsible natural resource exploration, in environmental monitoring, and in site remediation. Peter’s research activities works to advance capacity and develop new methods to extract information products supporting the monitoring and management of our natural resources and environment.
Office: S 210
David Richardson, Dean Emeritus has a research interest in lichens and has published widely on these plants including two books, `The Vanishing Lichens` and `Pollution Monitoring with Lichens`(which is available from the Saint Mary`s University Bookstore. He is co-chair of the Lichens and Mosses subcommittee of COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada). He is also Editor In Chief of the International journal Symbiosis which is published by Springer and has nine issues per year. He is also past President and Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science which has its 150th anniversary this year.
Manager, Interpreting Services Faculty of Science
ASL-English Staff Interpreter
Web-site: Deaf Academics & Interpreters
Office: S 104
Office: B 109
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|Dr. Emily Chapman||Research Associate (Campbell)|
|Dr. Helen Phillips||Research Associate (Cameron)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Larissa Sweeney||Research Associate (Charles)|
|Heidi Gavel||Research Technician (Campbell)|
|Hailey Wigmore||Research Assistant (Wiacek)|
|Libby Dean||Research Assistant (Charles)|
|Dr. Amy Heim||Research Assistant (Charles)|
|Grace Robertson||Research Assistant (Charles)|
|David Lewis||PhD APSC Candidate (Campbell)|
|Abdul Mussa||PhD APSC Candidate (Charles)|
|Shahriar Nazrul||PhD APSC Candidate (Charles)|
|Stephen Paterson||PhD APSC Candidate (Cameron)|
|Claire Singer||PhD APSC Candidate (Cameron)|
|Erin Franchville||MSc APSC Candidate (Campbell)|
|Dan Jewell||MSc APSC Candidate (Campbell)|
|Kaylee MacLeod||MSc APSC Candidate (Campbell)|
|Cameron Power||MSc APSC Candidate (Wiacek)||email@example.com|
|Madison Silver||MSc APSC Candidate (Cameron)|
|Delbert Swinemar||MSc APSC Candidate (Campbell)|
|Kagan Akiyama||BSc Hons Candidate ENVS (Wiacek)|
|Jenna Campbell||BSc Hons Candidate ENVS (Campbell)|
|Lukas Donovan||BSc Hons Candidate PHYS (Wiacek)|
|Bradley Knockwood||BSc Hons Candidate GEOG (Campbell)|
|Liam Hill||BSc Candidate CHEM (Campbell)|