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For instructors of ERS Program courses, we have three documents (PDF) available:

Professor and Chair of the Program

Dr. Stephen BockingDr. Stephen Bocking

Professor

B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7883

Contact the ERS office (ESC B202).

sbocking@trentu.ca

Trent University Home Page

Interests include:

The roles of science in environmental policy and politics; environmental history and history of science.

Professors

Dr. Peter J. DillonDr. Peter J. Dillon

Professor
Cross-appointed with the Chemistry Department.

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7536

CSB F110

pdillon@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Nutrient dynamics and modelling; acidification of lakes and streams and trace metal dynamics.

 

Dr. R. Douglas EvansDr. R. Douglas Evans

Professor & Head of Traill College
B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (McGill)
(on leave Jan-Jun 2015)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7364

CSB F108

devans@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Aquatic toxicology and historical reconstructions of pollution patterns, use of biota such as clams and mussels as accumulators and indicators of pollution. Studies of food chain impacts on aquatic systems of cadmium. lead, mercury. Sediment deposition, bioavailability. Coordinator of major equipment facility for ICP-MS, a multiple element analyser of great accuracy within tissues and cells.

 

Dr. Michael FoxDr. Michael G. Fox

Professor

Cross-appointed with the Biology Department.
B.Sc. (Pennsylvania), M.E.Des. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Queen's)

(on leave Jul-Dec 2014)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7873

DNA D236

mfox@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Fish ecology, fisheries management for lakes and rivers, biology of invasive aquatic species and their impacts; teaches Environmental Science for Teacher Education (ERSC 2700Y), Fish Ecology (BIOL 3140H), and Fisheries Assessment and Management (ERSC-BIOL 4240H).

 

Dr. Steven E. FranklinDr. Steven E. Franklin

Professor & President of Trent University

Cross-appointed with the Geography Department.
B.E.S., M.A., Ph.D. (Waterloo)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 1090

President's Office, BL 107.5

sfranklin@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Using Remote Sensing and GIS to explore and investigate the impacts of humans on the environment, including loss of biodiversity.

 

Dr. Holger HintelmannDr. Holger Hintelmann

Professor & Dean of Arts & Science- Science
Cross-appointed with the Chemistry Department.

B.Sc., Ph.D. (Hamburg)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7659

CSB F113

hhintelmann@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Our general interest aims at a better understanding of the factors that control the (bio)availability of metals to develop descriptive models predicting their fate in the environment. Instructs several Chemistry and ERS-Chemistry joint courses.

 

Dr. Chris MetcalfeDr. Chris D. Metcalfe

Professor, Director of the Institute for Watershed Science, and Chair of the Environmental and Resource Studies Program


B.Sc. (Manitoba), M.Sc. (New Brunswick), Ph.D. (McMaster)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7272

ESC B202.1 (lab in CSB F113)

cmetcalfe@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Determination of the environmental fate and toxic effects of organic contaminants in the aquatic environment, especially in the fate and toxic effects of halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, alkylphenol ethoxylate surfactants and prescription and non-prescription drugs in the aquatic environment. Also research on endocrine disruption in fish. I also have international research experience through work in Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador and Indonesia.

 

Associate Professors

Dr. Julian AherneDr. Julian Aherne

Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Environmental Modelling
B.A. (TCD), M.Appl.Sc (UCD), Grad. Dipl. (TCD), Ph.D. (UCD)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7887

ESC B303

jaherne@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Research involves using models to improve our understanding of pollutants in the environment.

 

Dr. Chris FurgalDr. Chris Furgal

Associate Professor

Cross-appointed with the Indigenous Studies Department and appointed to the Indigenous Environmental Studies Program.
B.Sc. (Western), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo)

(on leave Jul 2014-Jun 2015)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7953

GCS 303

chrisfurgal@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Environmental health risk assessment, management and communication; Indigenous environmental health with focus on Arctic populations; Indigenous knowledge and science for environment and health research; mixed methods research. Topics of recent research include environmental contaminants, food security and climate change and the health of northern Indigenous communities.

 

Dr. Magda HavasDr. Magda Havas

Associate Professor
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)

(on leave July 2013 - June 2014)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7882

ESC B309

mhavas@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Response of aquatic biota to acidification and metal (Al, Cu, Ni) contamination in Ontario and in the Canadian arctic (Smoking Hills). Biological and chemical recovery of acidic, metal-contaminated lakes near Sudbury. Biological effects of energy fields (BEEF) including electromagnetic fields and geomagnetic fields. Communication science to non-scientists. Innovative uses of computer technology to enhance learning.

 

Dr. Stephen HillDr. Stephen Hill

Associate Professor
B.Sc., B.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Calgary), P.Eng.

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7368

ESC A107

stephenhill@trentu.ca

Interests include:

 

Dr. David G. HoldsworthDr. David G. Holdsworth

Associate Professor
B.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Western Ontario)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7642

ESC B308

dholdsworth@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Environmentalism as a moral discourse; reflexivity within environmental theory; observation and representation in physical theory; valuation and interpretation of mathematics; the (algebraic) topos as site of theory; political discourses and cultural organization of scientific community; interdisciplinary and professional practice within post-modern culture.

 

Dr. Raul Ponce-HernandezDr. Raul Ponce-Hernandez

Associate Professor
Cross-appointed with the Geography Department.

B.Eng., M.Sc. (Chapingo), D.Phil. (Oxford)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7646

ESC B304

rponce@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Head of the Geographical Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Land Resources Laboratory. GIS/RS research and applications to spatial modelling and process-based modelling of natural and anthropogenic phenomena (i.e. land suitability, land degradation, contaminants, terrestrial carbon cycle and other soil fertility elements, biodiversity, desertification). Design of GIS/modelling-based methods for land-use planning, ecological and economic zoning and watershed management planning. Applications to agriculture and forestry, environmental assessment and natural resources planning. Links to the UN-FAO and international projects (i.e. mainly Latin America and the Caribbean).

 

Dr. Dirk WallschlägerDr. Dirk Wallschläger

Associate Professor & Director of the Trent Water Quality Centre

Cross-appointed with the Chemistry Department.
M.Sc. (Bochum), Ph.D. (Bremen)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7378

CSB F114

dwallsch@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Development of analytical methods for the speciation of trace elements in natural and industrial environments; study of cycling and fate of trace element species in impacted ecosystems; behavior of trace element species during industrial water and waste treatment procedures.

 

Dr. Shaun WatmoughDr. Shaun Watmough

Associate Professor
B.Sc. (Liverpool Polytechnic), Ph.D. (Liverpool John Moores)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7876

ESC A132

swatmough@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Ecosystems are threatened by a multitude of environmental stresses ranging from disturbance at local scales to global climate change. I am interested in how ecosystems respond to environmental stress, which also requires a greater understanding of how stresses impact on ecosystems. My research focuses on the impacts of acid rain, climate change, nutrient depletion, forestry and metals on forest and lake ecosystems. The research studies range from long-term catchment scale programs to short term laboratory isotope tracer experiments. Information from these studies is used to develop predictive models that are used to estimate the response of ecosystems to environmental stresses.

 

Dr. Tom WhillansDr. Tom Whillans

Associate Professor
B.A. (Guelph), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7789

ESC B310

twhillans@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Conservation and management of wetlands, impacts of marsh land management on aquatic biota, ecological constraints to lake level management and to wetland habitats, renewable resource management, Great Lakes and Kawartha area fisheries.

 

Assistant Professors

Dr. Brendan HickieDr. Brendan Hickie

Assistant Professor
B.Sc.Agr. (University of Guelph, M.Sc. and Ph.D. (University of Waterloo)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 5001 (Oshawa)
or 7623 (Peterborough)

Oshawa 153 & ESC A128

bhickie@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Development of analytical methods for the speciation of trace elements in natural and industrial environments; study of cycling and fate of trace element species in impacted ecosystems; behavior of trace element species during industrial water and waste treatment procedures.

 

Dr. Stephanie RutherfordDr. Stephanie Rutherford

Assistant Professor
B.A. (University of Toronto); M.Sc. (University of Guelph); Ph.D. (York University)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7187

ESC A112

srutherford@trentu.ca

Interests include:

 

Dr. Mehdi SharifiDr. Mehdi Sharifi

Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Agriculture
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Isfahan University of Technology)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7954

ESC A118

mehdisharifi@trentu.ca

Interests include:

 

Part-Time Instructors

Ms. Paula Anderson

Mr. Ian Attridge

  • Executive Director and Council of the Kawartha Heritage Conservancy. A lawyer with ecological and agricultural training and expertise in stewardship, trails and conservation techniques, he co-instructs our Environmental Law courses (ERST 3250H & ERST 4250H).
    http://www.kawarthaheritage.org/aboutstaff.asp

Mr. Brian Basterfield

  • A landscape architect with the firm Basterfield and Associates, he instructs our Ecological Design course (ERST 4810H).
    http://www.basterfield.ca

Ms. Lydia Dotto

Ms. Wendy Hicks

Mr. John Jackson

Mr. Rick Lindgren

Ms. Clarissa Morawski

Mr. Jacob Rodenburg

Mr. Eric Sager

Ms. Ambrose Samulski

  • A member of the company World ICU, Ambrose teachers our first year courses (ERSC 1010H & 1020H at Trent's Oshawa campus.
    http://worldicu.com/about.html

Secretarial Staff

Ms. Deb MillsMs. Deb Mills

Program Secretary

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7199

ESC B202

dmills@trentu.ca

 

 

Demonstrator-Technician Staff

Ms. Dorothy HowardMs. Dorothy Howard

Demonstrator - Technician

B.Sc. (McGill), M.Sc. (Trent)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7426

ESC C201.1

dhoward@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Environmental interests include the chemistry of aquatic environments and potable groundwater supplies. Main passion in life - animal rights. Involved in supporting all ERS courses particularly ERSC 215, ERSC 220, ERSC 270, ERSC 370 and ERSC 424.

 

Robert LoneyMr. Robert Loney

Demonstrator - Technician

B.Sc. (Toronto)

(705) 748-1011 ext. 7870

ESC A204.1

rloney@trentu.ca

Trent University Web Page

Interests include:

Practical applications of environmental techniques, especially in energy consumption: what can the typical person do to improve the environment? Involved in supporting all ERS courses, particularly ERSC 1000Y, the GIS courses, and ERSC 3200Y. Also provides technical/computer support, timetables ERS Program courses, and other duties.

 

Associated Faculty

Biology:

  • P. Frost
  • E. Nol
  • J. Schaefer
  • M. Xenopoulos

Chemistry:

  • D. Ellis
  • C. Guéguen
  • I. Svishchev

Geography:

  • J. M. Buttle
  • M. C. Eimers
  • P. M. Lafleur
  • S. Wurtele

History:

  • F. Dunaway

Indigenous Studies:

  • D. Longboat, Roronhiakewe, (Haudenosaunee)

 

Professors Emeriti

Dr. Wayne EvansDr. Wayne Evans

Professor Emeriti
M.A., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan), F.R.S.C.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Tom HutchinsonDr. Tom Hutchinson

Professor Emeriti & Part Time Instructor
B.Sc. (Manchester), Ph.D. (Sheffield), F.R.S.C.

(705) 748-1011 ext. 1634

ESC B301

thutchinson@trentu.ca

Interests include:

Studies on the impacts and mechanisms of anthropogenic stresses on natural ecosystems, especially of air pollution, acid rain, ozone and toxic metals on forested and tundra ecosystems. Impacts of smelters on watersheds and evolution of metal tolerant organisms. Studies on the causes of forest decline, especially of sugar maple in Ontario and Quebec. Environmental consequences of nuclear war (nuclear winter). Effects on forests of soil acidification. Studies on biodiversity in old-growth forests. Sustainable agriculture. Conservation of livestock and crop genetic resources.

 

Dr. Don MackayDr. Don Mackay

Professor Emeriti & Director Emeritus, Canadian Environmental Modelling Centre
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Glasgow)

Contact the ERS Program at (705) 748-1011 ext. 7199, or ESC B202.1

dmackay "at" trentu.ca

Trent University web page

Interests include:

The major focus has been the development and evaluation of mass balance models which describe the fate of chemicals in the environment. Applications include the phenomena of bioaccumulation in food chains, prediction of the fate of contaminants in the Great Lakes and in regions of Canada and the U.S. and estimates of the global distribution of chemicals, especially their tendancy to condense in cold climates such as the Canadian Arctic. There has also been some effort toward the correlation of the physicochemical properties of contaminants.

 

Dr. Robert PaehlkeDr. Robert Paehlke

Professor Emeriti
B. A. (Lehigh), M.A. (New School For Social Research), Ph.D. (McMaster)

Contact the ERS Program at (705) 748-1011 ext. 7199, or ESC B202.1

rpaehlke "at" trentu.ca

Interests include:

Environmental policies, land use alternatives, the city environment, comparing U.S. and Canadian environmental policies, history of environmentalism and of environmentalists in Canada, environmental ideology.

 

Dr. Lionel Rubinoff

Professor Emeriti
B.A. (Queen's), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

Contact the ERS Program at (705) 748-1011 ext. 7199, or ESC B202.

 

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