Members

SFU faculty membership in the Centre facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration, and partnerships with communities, First Nations, environmental organizations and governments. It also helps to profile the research of the members and their students. Our members include:

Dr. Diana Allen, Professor, Department of Earth and Oceans Sciences

Research Interests: climate change impacts on groundwater systems, groundwater resources in mountainous and coastal regions, aquifer thermal energy storage

Dr. John Clague, Shrum Research Professor, CRC Chair in Natural Hazard Research,  Earth Sciences

Research Interests: quaternary geology of western Canada, neoglacial climate, earthquakes and tsunamis, landslides, sea-level change

Dr. Isabelle Côté, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Marine ecology, marine protected areas, reconstructing and understanding patterns of ecological change on coral reefs, marine invasions

Dr. Willie Davidson, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Research Interests: molecular evolution

Dr. Suzana Dragicevic, Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: geographic information science and systems, spatial analysis and modelling

Dr. Patricia Gallaugher, Senior Adivisor and Former Director, Centre for Coastal Science and Management, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: linking science, community and policy to protect coastal ecosystems

Dr. Nick Hedley, Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: geographic visualization, 3D spatial interface research

Dr. Allison Kermode, Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests: cell biology, plant and embryo development

Dr. Karen Kohfeld, Canada Research Chair in Climate, Resource, and Global Change and Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: climate, oceans, and Paleo-Environments

Dr. Ken Lertzman, Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: ecosystem dynamics, conservation, and management.

Dr. Arne Mooers, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: evolutionary and behavioural ecology, organic evolution

Dr. Wendy Palen, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: ecology of aquatic communities

Dr. Evelyn Pinkerton, Associate Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: maritime anthropology and comanagement of natural resources

Dr. John Reynolds, Tom Buell BC Leadership Chair in Salmon Conservation, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: aquatic ecology and conservation

Dr. Murray Rutherford, Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: human dimensions of environmental policy and planning

Dr. Carl Schwarz, Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Research Interests: statistical ecology, capture-recapture models; linear and generalized linear models

Joan Sharp, Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences

Research Interests: developing critical thinking and an increased understanding of and appreciation for the natural world in students

Dr. Joseph (Jay) Taylor, Canada Research Chair, Associate Professor, Department of History

Research Interests: environmental history in western North America

Dr. Ron Ydenberg, Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interests: ecology and evolutionary biology

Dr. Leah Bendell, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: ecotoxicology

Dr. Alex Clapp, Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: economic geography, resource conservation, forest policy

Dr. Sean Cox, Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: aquatic conservation and management of human impacts on aquatic ecosystems

Dr. Larry Dill, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: behavioural ecology

Dr. Nicholas Dulvy, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Climate change, Fisheries, Conservation, Threatened species, Coral reefs, Sharks and rays

Dr. Alison Gill, Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: tourism and community planning and development

Dr. Michael Howlett, Professor, Department of Political Science

Research Interests: public policy analysis, political economy, and resource and environmental policy

Dr. Anders Knudby, Assistant Professor, Geography

Research Interests: environmental remote sensing, coral reefs

Dr. Dana Lepofsky, Professor, Archaeology

Research Interests: social and ecological impacts of past human interactions with their environment

Dr. Sean Markey, Assistant Professor, Explorations in Arts and Social Sciences; Associate, Centre for Sustainable Community Development and the Department of Geography

Research Interests: local and regional economic development, community sustainability, rural development and sustainable infrastructure

Dr. Jonathan Moore, Liber Ero Chair in Coastal Science and Management and Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences and School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: aquatic ecology and conservation

Dr. John Pierce, Former Dean, Faculty of Environment and Professor, Geography

Research Interests: resource management/policy, land use allocation, structural change in resource dependent communities, universities and their role in innovation

Dr. Lynne Quarmby, Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Research Interests: climate change; calcium signaling and microtoubule dynamics.

Dr. Rick Routledge, Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Research Interests: biometrics estimating the sizes of animal populations

Dr. Anne Salomon, Assistant Professor and Hakai Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: coastal marine ecology

Richard Schwindt, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics and Business Administration

Research Interests: industrial economics of, and public policy towards agriculture, forestry and the Pacific salmon fishery

Tim Takaro, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Research Interests: disease susceptibility factors in environmental and accupational health.

Dr. Jeremy Venditti, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: geomorphic and sedimentary processes that shape Earth's surface

Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: climate modelling, climate-carbon cycle feedbacks, emission implications of long-term climate targets, climate tipping points