Members

Zafar Adeel

Executive Director, Pacific Water Research Centre and Professor of Professional Practice, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: water security and the nexus of water, food and energy security and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Nastaran Arianpoo

Willow Grove Research Associate, Pacific Water Research Centre

Joanna Ashworth

Director of Professional Programs and Partnerships and Research Associate/ Faculty Member, Centre for Sustainable Community Development

Research Interests: innovations in sustainability leadership, dialogue and social mobilization

Clifford Atleo

Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: indigenous governance, community devlopment and political economy

Majid Bahrami

Canada Research Chair in Alternative Energy Conversion Systems and Professor, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering

Research Interests: converting air to water, alternative energy conservation systems, fuel cells

Jenn Burt

Jenn Burt, PhD Student, School of Resource and Environmental Management
Mechanisms driving high latitude kelp forest dynamics from local to regional scales

Ryan Bradley

Graduate Student, Geography

Tracy Brennand

Professor/Chair, Department of Geography

Research Interests: processes and products associated with ice sheet melt and deglaciation

John Clague

Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth Sciences

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

Sean Cox

Associate Professor and Chair, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: application of mathematical, statistical and technology solutions to fisheries stock assessment and management challenges

Gwenn Flowers

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests: glacier and ice-sheet dynamics, the hydrology of glacierized systems and th erelationship of these systems to climate

Dawen Gao

Adjunct Professor, PWRC and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Research Interests: biological wastewater treatment, membrane technologe, environmental biotechnology.

 

Deborah Harford

Coordinator, Climate Change Initiatives, PWRC and Executive Director, Adaptation to Climate Change Team

Programming Interests: policy recommendations for effective adaptation strategies at all levels of government dealing with issues such as sea level rise, energy-water governance, food and crops, health risks, population displacement, biodiversity and new technolgies

Nicholas Hedley

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: 3d simulation/geovisual analysis, risk analysis and communication, hydrogeology visualization    

Mark Jaccard

Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Resource Interests: sustainable energy and public policy, environmental economics, energy and materials

 

Maria Kawahara

Master's student in Resource and Environmental Management working with Dr. Zafar Adeel.

Research interests: water security, international governance, human rights and community-based research

Duncan Knowler

Associate Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: environmental influences in bioeconomic modeling of natural populations, economics of natural resource management, economic incentives for biodiversity conservation, invasive species economics and the economics of sustainable aquaculture/agriculture

Hannah Kobluk

Master's student in Resource and Environmental Management, working with Dr. Anne Salomon.

Research interests: Applied marine ecology, indigenous knowledge systems, socio-ecological systems, and resilience

Karen Kohfeld

Canada Research Chair (II) in Climate Resource and Global Change, and Associate Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests:  research interests: natural variability and biogeochemical linkages within the ocean and climate system, earth system responses to anthropogenic perturbations

Ken Lertzman

Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: forest ecology; ecosystem dynamics, conservation and management; dynamics of temperate rainforests; sustainability and indigenous traditions

Lance Lesack

Professor, Geography and Biological Sciences

Research Interests: limnology, ecosystem science of large rivers, carbon and nutrient cycling in lakes, hydrology of lakes and river floodplains, biogeochemical mass fluxes to the ocean from small cathments through large rivers.

Maureen Maloney

Professor, School of Public Policy

Research Interests: international governance, conflict management/dispute resolution and human rights

Sean Markey

Associate Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

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

Jonathan Moore

Liber Ero Chair of Coastal Science and Management and Professor BISC/REM

Research Interests: ecology and conservation of aquatic ecosystems

Edward Nichol

Senior Research, Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) SFU

Research Interests: policy recommendations for effective adaptation strategies at all levels of government dealing with issues such as sea level rise, energy-water governance, food and crops, health risks, population displacement, biodiversity and new technolgies

Nina Nichols

Master's student in Resource and Environmental Management working with Dr.
Zafar Adeel

Research interests: Water security, Transboundary water management, environmental peace building, international governance

John Pierce

Professor, Geography

Research Interests: food systems, food security and sustainability of food systems

John Ragone

Bachelor of Education candidate

Research Interests: reimagining and redesigning the classroom to better meet today's changing economy and sociosphere

 

Murray Rutherford

Associate Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: human dimensions of environmental policy and planning, and particularly on the values, perspectives, and institutions that shape and govern human relationships with the environment    

Anne Salomon

Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management

Research Interests: coastal marine ecology and conservation

Ingrid Leman Stefanovic

Professor of Philosophy and Dean, Faculty of Environment and Member, PWRC Steering Committee

Research Interests: interpretations of interdisciplinarity in environmental programs at Canadian universities; as well as issues of water ethics and public policy

Tim Takaro

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences

Research Interests: disease susceptibility factors in environmental and occupational health

Jeremy Venditti

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: river systems, geomorphology, water management and policy    

John Welch

Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and School of Resource and Environmental Management and Member, PWRC Steering Committee

Research Interests: water supply and quality for forest dependent native communities

Andrew S. Wright

Adjunct Professor, Pacific Water Research Centre

Kirsten Zickfeld

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Research Interests: climate change science, climate modelling