Research Groups

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Applied Biology

Environmental Toxicology is an evolving field concerned with the impact of pollutants on biological systems. Research within this group ranges from molecular and biochemical studies, through physiological and behavioural approaches, to comprehensive modeling and mathematical studies.

Pest Management is an applied research area, which concentrates on the management of pests in agricultural, forest and urban environments.  Research areas for this group include apiculture, behavioural ecology, biological control, biotechnology, chemical ecology & toxicology, insect biochemistry and molecular biology, disease vectors, vertebrate pests, and the pathology, stress physiology and ecology of plants. 

Environmental Toxicology Group Members

Group Leader

Chris J. Kennedy  (Aquatic Toxicology)

Associated Faculty

Pest Management Group Members

Group Leader

Jenny Cory  (Insect & Pathogen Ecology)

Associated Faculty

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Cellular, Developmental and Molecular Biology

Research in the Cellular, Developmental, and Molecular Biology group includes cellular neuroscience, developmental biology and genetics, immunology, microbiology, plant biotechnology, lipid transport, and cellular physiology in both plants and animals. There is close collaboration with faculty in the Departments of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB) and Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK), and the group holds a weekly journal club.

Cellular, Developmental & Molecular Biology Group Members

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Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

Research interests in the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation group include organic evolution, behavioural, population, community, and landscape ecology, conservation ecology (with a particular strength in aquatic environments), paleoecology, and ecotoxicology.

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Group Members