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Hind A. Al-Abadleh

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Areas of Expertise: Chemistry at the interface between known phases of matter found in the atmosphere and in soil. Aerosols and climate change. Arsenic and phosphorus in the environment. Environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials.

(519) 884-0710 ext.2873

Randall Wigle

Professor (Economics) & Director, PhD program in Global Governance (BSIA)

Areas of Expertise: Economics of the Kyoto Protocol; Climate change; Environmental economics; Economy; Environment

Biography: Randall Wigle is Professor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario, Canada. He has published widely on topics in the areas of international trade policy and environmental economics. The overwhelming majority of this work relates to…


Robert Feagan

Associate Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment

Areas of Expertise: Local food systems: -- including, farmers' markets, CSA, local food maps, etc. Environmental and social activism;

Biography: As a little kid foraging in the woods for puffballs and salamanders, it always seemed odd to me that we had these manicured and tediously tended yards around the house when all the neat stuff was happening 'beyond the lawn'. Needless to say, hindsight…

519.756.8228 ext.5708

Stephen Haller

Associate Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment

Areas of Expertise: Science and ethics; Science policy; Environment and ethics; Global warming; Risks and uncertainty

Biography: I grew up in Burlington, Ontario and spent my childhood reading, cycling and discussing Utopias. I went to university to study science and have been employed as a geologist and a chemist. While working for the federal government, I conducted research on…

519.756.8228 ext.5705

Brenda Murphy

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Technological and natural hazards and risks; Climate change adaptation; Environmental justice; Rural resiliency; Maple syrup; Blackout; Nuclear fuel waste management; Walkerton tragedy; Tornado in Pine Lake, AB;

Biography: Dr. Brenda L. Murphy is an associate professor of Geography and Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus.  She studies risk and resilience issues within the context of small, rural and remote communities and spaces. …

519.756.8228 ext.5718

Alex Latta

Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies

Areas of Expertise: Chile: environment, energy, resources, indigenous peoples; Environmental Citizenship; Environmental Justice; Political Ecology; Latin American Politics;

Biography: Please see the links to the left for my research interests, publications, etc.

519-884-0710 ext.3115

Jim McGeer

Professor, Biology
Director, Laurier Institute for Water Science
Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Biology

Areas of Expertise: Aquatic toxicology; Metals; Environmental effects monitoring; Physiology; Risk assessment

Biography: 1999-2006, Research Manager - Metals and the Environment Program, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa …

519-884-0710 ext.3537

Fariba Amiri

Lecturer (CAS), Chemistry and Biochemistry

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Aquatic Chemistry; Fate and Transport of Organic Contaminants; Groundwater Contamination and Contaminated Sites; Water Treatment Processes; Water Quality; Environmental Analytical Chemistry (Organic contaminants)

(519) 884-0710 ext.3285 (voice mail)

Mary-Louise Byrne


Areas of Expertise: Great Lakes Beaches; Coastal Geomorphology; Physical Geography; Coastal Management; Shoreline Erosion; Shoreline Development; Coastal Environments;

Kevin Hanna

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Natural resources policy; Environmental policy; Climate change adaptation; Forest management; Canadian forest industry; British Columbia

Biography: Kevin Hanna’s research centres on integrated approaches to natural …

519-884-0710 ext.2211

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