Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability

The Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability is a problem-focused and curiosity-driven interdisciplinary research institute and graduate program, with interest and expertise in a wide range of topics under the realm of environment and sustainability. Our mission is to foster sustainable futures through integrated research and learning about the linkages among human and natural systems, and to support decision making from local to global scales. More often than not, we achieve this through collaborations across students and faculty in a manner that recognizes our collective skills, intellectual histories and methodological approaches, and yet encourages our interdependencies as we consider real world problems.

37
Master's Students
48
Doctoral Students
21
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 
 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Boyd, David Human rights
Chan, Kai Natural environment sciences; Human Ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Applied Ethics; Values and Lifestyles; Sustainable Development; conservation finance; Conservation science; cultural ecosystem services; Ecosystem services; environmental assessment; environmental values; incentive programs; payments for ecosystem services; resilience; social-ecological systems; sustainability science
Chang, Stephanie All other social sciences, n.e.c.; natural disasters; risk; resilience; climate change adaptation; infrastructure systems; earthquakes; coastal hazards
Donner, Simon Atmospheric sciences; Oceanography; Other media and communication; Climate Changes and Impacts; Climate change science; Climate policy; Coastal Ecosystems; Marine Environment; Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Science communication; Net-zero emissions policy
Giang, Amanda Atmospheric sciences; Mechanical engineering; Natural environment sciences; Atmospheric Pollutants; Chemical Pollutants; Climate Changes and Impacts; Public Policies; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection
Harris, Leila Critical identity, ethnic and race studies; Gender, sexuality and education; Human rights, justice, and ethical issues; Africa; Development Policies; Drinking Water; Environmental justice; equity and social justice; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; Fresh Water; Gender Relationship; gender and social difference; Ghana; International development; participatory resource management; Resources Management; Social Contract and Social Justice; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; South Africa; Turkey and Middle East; Water; water governance; water politics
Johnson, Mark Geology; Natural environment sciences; Agriculture; Biogeochemistry; Carbon cycle; Climate Changes and Impacts; data science; Ecohydrology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Fresh Water; Ground Water and Water Tables; Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs; Land and Soil; land use; Running Water Hydrosystem; Water and Sustainability
Kandlikar, Milind Climate change impacts and adaptation; Product life cycle; Environmental policy; Research, science and technology policy; Environmental impacts; Air Quality and Climate Change; Technological Risk; Technology and Development
Kremen, Claire Natural environment sciences; Zoology; agroecological farming systems; Reconciliation of agricultural land use with biodiversity conservation; sustainable landscapes
Oberg, Gunilla History and philosophy of science (including non-historical philosophy of science); Other earth and related environmental sciences, n.e.c.; Indigenous peoples environmental knowledge; All other social sciences, n.e.c.; Science and knowledge production; Scientific controversies surrounding the evaluation of chemical risk (epistemic and ontological); Indigenous data justice as related to chemicals regulation & management; Social and cultural factors of chemicals regulation & management; Vocabulary, Knowledge, Significance and Thought Building; environmental health; The challenge of teaching science as a process and not a deliverer of irrefutable facts; The role of deliberation in science
Ramankutty, Navin Natural environment sciences; Public administration; Public policy; Public security policy; Agriculture; Climate Changes and Impacts; Climate impacts; Environment and Society; Global food security; Land use change; Sustainable agriculture
Satterfield, Theresa Sustainable development, environmental health, First Nation & land management, social and cultural consequences of contamination
Wittman, Hannah Sociology and related studies; Farming systems research; food sovereignty; Sustainable agriculture; socio-ecological systems; Agroecology
Zhao, Jiaying Natural environment sciences; Psychology and cognitive sciences; Behavior Change; Cognitive Science; Environment and Society; Poverty; Psychology - Biological Aspects; Public Policy; Socio-Economic Conditions; sustainability

Stories

Glen Hearns

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Erika Gavenus

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Susanna Klassen

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Alexa Tanner

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Madison Stevens

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Gaylean Davies

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Imranul Laskar

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Alberto Campos

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Evelyn Arriagada

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Prerna Gupta

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)

Jessica Koski

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Resources, Environment and Sustainability (PhD)
 
 

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