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.

38
Master's Students
51
Doctoral Students
23
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 
 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Boyd, David Sustainable Development; Environmental Law and Policy; Human Rights and Environment; Rights of Nature; Environmental justice; Plastic Pollution
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
Dowlatabadi, Hadi Natural environment sciences; Energy Production; Economic Planning of Energy; Climate Changes and Impacts; Public Policies; New Technology and Social Impacts; Health Policies; Transportation Systems; The systematic study of systems at the interface of humans, nature, technology and 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 Natural environment sciences; Science and Knowledge; Chemical Pollutants; Risk management; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; environmental health; Sustainable Development; Environment and Society; Language, Knowledge, Significance and Thought Building; Urban and Rural Planning Policies; Learning and Development Approaches
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; agro-ecology
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

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John Driscoll

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

Evan Bowness

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

Steve Williams

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

Glen Hearns

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

Helina Jolly

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

Vinny Ricciardi

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

Poushali Maji

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

Harold Eyster

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

Erika Gavenus

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

Susanna Klassen

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

Sandeep Pai

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

Dana James

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

Alexa Tanner

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

Madison Stevens

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

Gaylean Davies

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

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