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.

31
Master's Students
57
Doctoral Students
17
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 

Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

 

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 Human Ecology; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Applied Ethics; Values and Lifestyles; Sustainable Development; Ecosystem services; sustainability science; Conservation science; cultural ecosystem services; environmental values; conservation finance; environmental assessment; social-ecological systems; resilience; payments for ecosystem services; incentive programs
Chang, Stephanie All other social sciences, n.e.c.; natural disasters; risk; resilience; climate change adaptation; infrastructure systems; earthquakes; coastal hazards
Dowlatabadi, Hadi 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 Pollutants; Climate Changes and Impacts; Chemical Pollutants; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Public Policies
Harris, Leila Drinking Water; Fresh Water; Water; Resources Management; Development Policies; International Development; Gender Relationship; Ethics and Fundamental Issues of Law and Justice; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Social Contract and Social Justice; water politics; water governance; Environmental justice; gender and social difference; equity and social justice; participatory resource management; Turkey and Middle East; Africa; Ghana; South Africa
Johnson, Mark Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs; Land and Soil; Climate Changes and Impacts; Agriculture; Ecology and Quality of the Environment; Running Water Hydrosystem; Fresh Water; Ground Water and Water Tables; Ecohydrology; Carbon cycle; land use; Water and Sustainability; Biogeochemistry; data science
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 Reconciliation of agricultural land use with biodiversity conservation; agroecological farming systems; sustainable landscapes
Oberg, Gunilla 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 Environment and Society; Agriculture; Climate Changes and Impacts; Global food security; Sustainable agriculture; Climate impacts; Land use change
Satterfield, Theresa Sustainable development, environmental health, First Nation & land management, social and cultural consequences of contamination
Wittman, Hannah Social Movements; Environment and Society; Dynamics of Social Transformations; Agriculture; food sovereignty; Sustainable agriculture; socio-ecological systems; agro-ecology
Zhao, Jiaying Psychology - Biological Aspects; Environment and Society; Socio-Economic Conditions; Cognitive Science; Poverty; sustainability; Behavior Change; Public Policy

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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

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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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