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Byron Williston

Associate Professor (Sabbatical July 1/13-June 30/14)

Areas of Expertise: Environment and ethics; Climate change; Religion; Atheism; Modern Philosophy

519-884-0710 ext.3686

Randall Wigle

Professor (Economics)

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…


Brenda Murphy

Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment and Geography

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

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

Richard Petrone

Associate Professor, Director, Cold Regions Research Centre

Areas of Expertise: Northern climatology, hydrology; Climate Change; Greenhouse Gases; Wetlands; Boreal Forest; Water Resources; Subarctic, Arctic; Land use Change

Biography: My research is focused on developing a further understanding of soil – vegetation – atmosphere interactions, especially as influenced by hydrologic and climatic conditions. Specific questions of interest to me include trace gas exchange in wetland and…

(519) 884 - 0710 ext.3744

Brent Wolfe

Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: Climate change in Canada’s north; Present and past hydrology of the Mackenzie Basin Deltas; Paleo-environmental research; Environmental impacts on the hydrology of lakes

Biography: Research profile: …

519 884-0710 ext.3470

Melany Banks

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: Medical Ethics; Professional Ethics; Ethics and Climate Change

Simon Dalby

CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change, Balsillie School of International Affairs

Areas of Expertise: Geopolitics; Globalization; Environmental Security; Political Economy; Anthropocene; Climate Change

Biography: Simon Dalby is CIGI Chair in the Political …


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