Boreal Ecology (PhD)

From the big picture to the microscopic, set your sights on understanding the natural world around you.


Develop a mutual co-relationship with the organisms and ecosystems in beautiful Northern Ontario and around the globe.

Study the interactions between the living and non-living organisms within our boreal ecosystems at all levels, including organism, population, community, ecosystem, and global systems.

Understand the impacts of disturbance, restoration, and species sustainability and conservation on stressed systems.

Understand how all of these interactions work, and apply your knowledge to the issues affecting our world today, such as environmental and energy conservation, resource allocation, and eco-friendliness.

This program is part of the Goodman School of Mines.

Key Features

Apply knowledge of species interactions to conserve natural resources and help keep Northern Ontario ecosystems in balance.
Conduct research and create strategies to ensure the continued co-existence of all organisms within our environment.
Participate on a global scale to address issues such as global resource allocation, conservation of species, and encourage ethical ecological practices.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to: academia, resource-based industries, and environmental enterprises in the private and public sectors.

Many careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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