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.
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.
Does this program interest you?
Take an in-depth look at program details, courses, and degree options!Program Details
Core faculty members
Alarie, Yves: Invertebrate systematics
Basiliko, Nathan: Environmental microbiology; ecosystem ecology; soils
Belzile, Nelson: Analytical & environmental chemistry; geochemistry & limnology
Campbell, Daniel: Plant ecology and restoration of degraded ecosystems
Gunn, John: Fisheries ecology and management
Lesbarrères, David: Evolutionary ecology; herpetology
Litzgus, Jackie: Ecology and conservation of reptiles at risk
Mallory, Frank: Wildlife management & behavioural & biomedical ecology
Martinez-Garcia, Mery: Animal physiology in changing environments
Merritt, Thomas: Genomics and bioinformatics (Drosophila and environmental)
Nkongolo, Kabwe: Human and plant genetics
Omri, Abdel: Lipid-based drug and vaccine delivery systems
Ramcharan, Charles: Lake food webs
Ryser, Peter: Ecology of wetland plants; root ecology; heavy metal stress
Saleh, Mazen: Molecular biophysics; bacterial environmental interactions
Schulte-Hostedde, Albrecht: Applied evolutionary ecology
Spiers, Graeme: Soil and water chemistry and biology
Bailey, John: Bioassessment and biomonitoring of aquatic systems
Hamr, Josef: Wildlife ecology, zoology
Johnston, Thomas: reproductive & trophic ecologies of fishes
Mykytczuk, Nadia: Applied and environmental microbiology