Faculty Research

Faculty Research

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    • Hydrology, Earth and Environmental Systems
    • Applied and Scientific Geomatics    
    • Planning and Management of the Built and Natural Environment

Faculty listing and their research interests

 

ALEC AITKEN, PROFESSOR

Arctic marine biology; Quaternary geology and geomorphology; Paleo-Indian settlements on the Canadian Prairies

ABRAHAM AKKERMAN, PROFESSOR

Population and demography; Urban design; Origins of city form; Planning and development; Phenomenology of the built environment

SCOTT BELL, PROFESSOR

Geographic information science; Navigation and wayfinding; Cartography; Human spatial cognition; Health geography

JILL BLAKLEY, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Regional planning; Natural resource management; Strategic environmental assessment; Cumulative effects assessment; Public space design and measurement; Urban quality

NICOLAS BRUNET, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Northern development and planning; Socio ecological systems; Scientific partnership development and communication; Arctic town planning and design; Adaptation to climate change

KRYSTOPHER CHUTKO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Current and past variability in terrestrial and aquatic processes; Lake sediments and changes in lake productivity; Development of predictive models of lake productivity; Water sourcing and routing through the use of stable water isotopes

DIRK DE BOER, PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT HEAD

Impact of human activity on sediment quality using lake sediment; Detecting changes in water and sediment quality using long-term monitoring data; Modeling erosion and sediment yield in large-scale drainage basins

XULIN GUO, PROFESSOR

Remote sensing; Integrating measures of grassland functioning using remote sensing; Remote sensing applications for landscape change, physical systems and in urban environments

PAUL HACKETT, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

History of Aboriginal health; Diffusion of directly transmitted, acute infectious diseases; Impact of cultural change on community health; History of tuberculosis among First Nations of western Canada

LAWRENCE MARTZ, PROFESSOR, VICE DEAN, FACULTY RELATIONS

Digital terrain analysis for hydrological modeling applications; Cartography; Hydrology; Geomorphology; Digital elevation models

BRAM NOBLE, PROFESSOR

Environmental impact assessment; Resource policy; Resource development; Water resources management Energy policy; Environmental decision making; Aboriginal engagement in resource development

ROBERT PATRICK, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Land use and watershed planning; Source water protection; Water security; Integrated water resources management and Indigenous communities; Low impact development in urban areas

JOHN POMEROY, PROFESSOR, TIER 1 CRC

Physical hydrology; Cold regions processes; Watershed modeling; Hydrometeorology; Impact of land use and climate change on hydrology; Snow processes; Improved prediction of floods and droughts

RYAN WALKER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Urban planning and geography; Indigenous urbanism; Public space design and measurement; Age-friendly communities; Multi-level governance

CHERIE WESTBROOK, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Wetland science; Response of wetland form and function to natural and human stressors; Groundwatersurface water interactions in alpine wetlands; Decision support tools for flood risk management; Influence of beaver on wetland form and function