Biology Faculty

Dr. Joseph Bennett

  • Conservation biology
  • Spatial Biology
Dr. Susan Bertram

  • Variation in Sexually- selected Traits in Insects
Dr. Naomi Cappuccino

  • Population and Community Ecology
Dr. Steven Cooke

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Environmental Science
Dr. Catherine Cullingham

  • Landscape, Population and Conservation Genetics
Dr. Roslyn Dakin

  • Animal Behavior – Flight Behavior and Environmental Adaptation
Dr. Jeffrey Dawson

  • Neuroethology and Biomechanics of Insect Flight
Dr. Lenore Fahrig

  • Landscape Ecology
Dr. Mark Forbes

  • Evolutionary Ecology
Dr. Root Gorelick

  • Evolution of Sex
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Classical Botany
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Climate change
Dr. Heath MacMillan

  • Integrative and Comparative Animal Ecophysiology
Dr. Vivian Nguyen

  • Environmental Change
  • Sustainable Natural Resources Management
  • Conservation
  • Food Security and Wellbeing
Dr. Stewart Peck – Professor Emeritus

  • Arthropod and Beetle Evolution Systematics
Dr. Tom Sherratt

  • Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology
Dr. Andrew Simons

  • Plant Life- History Evolution
Dr. Alex Wong

  • Evolutionary Genomics
  • Microbiology
  • Experimental Evolution
Dr. Jayne Yack

  • Neuroethology of Insect Sensory Systems and Bioacoustics


Note: Instructors are able to supervise undergraduate research

Dr. Grégory Bulté 

  • History, Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles
Michael Runtz

  • Natural History of Native Plants and Animals
Dr. Nigel Waltho


Note: Adjuncts are able to co-supervise undergraduate and graduate research

Dr. Celine Boutin National Wildlife Research Centre

  • Agro-ecosystems
  • Plant Conservation
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Herbicides
  • Biodiversity
Dr. John Dettmers – Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Dr. Charles Francis – National Wildlife Research Centre

  • Conservation Ecology
  • Population Ecology and Modelling
  • Ornithology
  • Mammalogy
Dr. Danielle Fraser – Canadian Museum of Nature

  • Paleoecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Grant Gilchrist – National Wildlife Research Centre

  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Arctic Ecology
  • Avian Ecology
Dr. Craig Hebert – National Wildlife Research Centre

  • Wildlife Indicators of Ecosystem Change
Dr. Robert Letcher – National Wildlife Research Centre

  • Wildlife Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental/Ecological Chemistry of Chemical Stressors
Dr. Andre Levesque –  Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

  • Phylogenetics and Molecular Ecology of Fungi
Dr. Sara Martin – Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Dr. Peter Mason – Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Troy McMullin – Canadian Museum of Nature

  • Lichen Biogeography – Conservation, Ecology, Systematics and Taxonomy
Dr. Natalia Rybczynski – Adjunct Research Professor, Museum of Nature

  • Paleobiology
  • Vertebrate Morphology and Evolution
Dr. Jeff Skevington – Agriculture and AgriFood Canada

  • Insect Systematics
Dr. Tyler Smith – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  • Plant Systematics and Conservation
Dr. Karen Smokorowski –  Fisheries & Oceans Canada

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Environmental Science
Dr. Chantal Vis

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Conservation Ecology