Current Graduate Students

Advisor Research
Grad student Maggie Bain Bain, Maggie M.A. Parizeau, Kate Research interests: Food insecurity, consumer behaviour change, community engagement, accessibility.
Masters student Caroline Beninger Beninger, Caroline M.A. Hawkins, Roberta Research interests: political ecology, sustainable consumption, and alternative housing models.
Grad student Matthew Burch-Forgie Burch-Forgie, Matthew M.Sc. Lindsay, John Evaluating DEM-derived land surface parameters for wetland mapping and wetland construction siting applications.
"" Creen, Jay M.Sc. Berg, Aaron Soil moisture retrieval in the boreal forest.
Graduate student Vanessa Cunningham Cunningham, Vanessa M.A. Loring, Philip Understanding the lived experience of postsecondary student food insecurity using a phenomenological approach.
Masters student Sharan Dadhwal Dadhwal, Sharan M.Sc. Fraser, Evan Life cycle assessment of bioplastics in food packaging.
Grad student Colton Lanthier Lanthier, Colton M.A. Lindsay, John Developing an open-source spatial decision support system to conduct accurate capacity analysis of rooftop photovoltaic potential at the city-scale.
Masters student Laura Lisso Lisso, Laura M.Sc. Lindsay, John Research interests: geomatics and hydrology.
Graduate student Heather MacRae MacRae, Heather M.A. Berg, Aaron Soil moisture in the Boreal forest of Saskatchewan.
Masters grad Kyomi Mitsui Mitsui, Kyomi M.Sc. Moola, Faisal The effect of stress on functional traits in plants, including how traits in clonal plants affect their ability to resist and recover from stress.
Masters student Saw Moo Moo, Saw M.Sc. Moola, Faisal
Grad Yu Ni Ni, Yu Zhao (Mia) M.Sc. Moola, Faisal
Graduate student Mayah Obadia Obadia, Mayah M.Sc. DeVries, Ben Research Interests: Developing a high-resolution spatiotemporal classification of Arctic surface water using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data.
"" Owen, Garnet M.Sc. Lindsay, John
Grad Megan Peres Peres, Megan M.A. Stanley, Anna Infrastructure development and settler colonialism in what is now called Canada.
Grad student Lara Powell Powell, Lara M.A. + IDS Bradshaw, Ben Indigenous-led conservation and potential compatibility of carbon sequestration/stewardship activities with livelihood interests in remote First Nation communities.
Masters student Isabel Rewucki Rewucki, Isabel M.Sc. Gedalof, Ze´ev Investigating the effects of varying microclimatic conditions on seedling germination and growth of 3 tree species on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Grad Olivia Richardson Richardson, Olivia M.A. Fraser, Evan Research interests: sustainable food systems, food systems and climate change, food security.
Masters student Zo Ross Ross, Zo M.A. Nost, Eric Research interests: precision conservation.
Graduate student Conor Russell Russel, Conor M.A. Fraser, Evan Research interests include sustainability, environmental & social impacts, food systems, policy, and poverty.
MA student Brodie Schmidt Schmidt, Brodie M.A. Loring, Philip, Moola, Faisal Research interests: Using a Two-Eyed seeing analysis (Etuaptmumk) of fire management on Turtle Island. A look at how colonial prescribed burns and Indigenous biocultural knowledge of fire could work in partnership.
Grad Alex Scott Scott, Alex M.Sc. Cockburn, Jaclyn Evaluating natural channel design efficiency: A case study of a new ‘losing’ design in Oakville, Ontario.
Masters student Emma Shay Shay, Emma M.Sc. Gedalof, Ze´ev Differences in tree seedling germination and survival above relative to below the treeline in BC.
Masters student Amy Shi Shi, Amy M.Sc. DeVries, Ben Mapping Eastern Hemlock in Ontario using GIS and remote sensing.
Masters student Noah Singer Singer, Noah M.A. Nost, Eric Research interests: Web Mapping, Data Governance, Cartography
"" Smikle, Vanessa M.A. Hawkins, Roberta
"" Smith, Abigail M.Sc. Cockburn, Jaclyn
Grad Karine Smith Smith, Karine M.Sc. Cockburn, Jaclyn Investigating the fluvial processes of a small, ice-covered stream in Southern Ontario.
Masters student Bishal Subedi Subedi, Bishal M.Sc. KC, Krishna Research interests: plants, climate change, food sustainability, impact of climate change on agriculture, agribusiness related research
"" Wildfong, Kelly M.Sc. Silver, Jennifer Environmental Governance, Environmental Science, and Fisheries Management.
Masters student Rachel Young Young, Rachel M.Sc. Moola, Faisal Transdisciplinary studies such as biocultural diversity/conservation and ethnoecology; ecological system processes and functions; Indigenous-led conservation and IPCA's; and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Grad student Mahya Zokaei Astiani Zokaei Ashtiani, Mahya M.A. Nost, Eric Evaluating social and environmental justice and sense of place in energy transitions.
Doctoral student Abdul-Rahim Abdulai Abdulai, Abdul-Rahim Ph.D. Fraser, Evan Socio-technical transitions in food systems: The social disruptions of new agricultural technologies in Canada and Ghana.
Doctoral student Chloe Alexander Alexander, Chloe Ph.D. Parizeau, Kate Food waste governance.
grad Zohreh Alijani Alijani, Zohreh Ph.D. Berg, Aaron Soil moisture and crop parameters using Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation.
Doctoral student Marjan Asgari Asgari, Marjan Ph.D. Yang, Wanhong Parallel Computing of Sensitivity Analysis and Parameter Optimization of Watershed Hydrological Models
PhD candidte Lisa Ashton Ashton, Lisa Ph.D. Bradshaw, Ben Co-designing the governance of natural climate solutions in Canada’s agriculture sector.
Doctoral student Gideon Binobo Binobo, Gideon Ph.D. Bradshaw, Ben
Doctoral candidate Qianyu Chang Chang, Qianyu Ph.D. Berg, Aaron Ice content mapping of permafrost.
Doctoral student Mary-Kate Craig Craig, Mary-Kate Ph.D. Bradshaw, Ben Carbon market and North American Indigenous Community values and aspirations: Assessing compatibility.
Graduate student Emily Duncan Duncan, Emily Ph.D. Fraser, Evan Social consequences of digital agricultural technologies and the global governance of agri-food data.
"" Fox, Paulette Ph.D. Roth, Robin
Doctoral student Carla Giddings Giddings, Carla Ph.D. Hawkins, Roberta Experiences of "care" and "belonging" through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program in Guelph-Wellington.
Doctoral student Alex Glaros Glaros, Alex Ph.D. Nost, Eric The governance of novel agriculture technologies, focusing on cellular and digital agriculture tools.
Graduate student Leah Govia Govia, Leah Ph.D. Hawkins, Roberta, Silver, Jennifer Research interests: Digital technologies, environmental imaginaries, feminist STS.
Doctoral student Victoria Hodson Hodson, Victoria Ph.D. Gray, Noella Research Interests: Indigenous-led conservation, intersections of international & domestic conservation policy in Canada, ethical space in research, political ecology.
Grad Ice Ikiz Ikiz, Ece Ph.D. Parizeau, Kate Food waste, food insecurity, circular economy and collaborative networks
Doctoral student Abhilash Kantamneni Kantamneni, Abhilash Ph.D. Parizeau, Kate Co-producing knowledge with communities to manage sustainable energy transitions.
Doctoral candidate Barbara Lopez-Gonzalez López-González, Bárbara Ph.D. + IDS Gray, Noella Research interests: political ecology, sustainability, and environmental governance in small islands.
Doctoral student Jessica Lukawiecki Lukawiecki, Jessica Ph.D. + IDS Moola, Faisal The measurement of outcomes of Indigenous-led conservation management and practices in Canada and exploring the ways in which Indigenous-led conservation can be supported by Canadian government as we collectively work towards meeting international biodiv
Doctoral candidate Jacob Mardian Mardian, Jacob Ph.D. Berg, Aaron Drought monitoring and modelling in Canada.
PhD candidate Alicia Martin Martin, Alicia Ph.D. Fraser, Evan Food systems, security, pedagogies, and literacy promoting sustainability through an interdisciplinary lens.
Doctoral candidate Michael Merchant Merchant, Michael Ph.D. Berg, Aaron, DeVries, Ben Research Interests: Wetland classification and monitoring using remote sensing, geospatial cloud computing, machine learning, and data fusion.
Doctoral student Daniel Newman Newman, Daniel Ph.D. Lindsay, John Scale optimization in multi-scale geomorphometric approaches.
Grad student Richard Nyiawung Nyiawung, Richard Ph.D. + IDS Loring, Philip Research interest: Human dimensions of systems and resilience theory, social innovation and responses to environmental change.
Doctoral student Renato Pardo Lara Pardo Lara, Renato Ph.D. Berg, Aaron Land surface freeze/thaw (F/T) transitions, particularly, landscape F/T signatures acquired from microwave remote sensing satellites in the context of the soil moisture F/T state
Doctoral student Deborah Pine Pine, Deborah Ph.D. Gray, Noella Research interests: Anishinaabe Gkendaasowin, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Conservation
Doctoral student Philip Quarshie Quarshie, Philip Ph.D. + IDS Fraser, Evan Climate change and sustainable agricultural practices: Challenges and opportunities for adaptation to increase food security and improve rural livelihood of smallholder farmers in Ghana.
grad Emily Smit Smit, Emily Ph.D. Nost, Eric Moving towards a regenerative built environment.
Doctoral student Emmanual Tamufor Tamufor, Emmanuel Ph.D. + IDS Roth, Robin The Pathway to Canada’s Target 1: A Pathway to decolonizing Canada’s conservation practice.
Grad student Justine Townsend Townsend, Justine Ph.D. Roth, Robin Decolonizing conservation (i.e. parks, protected areas, etc.) practices in Canada.
Graduate student Emily Weihle Wiehe, Emilie Ph.D. Gray, Noella The political ecology of marine conservation in Mauritius.
"" Yekeen, Shamsudeen Ph.D. Berg, Aaron, DeVries, Ben Geospatial Intelligence of the Environment, Hydrology, Climate Change Hazard Management, Oil Spill Remote sensing, and Land Use Landcover.