Current Graduate Students

Advisor Research
Grad student Nathan Adams Adams, Nathan M.Sc. Lindsay, John Research interests: LiDAR and Photogrammetry
Grad student Mahya Zokaei Astiani Ashtiani, Mahya Zokaei M.A. Calvert, Kirby
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.
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"" Burch-Forgie, Matthew M.Sc. Lindsay, John
Masters grad Nicole Charlton Charlton, Nicole K M.Sc. Gedalof, Ze´ev Fire history in the Rice Lake Plains.
"" Clark-Squire, Liam M.Sc. Lindsay, John
"" Creen, Jay M.Sc. Berg, Aaron
Graduate student Vanessa Cunningham Cunningham, Vanessa M.A. Loring, Philip
"" Dadhwal, Sharan M.Sc. Fraser, Evan
grad Emily De Sousa De Sousa, Emily M.A. Loring, Philip Alternative marketing models in the seafood industry and how to build resilience in seafood value chains.
Graduate Hamid Dwyer Dwyer, Hamid M.A. Bradshaw, Ben How Canadian universities are currently addressing divestment and endowment sustainability considering the influence and pressures of the fossil fuel divestment movement.
Graduate student Riley Eyre Eyre, Riley M.Sc. Berg, Aaron Examining and Modelling the Relationship between Local Topographic Variation and Crop Yield Potential.
Masters student Jude Keefe Keefe, Jude M.A. Parizeau, Kate Food waste as a neighbour of food insecurity, considering a circular agricultural economy in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.
Grad student Colton Lanthier Lanthier, Colton M.A. Calvert, Kirby Developing an open-source spatial decision support system to conduct accurate capacity analysis of rooftop photovoltaic potential at the city-scale.
Masters student Jillian MacIntyre MacIntyre, Jillian M.A. Nost, Eric Understanding the barriers to agroecological farming practices in the Maritimes through a climate justice lens.
Graduate student Heather MacRae MacRae, Heather M.A. Berg, Aaron Soil moisture in the Boreal forest of Saskatchewan.
Graduate student Chelsea Major Major, Chelsea M.A. + IDS Fraser, Evan Agriculture development in Canada's north with climate change.
Graduate student Sarah Marquis Marquis, Sarah M.A. Fraser, Evan Datafication on the Farm: An Exploration of the Social Impacts of Agricultural Big Data on Canadian Crop Farms.
Grad student Bryce Miller Miller, Bryce M.Sc. Berg, Aaron Identifying remotely sensed vegetation indices to improve modeled evapotranspiration estimates.
Masters student Saw Moo Moo, Saw M.Sc. Moola, Faisal
Masters student Aidan O'Brien O'Brien, Aidan M.A. Nost, Eric Data governance and decision-support systems for precision soil carbon conservation.
Graduate student Mayah Obadia Obadia, Mayah M.Sc. DeVries, Ben Research Interests: Environmental disaster monitoring using remotely sensed imagery.
Graduate student Matilda Oja Oja, Matilda M.Sc. Berg, Aaron Predicting future areas of soil carbon loss, from the transition of boreal forest to agricultural systems, using remote sensing techniques.
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.
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 biocultureal 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
"" Smith, Abigail M.Sc. Cockburn, Jaclyn
"" Smith, Karine M.Sc. Cockburn, Jaclyn
Masters student Bishal Subedi Subedi, Bishal M.Sc. KC, Krishna Research interests: plants, climate change, food sustainability, impact of climate change on agriculture, agribusiness releted research
grad Nigel Van Niewenhuizen Van Nieuwenhuizen, Nigel M.Sc. Lindsay, John An analysis of DEM preprocessing techniques for the removal of anthropogenic embankments and surface roughness in fine-resolution DEMs.
Grad student Rachel Vander Vennen Vander Vennen, Rachel M.A. Parizeau, Kate Food waste and food rescue/reclamation in Ontario.
Graduate student Jayden Wlasichuk Wlasichuk, Jayden M.A. Hawkins, Roberta
"" Young, Rachel M.Sc. Moola, Faisal
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
Doctoral student Marjan Asgari Asgari, Marjan Ph.D. Yang, Wanhong
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
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.
"" Glaros, Alex Ph.D. Nost, Eric
Graduate student Leah Govia Govia, Leah Ph.D. Hawkins, Roberta, Silver, Jennifer Research interests: Digital technologies, environmental imaginaries, feminist STS.
Doctoral student Jennifer Jones Jones, Jennifer Ph.D. Bradshaw, Ben Confronting settler colonialism when assessing the impact of mining on Indigenous Peoples’ health and well-being.
Doctoral student Abhilash Kantamneni Kantamneni, Abhilash Ph.D. Calvert, Kirby 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 (PhD) Ph.D. Berg, Aaron
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.
"" Nyiawung, Richard Ph.D. + IDS Loring, Philip
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 Neal Pilger Pilger, Neal Ph.D. Berg, Aaron UAV assessment of viticulture health and soil moisture/nutrient status in the greater Niagara Region.
Doctoral student Philip Quarshie Quarshie, Philip Ph.D. + IDS Fraser, Evan Climate change and sustainable agricultural practices: Challenges and opportunities for adaptation by smallholder farmers in Ghana.
Doctoral student Amberley Ruetz Ruetz, Amberley Ph.D. Smithers, John Exploring the impact of school food programs on local economies and how they might evolve to expand the scope and sustainability of local food production and procurement in Canada.
Graduate student Sri Sethuratnam Sethuratnam, Sri Ph.D. Fraser, Evan Scaling up local food initiatives in Southern Ontario.
Doctoral student Emily Smit Smit, Emily Ph.D. Calvert, Kirby
Doctoral student Emmanual Tamufor Tamufor, Emmanuel Ph.D. + IDS Roth, Robin
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.
Doctoral student Josie Whittmer Wittmer, Josie Ph.D. Parizeau, Kate Waste, waste work, health, gender, and urban change in India.