Current Graduate Students

Advisor Research
Graduate student Charissa Abishiktha Abishiktha, Charissa M.A. Silver, Jennifer TBD
"" Bradley, Peter M.A. Silver, Jennifer TBD
Graduate Lara Durksen Durksen, Lara M.A. Lewis, Diana Indigenous health and resource economics, Indigenous-led environmental impact assessments.
"" Farshchi, Asana M.A. Nost, Eric
"" Giovino, Christopher M.Sc. Cockburn, Jaclyn
Graduate Hope Jesmer Jesmer, Hope M.A. Nost, Eric Research interests: agrifood systems, soil nutrient management, policy support tools.
"" Johnston, Alexander M.Sc. DeVries, Ben , Moola, Faisal
"" Lawryshyn, Nyah M.A. Benessaiah, Karina
Graduate student Christopher Lim Lim, Christopher M.A. Roth, Robin Using heart knowledge in Anishinaabe-led land defense to protect endangered species within the Mnidoo-Gamii (Georgian Bay) Biosphere.
Masters student Laura Lisso Lisso, Laura M.Sc. Lindsay, John Examining the relationships between topography and suitable agricultural land for speciality crops.
"" Lizak, Maciej M.Sc. DeVries, Ben
"" MacLachlan, Lauren M.A. + IDS Roth, Robin, Gray, Noella TBD
Masters student Beatrix Maddocks Maddocks, Beatrix M.A. Bradshaw, Ben Research interests: Sustainable marketing and climate change education through media.
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.
Grad Yu Ni Ni, Yu Zhao (Mia) M.Sc. Moola, Faisal Exploring the Diversity and Distribution of Indigenous Culturally Significant Plants in Southern Ontario's Greenbelt
Graduate Alejandro Rodriguez Nieto Rodriguez, Alejandro M.Sc. DeVries, Ben Research interests: Modelling wetlands change in the Great Lakes watershed using remote sensing data from satellite imagery.
Master grad David Pashinsky Pashinsky, David M.Sc. Gedalof, Ze´ev Analyzing competition between Pines (Pinus spp.) and Oaks (Quercus spp.) in Algonquin Provincial Park using dendrochronology
Grad Olivia Richardson Richardson, Olivia M.A. Fraser, Evan Digital Agriculture Technology’s Capacity to Reduce Negative On-Farm Environmental Impacts: Perspectives from Canadian Oilseed and Grain Farmers.
Masters student Elisha Robbins Robbins, Elisha M.A. + IDS Fraser, Evan Building adaptive capacity to climate change, the northward expansion of global agriculture, environmental policy, and agroecology.
Grad student Bowen Roger Roger, Bowen M.Sc. Fraser, Evan Research interest: Regenerative agriculture, agroecology, and diversifying the food system in the face of climate change.
Masters student Zo Ross Ross, Zo M.A. Nost, Eric Research interests: precision conservation.
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
Graduate Antonina Struminski-Bodden Struminski-Bodden, Antonina M.A. + IDS Lewis, Diana Research interests: Leveraging water governance and water health in the development of an Indigenous value-based environmental risk assessment process.
Grad Olivia Thom Thom, Olivia M.A. Lewis, Diana Research interests: Indigenous wellness, sovereignty and worldviews and Indigenous-led environmental risk and impact assessment.
Graduate student Natalie Vasilivetsky Vasilivetsky, Natalie M.A. Parizeau, Kate Research interests: Waste reduction, food waste management, environmental sustainability.
Master student Yannan Wang Wang, Yannan M.Sc. DeVries, Ben Monitoring the impact of beavers of surface water dynamics in arctic canada using remote sensing.
Graduate Kayla Wicks Wicks, Kayla M.Sc. Berg, Aaron Research interests: Remote sensing vegetation water content in forested environments.
"" 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 Chloe Alexander Alexander, Chloe Ph.D. Parizeau, Kate Food waste governance.
PhD candidte Lisa Ashton Ashton, Lisa Ph.D. Bradshaw, Ben An enabling governance ecosystem for scaling natural climate solutions in agriculture: Identifying key components and designing pathways forward
"" Ballantyne, Charlotte Ph.D. Berg, Aaron
Doctoral student Gideon Binobo Binobo, Gideon Ph.D. + IDS Bradshaw, Ben Interrogating Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Seafood Governance in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines
Grad student Zion Bodruddoza Bodruddoza, Zion Ph.D. Yang, Wanhong Reserach interest: Balancing agricultural production and environmental impacts using innovative watershed modelling tools.
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.
Grad student Peter Duker Duker, Peter Ph.D. Roth, Robin, Loring, Philip Research interests: Fish, food security/sovereignty, and conservation in Indigenous-state environmental governance conflicts in Thailand and Canada.
Graduate student Emily Duncan Duncan, Emily Ph.D. Fraser, Evan The affordances of digital agricultural technologies.
"" Fox, Paulette Ph.D. Roth, Robin
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
Graduate Manjural Islam Islam, Manjurul Ph.D. Fraser, Evan Climate Change Adaptation, Food Security and system, Locally-led adaptation, Climate-induced migration, Water Security and governance, Climate Resilient Livelihood, Climate Governance and justice, and Environmental Sociology.
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 Enhancing drought monitoring and agricultural risk assessment in the Canadian prairies using earth observation and machine learning
PhD candidate Alicia Martin Martin, Alicia Ph.D. Fraser, Evan Food systems, security, pedagogies, and literacy promoting sustainability through an interdisciplinary lens.
"" McHattie, Brian Ph.D. Roth, Robin
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.
"" Mortimer, Stacey Ph.D. Roth, Robin
"" Negri, Bruna Ph.D. Loring, Philip
Grad student Richard Nyiawung Nyiawung, Richard Ph.D. + IDS Loring, Philip Fishery-based Livelihoods in a Changing and Complex Fish Food Environment in Cameroon, Central Africa
Doctoral candidate Oveka Obroh Obroh, Oveka Ph.D. + IDS Fraser, Evan Regenerative Climate Smart Agricultural Crop Yield Prediction
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, Lewis, Diana Research interests: Anishinaabe Gkendaasowin, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Conservation
Doctoral student Philip Quarshie Quarshie, Philip Ph.D. + IDS Fraser, Evan Smallholder Farmer's Climate Adaptation practices and the digital of climate-smart agriculture in Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.