The Centre's research fellows, research associates, and advisory board members come together in transdisciplinary research and research-creation to explore how sustainability studies and initiatives can help shape the future of human communities and the ecosystems they depend upon.

Our researchers come from a wide variety of disciplines, including Biology; Business; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication Studies; Design; Economics; Engineering; English; Geography Planning and Environment; History; Journalism; Management; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology and Anthropology; and Theological Studies.

  • Akbulut, Bengi
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Political Economy, Development Economics, Ecological Economics, Political Ecology, Feminist Economics, State-Society Relationships, Alternative Economies, Social Movements
  • Awasthi, Anjali
    Professor, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering

    Sustainable Mobility, City Logistics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Congestion, Connected Communities, Quality assurance in supply chain management, IT & Decision making, Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Barker, Matthew J.
    Associate Professor, Philosophy

    Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Psychology, Ethics of Biotechnology, Virtue Ethics and Well-being
  • Biron, Pascale
    Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Hydro-geomorphology and river dynamics, River management in agricultural watersheds, Geographical Information Systems, Morphodynamic numerical modelling, Stream restoration for fish habitat.
  • Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha
    Associate Professor, Applied Human Sciences

Scientific Research Manager, CERC Smart, Sustainable, and Resilient Communities and Cities

Smart, sustainable cities; University campuses as living labs; architecture; innovation management; urban labs; university-industry partnerships; sustainable energy concepts; social innovation


  • Bothello, Joel
    Associate Professor, Management
    Concordia University Research Chair in Resilience and Institutions

    Institutional Theory, resilience, sustainability, inequality, market development
  • Bukowski, William Michael
    Professor and Research Chair in Early Adolescent Development, Psychology
    Principal, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability

    Peer Relations, Social Development, Origins of Psychopathology, Culture, Economic Inequality, Early Adolescence, Studying Change
  • Cucuzzella, Carmela
    Professor, Design and Computation Arts
    Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design And Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE)
    Founding Co-Director, Next Generation Cities Institute

    design studies, sustainability studies, architecture studies, built environment, cities, eco-design, eco-architecture, public space design, architecture competitions, teaching buildings, sustainability assessment tools, complex dynamic systems
  • Dal Farra, Ricardo
    Professor, Music

  • Daoust-Boisvert, Amélie
    Assistant Professor, Journalism

  • Dayanandan, Selvadurai
    Professor and Chair, Department of, Biology

    Evolution and maintenance of biodiversity in forest and agricultural landscapes
  • Despland, Emma
    Professor, Biology

    Individual behaviour in insect-plant interactions, and its role in population-level processes
  • Diamantoudi, Effrosyni
    Professor, Economics
    Interim Dean, Graduate Studies, School of Graduate Studies

    Game Theory, Coalition Formation, Cartel Stability Environmental Economics, International Environmental Agreements
  • Didur, Jill
    Associate Dean and Professor, English

    postcolonial studies / environmental humanities / South Asian literature / media studies / globalization & diaspora
  • Dziedzic, Rebecca
    Assistant Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

    Asset Management, Water System Sustainability, Infrastructure Resilience
  • Eicker, Ursula
    Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

    Urban energy systems, 3D City modeling, Urban data and simulation platform development, Renewable energies, Zero Carbon Cities, Demand response and flexibility, District and solar heating and cooling networks, sustainable transport
  • Fraser, Dylan
    Associate Professor, Biology

    Evolutionary applications to conservation biology; adaptation to environmental change; fisheries and wildlife management; population, conservation and quantitative genetics; molecular ecology.
  • Fritsch, Matthias
    Professor, Philosophy

    Contemporary European Philosophy (in particular Critical Theory, Deconstruction); Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics; Environmental Philosophy

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry


Environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, biogeochemistry, climate change, environmental forensics, stable isotopes, chemical oceanography.
  • Gopakumar, Govind
    Associate Professor and Chair, Centre for Engineering in Society
    Affiliate Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Technology and Society, Urban Infrastructure, Cities, Development Studies, Engineering Education, Global Engineering
  • Grant, James
    Professor, Biology

    The distribution of resources in space and time and their influences on the aggressiveness of animals
  • Henin, Thibaud
    Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment, Political Science

    Environmental Politics, International Political Economy, Global Governance, International Relations, Lobbying, Private Standards, Forestry, Trade Barriers
  • Hetherington, Kregg
    Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

    Environment and Infrastructure, Politics, Bureaucracy, Paraguay, Montreal
  • Jaeger, Jochen A. G.
    Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Landscape ecology, including road ecology, Quantification and assessment of landscape structure and landscape change, Urban sprawl, Ecological modelling, Impact assessment.
  • Kross, Angela
    Assistant Professor, GIS Summer Certificate Director, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, Ecosystem structure and function, vegetation dynamics, land use change and climate change.
  • Langlois-Bertrand, Simon
    Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment, Political Science
    Lecturer, Political Science

    Energy politics and policy, global environmental politics, sustainability transitions, social-technical aspects of sustainable development, International politics, the role of technology in development, U.S. politics, methodology
  • langshaw, pk
    department chair, Design and Computation Arts
    professor, Design and Computation Arts
    fellow of the loyola college for diversity &sustainability, Loyola International College
    directrice of d_verse lab (&all things verse, reversed, in.verse), Fine Arts

    social design, research-creation, media arts, social creativity, textile arts, poetics, performance art, responsive environments, experimental typography, interface design, social networks, collective creations, community-university, the live of animals, clothing and dress, activism, urban futures, democratic values, ethnocultural diversity, sustainability studies
  • Lessard, Jean-Philippe
    Associate Professor, Biology

    Community ecology and biogeography, Macroecology, Biodiversity, Global Change, Entomology
  • Lloyd, Shannon
    Assistant Professor, Management

  • Matthews, Damon
    Professor and Concordia Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Climate change, global climate modelling, climate impacts, allowable emissions for climate mitigation targets, national contributions to climate change
Part-time faculty member in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment Climate change, water resource management, Northern studies
  • Miller, Elizabeth (Liz)
    Professor, Communication Studies

    New media, environment, interactive documentary, human rights, community based research, participatory documentary, feminist media, climate change, refugee youth, research-creation
  • Müller, Frank
    Professor Emeritus, Economics

  • Mulligan, Catherine
    Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering
    Concordia Research Chair in Geoenvironmental Sustainability (Tier I)

    Environmental Engineering, Surfactant-enhanced washing and flushing of contaminated soils and sediments, Treatment and management of metal-contaminated soils, sediments and wastes, Bioremediation, Physical, chemical and biological treatment of wastewater, Biological treatment of air.
  • Mulrennan, Monica E.
    Professor and Associate Vice-President, Research (Development and Outreach), Geography, Planning and Environment

    Indigenous stewardship; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Indigenous conservation and protected areas; traditional fisheries; seaweed harvesting; ethno-geomorphology
  • Nazemi, Ali
    Associate Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

    Hydrology, water security and climate change, coupled human-water systems, mathematical modeling and algorithm development
  • Neves, Katja Grötzner
    Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

    Biodiversity Conservation Governance; Politics of Socio-ecological Sustainability; Social Studies of Science; Environmental Nationalism/Transnationalism; Eco-citizenship
  • Paquin, Raymond
    Professor, Management

  • Pedersen, Eric
    Assistant Professor, Biology

    quantitative ecology, fisheries, marine and aquatic community ecology, rapid change in ecosystems, movement ecology, biostatistics
  • Peres-Neto, Pedro
    Professor, Biology

    aquatic ecology, fish biology, spatial ecology, community ecology, biodiversity, biostatistics, quantitative ecology
  • Poteete, Amy R.
    Associate Professor, Political Science
    Co-Director, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre (LSRC)

    Comparative Politics; Policy; Africa; natural resources; (de)centralization; elections; social justice and inclusion; research design
  • Prakash, Rajshree
    Assistant Professor, Management

    Institutional theory, Sustainability, Social Innovation
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Institutionalized cooperation to address climate change, climate change policy
  • Schmitt, Ketra
    Associate Professor, Centre for Engineering in Society

  • Secko, David M.
    Chair and Professor, Journalism

  • Sklar, Leonard
    Emeritus Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Earth surface processes and landscape evolution; Sediment production and transport; Water resources management; Interactions among ecological and geomorphic processes; Global change and sustainability science
  • St-Jacques, Jeannine-Marie
    Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    North American freshwater availability, decadal-to-centennial water variability, regional hydrology and climate, impacts of global warming, water management for sustained droughts and floods, paleoclimatology, tree-rings, pollen, instrumental data, climate models.
  • Strantza, Stefania
    Assistant Professor, Economics

    Microeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Environmental Economics
  • Tittler, Rebecca
    Academic Advisor and Research Administration Coordinator, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability
    Part-time Faculty, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability
    Part-time Faculty, Geography, Planning and Environment
    Research Administration Coordinator, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre (LSRC)

    Sustainability, ecology, forest management
  • Townsend, Craig
    Associate Professor and Chair, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Transportation policy, projects and politics; built environment characteristics of Canada's metropolitan areas; urban sprawl and the effect of legally protecting non-urban land; urban planning in the developing world.
  • Turner, Sarah E.
    Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

    Primatology, Behavioural ecology, Japanese macaques and disability, Animal behaviour and behavioural plasticity, Human-animal interactions, Animal responses to human-induced environmental change, Conservation and biodiversity
  • van Wyck, Peter C.
    Professor, Communication Studies

    environmental and ecological humanities; atomic photography; nuclear and atomic history and aesthetics; cultural theory; writing as method; north and nordicity; monuments, archives and memory; risk and futurity
  • Weladji, Robert
    Professor, Biology
    Graduate Program Director, Biology

    Behavioural ecology of large herbivores, life history strategies and evolutionary ecology, population ecology, population dynamics, terrestrial ecosystems ecology, wildlife conservation and management, wildlife ecology, welfare of captive wildlife.
  • Zilberstein, Anya
    Associate Professor, History

  • Ziter, Carly
    Assistant Professor, Biology

    Landscape ecology; ecosystem services; biodiversity science; urban ecology; multifunctional landscapes; forest ecology; land-use legacies; sustainability
Name Research interest

Eric Abitbol


Peace-building and resource governance

Anna-Liisa Aunio

(Dawson College)

Critical food studies, social network analysis, active learning

Piero Genovesi

(IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group)

Invasive species, carnivore conservation

Christopher Gore

(Ryerson University)

Comparative urban and environmental politics, global environmental governance, urban and environmental policymaking and administration, the politics of infrastructure, agriculture and natural resources, Internet governance

William V. Kennedy


Programme Officer at UN Fund for International Partnerships

Sandy Lamalle

(Earth Systems Governance Representations of and Rights for the Environment Workgroup)

Law, international organisations, environmental  governance, Indigenous rights and law, environmental humanities, legal linguistics and semiotics

Shane Mulligan

(Life Coop)

Environmental politics and energy

Cristina Romanelli

(World Health Organization)

Biodiversity and ecosystem management and conservation, global and public health, One Health, climate change, regulatory energy policy

Tonia Ruppenthal

(Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences)

Strategic and sustainability marketing and management, corporate social responsibility, sustainable business models

Laura Shillington

(John Abbott College)

Gender, political ecology, and urban social-environmental justice in Central America

Peter Stoett

(Ontario Tech University)

International relations and law, global environmental politics, human rights, biodiversity conservation policy, transnational environmental crime, marine pollution prevention, climate justice, Canadian-American environmental relations

Owen Temby

(University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)

North American environmental politics and policy, urban sustainability, environmental policy history, interagency and multilateral policy networks

Scott Vaughan

(International Institute for Sustainable Development)

Sustainable Development Goals, sustainable finance, governance and multilateral agreements
Name Research interest

Anders Bjørn

(Postdoctoral Fellow)  

Global emissions, science-based targets

Isabelle Boucher

(PhD Student)

Communications, socio-environmental impacts of renewable energy infrastructures in Quebec

Debdeep Chaterjee

(PhD Student)

Corporate environmental practice, institutional theory

Jonathan Cole

(PhD Student)

Wildlife management, landscape ecology, landscape connectivity

Arun Dayanadan

(MSc Student)

Animal behaviour, neuroscience, plant biology

Miguel Ángel Del Pino

(MASc Student)

Decision-making in both corporate and policy areas, decision-analytic frameworks

Stephanie Eccles

(PhD Student)

Biogas, agricultural waste, environmental justice

Elahe Fakoor

(PhD Student)

Surface engineering, life-cycle assessment

Kyleisha Foote

(PhD Student)

Stream habitat restoration, fluvial geomorphological, environmental economics and externalities, sustainable land use practices, and water quality and quantity problems

Clara Freeman-Cole

(MSc Students)

Landscape fragmentation, landscape ecology

Marie Gagné

(Post-doctoral Fellow)

Land access, agricultural development, natural resource management, food security

Brian Gallagher

(PhD Student)

Human impacts on the ecology and evolution of fishes

Julia Ginsburg

(PhD Student)

Environmental and sustainability education

Maida Hadziosmanovic

(PhD Student)

Corporate accountability for climate change, emissions accounting

Olha Hnatyshyn

(PhD Student)

International environmental agreements, climate change

Kayleigh Hutt-Taylor

(MSc Student)

Landscape structure, biodiveristy, ecosystem functions, urban trees and green spaces

Emily Kroft

(MSc Student)

Urban sprawl, ecosystem services

Kyle Krumsick

(Postdoctoral Fellow)

Sustainable fisheries management            

Mark Kwakye Frimpong

(PhD Candidate)

Politics of energy reform, Sub-Saharan Africa, private-sector participation

Rubens Lima Moraes

(PhD Student)

Water management, politics of knowledge production

Alexander Pace

(PhD Student)

Dendroclimatology, climate history

Parnian Pourtaherian

(MSc Student)

Urban sprawl, greenbelts

Kian Rahimi

(PhD Student)

Process-based environmental life cycle assessment models

Faisal Shennib

(PhD Student)

Waste management, data mining, big data, remote sensor technology, machine learning algorithms, circular economy

Serena Sinno

(MSc Student)

Bees, urban landscapes

Brogan Stewart

(PhD Student)

Japanese macaques, animal behaviour, behavioural flexibility, animal disability

Andrée Tremblay

(PhD Student)

Environmental communication, memory, sensory and care studies, urban design, storytelling, food justice

Zeynab Yousefzadeh

(MEng Student)

Waste management, surface engineering life cycle assessment

Larissa Zemke

(MFA Student)

Sustainable fashion, sustainable textile design practices

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