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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.

  • Associate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment
    Political Economy, Ecological Economics, Development Economics, Economic Alternatives Political Ecology, Feminist Economics, Social Movements
  • 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, Cybernetics
  • Associate Professor, Philosophy
    Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Psychology, Ethics of Biotechnology, Virtue Ethics and Well-being
  • 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.
  • 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

 

  • 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
  • Professor, Biology
    The distribution of resources in space and time and their influences on the aggressiveness of animals
  • Part Time Instructor, Political Science
    Environmental Politics, International Political Economy, Global Governance, International Relations, Lobbying, Private Standards, Forestry, Trade Barriers
  • Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
    Environment and Infrastructure, Politics, Bureaucracy, Paraguay, Montreal
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Part Time Instructor, 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
  • 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
  • Professor, Biology
    Community ecology and biogeography, Macroecology, Biodiversity, Global Change, Entomology
  • Associate Professor, Management
  • 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

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, biogeochemistry, climate change, environmental forensics, stable isotopes, chemical oceanography.
  • 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
  • Professor, Biology
    The distribution of resources in space and time and their influences on the aggressiveness of animals
  • Part Time Instructor, Political Science
    Environmental Politics, International Political Economy, Global Governance, International Relations, Lobbying, Private Standards, Forestry, Trade Barriers
  • Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
    Environment and Infrastructure, Politics, Bureaucracy, Paraguay, Montreal
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Part Time Instructor, 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
  • 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
  • Professor, Biology
    Community ecology and biogeography, Macroecology, Biodiversity, Global Change, Entomology
  • Associate Professor, Management
  • 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
  • Associate Professor, Centre for Engineering in Society
  • Chair and Professor, Journalism
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Assistant Professor, Economics
    Microeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Environmental Economics
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Associate 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Associate Professor, History
  • Assistant Professor, Biology
    Landscape ecology; ecosystem services; biodiversity science; urban ecology; multifunctional landscapes; forest ecology; land-use legacies; sustainability
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Institutionalized cooperation to address climate change, climate change policy
  • Associate Professor, Centre for Engineering in Society
  • Chair and Professor, Journalism
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Assistant Professor, Economics
    Microeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Environmental Economics
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Associate 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Associate Professor, History
  • Assistant Professor, Biology
    Landscape ecology; ecosystem services; biodiversity science; urban ecology; multifunctional landscapes; forest ecology; land-use legacies; sustainability
Name Research interest

Eric Abitbol

(Universalia)  

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

(UNEP)

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

Jacob Baby

(PhD Student)

Urban development in India, transit-oriented development, non-motorized transportation in cities,  public policy

Isabelle Boucher

(PhD Student)

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

Debdeep Chaterjee

(PhD Student)

Corporate environmental practice, institutional theory

Jenny Chaverri

(PhD Student)

Electric vehicles, gender equity, urban mobility

Jonathan Cole

(PhD Student)

Wildlife management, landscape ecology, landscape connectivity

Chloe Cull

(MSc Student)

Urban ecology, conservation, human-use, birds, urban greenspaces, parks

Miguel Ángel Del Pino

(MASc Student)

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

Joëlle Dubé

(PhD Student)

Intergenerational justice and contemporary art

Stephanie Eccles

(PhD Student)

Biogas, agricultural waste, environmental justice

Elahe Fakoor

(PhD Student)

Surface engineering, life-cycle assessment

Ahad Farnood

(PhD Student)

Transit, travel behaviour, development, planning

Caleb Fenez

(MSc Student)

Biodiversity, connectivity, private land, restauration, urban ecology

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

Mikaela Gerwing

(PhD Student)

Primatology; wildlife reintroduction; wildlife rehabilitation; animal personality; conservation; human-wildlife coexistence

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

Yogi Joseph

(PhD Student)

Mobility, transport infrastructure, commuting, cycling, walking

Kyle Krumsick

(Postdoctoral Fellow)

Sustainable fisheries management            

Semini Kushara Nawalage

(PhD Student)

Tropical forest dynamics, floral phylogeny, rhizosphere, carbon storage

Mark Kwakye Frimpong

(PhD Candidate)

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

Caroline Lesage

(MSc Student)

Animal personality, behavioural ecology, human-wildlife conflicts, conservation

Rubens Lima Moraes

(PhD Student)

Water management, politics of knowledge production

Tayebeh Malmir

(MASc Student)

Sustainable food production, urban agriculture

Sepideh Mosharafian

(MSc Student)

Greenbelts, urban sprawl

Alexander Pace

(PhD Student)

Dendroclimatology, climate history

Gerald Pond

(PhD Student)

Climate change, migration, human rights, Latin America, Africa, Indo-Pacific

Kian Rahimi

(PhD Student)

Process-based environmental life cycle assessment models

Negarsadat Rahimi

(PhD Student)

Façade design characteristics, façade data model, building energy efficiency

Sreelakshmi Ramachandran

(PhD Student)

Active mobility, technological change, urban experimentation

Isabella Richmond

(PhD Student)

Urban trees, ecosystems

Paul Savary

(Post-doctoral Fellow)

Community ecology, spatial ecology, graph theory, landscape genetics

Faisal Shennib

(PhD Student)

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

Allegra Spensieri

(MSc Student)

Butterflies, invasive species

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

Jordi Vilanova i Broto

(PhD Student)

Ants, community ecology, biogeography, conservation

Hadassah Winters

(PhD Student)

Energy transitions, energy governance, sustainable development, and sub-Saharan Africa

Nicole Yu

(MSc Student)

Urban biodiversity, arthropods

Larissa Zemke

(MFA Student)

Sustainable fashion, sustainable textile design practices
Name Thesis Degree
Anders Bjørn
Science-based targets for corporate greenhouse gas emissions Post-doc
Arun Dayanadan Effects of elevated predation risk on female mate selection and maternal effects in Trinidadian guppies
MSc spring 2022
Cheryl Gladu The good fight: The development of dialogue in Canadian cohousing communities
PhD spring 2019
Sherif Goubran Our building have credentials...now what? Green buildings and sustainable development PhD spring 2021
Kayleigh Hutt-Taylor Assessing urban tree taxonomic diversity, composition and structure across public and private green space types: A community-based tree inventory
MSc spring 2022
Emily Kroft The effects of urban density on the provision of multiple health related ecosystem services
MSc fall 2021
Duane Noel Assessing the influence of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation on discharge variability in western North America
MSc fall 2021  
Claire O'Neill-Sanger A 2300-year reconstruction of environmental change from Parc national du Mont-Orford, southeastern Québec, using high-resolution pollen, charcoal and X-ray fluorescence records
MSc fall 2020
Parnian Pourtaherian How do greenbelts affect urban sprawl in European cities?
MSc spring 2022
Keroles Riad New materials for stereolithography 3D printing PhD winter 2021
Serena Sinno Variation in flower morphology enhances wild bee diversity in urban systems
MSc spring 2022
Stefania Strantza International environmental agreements - Heterogeneity, transfers and issue linkage
PhD fall 2018
Zeynab Yousefzadeh Prospective Life Cycle Assessment in surface engineering: Case studies on a novel thermal spray coating system and a novel coating removal method
MASc fall 2021
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