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Environmental Analysis & Ecosystems

Our research examines environmental and ecological processes through field-based science, computer modelling, data analysis, and laboratory testing. EUC-based research projects in this area address: water, soils, sediments and climates in various Canadian landscapes; remote sensing and GIS applied to landscape change; changing forest landscapes; polar bear ecology in the Arctic; water quality and lake ecosystems; urban wildlife conservation; and, the role and conservation of native pollinator species.

Aerial image of Leslie Street Spit

Community Partnerships

EUC researchers are working with conservation managers from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to address pressing issues on Toronto's Leslie Street Spit, one of Canada's most celebrated "urban wilderness" landscapes.


Researcher Spotlights

Claire O'Hagan

Claire O’Hagan

Fourth year Geography student, Claire O’Hagan, was awarded an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award to study permafrost thaw in the Mackenzie Delta Region (Northwest Territories, Canada).

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Gail Fraser

Gail Fraser

Professor Gail Fraser studies waterbirds that nest in colonies - birds that cluster together to rear their young - either by the ocean or freshwater. 

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Greg Thiemann

Greg Thiemann

Professor Gregory Thiemann’s research focuses on the ecology of polar bears and other Arctic carnivores, as well as the effects of climate change on food web dynamics.

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