EUC 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.
Professor Gail Fraser studies waterbirds that nest in colonies - birds that cluster together to rear their young - either by the ocean or freshwater.
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.
Kathy L. Young
Professor Kathy L. Young is an expert in the fields of wetland hydrology and snow hydrology in the Canadian High Arctic and recently has been studying on slopes and wetlands in Iceland.
Fourth year Geography student, Claire O’Hagan studies permafrost thaw in the Mackenzie Delta Region (Northwest Territories, Canada).
Charlie West is an MSc candidate at EUC examining the impacts of thawing permafrost on the phytoplankton community of arctic lakes in the Northwest Territories.
Wesley Wu is a Geography MSc student whose research focuses on applying focal contextual methods to a spatial database to assess boreal disturbance mapping uncertainty.