Earth and Environmental Sciences Faculty (Unit 7)


Bernard Bauer / Yuan Chen / Jeff Curtis / John Greenough / Kyle Larson / Craig Nichol / Lael Parrott / David Scott / Ian Walker / Adam Wei / Robert Young


BERNARD BAUER
Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND GEOGRAPHY

bernard.bauer@ubc.ca
SCI 311
250.807.9595250.807.9595

Dean Bernard BauerMSc University of Toronto
PhD Johns Hopkins University

RESEARCH: process geomorphology (coastal, aeolian, fluvial); hydrology; environmental science; understanding how wind systems, water currents, and ocean waves pick up and transport sediments, leading to problems of erosion and sedimentation on beaches, dunes, and river (levee) banks

YUAN CHEN
Associate Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

WEBSITE

yuan.chen@ubc.ca
SCI 213
250.807.9594250.807.9594

CHEN, Yuan 2013MSc Chinese Academy of Sciences
PhD University of Western Ontario

RESEARCH: mineralogy; petrology; geochemistry and geologic resources; the environment; research used to predict the solubility, transportation and potential bioavailability of trace elements through surface processes and to establish environmentally friendly operating procedures for the mining industry

TEACHING: physical geology; historical geology; mineralogy; optical mineralogy and petrology; geochemistry

JEFF CURTIS
Associate Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

WEBSITE

jeff.curtis@ubc.ca
SCI 315
250.807.9521250.807.9521

Dr. Jeff CurtisMSc University of Minnesota
PhD University of Manitoba

RESEARCH: biogeoclimatic control of water quality; inferring hydrologic flowpath from geochemical indicators; optical properties of natural waters; interaction of metals and natural organic ligands; scavenging of nutrients and trace elements in biogenic calcite; fate and transport of endocrine disrupters.

TEACHING: biogeochemistry; water resources; limnology

JOHN GREENOUGH
Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

WEBSITE

john.greenough@ubc.ca
SCI 216
250.807.9520250.807.9520

Greenough, John 2012MSc Carleton University
PhD Memorial University of Newfoundland

RESEARCH: mantle composition and evolution; diamond indicator minerals; lunar mantle composition; volatiles in lava flows; geochemical fingerprinting of gold; archaeological artefacts; and agrifood products; the concentrations of elements in lava flows to determine the composition of the interior of the Earth

TEACHING: igneous petrology; geochemistry; biogeochemistry; mineralogy; evolution of the Earth and mantle

KYLE LARSON
Assistant Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

 WEBSITE

Kyle.Larson@ubc.ca
FIP 353
250.807.8564250.807.8564

Larson, Kyle 2013 AMSc Queen's University
PhD Queen's University

RESEARCH: Structural geology; tectonics; petrology; microstructures; evolution of mountain belts; the geology of the Himalaya-Tibet-Karakorm system; tectonics of Southwestern British Columbia

TEACHING: structural geology; regional geology/tectonics

CRAIG NICHOL
Assistant Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

WEBSITE

craig.nichol@ubc.ca
FIP 340
250.807.8087250.807.8087

Dr. Craig Nichol 2014MSc University of Birmingham
PhD University of British Columbia

RESEARCH: Hydrogeology and vadose zone processes; regional groundwater resources; surface water and groundwater interactions; agricultural irrigation efficiency and nitrate leaching; agricultural greenhouse gas production; acid rock drainage and mine reclamation; soil physics.

TEACHING: hydrogeology; introductory Earth science and Earth history; geophysics

LAEL PARROTT
Associate Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
DIRECTOR OF SARAHS

WEBSITE

Lael.Parrott@ubc.ca
SCI 307
250.807.8122250.807.8122

Parrott, Lael 2012MSc McGill University
PhD McGill University

RESEARCH: Understanding ecosystems and landscapes as complex systems in which human and biophysical processes are coupled across multiple scales of space and time; incorporating complexity into natural resource management approaches; regional-scale landscape modelling; social-ecological networks; agent and individual-based modelling approaches; landscape science and scenario building

TEACHING: Dynamic modelling of coupled human-environment systems; environmental sustainability

DAVID SCOTT
Associate Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES HEAD UNIT 7
Research Chair, WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

WEBSITE

david.scott@ubc.ca
SCI 315
250.807.8755250.807.8755

Scott, David F 2012MSc University of Montana
PhD University of Natal, South Africa

RESEARCH: hydrological effects of forest management and land use change; the effects of wildfire on hydrology and erosion; the effects of fast-growing timber plantations on stream flow (water yield and low flows); analysis of PAIRED catchment experiments

TEACHING:
soil science; land-use hydrology;  environmental assessment

IAN WALKER
Professor, BIOLOGY

WEBSITE

ian.walker@ubc.ca
FIP 339
250.807.9559250.807.9559

Walker, Ian 2013MSc University of Waterloo
PhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: environmental change; chironomid palaeoecology; Quaternary palaeoecology and palaeoclimatology; dynamics of arctic and alpine tree-line ecosystems; aquatic insect ecology; biomonitoring; aquatic insects (living and fossil) as indicators of environmental change

TEACHING: Quaternary palaeoecology; limnology; freshwater plants & animals; non-vascular plants

ADAM WEI
  Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Research Chair, WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

   WEBSITE

adam.wei@ubc.ca
SCI 309
250.807.8750250.807.8750

Wei, Adam 2011 UpdatedPhD Northeast Forestry University, China
Postdoctoral Research University of British Columbia

RESEARCH: eco-hydrological processes; in-stream wood ecology and its relations with channel morphology, aquatic habitat and carbon budget; forest disturbance and watershed processes; application of GIS and remote sensing on watershed hydrology and management; surface water and groundwater integration; long-term soil productivity; and forest ecosystem modeling (FORECAST)

TEACHING: forest hydrology; watershed ecosystem processes and management

ROBERT YOUNG
Associate Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

WEBSITE

robert.young@ubc.ca
SCI 214
250.807.9523250.807.9523

Robert Young 2012MSc University of Alberta
PhD University of Calgary

RESEARCH: reconstruction of events and environments of the past using sedimentology, stratigraphy (physical and biological), and geomorphology


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