Environmental and Conservation Biology

Biotic and abiotic environmental influences impact the ecology and conservation of key aquatic and terrestial organisms in New Brunswick and around the world. Factors under study in the department include climatic change, chemical and physical attributes of habitat, and anthropogenic and geological impacts on individuals and populations.


Dr. Alexa Alexander-Trusiak
Combined effects of multiple natural and anthropogenic gradients on aquatic community assembly, diversity, and resilience
Dr. Donald Baird Aquatic Ecology, focuses on the study of how environmental stressors (e.g. contraminants, habitat loss, climate change) interact to pose a threat to the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems.
Dr. Myriam Barbeau Coastal marine ecology; population and community ecology; invertebrate zoology; applied ecology (ecological modelling, restoration, and aquaculture)
Dr. Rick Cunjak Fish biology and river ecology.

Dr. Les Cwynar

Arctic-boreal plant ecology and paleoecology.
Dr. Tony Diamond Evolutionary ecology of birds.
Dr. Mike Duffy Parasitology, Acquired Immunity, Epidemiology, Zoonotic Pathogens, Wildlife Diseases, Diagnostics Methods, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Invertebrate Zoology.
Graham Forbes Conservation biology and ecosystem management
Dr. Stephen Heard Evolutionary and community ecology; ecological controls on biodiversity.
Dr. Tommi Linnansaari Studies related to the movements, behaviour and survival of diadromous and resident fish and development of recovery actions and new assessment tools for large salmon rivers