Pursue a PhD Investigating Invasive Species

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The emerald ash borer is a highly destructive, invasive, beetle that feeds under the bark of ash trees, causing them to die.

How can we stop alien invasions?

Insects, giant weeds and pathogens are all attacking our environment and food systems. Work with world-renowned researchers at the University of Guelph, Ontario Agricultural College to manage these invasive species in environmentally sustainable ways. 

Do you want to achieve something significant? Are you driven to explore and learn new things?  If you want to improve your abilities to understand and solve problems, become a better communicator and make a difference, then a doctorate may be right for you.

PhDs That Make a Difference  

Meet Your Future Faculty Advisor

Say hello to some of the featured professors doing research on invasive species. 

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Prof. Cynthia Scott-Dupree
Sustainable Pest Management
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Prof. Francois Tardif
Weed Science

Environmental Sciences

Ernesto Guzman (honey bee biology and health)
Marc Habash (microbial science)
Rebecca Hawlett (integrated pest management)
Shelley Hunt (forest systems)
Tom Hsiang (plant pathology)
Stephen Marshall (insect biology)
Gard Otis (insect biology)
Ryan Prosser (environmental toxicology)
Nigel Raine (pollinator conservation)
Neil Rooney (combining environmental science and traditional knowledge)
Jonathan Schmidt (insect biology)
Cynthia Scott-Dupree (sustainable pest management)
Paul Sibley (environmental toxicology)

Plant Agriculture

Bill Deen (cropping systems and agronomy)
Chris Gillard (dry bean agronomy)
David Hooker (field crop agronomy)
Mary Ruth McDonald (protection of vegetable crops)
John O`Sullivan (weed and crop management)
Darren Robinson (weed management)
Art Schaafsma (entomology and pathology)
Peter Sikkema (weed management)
Clarence Swanton (weed science)
Francois Tardif (weed science)
Rene Van Acker (weed science)

Rural Studies

John FitzGibbon (environmental management)

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