Plant and Environmental Health

Faculty in the Plant and Environmental Health field study various topics in:

  • plant biology
  • plant pathology
  • entomology
  • integrated pest management
  • epidemiology
  • soil-plant interactions
  • biotechnology
  • molecular biology
  • forest systems
  • agroforestry, and
  • climate change biology

Michael Dixon 

Research interests: controlled environments, life support, space exploration

Brandon Gilroyed

Research interests: anaerobic digestion, biorefinery, fermentation, industrial crops, waste valorization

Paul Goodwin 

Research interests: ginseng, tobacco, soil, bacteria, fungi, molecular biology

Ernesto Guzman 

Research interests: bee biology, bee pathology, bee behaviour, bee genetics, bee ecology

Marc Habash

Research interests: water quality, microbial source tracking, waterborne pathogens, microbial biofilms

Beverley Hale

Research interests: ecotoxicology, soil contaminants, soil remediation, metals, risk assessment

Rebecca Hallett 

Research interests: integrated pest management, biological control, invasive insect species, insect-plant interactions, insect population dynamics

Tom Hsiang 

Research interests: turfgrass diseases, forest pathology, fungal genomics

Ryan Prosser 

Research interests: Mollusk biology, ecotoxicology, ecological risk assessment, aquatic toxicology, soil toxicology

Nigel Raine

Research interests: pollinator conservation, pollinator behaviour, impacts of environmental stressors on bees, pollination ecology

Cynthia Scott-Dupree

Research interests: sustainable pest management, entomology, ecotoxicology

Naresh Thevathasan

Research interests: agroforestry, soil health, water quality, carbon sequestration

Youbin Zheng 

Research interests: cannabis production, controlled environment agriculture, greenhouse production, environmental horticulture