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Bernard Bauer / Fes de Scally / Trudy KavanaghKevin Hanna / Michael Pidwirny / Jason Pither / Ian Saunders / Robert Young


BERNARD BAUER
Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND GEOGRAPHY

bernard.bauer@ubc.ca
SCI 311
250.807.9595

Bernard Bauer3MSc 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.

FES de SCALLY
Associate Professor, GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

fes.descally@ubc.ca
ART 250
250.807.9361

de Scally, Fes 1 2014MSc University of Alberta
PhD University of Waterloo

RESEARCH: Historical and modern tropical cyclone risks in the Cook Islands, South Pacific Ocean; differentiation of debris flow, streamflow and snow avalanche fans in mountain environments and implications for risk management in the Southern Alps, New Zealand.

TEACHING: Physical geography; natural hazards management; mountain environments.

KEVIN HANNA
Associate Professor, GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE
RESEARCH WEBSITE

kevin.hanna@ubc.ca
FIP 246
250.807.9265

 

 

Kevin Hanna2PhD University of Toronto
MA University of Toronto
BA University of British Columbia

RESEARCH:  Environmental impact assessment, integrated resource and environmental management, climate change adaptation policy, natural resources policy in Canada and Northern Europe, European Union environmental policy.

TEACHING: Environmental impact assessment, natural resources management policy and practice, sustainability practice and theory.

 

TRUDY KAVANAGH
Senior Instructor,
GEOGRAPHY

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Student Recruitment, Services, and Success, IRVING K. BARBER SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Chair, WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (WiSE) MENTORING PROGRAM

trudy.kavanagh@ubc.ca
ASC 449
250.807.8754

Dr. Trudy KavanaghMSc University of Toronto
PhD University of Western Ontario

RESEARCH: Biogeography; treeline ecology; abiotic controls on vegetation dynamics; examination of the water-repellent soils that develop after severe wildfire, which modifies the soil micro-environment and subsequent vegetation establishment.

TEACHING: Biogeography; environmental science; field methods; physical geography.

MICHAEL PIDWIRNY
Associate Professor, GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

michael.pidwirny@ubc.ca
SCI 376
250.807.8758

Dr. Michael PidwirnyMA University of Manitoba
PhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Species interactions in wetland plant communities; spatial patterns and community structure in vegetation; climate change and its influence on the distribution of species and communities; computer applications, education technology, and modeling in physical geography; use of Wiki technology in providing Earth Science information to global internet users.

TEACHING: Physical geography; biogeography; statistical applications in geography; environmental science.

JASON PITHER
Associate Professor, BIOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE 

jason.pither@ubc.ca
ASC 367
250.807.9629

Jason PitherMSc Acadia University
PhD Queen's University

RESEARCH: Biogeography; landscape ecology; biodiversity conservation; community ecology; paleoecology; biodiversity patterns in space and time.

TEACHING: Geographic information systems; data management and analysis; ecology.

IAN SAUNDERS
Associate Professor, GEOGRAPHY
 
ian.saunders@ubc.ca
SCI 313 
250.807.8753

Saunders, Ian 2013BSc University of East Anglia, England
MSc and PhD Simon Fraser University

RESEARCH: Climatology; glaciology; and mountain environments; use repeat aerial photography and GPS mapping to determine the volumetric rates of change of ice in parts of the Illecillewaet River Basin.

TEACHING: climatology; meteorology; cartography and remote sensing

ROBERT YOUNG
Associate Professor, EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND GEOGRAPHY 

WEBSITE

robert.young@ubc.ca
SCI 214
250.807.9523

Young, Robert 2012 BMSc 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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