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Pipetting samples into DNA sequencerEvolution
Researchers monitoring wetland areaBioavailability
Processing samples in organics labTrophic Ecology
Trophic Ecology
Geochemical reactions in small pool seen by green and brown coloursGeochemistry
Invasive Golden Star tunicateInvasion Biology
Invasion Biology
Student sampling water in wetland areaAquatic Ecology
Aquatic Ecology
Bacterium feeding on arsenicBiogeochemistry


Researchers at GLIER are collaborative and use multi-disciplinary techniques to address the impact of multiple stressors on the environment. 


Dr. Robert Michael McKay - Executive Director,Winter Limnology/Harmful Algal Blooms

Dr. Ken Drouillard - Bioavailability

Dr. Catherine Febria - Freshwater Restoration Ecology

Dr. Aaron Fisk - Trophic Ecology

Ms. Alice Grgicak-Mannion - Geospatial Analysis

Dr. Daniel Heath - Conservation Genetics

Dr. Hugh MacIsaac - Invasion Biology

Dr. Scott Mundle - Contaminant/Nutrient Chemistry

Dr. Trevor Pitcher – Evolutionary Ecology

Dr. Christina Semeniuk - Predictive Ecology

Dr. Chris Weisener - Biogeochemistry

Professors Emeriti:

Dr. Brian Fryer - Metal and Analytical Chemistry

Dr. Doug Haffner - Aquatic Ecology

Hybrid Appointments:

Dr. Jill Crossman - Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Amy Fitzgerald – Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

Dr. Joel Gagnon – Associate Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Inorganic Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry

Dr. Robin Gras – School of Computer Science

Dr. Nigel Hussey - Assistant Professor, Biology, Movement and Trophic Ecology

Dr. Oliver Love – Evolutionary/Ecological Physiology, Behavioural Ecology

Dr. Wren Montgomery – Odette School of Business

Dr. Barb Zielinski - Professor, Biology, Olfaction in fishes


Research Associates and Visiting Scholars

Dr. Lei Zhang -  Aquatic Ecology

Dr. Paul Weidman - Research Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Windsor

Dr. John Hartig - Visiting Scholar

Adjunct Professors:

Dr. Paul Weidman - Assistant Adjunct Professor, GLIER/University of Windsor

Dr. Sarah Bailey - Great Lakes Lab for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Burlington

Dr. Subba Rao Chaganti - Post doctoral fellow, Mitacs Fellow - GLIER/University of Windsor

Dr. Xuexiu Chang - Professor, Yunnan Normal University Kunming Chenggong, China

Dr. Guangjie Chen - Professor, Yunnan Normal University Kunming Chenggong, China

Dr. Scott Colborne - Associate Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan

Dr. Brian Dixon - Professor, Biology at the University of Waterloo

Dr. Paul E. Drevnick - Assistant Professor, Research Scientist at the University of Michigan

Dr. Ian Droppo - Associate Professor, National Water Research Institute Environment Canada, Burlington, Ontario

Dr. Darryl W. Hondorp - Assistant Professor, United States Geological Survey, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Tim Johnson - Assistant Professor, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Dr. Mohamed N. Mohamed - Associate Professor, Ontario Ministry of Environment Toronto, ON

Dr. Bryan Neff - Professor, Biological Science, Western University, London Ontario

Dr. Brian Petri - Associate Professor, Research Diretor Trojan Technologies Incorporated, London Ontario

Dr. James Pope - Associate Professor, South Island CRL Energy Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr. Christopher C. Wellen - Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Aibin Zhan - Associate Professor, Research Center for Eco-Environment Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Yingming Zhao - Associate Professor, MOMNRF Research Scientist for Lake Erie

Dr. Hhucai Zhang – Professor, Yunnan Normal University Kunming Chenggong, China

Dr. Xinhua Zhu - Associate Professor, Fisheries and Oceans, Winnipeg Manitoba


Research Appointments

Dr. Paul Weidman, Research Assistant Professor, GLIER, University of Windsor