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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. 


Trevor Pitcher – Evolutionary Ecology, Acting Executive Director

Ken Drouillard - Bioavailability

Aaron Fisk - Trophic Ecology

Alice Grgicak-Mannion - Geospatial Analysis

Doug Haffner - Aquatic Ecology

Daniel Heath - Conservation Genetics

Hugh MacIsaac - Invasion Biology

Scott Mundle - Contaminant/Nutrient Chemistry

Christina Semeniuk - Predictive Ecology

Chris Weisener - Biogeochemistry

Professor Emeritus:

Brian Fryer - Metal and Analytical Chemistry

Hybrid Appointments:

Amy Fitzgerald – Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

Joel Gagnon – Inorganic Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry

Robin Gras – School of Computer Science

Oliver Love – Evolutionary/Ecological Physiology, Behavioural Ecology

Wren Montgomery – Odette School of Business

Barb Zielinski - Olfaction in fishes


Adjunct Professors:

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

Dr. Erin Bennett - Assistant Professor, Senior Earth Scientist/Business Development Leader Salem, MA, USA

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

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. Gord Paterson  - Assistant Professor, Environment, Science & Forestry SUNY

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

Dr. Tom Therriault - Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo, BC

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

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