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Ecosystem Health

Ecosystem Health focuses on:

  • Determining the implications of external toxicants on the health of ecosystems.
  • Discovering indicators for environmental problems.
  • Developing methods to lessen human exposure to toxicants.
  • Investigating environmental microbiology.
  • Determining the micro- and macro-environmental factors causing disease.

In addition, researchers in the program will investigate related areas such as environmental microbiology, the pathophysiology of environmental disorders and the micro- and macro-environmental factors causing cancer. Research in this field will focus on specific environmental problems and develop solutions that will benefit Canadians.


  • Dr. Caroline Barakat-Haddad, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)
  • Dr. Julia Green-Johnson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science (FSci)
  • Dr. Douglas Holdway, Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Toxicology, FSci
  • Dr. Holly Jones-Taggart, Associate Dean, FHS
  • Dr. Andrea Kirkwood, Associate Professor, FSci
  • Dr. Janice Strap, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, FSci
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