Adjunct Faculty

The purpose of our Adjunct Professor Program is to enhance the scientific expertise of the department, provide specialized supervision of graduate students, and increase cooperation in research and teaching with other departments and institutions. Adjunct Professor duties in our department primarily involve graduate student supervision, but may also involve teaching (graduate and/or undergraduate) and service.

Adjuncts may be contacted directly for more information about their research programs and graduate student opportunities. Researchers interested in obtaining adjunct status in Biological Sciences should contact the chair of the adjunct committee, Dr. Jim Roth

Pascal Badiou, Ducks Unlimited (204-231-9424, p_badiou@ducks.ca). Wetlands & aquatic ecology. Badiou website

Rene Belland, University of Alberta (780-492-0801, rene.belland@ualberta.ca). Distribution and diversity of mosses and liverworts. Belland website

Paul Blanchfield, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (204-984-4524, Paul.Blanchfield@dfo-mpo.gc.ca). Freshwater fish ecology & behavior.

Guanqun (Gavin) Chen, University of Alberta (780-492-3148, gc24@ualberta.ca). Plant Lipid Biotechnology. Chen website

Steve Ferguson, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (204-983-5057, Steve.Ferguson@dfo-mpo.gc.ca). Arctic marine mammal population health. Ferguson website

Sara Good, University of Winnipeg (204-786-9434, s.good@uwinnipeg.ca). Genetic analysis of genomes and populations. Good website

Maria Antonia Henriquez, Agriculture Canada (204-822-7551, MariaAntonia.Henriquez@agr.gc.ca). Molecular plant pathogen interactions. Henriquez website

Scott Higgins, IISD - Experimental Lakes Area Inc (204-958-7700 x 741, shiggins@iisd-ela.org). Freshwater ecology. Higgins website

Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service (208-373-4385, disaak@fs.fed.us). Native fish research, conservation, and management. Isaak website

Lisa Loseto, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (204-983-5135, Lisa.Loseto@dfo-mpo.gc.ca). Arctic marine ecosystem science, marine predators & chemical biomarkers. Loseto website

Oliver Lung, National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (204-789-2014, Oliver.Lung@inspection.gc.ca). Viral genomics.

Marianne Marcoux, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (204-983-5023, Marianne.Marcoux@dfo-mpo.gc.ca). Arctic marine mammal bioacoustics & chemical biomarkers. Marcoux website

Randy Mooi, Manitoba Museum (204-988-0659, rmooi@manitobamuseum.ca). Evolution of fishes. Mooi website

Dennis Murray, Trent University (705-748-1011 x 7078, dennismurray@trentu.ca). Predator-prey relationships & population ecology. Murray website

Stephen Petersen, Assiniboine Park Zoo (204-927-6090, spetersen@assiniboinepark.ca). Molecular ecology of Arctic marine mammals. Petersen website

Michele Piercey-Normore, Memorial University of Newfoundland (709-637-7166, mpiercey-normore@grenfell.mun.ca). Lichen systematics, secondary metabolites & symbiont interactions. Piercey-Normore website

Jim Reist, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (204-983-5032, Jim.Reist@dfo-mpo.gc.ca). Arctic fish ecology.

Mike Rennie, Lakehead University (807-346-7860, mrennie@lakeheadu.ca). Freshwater ecology & fisheries. Rennie website

Ross Tallman, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (204-983-3362, Ross.Tallman@dfo-mpo.gc.ca). Arctic fish stock assessment & integrated ecosystem research.

Cortney Watt, Fisheries & Oceans Canada (204-451-0087, Cortney.Watt@dfo-mpo.gc.ca). Arctic marine mammal foraging ecology.

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Austein Mcloughlin: “The development of RNA interference-based biotechnologies for the sustainable management of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum” — Thursday, December 14 at noon, 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jared Field, MSc Defense: “Alternative splicing of Bnip3 modulates calcium signals to prevent mitochondrail-dependent cell death and regulate gene expression” — Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m., 201 BSB.