Emeritus and adjunct faculty

Name Email Phone (250-) Research
Arora, Vivek email 363.8246 Climate-vegetation biophysical and biogeochemical interactions; terrestrial ecosystem carbon and nitrogen cycle modelling; impact of climate change on hydrology of major river basins; river flow routing in climate models.
Barnes, Christopher (Emeritus) email 721.8847 Paleozoic paleontology, stratigraphy, paleoecology; conodont paleobiology; paleoceanography; paleoclimatology; cabled ocean observatories.
Barrie, Vaughn email 363.6424 Quaternary marine geology, shelf sedimentation processes, marine geohazards, ocean management, marine placers.
Bobrowsky,Peter email 363.6617
Cassidy, John email 363.6500 Earthquake hazard studies, including earth structure, earthquake source determination and wave propagation.
Chapman, Ross (Emeritus) email 472.4340 Ocean acoustics, acoustic signal processing, ambient noise, marine seismology, seismic inversion methods.
Christian, James email 363.8319 The global carbon cycle; ocean biogeochemistry; ecology of aquatic microorganisms; ocean colour remote sensing.
Curry, Charles email 721.7277
Global and regional climate modelling; statistical downscaling; climate variability and trends; biogeochemical cycles
Dallimore, Audrey email
Denman, Kenneth email 472.5220 Biological/physical oceanographic interactions; ocean biogeochemical fluxes and climate change.
Dettmer, Jan email Earth structures and processes probed remotely through inversion of geophysical data, computational (Bayesian) methods to understand data information content to resolve the Earth, tsunami- and earthquake-source studies, fine structure of shallow crust and seabed, crust- and mantle structure.
Dewey, Richard email 472.4009 Physical oceanography, tides, mixing, boundary layersand coastal flows.
Eby, Michael email


Earth system modelling, UVic Earth System Climate Model, carbon cycle - climate feedbacks, carbon emission budgets, terrestrial and ocean biogeochemistry, sea and land ice modelling, paleoclimate, control of glacial cycles, longevity of climate change
Farmer, David email Physical oceanography.
Flato, Gregory email 363.8233 Numeric modelling of sea ice dynamics and thermodynamics; role of sea ice and polar oceans in climate; global climate modelling.
Foreman, Michael email 363.6306 Numerical modelling, physical oceanography, data assimilation, satellite altimetry, tidal analysis.
Fyfe, John email 363.8236 Climate modelling and analysis; coupled models of atmosphere-ocean variability in the extratropics, middle atmosphere variability, synoptic to low-frequency tropical variability, regional climate modelling.
Gargett, Ann email Ocean turbulence and its parameterization in climate models; Biological/physical interactions.
Garrett, Chris (Emeritus) email 721.7002 Physical oceanography, geophysical fluid dynamics, and ocean mixing processes.

Gillett, Nathan

(Honorary Research Professor)

email 363.8264 Attribution of the causes of climate change; atmosphere circulation changes; stratosphere troposphere coupling and ozone influence on climate; carbon-climate feedbacks.
Gleeson, Tom email 853.3934 Groundwater sustainability, mega-scale groundwater systems, groundwater recharge and discharge and fluid flow around geologic structures.
Hebda, Richard email 387.5493 Quaternary stratigraphy, vegetation and climate change; Holocene palynology to decode diet, medicine and agriculture of native peoples.
Heesemann, Martin email 853.3716 Marine geophysics, seafloor observatories and instrumentation, earthquake seismology, tectonics, tsunamis, and scientific ocean drilling.
Hill, Philip email 363.6763 Coastal sedimentary processes and geohazards, Fraser River Delta and Beaufort Sea.
Hoffman, Paul email Crustal structure and origin of the Canadian Shield, Precambrian North America and pre-Pangean supercontinents; Paleoceanography, paleoclimate and biogeochemistry of the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition, including Snowball Earth phenomena.
Hyndman, Roy email 363.6428 Geophysics, marine and land; active continental margin tectonics and structure; geothermal studies; seismotectonics; magnetotellurics; physical properties of rocks.
Ianson, Debby email 363.6614 Ecosystem function and biogeochemistry in the ocean, using integrative models and field studies.
James, Thomas email 363.6403 Computer modelling focussing on glacio-isostatic adjustment for inferring ice mass history and Earth rheology; high-precision geodetic techniques for measuring crustal deformation and gravity changes; relative sea level and glacial history of British Columbia.
Johnston, Stephen email Tectonic and structural geology; evolution of convergent margins.
Kao, Honn email 363.6225 Seismology: earthquake source studies, velocity structure inversion, seismogenic behaviour and processes, induced seismicity, moment-tensor inversion and seismotectonics.
Lefebure, Dave email Economic geology and Cordilleran metallogeny, with an emphasis on mineral deposit models, exploration techniques and mineral potential assessments
Levson, Victor email 952.0391 Till geochemistry and glacial dispersal processes, seismic microzonation, sedimentology of coarse clastics and placer deposits, Quaternary stratigraphy.
McFarlane, Norm email 363.8227 Global climate modelling; parameterization of physical processes in atmospheric models; middle atmospheric dynamics and modelling.
Meissner, Katrin email Paleoclimate modelling, climate system, climate variability, the role of vegetation and ocean in climate change, geophysical fluid dynamics.
Melton, Joe email 363.8227
Development and application of terrestrial ecosystem and land surface models for stand-alone simulations and implementation in Earth system models. Process modelling including wetland methane, fire, and permafrost carbon.
Merryfield, William email 363.8263
Climate forecasting; climate variability; predictability; ocean circulation models; subgrid-scale parameterization; geophysical turbulence; double diffusion; ocean mixing processes; numerical methods in fluid dynamics.
Riedel, Michael email 363.6422 Marine geophysics and geology, gas hydrates, physical properties of sediments, logging data analyses.
Rogers, Garry email 363.6500 Earthquake seismology and related tectonic processes, earth structure using earthquake generated waves, earthquake hazard.
Rowins, Stephen email 952.0454 Genesis of magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits and mineral exploration methodologies.
Saenko, Oleg email 363.8267 Global ocean circulation and its influence on climate; water masses; climate variability and feedbacks.
Scherwath, Martin email 721.6309 Marine geophysics and geology; gas hydrates; active and passive seismology, including seismic processing, structural modelling, and seismic imaging; subduction zone processes; continental collision.
Scinocca, John email 363.8240 Atmospheric dynamics, numerical climate model development and physical parameterizations.
Seiler, Christian email 721.7217 Atmospheric dynamics, extratropical cyclones, global and regional climate models, terrestrial carbon cycle
Sigmond, Michael email 363.8202 Seasonal climate predictions (sea ice, stratosphere-troposphere coupling), atmospheric large-scale circulation, regional climate change, ozone hole impacts, Arctic sea ice impacts
Simandl, George email 952.0413 Specialty Metal-bearing (Nb, Ta, Zr, REEs, etc) Ore Deposits and Industrial Minerals (genetic studies, exploration methods, development considerations).
Spence, George (Emeritus) email

Refraction and reflection seismology, marine and land-based; geophysics and tectonics of western Canadian margin and Cordillera.

Steiner, Nadja email 363.1433 Modelling of ocean and sea-ice  biogeochemistry, atmosphere-ocean-sea-ice-biochemistry interactions. Climate Change impacts on Arctic ecosystems
Swart, Neil email 363.8241 Climate change and variability, with a focus on change in the physical dynamics and carbon cycle of the ocean.
Thomson, Richard email 363.6555 Physical oceanography of the north-east Pacific Ocean.
Vagle, Svein email 363.6339 Air-sea exchange processes, modelling and measurements of bubble dynamics and bubble gas transfer, observations of coastal oceanographic processes including tidal mixing, underwater ambient noise, low-power self-contained data acquisition systems, marine mammal acoustics, and new techniques in fishery acoustics.
Von Salzen, Knut email 363.8237 Modelling of physical and chemical processes in the troposphere; cloud and aerosol processes; global climate modelling

Wang, Kelin

(Honorary Research Professor)

email 363.6429 Subduction zone processes, lithospheric stresses, earthquake mechanics, crustal thermal and hydrological processes.
Weaver, John (Emeritus) email 721.4353 Geomagnetism; numerical modelling and inversion of electromagnetic induction in the earth and oceans.
Wilmut, Michael email 472.4342 Signal processing, statistical characterization of underwater ambient noise, and matched-field inversion, processing and tracking.
Yamazaki, Hidekatsu email Oceanic microstructures, turbulence and mixing processes; biological-physical interactions for planktonic organisms.