Adjunct Faculty

Name Contact

Arbour, Victoria

Vertebrate palaeontology (especially dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles), Cretaceous palaeoecology and palaeobiogeography, functional morphology & evolutionary biology.

 250 896 0217

Cannon, Alex

Climate Extremes; applied climatology; statistical bias correction/downscaling; machine learning and environment data science.

Cassidy, John

Earthquake hazard studies, including earth structure, earthquake source determination and wave propagation.

250 363 6500

Christian, James

The global carbon cycle; ocean biogeochemistry; ecology of aquatic microorganisms; ocean colour remote sensing.

250 686 6081

Curry, Charles

Global and regional climate modelling; climate variability and trends; wind and hydroclimate of Western Canada; biogeochemical cycles.

250 721 7277

Dewey, Richard

Physical oceanography, tides, mixing, boundary layersand coastal flows.

250 472 4009

Eby, Michael

Earth system modelling, climate-carbon cycle feedbacks, emission budgets, biogeochemistry, paleoclimate, ice modelling, control of glacial cycles, climate change longevity.

250 853 3786

Foreman, Michael

Numerical modelling, physical oceanography, data assimilation, satellite altimetry, tidal analysis.

250 363 6306

Gall, Louise

Isotope geochemistry, non-traditional stable isotope systems, biogeochemistry, analytical technique development.


Gillett, Nathan

(Honorary Research Professor)

Attribution of the causes of climate change; atmosphere circulation changes; stratosphere troposphere coupling and ozone influence on climate; carbon-climate feedbacks.

250 363 8264

Gleeson, Tom

Groundwater sustainability, mega-scale groundwater systems, groundwater recharge and discharge and fluid flow around geologic structures.

250 853 3934

Halliday, Bill

Arctic marine mammals and fish using passive acoustic monitoring, and studies the effects of underwater noise and climate change on these animals.

Han, Guoqi

Ocean modelling, satellite altimetry, physical oceanography, sea level rise, ocean climate variability and change, impacts of physical change on marine ecosystems.

709 690 1426


Heesemann, Martin

Marine geophysics, seafloor observatories and instrumentation, earthquake seismology, tectonics, tsunamis, and scientific ocean drilling.

250 853 3716

Hobbs, Tiegan

Seismic risk, seismic hazard, active faulting, and seismogeodesy. 

236 330 2180


Hyndman, Roy

Geophysics, marine and land; active continental margin tectonics and structure; geothermal studies; seismotectonics; magnetotellurics; physical properties of rocks.

250 363 6428

Ianson, Debby

Biogeochemical cycles in the ocean, using integrative models and field studies with a focus on ocean acidification.

250 363 6614

James, Thomas

Field investigations and computer modelling of geodynamic and environmental processes related to crustal motion, sea level, and ice-sheet change.

250 363 6403

Jiang, Yan

Space geodesy techniques, seismo-tectonics, slow slip events, earth deformation due to mass redistribution

Johnston, Stephen

Tectonic and structural geology; evolution of convergent margins.

Kao, Honn

Seismology: earthquake source studies, velocity structure inversion, seismogenic behaviour and processes, induced seismicity, moment-tensor inversion and seismotectonics.

250 363 6225

Lado Insua, Tania

Tsunami modelling, ocean engineering, ocean drilling, physical properties of the sediment, data analytics.

Lefebure, Dave

Economic geology and metallogeny; mineral deposit models; resource assessments and databases; related knowledge engineering applications; and community engagement.

Melton, Joe

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.

250 363 8227

Merryfield, William

Climate forecasting; climate variability; predictability; ocean circulation models; subgrid-scale parameterization; geophysical turbulence; double diffusion; ocean mixing processes; numerical methods in fluid dynamics.

250 858 7077

Moran, Kate

Research includes ocean observing to understand tectonic and seafloor processes; understanding carbon dioxide removal in marine geologic formations; and applying geotechnics for interpreting past climate in marine sediment records.

Morell, Kristin

Plate tectonics, landscapes, earthquakes, geology.

Pospelova, Vera

Micropaleontology, palynology, dinoflagellate cysts, taxonomy, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, paleoecology, environmental change, marine geology, coastal and estuarine dynamics, eutrophication & pollution, harmful algal blooms (HABs), Earth System Science, Quaternary, Anthropocene.

Rowins, Stephen

Genesis of magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits, development of mineral exploration methodologies, application of Mineral Systems to exploration targeting.


Saenko, Oleg

Global ocean circulation and its influence on climate; water masses; climate variability and feedbacks.

250 363 8267

Schaeffer, Andrew

Seismic imaging of the Earth’s interior; structure and dynamics of the upper mantle; evolution of the lithosphere; seismo-tectonics of continental deformation zones and convergent margins; seismicity and seismic hazard.

 250 363 6430

Scherwath, Martin

Marine geophysics and geology; gas hydrates; active and passive seismology, including seismic processing, structural modelling, and seismic imaging; subduction zone processes; continental collision.

250 721 6309

Scinocca, John

Atmospheric/oceanic fluid dynamics, climate model development and physical parameterizations.

250 363 8240

Seiler, Christian

Terrestrial carbon cycle, land surface modeling, model evaluation

250 721 7217

Sigmond, Michael

Seasonal climate predictions (sea ice, stratosphere-troposphere coupling), atmospheric large-scale circulation, regional climate change, ozone hole impacts, Arctic sea ice impacts

250 363 8202

Simandl, George

Industrial minerals, high technology metals, nonsulphide Zn-Pb, and gemstone deposits - exploration, evaluation and origin, applied and fundamental research.

250 952 0413

Steiner, Nadja

Modelling of ocean and sea-ice  biogeochemistry, atmosphere-ocean-sea-ice-biochemistry interactions. Climate Change impacts on Arctic ecosystems

250 363 1433

Stevens, Catherine (Cat)

Marine zooplankton ecology, hydrothermal vent food webs, microbial dynamics in oxygen minimum zones, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, denitrification, fatty acid biomarkers, functional gene pyrosequencing, taxonomic gene surveys.

Swart, Neil

Climate change and variability, with a focus on change in the physical dynamics and carbon cycle of the ocean.

250 363 8241

Vagle, Svein

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.

250 363 6339

von Salzen, Knut

Modelling of physical and chemical processes in the troposphere; cloud and aerosol processes; global climate modelling

250 363 8237

Wang, Kelin

(Honorary Research Professor)

Subduction zone processes, lithospheric stresses, earthquake mechanics, crustal thermal and hydrological processes.

250 363 6429

Wei, Mike

Groundwater licensing, policy and management; hydraulic connection between surface water and groundwater; analysis of pumping tests; groundwater geology.

Yamazaki, Hidekatsu

(Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology - TUMSAT)

Physical oceanography, oceanic turbulence, mixing, physical environments and planktonic organisms, early life stage, requirement processes.