My research focuses on improving our understanding of glacier dynamics and recent changes of ice masses, and their links to climate change. This involves making measurements using both satellite imagery and fieldwork. In recent years I have undertaken fieldwork in the Canadian High Arctic, Yukon, Antarctica and Himalayas.
My research focuses on the ecological and environmental factors affecting ticks, vertebrate hosts, and pathogens (e.g., bacteria, virus, etc) of the tick-borne disease system in Canada. I use a wide variety of methods including meta-analyses, field surveys and experiments, genetic analyses, and remote sensing analyses.
Dr Dawson's expertise is on the human and policy dimensions of environmental change with a strong focus on the implications of climate change and economic development for the Arctic shipping and tourism sectors. She leads several projects examining Arctic shipping trends, marine shipping governance and policy, climate change impacts and adaptation, and local marine use and transportation needs. She works closely with coastal communities in Arctic Canada, shipping industry stakeholders, and government departments involved in the Arctic marine transportation sector. You can find out more about her research and her research lab at www.espg.ca
Céline Delacroix focuses on analyzing how the linkages between family planning, population growth, and environmental sustainability are perceived and could be harnessed to strengthen reproductive rights and improve environmental sustainability. She studies how to address these sensitive questions in a fair and acceptable manner.
I currently research the range of positions that investors take to respond to climate. These include incorporating ESG in their investment policies, engaging with companies, or divesting from fossil fuels entirely. I am currently involved on a large project about the fossil fuel divestment movement, comprised of students, faculty, and other activists worldwide who promote the exit from carbon intensive industries, in large institutional investors like pension funds, universities, and governments. I examine the range of responses to this movement, from doing nothing, to adopting a net-zero approach, all the way to committing to divest from energy companies.
My research focuses on climate change governance and sustainability policy debates. In particular: high-speed rail development in Canada; low-carbon transportation in Canada; global aviation and climate governance (CORSIA); nuclear power and climate change; sustainable livestock; cows or cattle and climate change; methane and climate change; regenerative agriculture and climate change; sustainable protein; plant-based proteins; protein transition; "green growth" and "degrowth" and the environment.
I am an expert on the effects of climate warming on polar regions, especially on permafrost, the landscape, and northerners. I currently work in the Yukon and the Canadian High Arctic on subjects such as measuring recent changes in permafrost temperatures, predicting current permafrost distribution and rates of thaw, and landsliding. This research is relevant to hazard prediction and the development of roads and pipelines, as well as adaptation to climate change in the North. I am currently Senior Vice-President of the International Permafrost Association and will become President in 2012.
My main field of research is applied Geomatics. Geomatics consists of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning systems(GPS), Spatial Analysis, Cartography, and Geodesy. Like information systems in general, geomatics is an enabling science that extends the IT model into the geographic realm with techniques and methods applicable to almost every conceivable discipline. For example, I currently have active projects in fields including: disaster mapping of tsunami devestated regions in the Bay of Bengal, health geography/epidimiology, wireless telecommunications, precision agriculture, and Quaternary climate change among others. Geomatics underlies our everyday activities as the science is used for both the planning and management of anything that exists in geographic space.