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Arts
Geography
My work bridges the natural and social sciences at the nexus of political ecology, political economy, and urban studies, particularly where those fields intersect with “sustainability science”.
Applied Science
Nursing
Social determinants and processes of child development. Public health efforts at identification, intervention and the prevention of developmental problems.
Applied Science
Engineering
Demand side management in smart grid; PHEV charging and vehicle-to-grid systems; Control and management of microgrids.

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Koppes, Michele

Arts
Geography
Glacier processes, glaciated landscapes and the landscape response to climate change

Kotwal, Ashok

Arts
Vancouver School of Economics
Economic development, quality enhancing trade liberalization

Kozak, Robert

Forestry
Wood Science
Forest-dependent communities in transition; international development & poverty alleviation; value-added strategies; forest certification & corporate social responsibility; forest sector sustainability & competitiveness; marketing, management & consumer behaviour

Krzic, Maja

Land and Food Systems
Soil compaction, land-use impacts on temperate grasslands, rehabilitation of degraded forest soils

Lam, Frank

Forestry
Wood Building Design and Construction
Engineering, wood products

Larson, Bruce

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Effectiveness of forest certification, sustainable forest management

Lau, Anthony

Applied Science
Engineering
Organic waste treatment and recycling systems, air emissions, biological production of fuel cell feedstocks

Lauer, Sean

Arts
Sociology
Marriage, immigration, resource industry. Formation of social, creative/collaborative and governance skills through participation in community-based organizations.

Lauster, Nathanael

Arts
Sociology
Processes of inhabitance, how people form households, and how they come to make themselves feel at home.  Policies and standards that underlie our building practices, and the implications of these practices for families, health, inequality, and ecological sustainability.

Laval, Bernard

Applied Science
Engineering
Field and 3D numerical modeling techniques to describe the spatial and temporal variations of physical processes and their impacts on transport in lakes and coastal waters.

Lavallee, Suzie

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Biodiversity, conservation, ecology, ecosystems, entomology, forest biology, forest management, landscape ecology, population demography, sampling design, social impact, social science, sustainability, vertebrate ecology

Lavato, Chris

Medicine
Population and Public Health
Health promotion, population health and program evaluation. Impact of health programs and policies on cancer prevention and health services. Medical school initiatives implemented in response to health care professional shortages in rural, remote and northern regions of Canada.

Lavkulich, Leslie

Land and Food Systems
Soil constituents, podzols, environmental effects

Lawrence, Gregory

Applied Science
Engineering
Environmental fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrodynamic stability and mixing, physical limnology, water quality management.

Le Billon, Philippe

Arts
Geography | Liu Institute for Global Issues
Commodities and conflict, political economy, governance of extractive sectors, and corruption

Leaf, Michael

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Sustainability planning, urban transitions, local regulatory structure and practices, infrastructure and urban environments in developing countries, environmental degradation

LeBaron, Michelle

Law
Cross-cultural Conflict Resolution, Law, Legal Culture and Conflict Resolution, Conflict across Worldview Differences, Creativity and Conflict, Gender and Conflict, Religion and Conflict, Teaching Innovation and Effective Teaching and Learning

Lee, Christopher

Arts
English
Asian North American literatures and cultures, Asian diaspora studies, American Studies, race and ethnicity, aesthetic philosophy, critical theory

Lehman, Darrin

Arts
Psychology
East-west differences; Stressful life experiences.

Lence, Barbara

Applied Science
Engineering
Performance measurements for water quality environmental policy analysis

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