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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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Pakhomov, Evgeny

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Fish larval survival

Parfrey, Laura

Science
Botany
Ecology and diversity of eukaryotic microbes in coastal environments

Paterson, Robert

Law
Cultural Property issues, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Property Law in Canada, Cultural Property and International Trade and Investment Law

Patrick, David

Medicine
Population and Public Health
Emerging infectious diseases. Institution and evaluation of programs to control antimicrobial misuse and curb antibiotic resistance. Linking clinical, epidemiological and genomic sciences to explore etiology of idiopathic chronic diseases

Pauly, Daniel

Science
Fisheries Centre
Ecological impact of fisheries, marine ecosystems, sustainable fisheries

Peck, Jamie

Arts
Geography
Urban and regional political economy, restructuring, economic regulation and transformation, policy

Perrin, Benjamin

Law
Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, Victims of Crime, Human Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation

Peterat, Linda

Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Sustainable Food Systems, UBC Farm, sustainable living, learning and practice through land-food-community based environmental education programs and research.

Petrell, Royann

Applied Science
Engineering
Modeling and experimentation to improve productivity in aquatic systems. 

Phinney, Alison

Applied Science
Nursing
Capacities of older people for successfully coping with the functional consequences of aging and disease. Family and community support for frail older people both within and outside the traditional health care system. Cognitive impairment due to a dementing illness.

Pinar, William

Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum Studies Research; Gender; Curriculum theory; International studies

Pitcher, Tony

Science
Fisheries Centre
Marine ecosystem restoration under impacts of fisheries and climate change

Poole, David

Science
Computer Science
Decision making for complex decisions. Projects have included preference elicitation for group decision making, forestry planning, and predicting landslides. The overall theme is to make decisions based on, rich ontologies, complex preferences and detailed (probabilistic relational) models.

Porath, Marion

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Arts-based Research, Developmental Theory, Exemplary Teaching Practice, Giftedness, Problem-based Learning, Social Cognition

Potter, Pitman

Law
Chinese Law and Politics, International Law, Human Rights, Comparative Law, Globalization, law and society

Pottinger, Rachel

Science
Computer Science
Meta-data management, data integration systems, ARTIFACT

Pratt, Geraldine

Arts
Geography
Filipino women working in Canada as domestic workers on temporary work visas; issue of family separation and the long term marginalization of families sponsored by domestic workers after they gain permanent resident status in Canada. Temporary labour migration worldwide.

Prescott, Cindy

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Rates of litter decomposition: controlling factors and influences of forestry practices; Linking soil microbial and faunal communities and nutrient cycling processes; Ecosystem restoration and soil reclamation; Causes and amelioration of nutrient deficiencies; Long-term effects of forest fertilization

Pulfrey, David

Applied Science
Engineering
Sustainable electricity usage via photovoltaic power generation and solid-state lighting

Purcell-Gates, Victoria

Education
Language and Literacy Education
Ways communities value and practice literacy including texts, written symbol systems, purposes for reading and writing, attitudes and beliefs. Designing early literacy instruction that builds on young children’s linguistic, cognitive, cultural, and social models for reading and writing acquired from their home communities.

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