With over 400 faculty investigating sustainability-related topics at UBC, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve curated a list of researchers with expertise across a wide range of disciplines.

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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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Quayle, Moura

Sauder School of Business | Arts
Liu Institute for Global Issues
How strategic design -its tools and techniques influence innovation; Institutional change and transformation through leadership; Curriculum and learning environment design and implementation

Radic, Valentina

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Global climate change, climate change impact studies, the contribution of glaciers to sea level rise, estimates of present and future glacier mass changes on regional and global scale, downscaling of global and regional climate models, and the evaluation of climate model performance.

Ramankutty, Navin

Arts | Science
Liu Institute for Global Issues | Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Global agriculture and food security, land use and cover change, global environmental change, global climate change, earth system science, ecosystem services, climate-vegetation interactions, global biogeochemical cycles.

Raudsepp, Mati

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Detailed characterization of minerals and their synthetic equivalents, and the application of this knowledge to solve geological problems. 

Rees, William

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Ecological economics, sustainable development, global change, ecological footprint analysis, ecological planning, urban ecosystems

Renneckar, Scott

Forestry
Wood Science
Chemistry, sustainability, wood science

Reynolds, Graham

Law
Copyright law, intellectual property law, property law, intellectual property and human rights, and access to justice and technology.

Riano-Alcala, Pilar

Arts
Social Work | Liu Institute for Global Issues
Lived experience of violence; Historical Memory and the politics of memory and witnessing; Forced migration (internal displacement and refuge); Critical and participatory methodologies; Community organizing, everyday resistance and social repair; Public art and politics

Richardson, John

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Freshwater and riparian ecosystem ecology and conservation; endangered species; biodiversity and ecosystem service

Riches, Graham

Arts
Social Work
Food Banks and Food Security; Unemployment; Welfare

Rieseberg, Loren

Science
Botany
Plant evolutionary genomics, speciation, domestication, invasiveness, conservation

Riseman, Andrew

Land and Food Systems
Plant breeding, biotic and abiotic stressor resistance, edaphic selection

Ritland, Kermit

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Population genetics; genomics; plant mating systems

Rodney, Patricia

Applied Science
Nursing
Healthcare ethics; nursing ethics; nursing workplaces; healthcare equity; ethics and policy; moral distress and moral climate

Roehr, Daniel

Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Stormwater Mitigation, Infiltration Landscapes, Green Roofs, Urban Agriculture, Green Walls, Green Streets, Rainwater Harvesting

Rogak, Steve

Applied Science
Engineering
Clean burning engines, particulate emissions, energy conservation, particle systems

Rojas, Alejandro

Land and Food Systems
Food security and food systems sustainability; institutional adaptations to climate change; Latin America; Community-based action research; intercultural communications

Roth, Wendy

Arts
Sociology
Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Latino/a Studies, Genomics and Race, Multiracial Populations and Identities, Skin Color Inequalities, Social Stratification and Poverty, Research Methods

Rowley, Sue

Arts
Anthropology
Public archaeology, Arctic archaeology, oral history, ethnohistory, material culture.

Saddler, Jack

Forestry
Wood Science
Biotechnology; microbiology

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