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 (Vancouver)
Journalism
the role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics. changes to professional norms, practices and...
Medicine (Vancouver)
School of Population and Public Health | School...
Sustainable transport; interaction between land use, travel behavior, air quality, and health; effects of neighborhood walkability on travel patterns and sustainability; links between the built...
Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest Resources Management
Climate change planning, outreach, and community engagement; visioning methods and visualization of climate change causes, impacts, and mitigation/adaptation; low-carbon future scenarios visualized...

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Kesler, Linc

Arts (Vancouver)
First Nations Studies Program
strategic planning for First Nations staff and student across the university; developing English department curriculum on American Indian and other ethnic minority literatures

Khan, Samia

Education (Vancouver)
Curriculum and Pedagogy
How can education support sustainability?

Kingstone, Alan

Arts (Vancouver)
Psychology
Human cognition and social attention in complex settings behavioral, neuropsychological, and functional neuroimaging research; Cognitive ethology, social attention, brain and human behaviour.

Kirchen, Patrick

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
thermochemical energy conversion; understanding the impacts of engine operating parameters such as fuel type, injection strategies, and charge preparation on the fundamental combustion and emission formation processes

Kissoon, Niranjan

Medicine (Vancouver)
Pediatrics
sepsis and critical care; Vice Chairman of the Council of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA); In 2013 the World Sepsis Declaration was released with a mandate to place sepsis on the global development agenda

Klein, Bern

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
technology and innovation for improved energy efficiency and reduced environmental footprint in mining.

Klein, Peter

Arts (Vancouver)
Journalism
global journalism; under-covered issues around the world

Klinkenberg, Brian

Arts (Vancouver)
Geography
endangered species (plants), conservation biology, health geography, uncertainty

Klironomos, John

Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science (Okanagan)
Biology
Community ecology; soil ecology; plant ecology; microbial ecology; restoration ecology; invasion biology; global change biology; determinants of plant and microbial community structure; biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.

Knox, Sara

Arts (Vancouver)
Geography
exchange of carbon, water and energy between ecosystems and the atmosphere; how land atmosphere exchanges of greenhouse gas fluxes respond to a changing climate and disturbances; how we can modify land management practices for climate change mitigation and adaptation; how ecosystem responses to global change can feedback to slow or accelerate future climate change; combine micrometeorological measurements with remote sensing and modelling to understand soil-plant-atmosphere interactions across a range of spatial and temporal scales;

Ko, Frank

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
Nanofibre Technology, Biomaterials/Surgical Implants , Textile Structural Composites , Natural Fibres

Koehle, Michael

Education (Vancouver)
School of Kinesiology
the interaction between exercise and environmental pollution

Koehoorn, Mieke

Medicine (Vancouver)
School of Population and Public Health
Occupational epidemiology, current and emerging issues in occupational health, surveillance of occupational injury/disease, evaluation of workers’ compensation policies.

Kollmann, Tobias

Medicine (Vancouver)
Pediatrics
vaccine system that with only one immunization given at birth will protect from infectious diseases, as well as from asthma and allergies; global health; sustainable solutions to local health challenges in East Africa

Kong, Hoi

Peter A. Allard School of Law (Vancouver)
Environmental law, natural resources, and climate change

Konijnendijk, Cecil

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest Resources Management
Design and Planning of Space, Landscape and Environmental Organization, Urban and Rural Planning Policies; urban forestry, green infrastructure planning, green space governance, urban ecosystem services, people-nature relationships

Koppes, Michele

Arts (Vancouver)
Geography
climate change, glaciers, natural hazards, landscape change, polar regions, ice-ocean interactions

Kozak, Robert

Forestry (Vancouver)
Wood Science
sustainable business management practices and issues and providing solutions to complex problems related to sustainable development, forestry, wood products and the emerging conservation economy

Kremen, Claire

Science (Vancouver)
Zoology
how to reconcile biodiversity conservation with agricultural production using field, lab, and modeling studies on a variety of taxonomic groups. Current research questions in her lab include: How do different forms of agricultural land management influence long-term persistence of wildlife populations by promoting or curtailing dispersal movements and population connectivity? Specifically, can diversified, agroecological farming systems promote species dispersal and survival? How do different types of farming systems affect ecosystem services, yields, profitability, sustainability and livelihoods?

Krzic, Maja

Land and Food Systems (Vancouver)
Applied Biology
Soil science, Soil science education, Integration of multimedia and soil science

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