Staff

Dean and Principal

Gray, D. R., PhD (Rhodes)

Faculty Graduate Coordinator

Price, G. W., gprice@dal.ca

Graduate Program Assistant

Sutherland, P., Pamela.Sutherland@dal.ca

Professors

Asiedu, S. K., BSc (Agr), MSc, PhD (McGill), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Plant-microbe Interactions, Post-harvest physiology, pathology of horticultural crops, potato physiology, production management. Head
Astatkie, T., BSc, MSc (Addis Ababa), PhD (Queen’s), Engineering Department. Time series analysis, linear, nonlinear and nonparametric regression, and design of experiments
Burton, D. L., BSc (Dalhousie), MSc (Guelph), PhD (Alberta), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Soil biology and biochemistry, nutrient cycling, soil quality, climate change, greenhouse gases
Clark, J. S., BA (Guelph), MSc (Saskatchewan), PhD (North Carolina State), Business and Social Sciences Department. Econometrics and time series analysis. Tests of competition under general equilibrium. Statistical and economic aspects of climate change
Cutler, G. C., BSc (Memorial), MPM (SFU), PhD (Guelph), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Insect biology and ecology, insect toxicology, and development of ecologically sound and pragmatic insect pest management programs
Duston, J., BSc (Bath), PhD (Aston), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Finfish Aquaculture and Environmental Physiology
Fredeen, A. H., BSc (Saskatchewan), MSc (Guelph), PhD (Davis), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Ruminant nutrition, dairy systems analysis, milk composition, dairy products, greenhouse gas emission, pasture-based dairy production, sustainable, ecological organic dairying
Grant, K. G., BA (Acadia), MA, PhD (Western), Business and Social Sciences Department. Agricultural commodity spot futures and options markets; macroeconomics
Hoyle, J., BA (York), BA (Open Univ, UK), BEd (Dalhousie), MSc (Leeds), PhD (Dalhousie), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. GC-MS, Organic Agriculture, Organosulfur Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, River Studies, Innovative Teaching Methods
Lada, R. R., BSc (Hort), MSc (Hort) (TNAU, Coimbatore), PhD (Adelaide), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Environmental stress physiology and metabolism. Biostress defense molecules, inter and intra-plant communication, environmental regulation of plant development, bulking physiology, resource competition modelling
Lynch, D. H., BSc (Agr), MSc (Agr) (McGill), PhD (Guelph), Canada Research Chair in Organic Agriculture, Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Organic production systems. Nurtrient cycling in agro-ecosystems. Soil organic matter dynamics. Soil microbiology. Legume physiology. Composting and management of manures and organic wastes
Nams, V. O., BSc (Toronto), MSc (Alta), PhD (Victoria), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Spatial scales, landscape ecology, fractal analysis, behavioural ecology, animal movement and mammals
Olson, A. R., BA (Augustana), MSc (Wisconsin), PhD (Alta), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Botany. Mutualistic, commensal and parasitic symbiotic relationships among flowering plants, anatomy of plant diseases, religious world views and their interaction with natural sciences, sexual reproduction of plants
Patterson, D. L., BSc (Alberta), MSc, PhD (Guelph), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Biodiversity and Conservation of rare breeds 
Percival, D., BSc (Agr), MSc, PhD (Guelph), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Plant physiology and berry crop production. Environmental regulation of carbon assimilation and metabolism, water relations, soil fertility and plant nutrition and the subsequent impact on plant growth, development, yield and composition
Rupasinghe, H. P. V., BSc (Peradeniya), MSc (Iowa), PhD (Guelph), Canada Research Chair in Fruit Bioactives and Bio products.  Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Bio-products, functional foods, nutraceuticals and natural health products; phytochemicals and human health; postharvest biotechnology, shelf-life and quality
Wang-Pruski, G., BSc (Tian Jin), PhD (Alberta), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Plant molecular biology and genomics, functional genomics, proteomics, potato genome and gene expression, genetic control of potato tuber quality, genetic and environmental interactions, biotechnology
Yiridoe, E. K., BSc (Univ of Science and Technology, Ghana), MSc, PhD (Guelph), Business and Social Sciences Department. Agricultural production economics, farm and agribusiness management and natural resource and environmental economics
Zaman, Q.,
 BSc, MSc (Univ of Agriculture Faisalabad), PhD (Univ of Newcastle upon Tyne), Engineering Department. Precision agriculture, GPS, GIS, Sensors, remote sensing, VPT

Associate Professors

Cameron, G. A., BA Hon (St. FX), MA (York), PhD (SOAS), Business and Social Sciences Department. Agrarian political economy, democratization transitions, the politics of East Africa, food security, co-operatives, Canadian agricultural policy
Dukeshire, S. R., BComm, BA (St. Mary’s), MASc, PhD (Waterloo), Business and Social Sciences Department. Media framing of agriculture and aquaculture; dietary decision making
France, R., BSc, MSc (Manitoba), PhD (Toronto), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Watershed management, limnology, ecoforestry, conservation biology, land-use planning, environmental engineering and BMP design
Hartt, C. M., BA (Dalhousie), MBA, PhD (St. Mary's), Business and Social Sciences Department. Critical Management studies, Business history, Native American, Aboriginal and Indigenous Persons in Organizational studies, Decision making, Acton-Network Theory, Critical Sense making, strategy
Havard, P. L., BSc (Agr Eng), MSc, PhD (McGill), Engineering Department. Water and energy conservation, instrumentation and computer control, system modelling
He, Q., BSc, MSc (ECUST, China), PhD (Western), Engineering Department, Biofuels, Nanocatalyst, separation of chiral molecules, crystallization, polymorphism of APIs
Kevany, K., BA (Carleton), MEd, EdD (Toronto), Business and Social Sciences Department. Factors that mediate well-being, resiliency, prosperity, vibrancy and sustainability. Theory and practice of mindfulness and positive psychology and how these enhance well-being. Systems analysis of implications of food choices and strategies to reduce climate change, improve health and increase well-being through production and consumption of whole foods
Lu, J., BA (Renmin), MA (Beijing Normal), PhD (McGill), Business and Social Sciences Department. Consumer eating behavior. Dietary consumption decision making Agri-food business marketing.  Public health policy on healthy eating
Martynenko, A., BSc (Ukraine), MSc (Moscow), PhD (Guelph), Engineering Department. Multi-scale bioinstrumentation, real-time imaging, computer vision, food processing technologies, process engineering
Myles, S., BA (St. Thomas), MSc (Oxford), PhD (Leipzig), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Agricultural Genomics, with emphasis on apples and grapes
Nguyen-Quang, T., BSc (Eng), MSc (Grenoble), PhD (Mediterranean), PhD (Eng) (Montreal), Engineering Department. Mathematical models for biological processes, biofluids and biosystems modeling, fluid dynamics and transfer phenomena in soils and water, PIV method
Niu, H., BEng (Xi’an Univ Arch Tech, China), MEng, PhD (Memorial), Engineering Department. Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, watershed modeling and management, irrigation, drainage and water table management, effects of climate change on agriculture water resources
Price, G. W., BSc (UBC), MSc, PhD (Guelph), Engineering Department. composting, nutrient management, waste management, soil organic matter dynamics, soil nitrogen dynamics
Prithiviraj, B., BSc (Agr) (Annamalai), MSc, PhD (BHU), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Plant stress physiology, marine bio-products in animal and plant health, plant-microbe interactions, plant pathology, natural anti-infective compounds
Russell, S. G., BSc (Agr) (Guelph), MBA (St. Mary’s), PhD (Bradford), Business and Social Sciences Department. Micro and small enterprise management including strategic marketing, financial management, human resource management and operations management. Family business issues such as succession and financing. Entrepreneurship in international settings, including international project management
Stewart-Clark, S., BSc (Hon), MSc, PhD (UPEI), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Shellfish aquaculture, shellfish molecular biology and genomics, shellfish gene expression under environmental stressors, aquatic invasive species, aquatic ecology, invasive tunicate genetics, population genetics, biotechnology
Yurgel, S., MSc (St. Petersburg Polytechnic), PhD (RIAM, Russia), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Plant-microbe interaction, plant microbiome

Assistant Professors

Abbey, L., BSc (Ghana), MSc (Imperial), PhD (Cranfield), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Horticulture, new and under-utilized crops, compost, bio-stimulants, abiotic stress physiology and plant bioactives
Adewole, D.I., B.Sc Agr (OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), MSc, PhD (Manitoba), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Poultry Nutrition and Sustainable Antibiotic Reduction in Poultry Production
Al-Malachi A., BSc Eng (Jordan University of Science and Technology), MSc, PhD (Hokkaido University), Engineering Department, Sensing and automation, Biosystems Engineering, Smart agriculture
Barrett, D. M. W., BSc (Memorial), MSc, PhD (Saskatchewan), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Ruminant reproduction, endocrino logy, gonad, seasonality, puberty, and controlled breeding
Chang, Y., BSc, MSc, PhD (Seoul National), Engineering Department. Bio-systems automation, Image processing, smart camera, microcontroller, FPGA/System-On-Chip (SOC), and real-time bio-system modeling
Clark, K.F., BSc (Dalhousie), MSc (Queen's), PhD (UPEI), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Molecular Immunology
Collins, S., BSc, MSc, PhD (Saskatchewan), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Animal nutrition, novel feed ingredients, insects as food feed, nitritional modeling
Colombo, S., BSc (Guelph), MSc (Dalhousie), PhD (Memorial), Animal Sciences and Aquaculture Department. Aquaculture nutrition and production, fatty acid biosynthesis in fish, nutrigenomics, nutrient metabolism in fish, farmed seafood nutritional quality
Esau, T., BEng, MSc, PhD (Dalhousie), PEng, PAg, Engineering Department. Mechanized systems, agricultural machinery, sustainable farming
Hammermeister, A. M., BSc (Saskatchewan), MSc, PhD (Alberta), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Organic agriculture and organic cropping systems, soil fertility and management, land reclamation, cropping systems; cereals, oilseeds and small bush fruits
McLean, N., BSc (Agr), MSc (Macdonald), PhD (Dalhousie), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Plant genetics and field crop management
Miar, Y., BSc, MSc (Tehran), PhD (Alberta), Animal Science and Aquaculture Department. Animal breeding and genomics, computational genomics, genomic selection, bioinformatics, genetic evaluation and improvement of animals
Parsons, L. D., BSc, DVM (Atlantic Veterinary College), Animal Science and Aquaculture Department. Companion Animal Veterinary Medicine, Shelter medicine, Feral cat Health and Welfare, veterinary technician education
White, S. N., BSc, MSc (NSAC), PhD (Guelph), Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences Department. Weed science, vegetation management, plant ecology, plant biology

Adjunct (FGS)

Anderson, D., BSc, MSc (Manitoba), PhD (Saskatchewan)
Boyd, N., BSc, MSc (Dalhousie), PhD (Manitoba)
Corscadden, K. W., BEng (Bolton, UK), MSc, PhD (UMIST, UK), PEng (APENS), CEng (IET)
De Koeyer, D.,
BSc (Agr) (Guelph), MSc, PhD (Minnesota)
Fraser, A., BSc (SFU), MSc (Guelph), PhD (SFU)
Goyer, C., BSc, PhD (Sherbrooke)
Hillier, K., BScH, PhD (Memorial)
Murray, G. B., BSc (Agr) (Dalhousie/NSAC), MBA (St. Mary’s), MSc (McGill), PhD (Dalhousie)
Norrie, J., BSc (Mt. A), MSc (Dalhousie), PhD (Laval)
Papadopoulos, Y. A., BSc, MSc, PhD (Guelph),  MBA (St. Mary's)
Schumann, A. W., BSc, MSc (Univ of Natal), PhD (Georgia)
Stratton, G. W., BSc, MSc, PhD (Guelph)

Adjunct (Retired)

Caldwell, C. D., BSc (Mt. A), MSc (Dalhousie), PhD (East Anglia)
Farid, A. H., BSc, MSc (Shiraz), PhD (Alta)
Pruski, K. W., BSc (Warsaw), MSc (Alberta), PhD (Wageningen)