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Summer experts

June 6, 2011

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues relating to the upcoming summer season.

Seasonal affective disorder

Mark Berber
UTM , Department of Psychiatry
Office: 905-472-5733

Mark Fitzpatrick
Assistant Professor
Integrative Behaviour and Neuroscience Group
UTSC, Department of Biology
Office: 416-208-2703
Cell: 416-587-7246

Behaviour of insects and other animals

Darryl Gwynne
UTM, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: 905-828-3892
Cell: 905-703-1500

Biological control
Invasive species
Forest insects (ecology and management)
Insecticides and pest management

Sandra M. Smith
Dean for the Faculty of Forestry
St. George
Office: 416-978-5482
Home: 416-324-8965

Archeological botany, origin of agriculture
Gary W. Crawford
UTM, Department of Anthropology
Office: 905-828-3783

Ancient Greek flowering plants and trees
M. Eleanor Irwin
Associate Professor Emerita
UTSC, Dean’s Designate
Department of Humanities
Home: 416-445-3243

Plant biology
Plant growth and development
Plants and climate change
Plants and drought
Genetic engineering
Genetically modified organisms
Plant biotechnology
Plant genetics and genomics
Malcolm Campbell
Professor; Vice-Principal Research (UTSC)
UTSC, Department of Biological Sciences
Cell: 647-267-7714

Ecology of plant populations and communities
Seed ecology
Peter Kotanen
Associate Professor
UTM, Department of Biology
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: 905-828-5365

Non-wood forest products (bamboo, rattan, medicinal plants)
Cherla B. Sastry
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Forestry
Institute for Environmental Sciences
St. George
Home: 416-335-9949
Other languages: Telugu, Hindi

Parasitic plant biology
Plant classification
Plant evolution and systematic
Sasa Stefanovic
Associate Professor
UTM, Department of Biology
St. George, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: 905-569-4271

Impact of climate and environmental changes on Canadian ecosystems
Soil science
Global and environmental change
Natural resource management and ecosystem restoration

Nathan Basiliko
Assistant Professor
UTM, Department of Geography
Office: 905-569-4515
Cell: 647-261-3583
Home: 289-997-6283

Impact of climate change
River processes

Joe Desloges
Department of Geography and Program in Planning
Woodsworth College
Cell: 416-523-6032

Atmospheric measurements
Ozone depletion
Climate change
Air quality
Kimberly Strong
Department of Physics
St. George
Office: 416-946-3217
Office 2: 416-978-2933

Relationship of environment, climate change and air quality to human health
Kirsty Duncan
Adjunct Professor
Department of Geography
St. George
Office: 416-747-6003
Office 2: 613-995-4702
Home: 416-241-6326

Climate change and global carbon cycling
Soil carbon sequestration and climate change
Soil contamination
Soil toxicology

Myrna J. Simpson
Associate Professor
UTSC, Department of Environmental Science
Department of Chemistry
Department of Geography
Office: 416-287-7234

Sociology of physical activity and health
Cultural geographies of children and youth’s physical education and activity environments
Cultural geographies of health and exercise
Gender/sexuality and sports environments
Socio-cultural studies of play

Dr. Caroline Fusco
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Physical Education and Health
Office: 416-946-7717

Health benefits of vacations
Laughter as the best medicine
Dealing with grief
Stress management

Mel Borins
Associate Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
St. George
Home: 416-533-6488

Parental influences on children’s physical activity and recreation
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
Professor Emerita
Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Faculty of Physical Education and Health
Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE)
St. George
Office: 416-978-0447
Cell: 647-206-9345
NOTE: Unavailable from June 15 – 25

Recreation and summer camps for special needs children
Joel A. Kirsh
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
St. George
Office: 416-813-6140
Hospital pager: 416-813-7500

Early development and learning
Family support and kindergarten
Parent involvement
Parenting and young children
Parents’ connections to schools and children’s services
Carl Corter
Professor, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
St. George
Office: 416-934-4513

Youth and issues of social cohesion
Theatre and arts education

Kathleen Gallagher
Professor, Canada Research Chair
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
St. George
Office: 416-978-0160
Home: 416-960-5633


Cheryl Rosen
Associate Professor
Head, Division of Dermatology

Kucy Pon
Assistant Professor

Elena Pope
Associate Professor
Head, Section of Dermatology


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