Faculty and Research Interests

Dr. Holly Abbandonato
Assistant Professor
Plant ecology, native seed quality, grassland restoration, climate change and arctic plant phenology.
Tel. 939-2048  habbandonato@mta.ca 

Dr. Michael Fox
Place-based and experiential learning; geographic and environmental education; university-community relations, and community-based planning issues.
Tel. 364-2440    mfox@mta.ca 

Dr. Leslie Kern
Associate  Professor/Program Director, Women’s and Gender Studies
Urban geography and feminist geography, urban political economy and urban restructuring, global cities, gentrification, gender and cities, embodied geographies, environmental justice.
Tel. 364-2644    lkern@mta.ca

Dr. Joshua Kurek
Associate Professor/Environmental Change & Aquatic Biomonitoring Lab
Aquatic ecosystems, global environmental change, paleolimnology, climate change impacts to freshwaters, water quality.
Tel. 364-2390 jkurek@mta.ca

Dr. David J. Lieske
Department Head/Associate Professor/Geography Coordinator/Environmental Science Coordinator/Geospatial Modelling Lab (GML)
GIS, environmental visualization, species distribution modeling, and simulation modeling.
Tel. 364-2315  dlieske@mta.ca

Dr. Jeff Ollerhead
Coastal evolution (marshes, mudflats, and sandy barrier systems) and salt marsh restoration.
Tel. 364-2302 jollerhead@mta.ca

Dr. Tim Reiffenstein
Associate Professor/Coordinator of Kwansei Gakuin (KGU) University Exchange
Economic geography, geographies of intellectual property circulation and regulation, Japan, forest industries. (on sabbatical leave for 2017-2018 academic year)
Tel. 364-2412 treiffen@mta.ca

Dr. Brad Walters
Professor/Coordinator of Environmental Studies
Human influences on tropical forests, mangroves and temperate coastal wetlands, interactions between traditional fisheries and salmon aquaculture development in the Bay of Fundy, and research methods in human ecology. (on sabbatical leave for Winter Term 2018)
Tel. 364-2323        bwalters@mta.ca

Part-time Faculty

Ben E. Phillips
Course Instructor
Dendrochronology, dendroarchaeology, dendroclimatology, forest succession, and climate change.
Tel. 364-2642  bphillips@mta.ca

Christina Tardif
Course Instructor
Tel. 364-2168 ctardif@mta.ca
Geographic Information Systems GIS, Geomatics


Dr. Zoe V. Finkel
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Marine Environmental Ecology
Climate change, biological oceanography, marine macroecology and macroevolution, biogeochemistry, and phytoplankton eco-physiology.
Tel. 364-2615    zfinkel@mta.ca


Professors Emeriti 

Dr. Peter Ennals
Professor Emeritus
Historical geography, cultural geography, area studies (Japan)

Dr. David Mossman
Professor Emeritus
Geology, mineralogy and geochemistry as related to fundamental geological process 


Alison L. Estabrooks
Office Supervisor
Tel. 364-2326   aestabrooks@mta.ca

Jessalyn Hart
Administrative Assistant
Tel. 364-2204  jehart@mta.ca

Rebecca Leaman
Career Services   
Tel. 364-2292   rleaman@mta.ca 

Ben E. Phillips
Lab Instructor/Technician
Tel. 364-2642  bphillips@mta.ca
Christina Tardif
Social Sciences Research Technician
Tel. 364-2168  ctardif@mta.ca

Mailing Address: 144 Main Street, Sackville, NB, Canada E4L 1A7
Fax Number: (506)364-2625