Core Faculty

We are among the few institutes in North America comprised of a dedicated core faculty whose mandate in research and teaching is sustainability and whose foundation is the inter-disciplinarity that necessarily and fundamentally guides that project.

  • Amanda Giang

    Amanda Giang

    Assistant Professor, IRES; Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Claire Kremen

    Claire Kremen

    Professor, IRES; Professor, Zoology; President’s Excellence Chair in Biodiversity

  • David R. Boyd

    David R. Boyd

    Associate Professor, IRES; UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment; Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

  • Gunilla Öberg

    Gunilla Öberg

    Professor, IRES; Professor, Center for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen

  • Hannah Wittman

    Hannah Wittman

    Professor, IRES; Professor, Land and Food Systems

  • Jiaying Zhao

    Jiaying Zhao

    SHE/HER/HERS; Associate Professor, IRES; Associate Professor, Psychology; Canada Research Chair (T2, Behavioral Sustainability); Graduate Advisor, IRES

  • Joséphine Gantois

    Joséphine Gantois

    Incoming IRES faculty, July 2023

  • Kai Chan

    Kai Chan

    Professor, IRES; Professor, Institute for Oceans and Fisheries; Canada Research Chair (T1, Re-Wilding and Social-Ecological Transformation)

  • Leila M. Harris

    Leila M. Harris

    Professor, IRES; Professor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

  • Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson

    Professor, IRES; Professor, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; Canada Research Chair (T2, Ecohydrology)

  • Milind Kandlikar

    Milind Kandlikar

    Professor, IRES; Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

  • Navin Ramankutty

    Navin Ramankutty

    Director, IRES; Professor, IRES; Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; Canada Research Chair (T1, Sustainable Global Food Systems)

  • Simon Donner

    Simon Donner

    Professor, IRES; Professor, Department of Geography; Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

  • Stephanie Chang

    Stephanie Chang

    Professor, IRES; Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning

  • Terre Satterfield

    Terre Satterfield

    Professor of Culture, Risk and the Environment, IRES