Department of Environmental Science

Clyburne Research Group (Green Chemistry Lab)
Dr. Jason Clyburne's research deals mostly with inorganic and organic materials as they apply to green chemistry, including catalysis, surface properties, and acid gas capture. He works closely with industry to solve problems associated with both waste and increased performance while maintaining a focus of the use of green chemical solutions.

Community Conservation and Research Group (CCRN)
The Oaks Second Floor
The Community-Based Conservation and Research Group, led by Dr. Tony Charles (, explores environmental and sustainability challenges, and their solutions, in local communities across Nova Scotia and around the world. The team has two main areas of emphasis. First, Dr. Charles is the Director of the Community Conservation Research Network – based here at Saint Mary’s but operating globally – which conducts studies on how communities effectively combine environmental stewardship with sustainable local economies, and how governments can actively support community conservation initiatives. Second, a set of projects led by Dr. Charles focuses on coastal communities – how they can best plan their future based on healthy coasts and oceans, and in ways that build community resilience in the face of increasing hazards from the sea (such as sea level rise, hurricanes and oil spills).  

Please contact Dr. Charles if you are interested in undergraduate, graduate or post-doctoral research!

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Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Lab (DEEHR Group)

The Dynamic Environment & Ecosystem Health Research group, led by Dr.Linda Campbell, carries out research and assessment of both aquatic and contaminated ecosystems across Canada and world-wide.

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Science Building 320
Dr. Jeremy Lundholm studies the ecology of plants, particularly at the community level. The main research goals of his lab are to determine how species diversity is maintained in plant communities, and how this diversity contributes to ecosystem functioning. His research team addresses applied and theoretical questions in a variety of habitats, including urban ecosystems. If you are interested in graduate study in any of the areas in his research please contact

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Environmental Science and Astronomy and Physics Weather Station 

What is the current atmospheric pressure, relative humidity and temperature on 
campus? Visit, the Environmental Science and Astronomy and Physics Weather Station which is streaming data from the Loyola Building. Data can be downloaded for various types of analysis.

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Tropospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory (TRSL) (Wiacek Group)
McNally North 017
Our understanding of atmospheric chemistry, physics and dynamics is used to drive forecasting models of air quality, weather and climate. But the problems of air quality, weather and climate change are complex and connected, and we are constantly refining our understanding of the details within the big picture.
High-quality data sets of atmospheric composition are crucial for testing model predictions and improving our understanding of atmospheric processes. To this end, the Tropospheric Remote Sensing Laboratory (TRSL) is being established at Saint Mary’s University to characterize atmospheric composition in the “planetary boundary layer” – the air that we breathe!
Enquiries regarding undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral research positions are always welcome!