Brock prof studies nature-based methods of mitigating climate change impacts
November 18, 2021
Brock biologist Liette Vasseur is researching ways in which cover crops, plants growing in addition to the crop, can contribute in protecting soils against climate change effects. Cover crops are plants — typically legumes, grasses or herbaceous flowering plants — that are planted to stop soil erosion and increase nutrients in the soil...
Brock researchers launch online Community Café series on sustainability
October 22, 2021
Members of the Brock community and the broader public are invited to join the free livestreamed events, where the research team and a series of special guests will discuss project updates as well as guide discussions on issues around radical transformation, sustainability, system thinking and action on climate and environmental issues....
Brock prof uses Soapbox to encourage science inclusivity
October 20, 2021
Liette Vasseur believes that making science accessible to all begins with the spreading of knowledge. It was with this concept in mind that the Brock University Biological Sciences Professor took to the podium at Soapbox Science Ottawa last month to talk about her work. The event, a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and their research, gives audiences a forum to meet prominent female leaders in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
Brock prof appointed Deputy Chair of international environmental organization
September 16, 2021
Composed of more than 18,000 experts, the IUCN is one of the largest and best-known intergovernmental conservation organizations in the world. Its objectives are supported by the CEM, which provides expert knowledge and policy advice on environmental, economic, social and cultural factors affecting the management of natural resources and biological diversity....
Brock prof working to improve environmental stability of coastlines along Canada-U.S. border
May 27, 2021
Vasseur is part of a Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative called the Mayors Advisory Council on Coastal Resilience. The council was established to work with mayors of municipalities on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border to develop recommendations on how to mitigate the considerable damage to their shorelines caused by erosion, flooding and other impacts, and adapt to increasing water level fluctuations and other extreme weather events....