Bill Dushenko, Ph.D., Biology, Queen's University at Kingston. M.Sc., Biology, Queen's University at Kingston. Honors B.Sc., Ecology and Evolution, University of Western Ontario. Bill is an environmental biologist and Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability (formerly the Science Technology and Environment Division) at Royal Roads University. Previous to that, he worked as a research faculty member in the Applied Research Division in the Center for Economic Development and Applied Research at RRU. As an environmental biologist and freshwater ecologist working in an interdisciplinary field, his research interests include, ecological sustainability, terrestrial/aquatic ecology and biodiversity; the role of plants as ecosystem indicators and in the environmental cycling and fate of contaminants in aquatic and terrestrial systems; contaminant/nutrient relationships between plants and soils/sediments; effects of land use on sediment and water quality; contaminated site investigations; environmental impact assessment, and risk management for the public and private sector; and coastal wetland and macrophyte research. Bill has also been instrumental in setting up and operating long-term atmospheric, ecological and biodiversity monitoring plots for research and education purposes at Royal Roads University under the Smithsonian Institute/Man and the Biosphere Program in support of the National Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN). More recently, he has been involved with the Chinese government in helping them reduce their use of organochlorine pesticides for termite control as part of a national integrated pest management strategy. In his spare time, Bill likes to retreat to his new home in Sooke and spend time in the garden and community with his partner and their three pets.
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