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Nathan Basiliko

Graduate Coordinator

Phone Number: 
+1 807-343-8010ext. 8570
Office Location: 
BB 1007B
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

2005 PhD, McGill University, Department of Geography (Montreal, Canada)
1999 BSc, Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources (Ithaca, USA)

Date joined Lakehead: 
Jan, 2023
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Professor & Canada Research Chair, Laurentian University Dept. of Biology & The Living with Lakes Centre (2013-2022)
Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Geography (2006-2013)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Faculty Forestry (2004-2006)

Research Interests: 

Soil science, Environmental microbiology, Ecosystem ecology, Biogeochemistry, Natural Resource Management, Forest ecosystems, Mining environments, Wetland ecosystems, Metals in the environment, Land-water linkages, Global and environmental change, Climate change feedbacks in northern ecosystems, Ecosystem reclamation, Industrial microbiology, Industrial ecology, Bioenergy systems, Environmental science education.

Please find group publications on my Google Scholar page:
And a TedX talk I gave on Climate change, the biosphere, and Ontario’s North:

Students are the crux of our research program! The Forest Soils laboratory at Lakehead is not yet functional (anticipated for Fall 2023) but please contact me by email if you are interested in finding out more about future potential doctoral, masters, or undergraduate research opportunities. I am still actively supervising ongoing graduate students at Laurentian University where I recently left, and I will keep strong collaborations with the excellent team at the Vale Living with Lakes Centre

In the Lakehead U Faculty of Natural Resources Management I teach:
1) Natural Resources Biometrics I (NRMT1330)
2) Natural Resources Biometrics II (NRMT2150)
3) Forest Ecology and Silvics (NRMT2210/ENST2211; co-taught)
4) Field School (NRMT2094; co-taught)
5) Forest Soils and Water (NRMT2110/BIOL2110)

I am the Graduate Programs Coordinator for the MFMgt program in our faculty and am Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee

President -Elect (2019) President (2020) and Past-President (2021) of the Canadian Society of Soil Science
Associate Editor, Soil Research (2015-)
Associate Editor, FEMS Microbiology Letters (2015-)
Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Soil Science (2013-2020)
Governing Council member of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (2015-2016)