Andrew Gordon

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Andrew Gordon, PhD
Department of Environmental Biology
University of Guelph, Canada

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Biography

Dr. Andrew M. Gordon received his B.Sc.F. (Forest Environment) from the University of New Brunswick in 1978 and a Ph.D. (Forest Soils/Ecology) from the University of Alaska in 1985. Since 1984, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Biology (newly reformed as the School of Environmental Sciences), University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, where he currently holds the rank of full professor, and is Director of the Agroforestry Research and Development Program. His research interests lie in the investigation of ecosystem-level processes in both agricultural and temperate/boreal forest systems. He has spent considerable time developing and promoting agroforestry systems in temperate regions for their ameliorative and restorative properties. He has also been involved in a number of rehabilitation initiatives, both locally and globally (e.g. Nepal, Ghana, Argentina, Bolivia, etc.) including the use of both intercropping and riparian systems to reduce nutrient loadings to streams and other water systems. Dr. Gordon has a strong appreciation for the utilization of trees, forests and vegetation within the context of landscape level restoration of ecological processes. He is a licensed professional forester in the province of Ontario and a member of numerous professional organizations. He has also served as the Canadian representative to the International Energy Association (Short Rotation Biomass Fuels), is a former Theme Director of CRESTech's (an Ontario Centre of Excellence) Controlled Environments Research program, currently in collaboration with NASA to develop biological plant systems for extended space missions, and a former co-director of C.A.A.R.N. (the Canadian Afforestation and Agroforestry Research Network), at one-time, an emerging BIOCAP network. Dr. Gordon is the author and co-author of over 100 research publications in refereed and non-refereed journals, book chapters, technical communications, etc. Dr. Gordon has considerable international experience in research, development and curriculum development in many countries and currently directs a long-term CIDA Tier 1 project in Ghana entitled: "Agroforestry practices to enhance resource-poor livelihoods in Ghana".

Research Interest

Dr. Andrew Gordon's research interests include:

  • Ecological interactions in forest
  • Riparian and agroforest ecosystems
  • Carbon dynamics
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Ecological modelling
  • Short rotation woody crop bioenergy systems

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