John Middleton

TREN Faculty Profiles

John Middleton


  • Associate Professor, Department of Tourism and Environment, Brock University
  • cross-appointed Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University
  • Visiting Professor, International College for Sustainability Studies, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand


Contact information
Office: MC C-422
Tel. +1-905-688-5550 x3128

Detailed Resume (PDF format)



Courses taught

TREN 2P42: Biodiversity Conservation
TREN 3P23: Research Design
TREN 4F80: Group Research Project
TREN 4F90/91/92: Literarture Review and Thesis


Research Interests

  • Biodiversity conservation in human-dominated ecosystems
  • Appointed member, Greenbelt Council, advising Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • The Greenbelt, Niagara Escarpment, and impact of roads on biodiversity in southern Ontario, with the Ontario Road Ecology Group (Toronto Zoo)

Selected publications and presentations



John Middleton

To an ecologist, the human species is a species like any other, except for the scale of its impact on global ecosystems, and for some special options we have available for studying it and influencing it. My students and I study the relationship between humans and other species and apply our results to more sustainable management of human-dominated ecosystems.


Meet professors, academic
advisors, and fellow first-year students at your department orientation
on September 8, 2015.