Activities

Outreach Activities

  • Brown Bag Lunch Solutions Forum Series 2020 Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality. Brock University. March 10, 2020. Organized as an event for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
  • Aspiring Ramsar Site for the Niagara River. Welland Library. March 3, 2020.
  • Ohnia:kara Aspiring Global Geopark: new opportunities for the Niagara. Welland Library. February 3, 2020.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Solutions Forum Series 2020 Sustainable Development Goal 2: Food security. February 6, 2020. Organized as an event for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
  • Baird, J., Plummer, R., Bullock, R., Dupont, D., Heinmiller, T., Jollineau, M., Kubik, W., Renzetti, S. and Vasseur, L. “Water in Niagara: How is it perceived and how should it be governed?” Environmental Sustainability Research Centre Research Café, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. February 8, 2017.
  • February 8, 2017: “Too much water or not enough?”
    Organized by the Chair in conjunction with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, the event will featured guest speakers Dr. Julia Baird, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, and Dr. Blair Feltmate, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo; Intact Centre on Climate Adaption.
  • February 10, 2017: Organization of a discussion group on Women in Science at Brock University for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
  • October 24, 2016: “Water and its importance for Niagara”
    Organized by the Chair in conjunction with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, this event discussed water and its importance in the Niagara Region. Guest speakers included Karl Dockstader, Niagara College alumni and representatives from Ontario Power Generation.
  • June 9, 2016: “Urban planning”
    Organized by the Chair in conjunction with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, featuring guest speakers Dr. Pierre Filion, School of Planning, University of Waterloo Jo Flatt, Evergreen Cityworks Brian Dick & Greg Bowie, Region of Niagara.
  • May 17, 2016: “Chimney Swift in Niagara
    Organized by the Chair in conjunction with the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, and in Celebration of UNESCO’s World Bird Migration Day event introduced the public to the special Chimney swift bird. These birds have been sighted not only in downtown St Catharines, including the former Canada Hair Cloth Co. Limited, which is now the Brock University’s Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts but in many parts of Niagara.

March 21 was designated as the World Poetry Day by UNESCO. This contest is an annual event that invites students from Kindergarten to 12, college and university students and all members of the community to write poems on themes related to sustainability (in both French and English).

Every year, the poems submitted are published as an ebook to celebrate the accomplishments of community members and their creativity. View the book.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is an international, non-governmental organization that provides the World Heritage Committee with technical evaluations of natural heritage properties and, through its worldwide network of specialists, reports on the state of conservation of listed properties. With more than 1000 members, IUCN was established in 1948 and is located in Gland, Switzerland. The IUCN is considered to be the leading authority on the natural environment, providing scientific research and expertise to governments and civic groups.

Particularly noteworthy is the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species, which tracks the most comprehensive and authoritative inventory of Earth’s biological diversity and the risk of extinction of thousands of plant and animal species and subspecies.

Liette Vasseur is vice-chair for North America and Caribbean Region of IUCN’s 14-member steering committee of the Commission for Ecosystem Management. She oversees a portfolio of six of the 30 thematic and specialist groups of this Commission and leads the one on Ecosystem Governance.

Woodlands of Sunset Long-term Care (LTC) Facility is located on Pelham St. in Welland, ON and is managed by the Niagara Region. What makes this LTC facility unique is that adjacent to it there are wetlands and forests on property which are also owned by the Region. In the spring of 2015, the then President of the Family Council, Roman Kruczynski approached ESRC to explore the possibility of a joint initiative with the university and especially the ESRC. This is a perfect example of the collaborative character of the UNESCO Chair, Liette Vasseur, where members and non-members of the ESRC, as well as community partners such as the NPCA (Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority) and Niagara College have come together to create community sustainability. Project is now completed.

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Training Activities

  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Bringing public engagement in landscape restoration: importance of ecosystem governance. Restoration Thematic Group of the Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN. March 13, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Assessing ecosystem services in biosphere reserves : presentation of the tool. Canadian Biosphere Reserve Association. June 10, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. L’adaptation basée sur les écosystèmes : une solution plus durable pour faire face aux changements climatiques. Webinar for Res-Alliance. May 1st, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Water and sustainable agriculture. Brock University, SSAS 5P11 Water Management. October 19, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. UNESCO: presenting the organization and my Chair. Brock University, SSAS 5P01 Sustainability Science. October 17, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Helping the landscape: ideas for pest management. Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou. March 8, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou. February 11, 2017.
  • November 20, 2016: 
    Experimental designs, Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou.
  • October 10, 2016: 
    Landscape ecology: An introduction of basic concepts, Institute of Applied Ecology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou.

Conferences/ meetings

  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Organization of the Commission for Ecosystem Management Workshop called “Governing Ecosystems to sustain development” at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawaii, September 4, 2016.
  • Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology Conference 2016. Chair. Ottawa, May 3-6, 2016. Read the conference report.
  • Practitioners Advisory Committee for the conference Adaptation Futures 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands, May 9-13, 2016. Organized by Provia, the European Commission and the Ministry of Environment of the Netherlands (member of the partitionner committee).

Invited speaker

  • Vasseur, L. 2020. How to respond to climate crisis. King College, Western University, London. March 11, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2020. Healthy Planet, Healthy People: A journey from local to global. Canada Caribbean Research Symposium (CCRS), Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. February 17 – 19, 2020.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Great Lakes Sustainability including high water levels: Or should we say how to adapt to climate change. Ontario Institute of Agrologists – Niagara and Hamilton chapters. Vineland, Ontario. December 10, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Don’t forget anyone! The capacity of all to contribute.  Keynote speaker for the Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Council of Lifelong Learning (OCULL) – Bridging Troubled Waters: CE and Future Skills. Cambridge, Ontario. October 26, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. La gouvernance écosystémique : intégrer la conservation au développement durable. International Seminar “Culture and Nature”. Organisé par la Chaire UNESCO sur la diversité des expressions culturelles. Québec City, Sept. 12-13, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Assessing ecosystem services in Canadian biosphere reserves. EVAMAB Closing Workshop, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 13-17 May 2019. (invitation of MAB-UNESCO, Paris)
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Working with rural communities: from local to global. Algoma University Research and Innovation Colloquium. Sault Ste Marie, December 6, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. The Non-Linear Paths of Women in STEM: The Barriers in the Current System of Professional Training. Equity, Inclusion and the Future of STEM Learning Exploring the Intersection of SDG4 and Canada 2067. Canadian Commission for UNESCO [CCUNESCO] and Let’s Talk Science (by invitation). Ottawa, November 27, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Importance of ecosystem governance in rural-urban fringe: The case of the Town of Lincoln in Canada. Second World Forum on Ecosystem Governance (per invitation only), organized by the State Forest and Grassland Administration of China, IUCN and IUCN-CEM. Hangzhou, China. November 4, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change: developing sustainable solutions. VI International Seminar on Alternative Energy and the Environment and II Latin-american-Chinese Workshop on Clean Energy and Climate Change – ISAEE 2018. Galapagos Island, Ecuador. October 10, 2018 (on-line).
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Plant performance of plants exposed to Spanish River Carbonatite. University of Chapingo, Reference Centre for National Health, and SENASICA, Mexico City. September 25, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Community sustainability – UNESCO Chair at Brock. Workshop on learning to work together and launch the UNESCO Chair in biocultural diversity, sustainability, reconciliation and renewal. Saskatoon, August 29, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Keynote presentation “Climate Change in Coastal Canada: What happens when the weather is out of control and ice caps melt?”.  Gros Morne symposium on climate change, Gros Morne, Newfoundland. May 16, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Changing the agrosystem in China: a path for sustainability? Lakehead Research Week, Agrobiodiversity symposium. March 5, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Cover crop and agromineral amendments: for the health of the crops. Soil Health Innovations Workshop, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. February 20, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Helping the soil through natural amendments: the case of agrominerals and cover crops. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fuzhou, China. January 22, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. The case study of San Juan, Ecuador: bringing ecosystem governance for a more sustainable community. Environmental Sustainability Research Centre. Brock University. January 12, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Sustainable agriculture in China. Ontario Institute of Agrologists, Niagara and Hamilton Chapters. Stoney Creek. December 12, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. A life in biological or health sciences. Ridley College, St Catharines. December 2, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Contributing to the SDGs through international actions. Panel in the Brock University’s Sustainable Development Goals Youth Training on Saturday. Brock University. November 11th, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. and H. VanVolkenburg. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? International workshop for the “111” Program. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. March 12, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Climate Change in Canada: What happens when the weather is out of control and ice caps melt? Burlington Third Age Learning (3ALB) group as part of their 11th series of lectures, focusing on Big Questions…Big Ideas…All Over the Map. Burlington Art Centre. March 9, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? Global Health Forum. Brock University. February 11, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? CatIQ’s Canadian Catastrophe Conference, Toronto, Ontario. February 1, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change leading towards sustainable solutions. Conference on resilience and climate change in Ecuador. Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador. December 8-12, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Restoring the agriculture landscape: from the ground up. Landscape management and ecosystem service delivery International Workshop. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, November 20-24, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. L’agriculture et les changements climatiques : votre nourriture favorite sera-t-elle toujours là? Virtual Researchers on Call (VROC), Partners in Research. October 25, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Climate change: what to expect in the Niagara? Federal Climate Change Consultation with Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre. Welland City Hall. September 30, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Planet at the crossroads, a recap of IUCN World Conservation Congress and the future prospects. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. October 8, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Intercropping: exploring its full potential. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. May 31, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. and H. VanVolkenburg. 2017. How Do Ecosystem Services Help Maintain Ecosystem and Human Health? International workshop for the “111” Program. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. March 12, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. (moderator). 2019. The Future of Research Excellence: A Conversation with Canada’s Granting Agencies. Panel Organized by: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada Research Coordinating Committee Secretariat (CRCC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Speakers: Ted Hewitt, Alejandro Adem, Tammy Clifford, and Roseann O’Reilly Runte. Policy Conference, Ottawa. November 15, 2019.
  • 2019. Panel How Can Multiple Layers of Society Collaborate to Dismantle Barriers to Gender Equity in STEM? Chair: Eleanor Haine-Bennett. Speakers: Sandra Corbeil, Brittany Grimsdale, Liette Vasseur. Canadian Science Policy Conference, Ottawa. November 13, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Les parcours non linéaires des femmes en STIM : les obstacles du système actuel de formation professionnelle. Colloque 4 – La force motrice de la diversité. 87e congrès de l’ACFAS, 31 mai 2019 à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Excellence en recherche et le role des chercheures et chercheurs. Panel sur l’excellence en recherche et le role des scientistes. Espace Radio Canada, déjeuner causerie. 87e congrès de l’ACFAS, 30 mai 2019 à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Prise en compte du s/g en mobilisation des connaissances : quels constats et quels défis pour l’action? Table-ronde avec des actrices des milieux de pratique et des chercheuses. Colloque 10 « Mobilisation des connaissances et intégration des inégalités sociales et de genre : constats et défis en santé au travail et en santé environnementale ». 87e congrès de l’ACFAS, 29 mai 2019 à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Partager les connaissances scientifiques avec les communautés : qui est à éduquer? Colloque 623 – Vers la viabilité : actions novatrices et processus de construction de solutions (pensée design et plateformes numériques collaboratives). 87e congrès de l’ACFAS, 27 mai 2019 à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Mature women in non-linear paths in STEM education. CCUNESCO Symposium on SDG 4, 5, and 11. Ottawa. May 22, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Instruments of change – Perspectives at the international levels. The First North American Dialogue on Biocultural Diversity, Montreal, Canada. May 5-7, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Panel Session 3: WE Lead – Breaking Barriers for Women in Politics and Leadership. It’s Time WE Act: The 16th Annual Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Fall Forum. Shaw Centre, Ottawa. October 10, 2018
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Helping the agricultural landscape: talking of the soil first. Agroecology Field School and Research Summit. Ottawa. August 16-17, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Défis pour les femmes ayant des carriers non-linéaires dans les STEM. Wefla Conference, Holguin, Cuba. April 25, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. Developing a vision of inclusiveness: global challenges at work and home. Panel entitled Best Practices: Global Perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in STEM.  Gender Summit 11, Embracing Pluralism and Thriving through Diversity – Shaping Science and Innovation. Montreal, Canada. November 6–8, 2017.
  • VanVolkenburg, H., Vasseur, L. “A Birding Event, the Chimney Swift is in Town!” Brock University Chimney Swift Project Kick-off. Mahtay Café, St. Catharines, Ontario, May 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. and S. Plante. 2017. Où est le capital social des communautés côtières lors de tempêtes? Symposium Comment faire du Québec un phare international en recherché maritime? ACFAS. McGill University, Montreal. May 10-12, 2017.
  • Fancy, D., T. McDonald, A. Dickinson, M. Head and L. Vasseur. 2017. Scientific and Posthumanist Perspectives on the Anthropocene. Environmental Sustainability Research Centre and Posthumanism Research Institute, Brock University. March 27, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Planet at the crossroads, a recap of IUCN World Conservation Congress and the future prospects. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. October 8, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Intercropping: exploring its full potential. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China. May 31, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Nature-based solutions to climate change. Meeting of the Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to the Convention for Biological Diversity, Montréal. April 29, 2016. Invited by the European Commission.
  • Vasseur, L. and S. Plante. 2016. Transitioning the sustainability of coastal rural communities facing climate change – A complex story – Panel. International Rural Sociology Association Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto. August 10-14, 2016.
  • VanVolkenburg, H. and L. Vasseur. Responses of invertebrate communities in lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and radish (Raphanus sativus) monocultures and intercrop. International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2020). Helsinki, Finland. July 2021 (accepted)
  • Hughes, M. and L. Vasseur. Influence of hedgerows on plant and invertebrate diversity in Niagara vineyards. International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2020). Helsinki, Finland. July 2021 (accepted)
  • Zuklin, T. and L. Vasseur. 2019. Prerequisites for effective ecosystem governance: a view from CEM-IUCN. International Congress for Conservation Biology 2019. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. July 23, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. and L. Brown. 2019. An Analysis of Invasive Species Management in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada: Establishment of a Database to Improve Knowledge Sharing. Poster. Plant Canada, July 7-10, 2019. University of Guelph. (Poster)
  • Vasseur, L. and O. Groff. 2019. Precarity of American Water Willow (Justicia americana) in Ontario. Plant Canada, July 9, 2019.
  • Hughes, M, and L. Vasseur. 2019. Impact of perimeter plantings on vineyard ecology. Plant Canada July 9, 2019. University of Guelph.
  • VanVolkenburg, F. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2019. Responses of various cover crop species to agromineral soil amendment over time. Plant Canada, July 8, 2019. University of Guelph.
  • VanVolkenburg, F. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2019. Abiotic and biotic responses to cover crops and soil amendments in a vineyard. Plant Canada, July 8, 2019. University of Guelph. (Poster)
  • Christie, R., R. Honor, L. Vasseur and Guinel, F. 2019. Testing amendments and cover crops for improving soil health in vineyards. Plant Canada, July 8, 2019. University of Guelph. (Poster)
  • DeCock, M., B. May and L. Vasseur. Coastal adaptation to climate change: how to involve the community by looking at solutions through their eyes. MEOPAR Conference, Victoria, BC. June 12, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Combiner l’adaptation basée sur les écosystèmes avec la théorie du changement. Grand forum des communautés résilientes, l’heure est au bilan pour la Rés-Alliance, Quebec City, 5 juin 2019.
  • May, B., M. DeCock and L. Vasseur. 2019. Co-creating knowledge to increase social-ecological system resilience: The town of Lincoln, Ontario. ACCESS 2019 Conference, Halifax, May 4-6, 2019.
  • Hughes, M, and L. Vasseur. 2019. The role of perimeter plantings in vineyard ecology. Mapping New Knowledge Conference. Brock University. April 11, 2019.
  • Hughes, M, and L. Vasseur. 2019. The role of perimeter plantings in vineyard ecology. Grape Grower Spring Workshops, 2019 Niagara Meeting: Rittenhouse Hall, OMAFRA, (4890 Victoria Avenue N, Vineland Station), Friday April 5, 2019
  • Peng, L. L. Wang, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2019. Identification of Halloween genes and functional analysis of a potential target for pest management in Plutella xylostella. Eighth International Conference on Management of the Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Insect Pests. Shenhua, Tainan, Taiwan, March 4-8, 2019.
  • Vasseur, L. 2019. Ensuring the integration of women of all ages in post-secondary science education. 4th International Conference for World Balance. January 28-31. Jose Marti Project of International Solidarity. Havana, Cuba. Presentation in the “Taller interregional de Cátedras UNESCO y Cátedras Martianas”. January 31, 2019
  • Lin, M., G. Yang, L. Vasseur, G. M. Gurr, L. Shi and M. You. 2018. The wetting property of Empoasca onukii Matsuda and the potential impact on the pesticide application. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Conference, Fuzhou. November 11, 2018 (poster).
  • Lin, S., M. You and L. Vasseur. 2018. Higher taxa surrogate species to rapidly assess effects of Bt rice on spider assemblages. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Conference, Fuzhou. November 11, 2018 (poster).
  • Xia, X., G.M. Gurr, L. Vasseur and M. You. 2018. Metagenomic sequencing of diamondback moth gut microbiome unveils key holobiont adaptations for herbivory. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Conference, Fuzhou. November 11, 2018 (poster).
  • He, W., M. You, L. Vasseur, G, Yang, M. Xie, K. Cui, J. Bai, C. Liu, X. Li, X. Xu and S. Huang. 2018. Developmental and insecticide-resistant insights from the de novo assembled transcriptome of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences Conference, Fuzhou. November 11, 2018 (poster).
  • Rosero Obando, G.A., A. Paucar S., L. Vasseur and M. Echeverria. Evaluation of soil organic carbon in the paramo ecosystem of Chimborazo River micro-basin based on anthropogenic activities. VI International Seminar on Alternative Energy and the Environment and II Latin-american-Chinese Workshop on Clean Energy and Climate Change – ISAEE 2018. Galapagos Island, Ecuador. October 10-13, 2018.
  • VanVolkenburg, H., Vasseur, L., and Guinel, F. Understanding the influences of cover crops and agrominerals as soil management alternatives in vineyard’s diversity. Botany 2018, Rochester Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota, 21-25 July 2018.
  • Hughes, M. and L. Vasseur. 2018. The role of perimeter plantings in vineyard ecology. Canadian Society of Ecology and Evolution. University of Guelph. July 19, 2018.
  • Hughes, M., L. Vasseur and J. Willwerth. 2018. Landscape ecology of Falco sparverius (American kestrel). Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University. May 11, 2018.
  • Krueger, A., F. McCarthy, M. Schuler, P. M. Pilkington, K. Kornecki, C. Garner, L. Vasseur, R. Relyea, M. Katz and L. Eichler. 2018. A Dinoflagellate’s Journey Through the Water Column: Monitoring Water Quality in Lake George. 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, International Association for Great Lakes Research, University of Toronto – Scarborough. June 18-22, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Returning to the Workforce. CCWESTT 2018 Conference, Edmonton. June 1st, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Ecosystem-based climate change adaptation and mitigation: learning and sharing among cultures. Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods International Conference, St Mary’s University, Halifax, NS May 30, 2018.
  • Vasseur, L. 2018. Ecosystem governance in biosphere reserves for better conservation and livelihoods. Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods International Conference, St Mary’s University, Halifax, NS May 30, 2018.
  • Christie, R., F. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2018. The agromineral Spanish River Carbonatite, an alternative to chemical fertilizers? Laurier Research Day, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo. (1st Place Best Presentation (Graduate student)). April 8, 2018.
  • Krueger, A., F. McCarthy, M. Schuler, P. M. Pilkington, K. Kornecki, C. Garner, L. Vasseur, R. Relyea, M. Katz and L. Eichler. 2018. Dinoflagellates in Lake George: – From the water column to the lakebed. 2018 Geological Society of America Northeastern Section Meeting, Lake Champlain Exhibition Hall, Vermont, USA. Sunday, 18 March 2018.
  • Vasseur, L., M. Jones and A. Andrade. 2018. Understanding vulnerability from a social-ecological system perspective to enhance resilience for ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction: finding a path of acceptance. Research Committees session “Climate Change’s Role in Disasters and Disaster Risk Reduction”, XIX International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology. Toronto. July 17, 2018.
  • Krueger, A. M., F.M. G. McCarthy, L. Vasseur, J.B. Hubeny, M.S. Schuler, and A. Paterson. A dinoflagellate’s sedimentary journey: from the water column to the lakebed. 11th International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France, July 15, 2017.
  • VanVolkenburg, H., F.C. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2017. Understanding multitrophic interactions in a vineyard Step:1. Canadian Botanical Association Annual Meeting, Wilfrid Laurier University. July 6, 2017.
  • Christie, R.V., L. Vasseur and F.C. Guinel. 2017. Microbial abundance and diversity as impacted by the agromineral, Spanish River Carbonatite. Canadian Botanical Association Annual Meeting, Wilfrid Laurier University. July 6, 2017.
  • VanVolkenburg, H., F.C. Guinel and L. Vasseur. 2017. Understanding multitrophic interactions in vineyards exposed to different diversification and alternative ecological systems. Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Conference, Queens University. May 22, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. 2017. What is ecosystem-based adaptation? Session on integrating cultural and social aspects in ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Montréal, May 26, 2017.
  • Archibald, E.R. 2017. Examining the responses of cover crops chicory (Cichorium intybus) and red clover (Trifolium pratense) to intercropping and agromineral amendment. Ontario Biology Day, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada. March 19, 2017.
  • Michkowski, A.L. 2017. Responses of alfalfa and oilseed radish in monoculture and intercrop to Spanish River carbonatite amendment. Ontario Biology Day, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada. March 19, 2017.
  • VanVolkenberg, H. 2017. Changes in yield and invertebrate communities in lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and radish (Raphanus sativus) monocultures and intercrop. Ontario Biology Day, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada. March 19, 2017.
  • VanVolkenberg, H. 2017. Understanding multitrophic interactions in vineyards exposed to different diversification and alternative ecological systems. Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. May 22, 2017.
  • Vasseur, L. and S. Plante. 2016. Transitioning the sustainability of coastal rural communities facing climate change – A complex story – Panel. International Rural Sociology Association Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto. August 10-14, 2016.
  • Plante, S., L. Vasseur, C. Guenette and C.M. Janzen. 2016. Working with community, not for them! Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network. Meeting the Challenges of our Changing Ocean conference, Ottawa. September 27, 2016.
  • Vasseur, L. 2016. Expecting mother in a dangerous environment: is the support always there? INWES Regional Conference Europe 2016. Freising, Germany. November 4-6, 2016. Presented on November 5.
  • Sidhu, A. 2016. Understanding the diamondback moth performance in plant alternative cropping systems. Ontario Ecology, Evolution and Ethology Colloquium. Ryerson University, May 7, 2016.
  • Sidhu, A. 2016. Performance of the diamondback moth in plant alternative cropping systems. Canadian Society of Zoology Annual Meeting. University of Guelph. May 11, 2016.