Dr. Stephen Murphy

Photo of Steve Murphy, speaker at the Climate Change Sources of Knowledge Forum

Dr. Stephen Murphy

Stephen D. Murphy (B.Sc. Hons. & Ph.D. – Biology) is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Environment and Resource Studies (ERS), University of Waterloo. He is also Chair, Centre for Ecosystem Resilience & Adaptation (ERA), Chair, Centre for Applied Science in ON Protected Areas (CASIOPA), Past-Chair, Society for Ecological Restoration Ontario (SERO), A Member of the Board & Past-Chair of Research/Control Committee, Ontario Invasive Plant Council, A Member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Office of the Environment Commissioner of Ontario, and holds Associate Editor positions with Restoration Ecology and Weed Science.

He has worked as a consultant and researcher for the past 25 years and been involved in several hundred ecological restoration projects. He has worked with many colleagues in the private and public sectors, especially those in OMNR/Ontario Parks and Parks Canada.
As a Professor at the University of Waterloo, he has mentored and trained over 200 students one-to-one and over 4000 students in classes in assessing invasive species, ecological integrity, ecological modeling, ecological restoration, wildlife conservation, ecological indicators, experimental design, univariate, multivariate, and spatially explicit data analysis and management plans for private and public lands.

Steve has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles, books/book chapters, conference papers in his total career as a researcher and academic. He has delivered over 300 conference papers. He has reviewed for over 50 academic journals and 20 textbooks and monographs. He will be an author or co-author of two chapters of the forthcoming text on Restoration Ecology and several chapters of a book on Novel Ecosystems.

Professional Affiliation

Professor and Chair, Department of Environment and Resource Studies (ERS), University of Waterloo

Director, Centre for Ecosystem Resilience & Adaptation (ERA)

Chair, Centre for Applied Science in Ontario Protected Areas (CASIOPA)

2012 Climate Change Forum Topic

Sustainability: Building Resilience to Climate Change

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