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Chad Harvey
Chad Harvey
Associate Professor
Thode 306B
(905) 525-9140 ext. 21565
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Dr. Chad Harvey is the instructor for the Life Science component of iSci 1A24. His educational background in the fields of invasion biology, zoology, and entomology certainly come through in his teaching style. As such, Dr. Harvey introduces a new "organism of the day" at the beginning of each lecture.
Foodweb ecology, conservation biology, biostatistics, pedagogical engagement, interdisciplinary curriculum design, research-based education

ISCI 1A24

ISCI 2A18

ISCI 3A12

ISCI 4A12

ISCI/ARTSCI 3IE1 - KENTUCKY CAVES

ISCI/ARTSCI 3IE1 - GRANT WRITING

ISCI 3IS3

Foodweb and community ecology of non-indigenous (invasive) species. My field and laboratory research attempts to determine the direct and indirect interactions and mechanisms through which non-indigenous species impact resident foodwebs and ecosystems. I employ a combination of empirical and theoretical tools to understand these interactions across multiple spatial and temporal scales. My pedagogical research seeks to increase student engagement in the entire teaching and learning process. I pursue this through identifying the importance of interdisciplinarity in teaching ? Why do I need to study math if I am interested in biology? Additionally, I seek to discover techniques and strategies that increase student involvement in the classroom, enhancing student activity in the classroom and their general desire to learn and apply learning concepts. My field and laboratory research attempts to determine the direct and indirect interactions and mechanisms through which non-indigenous species impact resident foodwebs and ecosystems. I employ a combination of empirical and theoretical tools to understand these interactions across multiple spatial and temporal scales. My primary research interests deal with how populations of non-indigenous (invasive) species interact with resident species over multiple spatial and temporal scales. The main thrust of my research highlights the importance of indirect interactions as a mechanism by which non-indigenous species impact these systems. My research to date has combined these ideas with quantitative theory and empirical studies in a number of managed and natural systems. I use a number of statistical approaches, including multivariate and spatial statistics, to address both applied and fundamental questions. The ultimate goal of my research is to ascertain the key interactions by which non-indigenous species impact native ecosystems and how we may predict the outcome of these impacts for conservation purposes.

Hurkett, C.P., S.L. Symons, S.N. Gretton, C.T. Harvey, P.E. Lock, D.P. Williams and D.J. Raine. 2018 The benefits of sustained inter-programme collaborations between international partners. Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 1 (1) 31-42.

Symons, S.L., C.T. Harvey and A. Colgoni. 2017 Student Perceptions of Staged Transfer to Independent Research Skills During a Four-year Honours Integrated Science Undergraduate Program. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 8(1) Article 6.

Xi-Yu Cheng, Li-Shu Zhang, Tian Tian, He Li, Chad Harvey, Jian-Ping Xu, Jin-Sheng He. 2016. Insights from a biology field course at McMaster University. Theory and Practice of Education Vol.8 (12) 44-47.

Falk-Dotan, B.S., N. Wazed, M. Chapman and C.T. Harvey. 2016. Arabidopsis thaliana growth more than defense affects Myzus persicae populations. Int. J. Undergrad. Res. Creat. Act. Vol. 8: Art. 6

Meisner, M., J.P. Harmon, C.T. Harvey and A.R. Ives. 2011. Intraguild predation on the parasitoid Aphidius ervi by the generalist predator Harmonia axyridis: the threat and its avoidance. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 138(3): 193-201.

Steinberg, A. J., J. Ejsmont-Karabin, J.R. Muirhead, C.T. Harvey and H.J. MacIsaac. 2009. Consistent, long-term change in rotifer community composition across four Polish lakes. Hydrobiologia 624:107-114

Harvey, C.T., S.A. Qureshi and H.J. MacIsaac. 2009. Detection of a colonizing, aquatic, non-indigenous species. Diversity & Distributions 15: 429-437

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