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Natural Resources Energy and Environmental Law Members

Chair of Natural Resources Law and Professor Nigel Bankes

  • Research interests:  Carbon capture and storage; indigenous peoples' law, especially resource law (international and domestic); international water law (especially the Columbia River Treaty); domestic water law; oil and gas law (regulation and private law).
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Professor and Dean Emeritus Alastair R. Lucas, Q.C.

  • Research interests:  Constitutional jurisdiction over greenhouse gas emission regulation and carbon offset markets; regulation of interjurisdictional pipelines; environmental law and policy; comparative energy and environmental law; international environmental law; oil and gas and energy law.
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Professor Emerita of Law Arlene Kwasniak

  • Research interests: Water law, wetland conservation law, public lands and resources law; municipal and planning law (in particluar regarding economic instruments such as conservation easements and transfer of development credits); environmental law (in particular regarding environmental assessments); legal and policy issues concerning environmental sustainability.
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Professor Sharon Mascher

  • Research interests: Environmental law; international environmental law; climate law; natural resources law; mining and energy law; oil and gas law; property law and laws affecting indigenous peoples.
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Associate Professor Allan Ingelson, and Executive Director, Canadian Institute of Resources Law, Faculty of Law

  • Research interests: Regulation of the Canadian and international energy and mining sectors.
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Associate Professor Evaristus Oshionebo

  • Research interests: Law and policy governing extraction and mining of natural resources; regulation of transnational corporations in Africa's extractive industries; sustainable extraction of natural resources
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Associate Professor Shaun Fluker

  • Research interests: Access to the legal system for persons who advocate for environmental protection; the implementation of environmental norms in law; the regulation of environmental markets.
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Associate Professor Nickie Nikolaou (Vlavianos)

  • Research interests: The regulation of energy and natural resources development; stakeholder engagement; liability for environmental damage; corporate social responsibility; the intersection between human rights and natural resources law; the role of local governments in energy development.
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Assistant Professor James Coleman

  • Research interests: North American environmental and energy regulation.
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Assistant Professor Anna-Maria Hubert

  • Research interests: Public International Law; Law of the Sea; International Environmental Law; International Law and Policy relating to Science and Engineering Technologies.
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Assistant Professor Martin Olszynski, Assistant Professor

  • Research interests: Environmental, water and natural resource law and policy; environmental valuation; ecosystem services, management and adaptive management.
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Assistant Professor Fenner Stewart

  • Research interests: energy law and policy (regulation and private law); regulatory theory; corporate governance; governance of the oil and gas sector (including indigenous peoples' law); and legal theory (and its application to the areas of natural resources, energy and environmental law).
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Assistant Professor Elizabeth Whitsitt

  • Research interests: the relationship between international trade law and international investment law with a focus on prinicples of non-discrimination in each of those regimes; international trade and investment law implications for carbon management regimes; international investment law implications for sovereign wealth funds such as the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and other similar energy revenue-based investment vehicles.
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Adjunct Professor Dr. Lila Barrera-Hernandez

  • Research interests: legal and regulatory issues related to environmental, natural resources and energy law, as well as on indigenous peoples and global regulatory regimes.

Post-doctoral Chilenye Nwapi

  • Research interests: Human rights and corruption in the the context of extractive industries (with a focus on developing countries); corporate accountability for extraterritorial environmental rights abuses; transnational oil and gas pipelines; public participation in extractive resource development.

NREEL Librarian Nadine Hoffman

  • Research Interests: Legal research; interdisciplinary research; natural resources, energy and environmental law; carbon capture and storage.