In UBC’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology, you will explore the real-world application of the life sciences to the management
of land, animals and food production. Applied Biology at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems is different from other
biological sciences programs: you can customize it to learn about what’s most interesting to you. The program is
built around practical learning experiences, critical thinking, and a systems approach that integrates technical
knowledge with sustainability and ethics. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to take a leadership role
in sustainable food production and the responsible use of land, water and animals.
Explore the majors offered in the Applied Biology program at UBC. For each major, you’ll find a brief summary of what’s
involved, some courses you might take, career possibilities, and links
to alumni who have built careers with their Applied Biology degree.
My primary research objective is to apply the knowledge of soil science for the purpose of suggesting sustainable management of ecosystems: increasing the resistance and resilience of soil-plant systems while decreasing human-induced pressures on the environment.
Assistant Professor, Plant Physiology, Applied Biology
My research involves investigating how plants can thrive in water-stressed environments. I explore plant physiology, evaluate how plants react in response to water stress by drought and waterlogging, and identify crop genotype-specific thresholds for improved water management in agriculture.
My research aims are to improve animal shelter practices, improve companion animal welfare through the development of behavioural interventions in shelters as well as pet homes, and assess and improve on the well-being of dogs working in assistance roles.