Irena CreedFaculty of Science


Prospective Students and Employees
Please send a curriculum vitae and short description of your research experience and interests to

Graduate Students
I have several ongoing research projects with potential for MSc and PhD thesis projects. Students may enroll in the Departments of Biology, Geography or Earth Sciences, and potentially the Collaborative Program in Environment and Sustainability. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for NSERC Graduate Scholarships and Ontario Graduate Scholarships. The deadlines to apply for the following year are usually in October/November.

I am part of a network of researchers studying Aquatic Ecosystem Services.  We are recruiting graduate students to start in 2013 and 2014. See this advertisement for more information [PDF].

Specifically, funding is available for one post-doctoral fellowship with the Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services (CNAES). The fellowship is based out of Western University in London, Ontario in collaboration with Alberta Innovates in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The project will involve scenario analysis to develop alternative futures of forest aquatic ecosystem services and assess the economic and ecological risks of policy options under alternative futures. The successful candidate will be expected to develop agent based simulation models of land use change in order to test policies for management of forest aquatic ecosystem services with a focus on reserve design and offset and compensation strategies. Candidates should have experience and/or interest in agent based modeling, preferably using Net Logo; complexity modeling at multiple spatial and temporal scales; and integration of ecological and economic systems in simulation models. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to communicate and work with stakeholders. The position would start in May or September 2014.

Undergraduate Students
I am always looking for keen students to work as assistants during the summer. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards. The deadline for application is in October.

I am not looking to hire any staff at the moment.