Dr. Vern Peters

Dr. Vern Peters teaches the Conservation Biology course at the Great Lakes Campus during Summer Session I. He Specializes in the population ecology of endangered pines and seed predators in high elevation ecosystems, and looks forward to sharing his species recovery planning experiences from working with a variety of government agencies and conservation organizations.

He is particularly excited about teaching in the field (at a tie when leaves are present, a rare opportunity for northern ecologists!) and sharing his love of forest ecosystems. He received his B.Sc. in Botany and Zoology at the University of Manitoba, and Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Biology at the University of Alberta. Vern is an Associate Professor of Ecology at the King's University College, in Edmonton, Alberta, where he is currently the Chair of Biology.