Environmental Science


Welcome to the Environmental Science program

The environmental sciences focus on understanding the Earth’s natural systems and how we, as humans, interact with them.

Environmental scientists study the impact of human interactions on the biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere using an interdisciplinary and integrative approach. They provide us with the information we need to address some of the most pressing issues facing humanity today — such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

Program Highlights

$10-million partnership will study the effectiveness of Canada’s wetlands in helping achieve climate targets

Wetlands provide habitat for wildlife, filtration for water and even play a role in protecting us from drought. Now a group of Canadian researchers, including Drs. Larry Flanagan and Matthew Bogard from the University of Lethbridge, will study them to learn more about their exact role in combating climate change.

Led by Dr. Irena Creed, vice-principal of research and innovation at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, the project will build scientific understanding of wetlands, their function and the services they provide.

“There’s an assumption that nature is storing carbon to a certain degree, but we need stronger evidence to truly know how effective wetlands are as a nature-based climate solution,” says Creed.

Amy Wiedenfeld Presentation - Tracking Population Change in the Endangered Wood-poppy

The presentation will be held at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre community room, located in the Lethbridge river valley at the north end of Indian Battle Road South.

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM
  • Nature Lethbridge (map)

Furthermore, Nature Lethbridge is offering to join this event via zoom.

Please use the following link to access the presentation: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82597500467?pwd=xbq5ECC1TwUfM7lqjc05iJljhvLOzb.1

Matthew Bogard

Matthew Bogard's paper is published in Nature

Matthew Bogard's paper titled "Salinity causes widespread restriction of methane emissions from small inland waters" has been published in Nature, the leading international weekly journal of science.

The exceptional research in these journals has a profound effect on the disciplines to which it relates and the wider world.

Makenna Kleiner discovers a passion for wildlife and the environment at ULethbridge

Makenna Kleiner is a BSc Environmental Science student who chose ULethbridge due to its outstanding science programs and the incredible facilities in the Science Commons. Makenna discovered her passion for environmental science and …

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Dilini Abeyrama - School of Graduate Studies Medal of Merit, Doctor of Philosophy

Dilini Abeyrama (PhD ’23), a dedicated scientist from Sri Lanka, has earned the Graduate Studies Silver Medal of Merit (PhD) at ULethbridge. Her journey is truly inspiring, reflecting her unwavering dedication to academia.

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Shining Student Apryl Nish

Taking her knowledge into the field, this past summer Shining Student Apryl Nish conducted research on Akamina Valley regrowth following the 2017 Kenow Fire in Waterton, Alberta.

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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