Brian Leung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Contact information:

  • Dr. Brian Leung
    Department of Biology
    McGill University
    Stewart Biology Building
    1205 ave Docteur Penfield
    Montreal, Quebec
    CANADA H3A 1B1

    Office: N6/13
    tel: 514-398-6460
    Lab: N6/17
    tel: 514-398-1833
    brian.leung2@mcgill.ca

  • Director of the McGill-STRI Neotropical Environment Option.

 

Research Summary:

a) My research focuses on 1) large-scale ecological predictions, and 2) environmental decision-making. To do so, I use and develop mathematical, statistical and computational models applied to the data available, which simultaneously is rich in some ways (e.g., big environmental databases) and limited and uncertain in others. I have focused on biological invasions, which is a main driver of biodiversity change, is interrelated with human activity, and thus is linked to sustainability. As such, I have modeled socio-economic and ecological phenomenon and their interactions. I have worked across terrestrial, aquatic, and marine biomes, and at regional, national, and global scales.

Links:

PRISM (Panama Research and Integrated Sustainability Model)

NEO (Neotropical Environment Option)
MSE (McGill School of the Environment)

STRI (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)