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

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.


PRISM (Panama Research and Integrated Sustainability Model)

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

STRI (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)