Ryan Prosser | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Ryan Prosser

Email: 
prosserr@uoguelph.ca
Summary: 

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph is a great place for your graduate education as it provides the opportunity to be exposed and/or get experience in a multitude of scientific disciplines.

Program

About my research…

My graduate students and I conduct research in environmental toxicology. We investigate the effect of various chemicals on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. In particular, we investigate the fate and effects of pesticide in the environment. We are also very interested in freshwater mollusks.

How my research improves life…

Our research helps us to understand the potential risks that chemicals used in society pose to ecosystems. A large number of chemicals are manufactured to improve our way of life, but we want to make sure that the release of these chemicals into the environment does not have an adverse impact on the Earth's ecosystems, on which we also rely.

Why choose U of G grad studies…

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph is a great place for your graduate education as it provides the opportunity to be exposed and/or get experience in a multitude of scientific disciplines. The faculty in SES come from a multitude of disciplines and collaboration is common in SES, which creates an enriched experience for graduate students. The same holds true for the Toxicology Program at the University of Guelph, which SES is a part of. The University of Guelph is one of the few universities in Canada to offer a multidisciplinary program in Toxicology. Graduates of the Toxicology Program have gone on to hold prominent roles in industry, government, and academia. The graduate program in Toxicology provides students with skills and experience that will immediately be attractive to potential employers.