C. Scott Findlay


C. Scott Findlay
Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Studies - Institute of the Environment

Room: 1 Stewart Street (301A)
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3108
Work E-mail: findlay@uOttawa.ca



Dr. Findlay’s current research program has five components: (1) developing and testing predictive models of ecosystem response to anthropogenic stress; (2) developing and testing mathematical models of the evolution of resistance in cancer; (3) developing and applying methods for assessing scientific weight of evidence in environmental and biomedical sciences, particularly with respect to environmental contaminants and cancer therapeutics; (4) operationalizing general decision principles (e.g. the precautionary principle) for decision-making under high scientific uncertainty; and (5) integrating traditional and scientific knowledge systems in environmental and human health risk assessment.

Fields of Interest

  • Conservation biology
  • Ecosystem management
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Evolution of resistance
  • Cancer
  • Weight of evidence
  • Scientific uncertainty
  • Traditional knowledge
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