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Dr. Krystal Nunes


I joined the Department of Chemistry and Biology at Toronto Metropolitan University in January 2022 as a discipline-based education researcher. My research expertise is in both pedagogy and ecology (specifically invasive plant ecology). I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Toronto Mississauga (2020-2021) where I worked with Dr. Fiona Rawle and Dr. Nicole Laiberté. I obtained my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2017) from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Peter Kotanen.


  • PDF (2020-2021), University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Biology

  • PhD (2017), University of Toronto Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • HBSc York University (2012) Physical Geography (maj.), Biology (min,)

Meet The Team

Past Team Members

Undergraduate Students

  • Nidhi Parikh (2022) SCI999 student

  • Holly Yee (2022) Undergraduate Research Program
    Project Title: Undergraduate Science Students’ Perspectives on Failure and Help-Seeking

  • Diana Ghaderi (2022) SCI999 student


Current Opportunities: I am looking to recruit a Master's student to begin 2023. 

Potential graduate students: I am a faculty advisor in the Environmental Applied Science and Management program at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). Subject to funding availability, I welcome motivated and inquisitive students to apply. Prior research experience (e.g., lab volunteer, undergraduate thesis, independent research projects) is considered an asset; members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. See the Environmental Applied Science and Management (MASc or PhD) website for admission requirements. 

Postdocs: Please email me to discuss research goals and potential projects. I am open to support applications for  research grants such as the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (due September).


Undergraduate students: There are many opportunities to gain research experience at TMU. Please contact me if interested in SCI999, BLG40, or Undergraduate Research Opportunity (URO) programs.

If interested in applying, please send a copy of your CV, an unofficial transcript (potential undergraduate and graduate students only) and a brief summary of your research interests to

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