Dr. Philippe Tortell is a Professor in the Departments of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Botany at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Tortell is a sea-going oceanographer with broad interests in marine biogeochemical cycles and ocean-climate interactions. His research is focused on understanding the potential climate effects on Arctic and Antarctic marine systems.
Dr. Tortell was appointed the Director of the Peter Wall Institute in May 2016. He has a long-standing relationship with the Institute, having been an Early Career Scholar in 2004 and a Wall Scholar from 2014-16. He received his BSc in Biology at McGill University (1994), and an MA (1997) and PhD (2001) in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.
Gaston Górdillo, Acting Director 2015-2016
Nancy Gallini, Acting Director 2014-2015
Janis Sarra, Director 2011-2014
Dianne Newell, Director 2006-2011; Acting Director 2003-2006
Ken MacCrimmon, Director 1996-2003