School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
Department of Biology
University of Waterloo
email: jtrevors @ uoguelph.ca
Professor Jack T. Trevors received his B,Sc., B.Sc. Honours Microbiology and M.Sc. Microbiology degrees at Acadia University and his Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from the University of Waterloo in 1982. He joined the University of Guelph in 1982. He has a 30-year record of microbiology research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, consulting and editor-in-chief journal positions. Jack is an ISI highly cited author, a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Linnean Society, Academy of Toxicological Sciences, the Institute of Biology (London, UK), International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, World Academy of Art and Science and the World Innovation Foundation. He is an adviser to the Journal of Biological Education (London, UK), a member of Scientists Without Borders, the Canadian Society of Microbiology and is the chair of Environmental Microbiology certification for the Canadian College of Microbiologists, as well as an accredited academic and research microbiologist (ARMCCM) with the college. ). In 2007 Jack was honored with the University of Waterloo, Alumni of Honor Award, and in 2009 with an excellence in teaching citation from the student senators at the University of Guelph.
Jack is the editor of the Journal of Microbiological Methods (Elsevier), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (Springer) and editor-in-chief of Water, Air and Soil Pollution (Springer).
Jack is a member of the Denitrification RCN (Research Coordination Network) Denitrification, National Science Foundation. USA, a member of Biomed Experts Network and manages an applied and environmental bacteriology site at http://topics.scirus.com/Applied_and_Environmental_Microbiology_Bacteriology.html
Jack has authored or co-authored 456 refereed journal papers; co- edited or authored 4 books and has over 7800 journal citations. His research program is directed at understanding the survival, membrane fluidity, waste metabolism, biodegradation of pollutants, and gene transfer of microorganism under diverse environmental conditions. Professor Trevors also studies environmental pathogens in water and wastes, the origin of genetic instructions, gene expression and genome shuffling in yeasts producing ethanol from waste.