The Faculty of ALES conducts a robust research program that provides solutions to global challenges in the areas of agriculture and food, the environment, community and individual well-being and bioresource innovation.
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Over the past five years, ALES has attracted an annual average of $44.2 million in external research funding, placing it on a per capita basis (i.e. per faculty member) among the top two faculties at the University of Alberta. The investment is well-placed as evidenced by the fact the Faculty of ALES leads all faculties at the U of A in royalty generation from its commercialized discoveries. 

Faculty Areas of Research 

The department of AFNS attracts over $20 million in research funding every year. On main campus for research and teaching in plant, animal, food processing and bio-resource, Human Nutrition, Agri-Food Materials, Genomics and Proteomics and Food Microbiology. 

Animal Science | Food Science and Bioresource Technology | Human Nutrition | Plant Biosystems 

The department of Human Ecology at the university supports rigorous multidisciplinary research programs with a particular focus on four main areas: aging; children, youth and families, material culture studies and, textile and apparel science. 

Aging | Children, Youth & Families | Material Culture Studies | Textile and Apparel Science 

The department of Renewable Resources research programs are focused on understanding the complexities of natural and managed ecosystems with the aim of providing creative solutions to ensure their long-term resilience and sustainability. 

Agriculture and the Environment | Conservation Biology | Environmental Soil Science | Forest Ecology and Management | Reclamation and Restoration of Land and Water

The department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology's areas of research strength and focus are on environmental and resource economics, economics of agriculture, environmental sociology and international development.

Environmental and Resource Economics | Economics of Agriculture, Food & Agribusiness | Environmental and Resource Sociology | International Development