Barbara Murck, Associate Professor Teaching Stream

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Home Campus:
U o f T Mississauga

Contact Information:

Phone:    (905) 828-5426
Location: Room SB3110 (UTM)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5023 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     barbara.murck@utoronto.ca

Personal Website: http://sites.utm.utoronto.ca/murck/

Research Interests:

  • Natural hazards
  • Environment and development
  • Developing world
  • Environmental management
  • Pedagogy

Teaching This Academic Year:

ENV100Y5Y – The Environment
ENV310H5S – The Sustainability Imperative
ENV345H5F – Environmental Issues in the Developing World
GGR417Y5Y – Honours Thesis
JGE378H5S – Natural Hazards

Selected Publications:

Refereed Articles

  • Hilson, G. and B.W. Murck  2001. Progress toward pollution prevention and waste minimization in the North American gold mining industry. The Journal of Cleaner Production 9(5): 405-415.
  • Hilson, G. and B.W. Murck  2000.  Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry: Clarifying the Corporate Perspective. Resources Policy 26(4): 227-238.
  • Murck, B.W. 1999. Promoting and Evaluating Participation in High-Enrollment Undergraduate Courses. J. Geoscience Education, vol. 47, no.2 (131-135). B. Murck Revision: March 28, 2014
  • Campbell, I.H. and B.W. Murck  1993.  Petrology of the G and H chromitite zones in the Mountain View area of the Stillwater Complex, Montana. J.Petrology, vol. 34 (2-16).
  • Whitney, J.B.R., C.M. Dufournaud and B.W. Murck  1987.  An examination of alternatives to traditional fuelwood use in the Sudan. J. Environmental Management, vol. 25.
  • Murck, B.W. and I.H. Campbell  1986.  The effects of temperature, oxygen fugacity and melt composition on the behaviour of chromium in basic and ultrabasic melts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 50.
  • Murck, B.W., C.M. Dufournaud and J.B.R. Whitney 1985.  Simulation of a policy aimed at the reduction of wood use in the Sudan. Environment and Planning A, vol. 17.
  • Murck, B.W., R.C. Burruss and L.S. Hollister  1978.  Phase equilibria in fluid inclusions from ultramafic xenoliths. American Mineralogist, vol. 63.

Book Chapters

  • Kumar, R., B.W. Murck and M. Sweet  1995.  The Status of Women, chapter in M.L. Dewan, ed., Towards a Sustainable Society: Perceptions, Clarion Books, New Delhi ISBN 81-85120-51-X.

Books

  • Withgott, J., S. Brennan, and B.W. Murck  2013. Environment: The Science Behind the Stories (Canadian 2nd edition) Pearson Education Canada, Toronto 978-0-321-73936-0. 814 pages.
  • Murck, B.W., and B.J. Skinner  2012. Visualizing Geology (3rd edition) John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, and National Geographic Society 978-1-118-12986-9. 558 pages.
  • Skinner, B.J., and B.W. Murck  2011. The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science (3rd edition) John Wiley and Sons, NY, 630 pages, ISBN 978-0-471-23643-6.B. Murck Revision: March 28, 2014
  • Withgott, J., S. Brennan, and B.W. Murck 2010.  Environment: The Science Behind the Stories (Canadian edition) Pearson Education Canada, Toronto, 830 pages, ISBN 978-0-321-31533-5.
  • Murck, B.W., B.J. Skinner, and D. Mackenzie 2010. Visualizing Geology (2nd edition) John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, and National Geographic Society, 550 pages, ISBN 978-0-470-41947-2.
  • Murck, B.W., B.J. Skinner, and D. Mackenzie 2008. Visualizing Geology. John Wiley and Sons, NY and National Geographic Society, ISBN 13-978-0-471-74727-7; 523 pages.
  • Murck, B.W. 2006. Environmental Science. John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-26988-3; 352 pages.
  • Murck, B.W. 2005. Geology. John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-38590-5; 328 pages.
  • Murck, B.W. and B.J. Skinner 1999. Geology Today: Understanding Our Planet. John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-16733-9; 580 pages.
  • Murck, B.W. 1999. Geology Today: Understanding Our Planet: Study Guide. John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-32323-3; 149 pages.
  • Murck, B.W. 1999. The Blue Planet: Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Second Edition. John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-17904-3; 213 pages.
  • Murck, B.W., B.J. Skinner and S.C. Porter 1997. Dangerous Earth: An Introduction to Geologic Hazards. John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-1`3565-8; 300 pages.
  • Murck, B.W., B.J. Skinner and S.C. Porter 1996. Environmental Geology. John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-30356-9; 535 pages.
  • Murck, B.W. 1996. Environmental Geology: Instructor’s Manual, John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-11468-5; 236 pages.
  • Murck, B.W. 1996. Environmental Geology: Study Guide, John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-31033-6; 154 pages.
  • Murck, B.W. 1995. The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science: Instructor’s Manual, John Wiley and Sons, NY, ISBN 0-471-59922-0; 279 pages.
  • Kumar, R.K., E.W Manning and B.W. Murck 1993. The Challenge of Sustainability; Foundation for International Training, Centre for a Sustainable Future, Toronto, ISBN 0-969-7541-08.
  • Kumar, R.K. and B.W. Murck 1992. On Common Ground: Managing Human-Planet Relationships; John Wiley and Sons, Toronto, ISBN 0-471-64040-9; 216 pages.