Erick Lachapelle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Université de Montréal where he teaches courses on environmental politics, public policy and research methods. He joined the faculty at the Université de Montréal in August 2011 after receiving his doctorate from the University of Toronto.
Lachapelle’s research focuses broadly on the politics of climate change, environment and energy issues, with a focus on public opinion, public policy, values and communication. He was has served as expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report (Working Group III) as well as for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
He is currently engaged in projects examining comparative environmental policy, the politics of scientific expertise, and the formation of attitudes toward risk, fracking and climate change. His research has appeared in the Scientist, Environmental Politics, Policy Sciences, Global Environmental Politics, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Canadian Foreign Policy, and the Policy Studies Journal, among others.