Welcome to Egesta Lab, where we strive to inspire the much-needed re-framing of challenges and opportunities, and the re-imagining of workable solutions. The words we use to talk about things has a major impact on our thinking, what we see as problematic and the solutions that come to mind. ‘Egesta’ is not tied to a certain way of thinking about these issues. It signals the need to break with rigid thought patterns, without losing sight of the past.
On this site you will find updates about our research, links to research and mobilization outputs, updates and information on our team members and opportunities to engage with us! We appreciate your interest in our work and would love to hear from you!
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Matter digested from the body, as excrement or other waste.
Join the Team
The Egesta Lab is seeking outstanding applicants to obtain doctoral or masters degrees under the Resources, Environment and Sustainability (RES) graduate program. Successful candidates will study the role of values in science-for-policy related to emerging contaminants or sustainable sewage managagement. Applicants should have either a background in a relevant scientific field (toxicology, epidemiology, endocrinology, risk assessment, environmental chemistry etc) OR a relevant field in the humanities (STS, philosophy of science etc). Double expertise is an advantage.
- Oberg G and Leopold A (2019). On the role of review papers in the face of escalating publication rates – a case study of research on contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). Environment International. (Available online 9 July 2019)
- Harder R, Wielemaker R, Larsen TA, Zeeman G and Oberg G (2019). Recycling nutrients contained in human excreta to agriculture: Pathways, processes, and products. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. (Available online 29 January 2019)
- Oberg G and Alice Campbell (2019). Navigating the divide between scientific practice and science studies to support undergraduate teaching of epistemic knowledge. International Journal of Science Education 41(2): 230-247 (Available online 19 November 2018)
- Mason-Renton SA, Vásquez M, Robinson C, Oberg G (2018). Science for policy: A case-study of scientific polarization, values, and the framing of risk and uncertainty. Risk Analysis. (Available online 10 December 2018)
- Mason-Renton SA and Luginaah I (2018). Conceptualizing waste as a Resource: Urban biosolids processing in the rural landscape. The Canadian Geographer, 62:266-281. (Available online 30 March 2018)
- Metson, G. S., Powers, S. M., Hale, R. L., Sayles, J. S., Oberg, G., MacDonald, G. K., … & Jones, K. (2018). Socio-environmental consideration of phosphorus flows in the urban sanitation chain of contrasting cities. Regional Environmental Change, 8:1387–1401
- Oberg G and Mason-Renton SA (2018). On the limitation of evidence-based policy: Regulatory narratives and land application of biosolids/sewage sludge in BC, Canada and Sweden. Environmental Science & Policy, 84:88-96. (Available online 2 March 2018)