Simron Singh

Simron Singh

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519-888-4567, ext. 43111
EV3 4227

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Professor Simron Singh conducts socio-metabolic research on small islands. As an industrial ecologist, he tracks material and energy flows through island systems: what and how much resources are locally produced, imported, transformed, used, stocked and discarded. His research aims to inform science and policy on ways small islands can achieve resource and energy security, meet social and economic goals while building resilient infrastructure to endure climate change. He has conducted extensive research in the Nicobar Islands (India), Samothraki (Greece), and in several Caribbean nations. He is co-founder and lead of the research program Metabolism of Islands. For a full list of publications, please visit Prof. Singhs ResearchGate page.

Courses Taught

  • SUSM 675
  • INDEV 607
  • INDEV 609

Selected Publications

  • Martin del Campo, F., Singh, S. J., Fishman, T., Thomas, A., Noll, D., & Drescher, M. (2023). Can a small island nation build resilience? The significance of resource-use patterns and socio-metabolic risks in The Bahamas. Journal of Industrial Ecology.
  • Singh, S. J., Huang, T., Nagabhatla, N., Schweizer, P.-J., Eckelman, M., Verschuur, J., & Soman, R. (2022). Socio-metabolic risk and tipping points on islands. Environmental Research Letters, 17(6), 065009.
  • Rahman, S., Singh, S.J., & McCordic, C. (2022). Can the Caribbean localize its food system? Evidence from biomass flow accounting. Journal of Industrial Ecology, pg. 1–15.
  • Bahers, J.-B., Singh, S.J, & Durand, M. (2022). Analyzing Socio-Metabolic Vulnerability: Evidence from the Comoros Archipelago. Anthropocene Science.
  • Mohammadi, E., Singh, S. J., McCordic, C., & Pittman, J. (2022). Food Security Challenges and Options in the Caribbean: Insights from a Scoping Review. Anthropocene Science.
  • Singh, S.J., Talwar, S., Shenoy, M. (2021). Why socio-metabolic studies are central to ecological economics? Ecology, Economy, and Society – the INSEE Journal
  • Noll, D., Lauk, C., Haas, W., Singh, S. J., Petridis, P., & Wiedenhofer, D. (2021). The sociometabolic transition of a small Greek island: Assessing stock dynamics, resource flows, and material circularity from 1929 to 2019. Journal of Industrial Ecology.
  • Mohammadi, E., Singh, S. J., & Habib, K. (2021). How big is circular economy potential on Caribbean islands considering e-waste? Journal of Cleaner Production, 317, 128457.
  • Mohammadi, E., Singh, S.J., Habib, K. (2021). Electronic waste in the Caribbean: An impending environmental disaster or an opportunity for a circular economy? Resources, Conservation and Recycling 164. 105106. Elsevier.
  • Elgie, A., Singh S.J., Telesford, J. (2021). You can't manage what you can't measure: The potential for circularity in Grenada's waste management system. Resources, Conversation and Recycling, 164. 105170. Elsevier.


  • Ph.D - Human Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
  • M.A. - Ecology & Environment, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, India
  • B.A. - English, University of Delhi, India