Graduate Students


Current Graduate Students​​


Amy Abdel-Malak

Amy Abdel-Malak

Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (MA NRES) student, September 2020 - present
HBSc Geography, Lakehead University, 2020

Supervisor: Dr. Zoë Meletis
Thesis Topic (tentative): keystone species, tourism, and conservation in British Columbia
Email: abdelmala@unbc.ca



Alex Bevington

Alexandre Bevington

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2016 - present

Co-Supervisors: Drs. Brian Menounos and Marten Geertsema
Dissertation Topic: Time Series Satellite Remote Sensing of Cryospheric Change in the Mountains of British Columbia and Alberta
Email: bevington@unbc.ca

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Ali Bishop

Ali Bishop

Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography), January 2022 - present
Advanced Diploma in GIS, Vancouver Island University, 2019; BSc - Dalhousie University, 2016

Co-supervisors: Dr. Joseph Shea & Dr. Bill Floyd
Thesis topic:  Evaluation of Snow Distribution under Forest Canopy with Airborne LiDAR
Email: bishopa@unbc.ca


Charlie Bourque

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2022 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Thesis Topic: TBD
Email: TBD


Andrea Byrne

Andrea Byrne

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES) student, September 2021 - present
Masters of Planning - UWaterloo, 2020; BSc Environmental Science - UBC, 2011

Supervisor: Dr. Tristan Pearce
Dissertation Topic: The relationship between natural assets and achieving community-level climate action goals
Email: byrnea@unbc.ca


Stephanie Chan

Stephanie Chan

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Biology) student, September 2020 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Tristan Pearce
Thesis topic: Measuring Individual Specialization in Greenland Cod (Gadus ogac) Under Changing Environmental Conditions in the Arctic
Email: schan@unbc.ca


Karen Church

Karen L. Church

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2018 to present
Master of Arts in Archaeology. University of Calgary, 2015
Bachelor of Arts with honours. Majors: Archaeology, Indigenous Language and Linguistics, and Fine Arts. Simon Fraser University 2009

Supervisor: Dr. Roger Wheate
Dissertation Topic: Long-range Travel in the Americas during the Walking Time; an interdisciplinary analysis of nodes, or stopping points
Thesis: Inland Lifeways of Haida Gwaii 400 to 1700 CE, A Landscape Archaeological Study (2015)

Email: church@unbc.ca

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Richard Darko

Richard Darko

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2020 - present
BA Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 2012; MA Development Economics, University of Northern BC, 2019 

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis topic: Economic restructuring in resource-dependent communities in the aftermath of mill/mine closure in northern British Columbia​ 
Email: darko@unbc.ca


Sara Darychuk

Sara Darychuk

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Environmental Science) student, September 2019 – present

Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Shea
Thesis topic: LiDAR-based snow volumes and remotely sensed snow-covered area.
Email: darychuk@unbc.ca



Audrey Faber

Audrey Faber (on leave)

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2017 - present
BSc Geography, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC '16

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Thesis topic: Determining the provenance of sand beaches on Calvert Island, BC, using geochemical fingerprinting
Email: faber@unbc.ca

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Briana Greer

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2021 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Zoe Meletis
Thesis Topic: TBD


Benjamin Hagerty

Benjamin Hagerty

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2020 - present
B.A. International Relations and Global Studies; French Studies. University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, 2010

Supervisor: Drs. Zoe A. Meletis and Mark Groulx
Thesis Topic: Examining vegan philosophy in sustainable tourism and entrepreneurialism
Email: bhagerty@unbc.ca

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Adam Hawkins

Adam Hawkins

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2015 - present
B.S. Environmental and Engineering Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, 2014.

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Dissertation Topic: Holocene Glacier and Climate Change in Northwestern Canada and southern South America
Email: ahawkins@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5899

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Kristen Kieta

Kristen Kieta

PhD Natural Resources Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2018 - present
B.S. Environmental and Engineering Geology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, 2014.

Supervisors: Drs. Phil Owens and Ellen Petticrew
Dissertation Topic: Determining sources of sediment in the Nechako River Basin using the sediment fingerprinting technique
Email: kieta@unbc.ca

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Annie King

Annie King

MA in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES) student, September 2021 - present
BA Environmental Studies (ENST), University of Regina '20

Supervisor: Dr. Tristan Pearce
Thesis topic:  Incorporation of Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Impact Assessment
Email: annking372@gmail.com


Gabby Lint

Gabrielle Lint

MSc in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Environmental Science), May 2020 - present
BSc Environmental Science (hons) Focus in Toxicology and Minor in Soil Science, University of Manitoba 2018

Supervisor(s): Drs. Ellen Petticrew, Philip Owens
Thesis Topic: Effects of Mount Polley mine spill tailings on impacted lakes' phosphorus and chlorophyll-a concentrations
Email: lint@unbc.ca


Caleb Matthias

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2021 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Thesis Topic: TBD
Email: TBD


Erin McPhail

Erin McPhail

MA International Studies student, September 2021 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Tristan Pearce
Thesis topic:  Community vulnerability to COVID-19 in Fijit
Email: emcphail@unbc.ca

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Erin Nevison

Erin Nevison

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2020 - present
B.A. International Relations, University of British Columbia Okanagan 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis Topic - Policy and the decarbonization of energy in British Columbia
Email: nevison@unbc.ca





Annie Pumphrey

Annie Pumphrey

Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (MNRES) student, January 2020 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Zoë A. Meletis
Thesis Topic: Management of roadside bear tourism in Alberta's mountain provincial parks
Email: pumphrey@unbc.ca

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Md Abdur Rashid

Md Abdur Rashid

PhD Natural Resources & Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2022 - present
MA International Studies (International Development stream), UNBC 2015
BA, Aligarh Muslim University 1999

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis Topic: Rohingya Refugee Crisis & Rethinking Development in Bangladesh

Email: rashidm@unbc.ca


YANIK ROZON

Yanik Rozon

MA Natural Resources & Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2022 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Tristan Pearce
Thesis topic: Nature-based solutions for adaptation to the cumulative impacts of climate change and human activities through a case study of a tabu area in Fiji.

Email: rozon@unbc.ca


Sheri Sarami Foroushani

MA Natural Resources & Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2021 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis Topic: Tourism Contribution to Economic Development in Small Towns

Email: Foroushan@unbc.ca


Halena Scanlon

Halena Scanlon

Masters of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography), September 2022 - present.

Supervisor: Dr Tristan Pearce
Thesis Topic: Co-Producing Knowledge to Understand Different Populations of Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) Living in Sympatry in the Arctic


Email: scanlon@unbc.ca





Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2019 - present
Bachelor of Planning – Natural Resource Planning, University of Northern British Columbia, 2019

Co-supervisors: Drs. Roger Wheate and Dr. Chelsey Armstrong (Simon Fraser University)
Thesis Topic: Understanding the Effects of Timber Harvest on Devil’s Club (Oplopanax horridus)
Email: 
asmit03@unbc.ca


Samiullah Sofizada

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography), January 2023 - present

Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Shea
Dissertation Topic: TBD
Email: TBD


Glen Thielmann

Glen Thielmann

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2019 - present
M.Ed. Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership, 2004, SFU, Burnaby, BC, 2004
B.A. Geography and English, UBC, Vancouver, BC, 1994

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Dissertation Topic: Dead Reckoning the Curriculum: Problems of Practice related to Geography Education among K-12 Educators
Email: thielmann@unbc.ca
Phone: 250-960-5789

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Sergio Vazquez Tagle Gallegos

Sergio Vazquez Tagle Gallegos

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2018 - present
BEng Environmental Geology, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Mexico

Supervisor: Drs. Brian Menounos and Joseph Shea
Thesis Topic: Measurement of snow volume fluctuations in northern regions with LiDAR data
Email: gallegos@unbc.ca


James Whitehead

James Whitehead

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student
BASc Quest University Canada, Squamish BC, 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Tristan Pearce
Dissertation Topic: Assessing the Implementation of Community Based Wildfire Risk Reduction Initiatives in BC
Email: whiteheaj@unbc.ca


Rulan Xiao

Rulan Xiao

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, January 2021 - present
BSc Geography and Spatial Information Science + GIS certificate, Simon Fraser University

Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Shea
Thesis topic: Field-based and remote sensing observations of wildfires and fuel moisture conditions
Email: xiaor@unbc.ca


Yihang Zhang

Yihang Zhang

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) student, September 2021 – present
BA Media Economics and Management; Broadcasting and Television Playwright Directing (TV Editing), Communication University of China, Beijing, 2010

Supervisor: Dr. Zoë A. Meletis
Thesis Topic: Bringing dinosaurs into the 2020s: considering current visitation and future virtual tourism possibilities for the Tumbler Ridge Museum and Geopark (BC)
Email: yihangz@unbc.ca

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Former ​Graduate Students and Theses

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2022

Kevin Ostapowic

Kevin Ostapowich

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Environmental Science), '22

Supervisor: Dr. Joseph Shea
Thesis: Measurements and controls on mid-winter alpine ground thermal regime in the Purcell mountains, British Columbia (UNBC Library)


2021

Megan Gordon

Megan Gordon

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) '21

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: Achieving a ‘Just Transitions’ for Forestry-Dependent Works and Communities in Northern British Columbia
 


Jessica Smart

Jessica Smart

MSc Natural Resources & Environmental Studies (Environmental Science) '21

Supervisor: Dr. Tristan Pearce
Thesis Topic: Inuit Knowledge and Observations of Changes in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) and the Implications for Subsistence Livelihoods in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories

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2020

Marzieh Mortezapour

Marzieh Mortezapour

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) '20

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Peter Jackson and Dr. Brian Menounos
Dissertation: Modelling Snowpacks in Topographically Complex Terrain During the Winter Accumulation Season, Columbia River Basin, British Columbia, Canada
Email: mortezapour@unbc.ca


Ben Pelto

Ben Pelto

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) '20

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Dissertation: An Approach to Remotely Monitor Glacier Mass Balance at Seasonal to Annual Time Scales, Columbia and Rocky Mountains, Canada
Email: pelto@unbc.ca

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Obumneme Achunike

Obumneme Achunike

Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (MNRES, Geography) '20
BSc Geology & Mining, Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu, Nigeria, 1998

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Social Impacts of Oil Extraction in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria
Email: achunike@unbc.ca


2019

Bridget Kinsley

Bridget Kinsley

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) '19
BS Animal Science, Rutgers University, 2005

Supervisor: Dr. Zoë Meletis
Thesis: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Investigating Scientific, Social and Other Influences on the 2017 British Columbia Grizzly Bear Hunt Ban
Email: bkinsley@unbc.ca

Tashi Sherpa

Tashi Sherpa

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) '19

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: The Importance of Land and Water to the Culture of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation: An Analysis of Statements Presented at Environmental Impact Assessment Hearings
Email: sherpa@unbc.ca

Sean O'Rourke

Sean O'Rourke

MA Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS) '19
RMA (Masters of Arts in Research), Mount St. Vincent University, 2017; BASc (Anthropology [BA] & Psychology [BSc]), University of Lethbridge, 2015

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis: “­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­It’s Good for the Soul:” Eveny Traditional Land-Use and Meaning in Life”
Email: orourke@unbc.ca

Charlotte Connolly

Charlotte Connolly

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) '19
BA Peace, Conflict and Justice Program, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto '16

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Exploring Canada's Extractive's Approach to Development: The Nexus of Law, Violence and Development in the Case of Tahoe Resources Inc. in Guatemala
Email: cconnolly@unbc.ca

Tsatia Adzich

Tsatia Adzich

MA Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS) '19
MA Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria, 2017
BA Communications and First Nations Studies (Honours), SFU, 2016

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis: Storying Urban Indigeneity in the Russian Far East: Eveny and Evenki Women Navigating Yakutsk, Sakha Republic
Email: adzich@unbc.ca

Nicholas Parlato

Nicholas Parlato

MA Interdisciplinary Studies student '19
BA Oberlin College, 2012

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis topic: A Critical Legal Geography of “Territory of Traditional Nature-Use” (TTP) Formation in the Sahka Republic (Yakutia), Russia
Email: parlato@unbc.ca


2017-2018

Aaron Zwiebel

Aaron Zwiebel

MSc Natural Resources and Environmental Studies '18
BSc Forestry, UBC 2014

Co-supervisors: Drs. Ellen Petticrew & Phil Owens
Thesis Topic: Spatial and Trophic Biomonitoring of Aquatic Trace Metals Following the Mt. Polley Mine Tailings Spill
Email: zwiebel@unbc.ca

Dominic Reiffarth

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies '18
MSc Chemistry ’06, UNBC & BSc Chemistry ’98, UNBC

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Ellen Petticrew and Dr. Phil Owens
Dissertation: That’s Phat: The Development and Evaluation of Compound-Specific Stable Isotopes (CSSIs) of Very Long-Chain Fatty Acids (VLCFAs) as a Sediment Tracing Tool in a Temperate Climate
Email: dominic.reiffarth@unbc.ca

Kirk Walker

Kirk Walker

MA Interdisciplinary Studies '18
Diploma - Broadcast Communications (Television) '04 - BCIT, BA Anthropology '12 - UNBC

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Landscape and Collective Memory in Post-Conflict Ayacucho, Peru: Narratives and Photography of Survivors
Email: kirk.walker@unbc.ca

Cherise Chrispen

Cherise Chrispen

MA Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (Geography) '18

Supervisor: Dr. Zoë A. Meletis
Thesis: Conservation and Consumption: Conflicted Bedfellows in Sea Turtle Conservation
Email: chrispen@unbc.ca

Chris Turner

Christopher Turner

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (GEOG/POLS), 2017
MA NRES (Geography) '11, GIS Tech., BCIT ('97), Applied anthro., school of hard knocks ('98-'04), BGen.Studies, Thompson Rivers University ('09)

Co-supervisors: Dr. Gail Fondahl and Dr. Michael Murphy
Dissertation: A Geography of Reconciliation: An Effective and Lawful Framework for Achieving Clarity of First Nations Territorial Jurisdiction in British Columbia
Email: cturner0@unbc.ca

Kristy Rasmus

Kristy Rasmus

MSc in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies '17

Supervisor: Dr. Ellen Petticrew
Thesis: Seasonal Movement of Marine-Derived Nutrients in the Surface Bed Sediment and Floodplain Hyporheic Zone”
Email: rasmus@unbc.ca


Jake DurosJake Duros

MSc in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies '17
BSc Biology (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) '11

Supervisor: Dr. Ellen Petticrew
Thesis: The Movement of Marine-Derived Nutrients from a Salmon Spawning River to a Nursery Lake
Email: duros@unbc.ca


2016

Erica HendersonErica Henderson

MA Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS) BA Anthropology '11, UNBC

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Seeking Justice in Guatemala: Dignifying the 'Disappeared' in a Context of Impunity
Email: hender4@unbc.ca


Alex Koiter

Alex Koiter

PhD Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, M.Sc. (Soil Science) University of Manitoba, B.Sc. (Environmental Science) University of Guelph

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Phil Owens and Dr. Ellen Petticrew
Dissertation: It’s Sedimentary, My Dear Watson: Implications of Watershed Processes on the Sediment Fingerprinting Approach
Email: alex.koiter@unbc.ca


2015

Carolyn EmonCarolyn Emon

MA Interdisciplinary Studies, BA Geography, UNBC '13

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: Human Trafficking: An Examination of Available Services and Support in Prince George, BC
Email: emon@unbc.ca


Leah Vanden Busch

Leah Vanden Busch

MSc NRES (Environmental Science), BSc (Biology) ’08, University of Wisconsin

Co-supervisors: Dr. Ellen Petticrew and Dr. John Rex
Thesis: Hyporheic Nutrient exchanges in salmon bearing interior streams
Email: vandenbl@unbc.ca


Md Abdur Rashid

Md Abdur Rashid

MA International Studies (International Development stream)

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Gendered Violence in Gender-Based Development Projects: Conditional Cash Transfer Programs and Women’s ‘Empowerment’ and ‘Development’ in Bangladesh
Email: rashidm@unbc.ca


Malyssa MaurerMalyssa Maurer

MSc NRES (Geography), BSc Geography '09, UNBC

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Thesis: Late Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in Southernmost Patagonia


2014​​

Jocelyn Joe-StrackJocelyn Joe-Strack

MSc NRES (Geography)

Supervisor: Dr. Ellen Petticrew
Thesis: Mercury, Sulfur-Reducing Bacteria and Organic Matter in the Subarctic Lake Sediments of Kusawa Lake, Yukon


Som Pun

Som Pun

MNRES (Geography)

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: The Opportunities and Limitations of First Nations’ Forest Tenures in British Columbia: The Key Issues, Challenges and Future Recommendations for Community Management of Forests in Tl’azt’en Nation
Email: puns@unbc.ca


JP Laplante

JP Laplante

MA NRES (Geography)

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: La Voz del Pueblo: Maya Consultas and the Challenge of Self-Determination for Socially Responsible Investment in the Mining Sector
Email: jplaplant@gmail.com


Titi KunkelTitilope (Titi) Kunkel

PhD NRES (Geography)

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Bob Ellis and Dr. Ellen Petticrew
Dissertation: Aboriginal values, sacred landscapes, and resource development in the Cariboo Chilcotin region of BC
Email: kunkel@unbc.ca


Joanna Paterson

Joanna Paterson

MSc Community Health Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: Students Who Stay: Stories of Northern Medical Program Graduates and Place Integration
Email: paters8@unbc.ca


(Ysler) Giulliana Tamblyn(Ysler) Giulliana Tamblyn

MA International Studies (International Development Stream), BA Economics, National University of Piura, Peru '96

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Research Project: Is Resource Extraction A Curse Or A Bonanza For Local Communities? Mining Case Study: Quiruvilca, Peru
Email: tamblyn@unbc.ca


Rob Vogt

Rob Vogt

MSc NRES, BSc in Physics & Math, UNBC ‘10

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Thesis: A Model for Holocene Glacial Erosion at Peyto Glacier, Alberta, Canada
Email: rvogt9@gmail.com


2013​

Matthew BeedleMatthew Beedle

PhD NRES, BSc (Earth Science) Montana State University; MA (Geography) University of Colorado

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Brian Menounos and Dr. Roger Wheate
Dissertation: Glacier change in the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia, Canada (1946-2011)
Website: http://web.unbc.ca/~beedlem
Publication Feature: Northword Magazine June/July 2009


Brooke Eschuck

Brooke Eschuck

MA NRES, BA Geography, UNBC

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: Come Out and Play!: Exploring the Landscapes of Free-Play in Prince George, British Columbia


Courtney LeBourdais

Courtney LeBourdais

MA NRES, BA English, UNBC

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Narratives of Negotiation: Marriage Migration in Northern British Columbia


Eric Kopetski

Eric Kopetski

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: You Want Me to Grow Trees? The Social Implications of Biomass Crops on the Resilience of Quesnel, British Columbia


Theo Mlynowski

Theo Mlynowski

MSc NRES, BSc Geography, UNBC

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Thesis: The Influence of Glacier Change on Sediment Yield, Peyto Basin, Alberta, Canada


2012

Alexander MartinDr. Alexander Martin

PhD NRES, BA (Geography), M.A. (Rural Dev.) Brandon University

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Dissertation: Community-Company Relationships in Forest-Dependent Communities in Northern BC: Assessing the Local, Sectoral, and Theoretical Implications


Christina Tennant

Christina Tennant

MSc NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Thesis: "Nine Decades of Glacier Change in the Canadian Rocky Mountains"
Website: http://web.unbc.ca/~menounos/www/Grad_Students.html


Jessica Blewett

Jessica Blewett

MA NRES, BA Geography (minor in Women's Studies), UNBC

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: Disablement in Prince George, BC: A Qualitative, Holistic and Participatory Exploration


Leana Garraway

Leana Garraway

MA Interdisciplinary Studies, BA Anthropology, UNBC

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: Knowledge to Action: First Nations Engagement with Research for Community Benefit


Nick Ehlers

Nick Ehlers

MA NRES, BSc (Biology, opt. Marine Biology) Oregon State University

Supervisor: Dr. Zoë Meletis
Thesis: Little Boats and Big Concerns? Seeking a Balance Between Ecotourism and Motorboat Use in Tortuguero, Costa Rica


2011

Hyea-Rim RoncinHyae-Rim Roncin

MA International Studies (International Development)

Co-supervisors: Dr. Catherine Nolin and Dr. Fiona MacPhail
Thesis: The Meaning of Reconciliation and Development in Post-Genocide Rwanda


Jamie Pepper

Jamie Pepper

MNRES

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis: From a Different Perspective: A First Nations Approach to Marine Near-Shore Natural Resource Management on Coastal British Columbia


Cristian Silva

Cristian Silva

MA Interdisciplinary Studies

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Exhuming Guatemala's Gender-Based Violence: Justice, Truth-Telling, and Rebuilding in a Post-Conflict Society

Handout at Thesis Defence
International Coordinator, Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Foundation, 2011 - present
2009 - 2010 Fieldwork Updates


Courtney JermynCourtney Jermyn

MSc NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Menounos
Thesis: An Approach for Remote Landslide Mapping, South Nahanni Watershed, Northwest Territories, Canada


Chris TurnerChris Turner

MA NRES Geography
GIS Tech., BCIT (1997)
Applied anthro., school of hard knocks (1998-2004)
BGen.Studies, Thompson Rivers University ('09)

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis: Overlap: Causes and Implications of Contested Indigenous Claims to Territory in the Context of the BC Treaty Process
Email: cturner0@unbc.ca


Jiwon SlotwinskiJiwon Slotwinski

MSc Community Health Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: 'People Need to Listen to Us': The Role of Empowerment in Positive Prevention Helps People Living with HIV/AIDS t o Improve their Health and Quality of Life.


Christine CreykeChristine Creyke

MA NRES, BA Geography '06, UNBC

Co-supervisors: Dr. Gail Fondahl and Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: The Tahltan Nation and Our Consultation Process with Mining Industry: How a Land Use Plan Might Improve the Process


Alexandra PedersenAlexandra Pedersen

MA International Studies (International Development), BA International Development ’09, U Guelph

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Amplifying Voices of Development: Insights from Indigenous Maya Leaders of El Quiché, Guatemala (Defence Video: Part I and Part II)
President, UNBC's International Development Society (IDS), 2010-2011


Kara PrzeczekKara Przeczek

MSc NRES, BSc Ecology '05 (hons.), Earth Sciences (minor), University of Calgary

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Brian Menounos and Dr. Stephen Dery
Thesis: Assessment of Optimum Snowmelt Model Complexity, Cariboo Highlands, British Columbia, Canada


2010

Sam AlbersSam Albers

MSc NRES (Biology), BSc (Biology) University of  Victoria

Supervisor: Dr. Ellen Petticrew
Thesis: The Salmon Disturbance Regime: The Effects on Biofilm, Sediment and Water
Handout at Thesis Defence


Nathan Einbinder

Nathan Einbinder

MA NRES, BSc Environmental Studies '02 Evergreen State College

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Dams, Displacement, and Perceptions of Development: A Case Study from Rio Negro, Guatemala
Defence Video
Handout at Thesis Defence
Published News Articles
Spring / Summer 2009 Fieldwork


Chelan (Hoffman) Zirul

Chelan (Hoffman) Zirul

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: The Changing Governance of Rural Regional Development: A Case Study of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition
Handout at Thesis Defence


Marc Steynen

Marc Steynen

MSc NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: The Consequences of Forest-Dependence for the Economic Growth and Socioeconomic Development of Houston, BC
Handout at Thesis Defence


2009

Jennifer HerkesJennifer Herkes

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: Planning for Resilience: A Case Study of Kitimat, BC
Handout at Thesis Defence


Domenico Santomauro

Domenico Santomauro

MNRES

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Gail Fondahl and Dr. Chris Johnson
Thesis: The Distribution of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) and Moose (Alces alces) in the Fort St. James Region of Northern British Columbia, 1800-1950


John RexDr. John Rex

PhD NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Ellen Petticrew
Thesis: The Flocculation Feedback Loop: Delivery of Marine Derived Nutrients in Pacific Salmon Streams


Caroline von Schilling

Caroline von Schilling

MNRES

Supervisor: Dr. Darwyn Coxson (NRES Graduate Program)
Thesis: Entropy Debt: A Link to Sustainability?


Anne Hogan

Anne Hogan

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: Housing, Health, and Social Inclusion of Older People in Prince George, BC


Kyle Kusch

Kyle Kusch

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: Historical Migration Patterns in the Upper Fraser Region, British Columbia


2007

Rachael ClasbyRachael Clasby

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: Networks and partnerships in a resource town: A case study of adapting to an aging population in Mackenzie, B.C.


Karen Heikkila

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis: Teaching through Toponomy: Using Indigenous Place Names in Outdoor Science Camps


Sarah (Parsons) Quinn

Sarah (Parsons) Quinn

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis: Locally based measures of successful forest co-management: A case study of Tl’azt’en Nation and the John Prince Research Forest


Jessica (McGregor) Place

Jessica (McGregor) Place

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: Expanding the mine, killing a lake: A case study of First Nations' environmental values, perceptions of risk and health


Pamela (Prior) Tobin

Pamela (Prior) Tobin

MA Interdisciplinary Studies

Supervisor: Dr. Neil Hanlon
Thesis: The social and cultural experience of food security in the Takla Lake First Nation: Informing Public Health


2006

Arian Spiteri

MNRES

Co-supervisors: Dr. Gail Fondahl and Dr. Sanjay
Nepal (Texas A&M University)
Thesis: Evaluating community incentives for biodiversity conservation in protected areas in Nepal


2005

Melissa Baxter

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis: Devolution and post-secondary education: Challenging First Nations geo-legal spatiality


Roberta (Bobbi Jo) Lay

Roberta (Bobbi Jo) Lay

MNRES

Supervisor: Dr. Roger Wheate
Thesis: Use of LandSat TM and ETM+ to describe intra-season change in vegetation, with consideration for wildlife management 


Jennifer Reade

Jennifer Reade

MA Interdisciplinary Studies

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Mujeres Autorizadas: Women’s empowerment programs as a form of community development in Guatemala


Jacqui Stephens

Jacqui Stephens

MA Interdisciplinary Studies

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin
Thesis: Conflicting perspectives: Neoliberal resource development, indigenous communities, and modern Canadian imperialism in Guatemala


2004

Jenny Lo

MSc NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: Three Cs for CED: Concepts, case studies, and consequences: Building capacity for community economic development 


2003

Kelly GiesbrechtKelly Giesbrecht

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: Public participation in resource management: The Bulkley Valley Community Resources Board


2002

Laura RyserLaura Ryser

MNRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: Institutional barriers to climate responsive design in commercial redevelopment in Prince George, BC


Lana Sullivan

Lana Sullivan

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: The geography of community crisis: A case of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia


2001

Brian Stauffer

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Greg Halseth
Thesis: Resource development patterns of the British Columbia salmon canning industry, 1870-1970


1999

Philip Morris

MA NRES

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Fondahl
Thesis: Negotiating the production of space in Tl'azt'en territory, 1969-1984