- Prince George
I completed undergraduate degrees in biology and in outdoor recreation management from Lakehead University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in natural resource management from Ohio State University. My research focuses on conservation-based approaches to protected areas design, planning and management; systematic-conservation planning and climate change; managing and monitoring the ecological integrity of protected areas; and connecting people to nature.
In addition to teaching and working throughout British Columbia and the rest of Canada I've also worked throughout the US and internationally in Central and South America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. I co-chair the BC Protected Areas Research Forum an organization dedicated to strengthening the linkages between research and protected areas planning and management.
Research and Expertise
My research focuses on conservation-based approaches to protected areas design, planning and management; systematic conservation planning; climate change and conservation planning; managing and monitoring the ecological integrity of protected areas; protected areas management effectiveness evaluations; and the social and ecological impacts and benefits of tourism and recreation on wild spaces.Research Fields:
- Natural Resources
- Northern Issues
Conservation science, protected areas, parks, ecological integrity.Languages Spoken:
- PhD NRES
- MSc NRES
- MA NRES
I am not currently seeking new graduate students (2019-2020).