Dr. Michael van Zyll de Jong

    1. Fisheries Management and Ecology
    2. Ecosystem Based Approaches to Natural Resource Management
    3. Integrative Research at the Science Policy Interface
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Dr. Paul Foley

    1. International and comparative political economy
    2. Political ecology
    3. Development and environmental change (e.g. fisheries)
    4. Environmental politics and policy
    5. Market-oriented environmental policy and governance (e.g. eco-certification and eco-labeling)
    6. Global environmental governance​
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Dr. Maura Hanrahan

    1. Food security
    2. Water security
    3. Robert Abram Bartlett and Arctic exploration
    4. Indigenous health
    5. Indigenous education
    6. Comprehensive land claims
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Dr. Andreas Klinke

    1. Analysis and comparison of public policies on environmental problems
      • International and global governance institutions, structures and processes
      • Role and relevance of non-state actors and public-private partnerships
      • Transformation from state-centric to poly-centric governance of public policy making
      • Discourse, deliberation and participation
      • Adaptive and integrative capacity in environmental governance and management
    2. Social science risk research in the context of public policy, in particular environmental policy
    3. Public policy towards sustainability
    4. Inter- and trans-disciplinary research on environmental problems
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Dr. Kelly Vodden

    1. Sustainable rural, community and regional development
    2. Rural resilience
    3. Community involvement in resource management
    4. Local and regional governance
    5. Community adaptation
    6. Complex adaptive social-ecological systems
    7. Innovation, green economies and community-corporate relations
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Stephen Decker

    1. Integrated Resource and Environmental Management (IREM) with a focus on the human dimensions of wildlife management
    2. Trends toward integrative approaches in wildlife management using caribou management in insular Newfoundland as a case study of such trends
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Dr. Nick Novakowski

    1. The use of strategic environmental assessment of land use plans to evaluate their environmental breadth and depth
    2. the evaluation of overall municipal plan quality, from the capacity channeled to the planner within the plan to the delivery of planning tools on the ground
    3. Improving planning capacity. The planner’s challenge is to always improve their capacity within a resource-constrained work environment
    4. Planning for knowledge cities.  A knowledge city, unlike the emerging aerotropolis, is able to function without the underlying demand for petroleum. They reside at the nexus of planning practice innovation for cities having the necessary endowments (competitive universities, military spending, and creative capital)
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Dr. Gabriela Sabau

    1. Knowledge based economy/society compared to information economy/society
    2. Sustainable development – beyond long-run economic growth
    3. Economics as a moral science
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