Myron King

Sarah Minnes
June 11, 2014
Wade Bowers
November 7, 2014

Myron King

Office: FC 2017B


Phone: 709-637-7570

Myron is currently a Research Assistant II at the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI – Grenfell Campus) of Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has led geospatial data analysis and mapping efforts for several key environmental research projects since joining EPI. Completing the Master of Science in Coastal Zone Management (University of Ulster), his thesis research concentrated on the ecological knowledge of Newfoundland and Labrador fishers highlighting their expertise in fishing and mental mapping. Recent project work includes food security analysis for a remote island, global climate change and associated potential impacts on boreal region agriculture, and a climate change downscaling temperature assessment for Newfoundland and Labrador. Myron is currently pursuing his PhD (Fisheries) at the International Fisheries Institute (University of Hull, United Kingdom), developing a tool to improve fish passage barrier removal decisions and cumulative effects of hydro-dams on riparian ecosystems.​


PhD Fisheries (In Progress), Hull International Fisheries Institute, University of Hull, UK

MSc, Coastal Zone Management (with distinction), University of Ulster

BA, Humanities, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus)

Advanced Diploma Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management, Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

BSc, Physics, Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s Campus)

Research Interests

Geographical Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing technologies, land conservation and marine protected areas, inshore and offshore commercial fisheries, aquatic invasive species, salmon conservation, coastal zone incident management policy, climate change, film-making and the environmental documentary as a knowledge-sharing tool, common ocean areas and related international boundary sharing

  • Assessment of In-stream Barriers for Freshwater Management Planning and Decision-Making, with incorporation of GIS Analysis and Mapping (2015-)
  • Connectivity of Food Security, Food Sovereignty and Food Justice as it pertains to Ocean Resource sharing (2015-16)
  • Vulnerability of a Watershed within a Proposed 2500 Acre Development (2014)
  • Profiling Regional Watershed Management on the Northeast Avalon: Integrating Practices for Drinking Water Quality (2013)
  • Tracing the roots of Fishers’ Ecological Knowledge: A study into the traditional influence, experiential evolution and geospatial observations of local fishers in a small Newfoundland and Labrador out-port community (2012)
  • Labrador’s Marine Opulence: A GIS study on six different fish species found off the coast of Labrador in the NAFO 2H/2J region (2011)
Selected Publications (Authoring and/or GIS Contribution)
  • Myron King, Michael van Zyll de Jong, Doug Piercey, Andy D. Nunn & Ian G. Cowx (2021) An integrated decision driven design framework to support the ecological restoration of rivers, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2021.1932772


  • Carruthers, E., Parlee, C., Keenan, R., & Foley, P., (2019). Onshore benefits from fishing: Tracking value from the northern shrimp fishery to communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. Marine Policy, 103, 130-137.


  • King, M. [2018]. Experts in the Field:  Using Fishers’ Ecological Knowledge (FEK) in Primary Food Production. In Keske, C.M.H. [Ed.] Food Futures: Growing a Sustainable Food System for Newfoundland and Labrador. Institute of Social Economic Research (ISER) Books.


  • King, M., Altdorff, D., Li, P., Galagedara, L., Holden, J., Unc, A., (2018).  Northward shift of the agricultural climate zone under 21st-century global climate change.  Scientific Reports 8, Article number:  7904 (2018) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26321-8.


  • Hanrahan, M. and B. Dosu Jnr. (2017) The Rocky Path to Source Water Protection: A Cross-Case Analysis of Drinking Water Crises in Small Communities in Canada. Water 9, 388; doi:10.3390 / w90600388





  • Hanrahan, Maura. (2015). Indefinitely on the Ice: Indigenous-explorer relations in Robert Abram Bartlett’s Accounts of the Karluk Disaster / Бесконечность на льду: полярные исследователи и коренное население во время крушения  корабля <карлак> Роберта Бартлетта.. Arctic and North / Арктика и Север, (No. 20) 125-147.


  • Barrett, J., S. Minnes and K. Vodden. (2015). Exploring Solutions for Sustainable Rural Drinking Water Systems. Plan Canada, Spring 55(1), 32-37.


  • Hanrahan, M., Sarkar, A. and Hudson, A. (2014). Exploring Water Insecurity in a Northern Indigenous Community in Canada: The “Never-Ending Job” of the Southern Inuit of Black Tickle, Labrador. Arctic Anthropology 51(2), 9-22.


  • King, M.R. (2020). One approach for downscaling climate change data towards regional implications in climate change scenarios: the case for Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. SN Applied Sciences, 2, 2039.