Research Projects

Current Projects
Bison as Reconcilation on the Great Plains (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2021 - 2024)
                           Read a piece about bison I co-authored in NiCHE & Fokelore
Environmental Action in Faith Communities. (SSHRC Insight Development Grant. 2021-23. PI: Tanhum Yoreh, School of Environment)
Transformative Politics of the Wild (SSHRC Connection Grant, 2019 - 2021) 
                    Read a piece about biodiversity laws in Canada I co-authored in The Narwal and The Conversation
 
Past Projects
Political Ecology of the Bakken Formation (SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2016 - 2019)
                     Read a piece about Saskatchewan's climate plan I co-authored in Policy Options
                     Read about my take on climate change and oil in Saskatchewan in Policy Options
                     Hear me discuss some of this work on The Prairie Naturalist
                     Read about it on CBC
                     Read a piece I wrote for the Regina LeaderPost 
Canadian Species at Risk Conservation 
                     Read my criticism of the Ontario ESA in the Hamilton Spectator.
                     Read my take on federalism and species at risk in The Narwhal. 
                     Read an interview I gave for CBC Saskatchewan
                     Read an interview I gave for Mississauga.com 
                     Read a piece I wrote for The Conversation 
                     See me on The Agenda with Steve Paikin
                     Read an interview I gave for CBC
                     Read an interview I gave for MetroNews 
Canada-US Transboundary Environmental Policy & Governance 
                    Read an interview I gave for the National Observer on Catherine McKenna. 
                    Read an interview I gave for CBC
                    Read an interview I gave in Grist 

 

Graduate Research Opportunities 

I welcome graduate students in Political Science or Geography who are interested in environmental policy, especically wildlife conservation and Canada-US environmental relations. In Geography, I accept MA and PhD students. In poiltical science, I accept PhD students. 

Current Graduate Students
Forrest Hisey, PhD. Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto. 
Nathan Olmstead, PhD Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.
Oliver Brand, M.A.  Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto. 
Melissa Heppner, M.A.  Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
 
Past Graduate Students
Mary-Kate Puzzuti, MScSM, University of Toronto Mississauga 
Forrest Hisey, M.A. Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto. 
Allegra Bethlenfalvy, MScSM, University of Toronto Mississauga 
Minh Do, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science - The Duty to Consult as a Constitutional Obligation and a Public Policy Issue: How Policy Actors Balance Constitutional Rights in the Policy Process 
Grant Penton, MA, Department of Geography, 2018 - Fracturing the Prairies: An examination of small-scale, high-frequency energy development and cumulative effects management 
Philip Szwezic, MScSM, University of Toronto Mississauga, 2018
Patrick Braszak, MA, Department of Geography, 2017 - The Future of Protected Area Networks in North America: An Algonquin to Adirondack (A2A) 
Katie Valentine, MA, Department of Geography, 2017 - eNGO Activity in the Bakken Formation 
Alexandra Van der Pol, MScSM, University of Toronto Mississauga, 2016
Katrina Jansen, MA Department of Geography, 2015 - The Role of Canadian Zoos and Aquaria in Species at Risk Conservation 
Angela Ayers, MPP student, University of Michigan Dearborn, 2011 

 

Service on Graduate Committees 
Noelle Stratton, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physical and Environmental Science, University of Toronto 
Adrian Lui, M.A., Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto (2017) 
Andrew Almas, Ph.D., Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto (2016)
David Houle, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, University of Toronto (g2015)
Jerald Sabin, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, University of Toronto (2016) 
Hilary Barter, MA, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto (2015)
Heather Millar, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto (2018)