Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
Natural resources policy, planning and management.
Parks and protected areas management.
Biography / Academic Background
I received my PhD in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Waterloo in 2008.
Prior to joining Laurier, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo (Geography and Environmental Management) and Trent University (Environmental and Resource Science/Studies Program).
I was also a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Research Chair in Canadian Studies (Plattsburgh State University) and Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar (Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory).
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
I take a collaborative approach to research and strive to enhance understanding of priority policy and management issues pertaining to natural resources, with special emphasis on parks and other forms of protected areas.
I also have strong interests in linking human health and well-being to policy and practice related to conservation. In more detail, my current research program focuses generally on:
policy alternatives and how organizations make policy choices;
the enablers and barriers to climate change adaptation within resource management organizations;
how the development of new collaborative structures can help enhance science-based decision-making;
climate change and Canadian identity, sense of place, and collective action;
connecting Canadians to nature: integrating human health and well-being into conservation policy and practice.
Awards and Achievements
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship 2009– 2011.
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar, Natural Resource and Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University 2010.
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, Center for the Study of Canada, SUNY Plattsburgh 2009.
Gold Medal Award Nomination, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo 2008.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Scholarship 2006.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I have research assistantship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in parks and protected areas management. Fieldwork in Canada’s parks may also be available in the summer. Contact me for more information.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of natural resources policy, planning and management.
Lemieux, C.J., P.A. Gray, A. Douglas, G. Nielsen and D. Pearson. 2014. From science to policy: the making of a watershed-scale climate change adaptation strategy. Environmental Science & Policy, 42: 123-137.
Lemieux, C.J., J.L. Thompson, D.S. Slocombe, and R. Schuster. 2014. Collaboration on climate change in natural resource management agencies: Lessons learned from two U.S. regions. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. doi: 10.1080/09640568.2013.876392.
Doherty, S.T., C.J. Lemieux, and C. Canally. 2014. Tracking human activity and well-being in natural environments using wearable sensors and experience sampling. Social Science and Medicine, 106: 83-92. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.01.048.
Lemieux, C.J., J.L. Thompson, J. Dawson, and R. Schuster. 2013. Natural resource manager perceptions of agency performance on climate change. Journal of Environmental Management, 114: 178-189.
Lemieux, C.J., P.F.J. Eagles, D.S. Slocombe, S.T. Doherty, S.J. Elliott, and S. Mock. 2012. Human health and well-being motivations and benefits associated with protected area experiences: an opportunity for transforming policy and management in Canada. PARKS: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation. 18(1): 71-86.
Dawson, J., M.J. Johnston, E.J. Stewart, C.J. Lemieux, R.H. Lemelin, P.T. Maher, and B.S.R. Grimwood. 2011. Ethical considerations of Last Chance Tourism. Journal of Ecotourism, 10(3): 250-265. DOI: 10.1080/14724049.2011.617449.
Lemieux, C.J., T.J. Beechey and P.A. Gray. 2011. Prospects for Canada’s protected areas in an era of climate change. Land Use Policy, 28(4): 928-941. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.03.00.
Lemieux, C.J. and D.J. Scott. 2011. Changing climate, challenging choices: identifying and evaluating climate change adaptation options for protected area management in Ontario, Canada. Environmental Management, 48(4): 675-690. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-011-9700-x.
Lemieux, C.J., T.J. Beechey, D.J. Scott, and P.A. Gray. 2011. The state of climate change adaptation in Canada’s protected areas sector. The Canadian Geographer, 55(3): 301-317. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0064.2010.00336.x (also republished in the George Wright Forum).
Scott, D.J., C.J. Lemieux and L. Malone. 2011. Climate services to support sustainable tourism and adaptation to climate change. Climate Research, 47: 111-122. DOI: 10.3354/cr00952.