Application of contemporary and paleoenvironmental approaches to identify cause and effect and to inform water resource management.
Understanding how wildfire alters ecological integrity within the Athabasca river and tributary streams in northern Alberta.
Examines the threats that climate change poses to rare and vulnerable tourism destinations, including polar bear tourism. Findings from this research are important to the management of “last chance” destinations including parks and other forms of protected areas that are legislated to preserve significant natural and cultural features.
The study examines place identity and place attachment as a way to explore the risks of climate change and place-based climate change adaptation. Results suggest that citizens’ sensitivity to local climate impacts is associated most strongly with their connection to the social meanings that are embedded in the natural landscape.
Understanding the role of lake and river food webs as sources and sinks for nutrients and carbon.
This study examines the implications of the rapidly growing cruise tourism industry in Arctic Canada. It aims to understand the many socio-economic opportunities associated with tourism, climate change, as well as the environmental, technical, and cultural risks and management challenges associated with this growing tourism trend.
Motor vehicle-based tourist narratives and survey responses were used to understand the relationship between northern tourism, drive tourism and the tourist experience through a case study in the Yukon.
The purpose of this research was to identify and assess policies, plans and processes currently in place in the Yukon for reducing impacts of climate change-related hazards in Yukon communities and the adjacent wildlife and ecosystems they depend on.