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Brendon's research concerns the social dimensions of biodiversity conservation, or, more specifically, how people perceive and evaluate conservation options in the current era of dramatic global change (which some call the Anthropocene). He is interested in changing views and practices of nature and conservation in this era, with a focus on topics such as invasive species, assisted migration, and novel ecosystems. If you are interested, please peruse his website and then contact him to discuss specific research options. He also has research projects in other areas, including the role of metaphor in the framing and communication of environmental issues. At present, he teaches an introductory ecology course and a field course on natural history where students observe plants and animals directly on the Bruce Peninsula.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.