Director of Environmental Change and Governance Group & Associate Faculty at Balsillie School of International Affairs
Derek studies the human dimensions of environmental change (local to global) and emerging forms of environmental governance. He works on projects in Southeast Asia, the Canadian North and the Caribbean, with a particular focus on aquatic systems (freshwater and coastal/marine). Outcomes of his research support governance arrangements that facilitate opportunities for learning and collaboration among resource users, government actors and researchers; tools to understand the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of individuals and communities; and resource use strategies adapted to drivers of social-ecological change. Further information on Derek’s research program and opportunities for graduate students is available on the Environmental Change and Governance Group (ECGG) website.