Environment 2, room 2039
Graham Epstein is a Research Assistant Professor with expertise in the human dimensions of conservation and natural resource management. His research addresses a range of questions at the intersection of people, the environment and policy to advance understanding of how policies can be designed to support collective action, compliance and sustainable natural resource management across diverse social and ecological contexts. He aims to contribute to advances in theory and practice by working across disciplinary boundaries and collaborating with partners in government and non-governmental organizations to address pressing social and environmental problems.
Epstein's current research activities seek to (i) inform the development of an indicator framework for assessing water governance in Canada, (ii) enhance the landscape-level social benefits of nature-based solutions through spatial targeting and coordination, and (iii) advance understanding of the relationship between complex social-ecological contexts, institutions and their performance.