Development and Environment

Three part image showing varying degrees of landscape development

GEM professors who conduct research in this area include:

  • Jean Andrey:
    • Weather and society
    • The implications of climate and climate change for transportation
    • Road maintenance and safety
    • Sustainable transportation
  • Daniel Cockayne:
    • Perspectives from cultural, economic, feminist geography, and contemporary social theory and philosophy. This includes how people manage and conceptualize their work in the context of 'new media' startup firms that develop websites and applications for smartphones and tablets.
  • Peter Deadman:
    • Natural resources management
    • Common pool resources
    • Modeling and simulation
    • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Brent Doberstein:
    • Resource and environmental management in developing countries.
  • Susan Elliot:
    • Medical geography, with primary research foci in the area of environment and health, the global environment, urban social geography, and philosophy and method in the social sciences.
  • Peter Johnson:
    • Develop and evaluate several geospatial technologies, including agent-based models (ABM), geographic information systems (GIS), and the Geospatial Web 2.0 (Geoweb), determining how they can be used to facilitate better planning decisions.
    • Clare Mitchell:
      • Population growth, counterurbanization, and heritage tourism within Canada's non-metropolitan settlements.
    • Sanjay Nepal:
      • Exploring the links between biodiversity conservation and tourism, particularly in areas of resolving conflicts between wildlife agencies and local communities, tourism impacts on the environment (in parks and protected areas, and remote communities), community participation, and local level development through tourism.
      • Nepal, Thailand and Western Canada
    • Paul Parker:
      • Global coal trade
      • Japanese trade and investment networks
      • Environmental change and local economic development
    • Daniel Scott:
      • Climate change impacts and adaptation, in particular the effects of climate change on tourism and recreation
      • Protected areas and biodiversity conservation
    • Steffanie Scott:
      • International and rural development
      • Agro-food systems sustainability
      • Land policy, poverty and inequality
      • Gender and ethnicity
      • Participatory methodologies
      • Asia and Latin America
    • Tara Vinodrai:
      • Economic geography
      • Urban and regional economic development and policy
      • Creative and cultural economy of cities
      • Labour market dynamics and workforce development
      • Design, innovation and technological change
    • Johanna Wandel:
      • Human dimensions of global change
      • Adaptation to climate change
      • Vulnerability
      • Drought management
      • Agriculture and climate change
    • Nancy Worth:
      • Feminist economic geography
      • (Un)paid work, housing, precarity, social reproduction, inequalities, age and generations, and feminist theory