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Curriculum Vitae - Michael Drescher

MICHAEL DRESCHER
School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1
(519) 888-4567 x38795 (w)
mdresche@uwaterloo.ca

Personal

Name: Michael Drescher

Rank/Position: Associate Professor (July 2015-present)

Department/School: School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

Degrees

PhD, October 2003

Graduate School of Production Ecology and Resource Conservation
Wageningen University, Netherlands

M.Sc. (Dutch Equivalent), September 1998

Graduate School of Life Sciences
Utrecht University, Netherlands

Vordiplom (German undergraduate studies), September 1994

Program in Biology
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

 Awards and Honours

Affiliated Faculty at Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, 2014
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Duke University Summer Institute on Uncertainty and Variability in Ecological Inference, 2006
National Science Foundation, USA

Dissertation Fellowship, NOW-WOTRO, 2003
Netherlands

Marie Curie Graduate Fellowship of the European Union, 2003
European Union

Summer School in Ecology and Biodiversity, 2003
Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Science, Poland

Erasmus Scholarship of the European Union, 1995
European Union

Erasmus Scholarship of the European Union, 1994
European Union

Professional Employment History

Assistant Professor, July 2010-June 2015
Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

Postdoctoral Researcher, June 2008-June 2010
Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto

Research Scientist 1, April 2005-May 2008
Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Research Assistant, January 2005-March 2005
Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Postdoctoral Researcher, February 2004-December 2004
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Visiting Scholar, November 2003-January 2004
Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Research and Scholarship

Ares of interest

Environmental conservation and natural resource use on private lands

  • Socio-psychological determinants of conservation behaviours
  • Socio-economic dynamics as drivers of land use changes

Climate change and land use effects on temperate and boreal forests

  • Winter ecological effects on forest dynamics
  • Land use impacts on forests
  • Urban forest restoration ecology

Alternative knowledge sources and their applications in natural resource management and planning

  • Methodology of expert knowledge applications
  • Application of alternative knowledge sources in forest management and planning

Publications

Articles in refereed journals (published or accepted)

Farmer, J.R., Ma, Z., Drescher, M., Knackmuhs, E.G. and Dickinson, S. 2016. Private Landowners, Voluntary Conservation Programs, and Implementation of Conservation Friendly Land Management Practices. Conservation Letters (accepted).
Drescher, 20% of all work: 1/2 of development of original research idea, 1/5 of writing, editing and copy-editing.

Farmer, J.R., Brenner, J., Drescher, M., Dickinson, S., Knackmuhs, E.G. 2016. Perpetual private land conservation: the case for outdoor recreation and functional leisure. Ecology and Society 21(2): 46.
Drescher, 20% of all work: 1/2 of development of original research idea, 1/5 of writing, editing and copy-editing.

Huang, D*. and Drescher M. 2015. Urban crops and livestock: The experiences, challenges, and opportunities of planning for urban agriculture in two Canadian provinces. Land Use Policy 43: 1-14.
Drescher, 25% of all work: 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/5 of writing, editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 1.

Drescher, M. 2014. Snow cover manipulations and passive warming affect post-winter seed germination: a case study of three cold-temperate tree species. Climate Research 60: 175–186 .
Drescher, 100% of all work. Scopus Citations: 0.

Drescher, M. 2014. What is it like to take care of the land? Toward an understanding of private land conservation. Rural Society 23: 117–132.
Drescher, 100% of all work. Scopus Citations: 2.

Drescher, M., Perera, A. H., Johnson, C. J., Buse,  L. J., Drew, C. A. and Burgman,  M. A. 2013. Toward rigorous use of expert knowledge in ecological research. Ecosphere 4: art83.
Drescher, 40% of all work: 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/3 of writing, all editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 9.

Drescher, M. and Thomas, S.C. 2013. Snow cover manipulations alter survival of early life stages of cold-temperate tree species. Oikos 122: 541-554.
Drescher, 90% of all work: all data collection, all manuscript idea & structure, 9/10 of writing & analysis, all editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 10.

Banin, L., Feldpausch, T.R., Phillips, O.L., Baker, T.R., Lloyd, J., Affum-Baffoe, K., Arets, E.J.M.M., Berry, N.J., Bradford, M., Brienen, R.J.W., Davies, S., Drescher, M., Higuchi, N., Hilbert, D.W., Hladik, A., Iida, Y., Abu Salim, K., Kassim, A. R., King, D. A., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Metcalfe, D., Nilus, R., Peh, K. S. -H., Reitsma, J. M., Sonke, B., Taedoumg, H., Tan, S., White, L., Woell, H. and Lewis, S. L. 2012. What controls tropical forest architecture? Testing environmental, structural and floristic drivers. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 1179-1190.
Drescher, 5% of all work: contributed data, contributions to data analysis and manuscript review. Scopus Citations: 32.

Feldpausch, T.R., Banin, L., Phillips, O.L., Baker, T.R., Lewis, S.L., Quesada, C.A., Affum-Baffoe, K., Arets, E.J.M.M., Berry, N.J., Bird, M., Brondizio, E.S., de Camargo, P., Chave, J., Djagbletey, G., Domingues, T.F., Drescher, M., Fearnside, P.M., França, M.B., Fyllas, N.M., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Hladik, A., Higuchi, N., Hunter, M.O., Iida, Y., Salim, K.A., Kassim, A.R., Keller, M., Kemp, J., King, D.A., Lovett, J.C., Marimon, B.S., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Lenza, E., Marshall, A.R., Metcalfe, D.J., Mitchard, E.T.A., Moran, E.F., Nelson, B.W., Nilus, R., Nogueira, E.M., Palace, M., Patiño, S., Peh, K., S.-H., Raventos, M.T., Reitsma, J.M., Saiz, G., Schrodt, F., Sonke, B., Taedoumg, H.E., Tan, S., White, L., Wöll, H., and Lloyd, J. 2011. Height-diameter allometry of tropical forest trees. Biogeosciences 8: 1081-1106.
Drescher, 5% of all work: contributed data, contributions to data analysis and manuscript review. Scopus Citations: 88.

Drescher, M. and Perera, A.H. 2010. Comparing two sets of forest cover change knowledge used in forest landscape management planning. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 53: 591-613.
Drescher, 75% of all work: all data collection, 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 9/10 of writing & analysis, all editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 6.

Drescher, M. and Perera, A.H. 2010. A network approach for communicating and evaluating forest change models. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 57-66.
Drescher, 85% of all work: all data collection, 3/4 of manuscript idea & structure, 9/10 of writing & analysis, all editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 5.

Drescher, M., Perera, A.H., Buse, L.J., Ride, K., and Vasiliauskas, S. 2008. Uncertainty in expert knowledge of forest succession: a case study from boreal Ontario. Forestry Chronicle 84: 194-209.
Drescher, 65% of all work: all data collection, 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 3/4 of writing & analysis, 3/4 of editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 13.

Langevelde, F. van, Drescher, M., Heitkönig, I.M.A, and Prins, H.H.T. 2008. Instantaneous intake rate of herbivores as function of forage quality and mass: Effects on facilitative and competitive interactions. Ecological Modelling 213: 273-284.
Drescher, 45% of all work: all data collection, 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/2 of writing, 1/4 of analysis, 3/4 of editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 22.

Drescher, M., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Brink, P.J. van den, and Prins, H.H.T. 2006. Effects of sward structure on herbivore foraging behaviour in a South African savannah: an investigation of the forage maturation hypothesis. Austral Ecology 31: 76-87.
Drescher, 85% of all work: all data collection, 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/2 of writing, 1/4 of analysis, 3/4 of editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 15.

Drescher, M., Heitkönig, I.M.A., Raats, J.G., and Prins, H.H.T. 2006. The role of grass stems as structural foraging deterrents and their effects on the foraging behaviour of cattle. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 101: 10-26.
Drescher, 90% of all work: all data collection, all manuscript idea & structure, 90% of writing, all analysis, all editing and copy-editing. Scopus Citations: 34.

Articles in refereed conference proceedings

N/A

Chapters in books (refereed)

Drescher, M., Buse, L.J., Perera, A.H., and Ouellette, M. 2011. Eliciting expert knowledge of forest succession using an innovative software tool. In: A.H. Perera, A. Drew, and C. Johnson (Eds.), Expert Knowledge and Its Application in Landscape Ecology. Springer. pp. 69-85.
Drescher, 75% of all work: all data collection, 1/4 of tool design, 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 3/4 of writing, 3/4 of analysis, 3/4 of editing and copy-editing.

Drescher, M. and Perera, A.H. 2011. Exploring expert knowledge of forest succession: an assessment of uncertainty and a comparison with empirical data. In: A.H. Perera, A. Drew, and C. Johnson (Eds.), Expert Knowledge and Its Application in Landscape Ecology. Springer. pp. 173-188.
Drescher, 80% of all work: all data collection, 3/4 of manuscript idea & structure, 3/4 of writing, all analysis, all editing and copy-editing.

Chapters in books (non-refereed)

Drescher, M., Prins, H.H.T., and Brunsting, A.M.H. 2008. Comments on “Foraging in a heterogeneous environment: intake and diet choice”. In: F. van Langevelde and H.H.T. Prins (Eds.), Resource Ecology - Spatial and temporal dynamics of foraging. Dordrecht: Kluwer/Springer. pp. 101-103.
Drescher, 50% of all work: 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/2 of writing, 3/4 of editing and copy-editing.

Heitkönig, I.M.A., Drescher, M., and Boer, W.F. de. 2008. Comments on “Predictive modelling of patch use by terrestrial herbivores”. In: F. van Langevelde and H.H.T. Prins (Eds.), Resource Ecology - Spatial and temporal dynamics of foraging. Dordrecht: Kluwer/Springer. pp. 125-127.
Drescher, 20% of all work: 1/4 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/4 of writing, 1/4 of editing and copy-editing.

Wieren, S.E. van, Drescher, M., and Boer, W.F. de. 2008. Comments on “Mechanisms determining herbivore distribution”. In: F. van Langevelde and H.H.T. Prins (Eds.), Resource Ecology - Spatial and temporal dynamics of foraging. Dordrecht: Kluwer/Springer. pp. 29-31.
Drescher, 20% of all work: 1/4 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/4 of writing, 1/4 of editing and copy-editing.

Books (non-refereed)

N/A

Other publications (non-refereed published conference papers, reviews, completed reports, software designed, etc.)

Cray, H.*, Drescher, M. and Van Hemessen, W.* 2015. Effects of Urban Development on Vegetation Communities at the Edges of Regional Woodlands. Report to the Region of Waterloo.
Drescher, 20% of all work: 1/2 of original research idea, 1/5 of writing, 1/5 of editing and copy-editing.

Ouellette, M. and Drescher, M. 2010. SPT: A software tool for the visualization and exploration of forest succession knowledge. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Ste Marie, ON, Forest Research Information Paper 173.
Drescher, 30% of all work: 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/4 of writing, 1/4 of editing and copy-editing.

Drescher, M., Perera, A.H., Buse, L.J., Arnup, R., Bowling, C., Etheridge, D., Niznowski, G., Ride, K., and Vasiliauskas, S. 2008. Boreal forest succession in Ontario: an analysis of the knowledge space. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Forest Research Report 171.
Drescher, 75% of all work: all data collection, 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 3/4 of writing, 3/4 of editing and copy-editing.

Perera, A.H., Ouellette, M., Cui, W., Drescher, M., and Boychuk, D. 2008. BFOLDS 1.0 – A spatial simulation model for exploring large scale fire regimes and succession in boreal forest landscapes. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Forest Research Report 152.
Drescher, 15% of all work: 1/5 of writing, 1/5 of editing and copy-editing.

Drescher, M., Perera, A.H., Buse, L.J., Ride, K., and Vasiliauskas, S. 2006. Identifying uncertainty in practitioner knowledge of boreal forest succession in Ontario through a workshop approach. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Forest Research Report 165.
Drescher, 80% of all work: all data collection, 3/4 of manuscript idea & structure, 3/4 of writing, 3/4 of editing and copy-editing.

Drescher, M. and Langevelde, F. van. 2003. Dynamics in herbivore aggregation resulting from seasonal changes in forage resource quality and production - a modelling approach. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 20: 72.
Drescher, 50% of all work: all data collection, 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/2 of writing, 1/4 of analysis, all editing and copy-editing.

Drescher, M. 2003. Grasping complex matter: large herbivore foraging in patches of heterogeneous resources. Ph.D. thesis, Wageningen University, Wageningen.
Drescher, 100% of all work.

Drescher, M. 1998. Growth and spatial pattern in tropical tree species of a lowland Bolivian rainforest. M.Sc. thesis report, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
Drescher, 100% of all work.

Drescher, M. 1998. The influence of windfall on patterns of natural regeneration in an oak-beech forest. M.Sc. thesis report, Utrecht University, Utrecht.
Drescher, 100% of all work.

Manuscripts submitted for publication but not yet accepted

Drescher, M. An appraisal of rigor in expert knowledge use in studies of forest ecology and forest management. Forest Ecology and Management (submitted).
Drescher, 100% of all work.

Ruseva, T., Farmer, J.R., Drescher, M. Extending the design principles for common-pool resource governance to private land conservation by nonprofit land trusts. Conservation Biology (submitted).
Drescher, 20% of all work: 1/3 of development of original research idea, 1/5 of writing, editing and copy-editing.

Drescher, M., Warriner, G.K., Farmer, J.R. and Larson, B.M.H. Private landowners and environmental conservation: A case study of socio-psychological determinants of conservation program participation in Ontario. Ecology & Society (in revision).
Drescher, 60% of all work: all of original research idea, 1/5 of manuscript idea & structure, 2/3 of writing, 2/3 of editing and copy-editing.

Endicott, S*. and Drescher, M. Modelling the Spread of European Buckthorn in the Region of Waterloo. Biological Invasions (submitted).
Drescher, 30% of all work: 1/2 of original research idea, 1/2 of manuscript idea & structure, 1/5 of writing, 1/2 of editing and copy-editing.

Innovative Design

Ouellette, M. and Drescher, M. 2010. SPT: A software tool for the visualization and exploration of forest succession knowledge. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario Forest Research Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Forest Research Information Paper 173.
Drescher: 1/4 of tool design.

Conferences

Addresses

Drescher, M., Epstein, G., Farmer, J.R., Warriner, G.K. 2016. Conservation tax incentive programs for enhancing environmental stewardship behavior on private land. North American Congress for Conservation Biology. Madison, WI. (pre-screened)

Ruseva, T. Farmer, J.R., Drescher, M. 2016. Design principles for resource conservation on private lands: Learning from the common-pool resource literature. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference. Washington, DC. (pre-screened)

Farmer, J.R., Knackmuhs, E., Drescher, M. 2015. Perpetuating eco-restoration in private land conservation. Natural Areas Association Annual Conference. Little Rock, AR. (pre-screened)

Bogdon, Z.* and Drescher, M. 2015. Towards understanding expression of pro-environmental behaviours in Ontario landowners: the role and development connectedness to nature. Conference of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. Ottawa, ON. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 2015. Ontario conservation tax incentives programs: A web of benefits and costs among private landowners and the public. 15th Biennial Global Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons. Edmonton, AB. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M., Warriner, G.K. and Bogdon, Z.* 2015. Conservation tax incentive programs: enhancing environmental stewardship behavior in the unprotected landscape matrix. Centre for Applied Science in Ontario Protected Areas (CASIOPA) Annual General Meeting 2015. Huntsville, ON. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 2014. “It’s like the sweetest sunshine you’ve ever tasted”: Understanding the affective dimension of private land conservation. 99th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 2014. “You do anything to protect the land”: Private landowners’ relationships with nature in a developing urban fringe of the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario. Canadian Association of Geographers 2014 Conference. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 2014. Effects of snow cover manipulations on the survival of early life stages of cold-temperate tree species. Department of Biology Seminar Series. Wilfried Laurier University, ON. (invited)

Drescher, M. 2013. Environmental goods and services on private lands: What can be learned from common pool resource theory about the management of spatially diffuse resources? Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. (invited)

Drescher, M. and Thomas, S.C. 2012. Simulations of future snow cover regimes affect the survival of early life stages of cold-temperate tree species. 4th International EcoSummit. Columbus, OH. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 2012. What is it like to take care of the land? Towards an understanding of the experience of private land stewardship. Environmental Studies Association of Canada 2012 Conference. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 2012. Planning for sustainable resource use. Ecoplans, Kitchener, ON. (invited)

Drescher, M. 2012. Effects of snow cover manipulations on the survival of early life stages of cold-temperate tree species. Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change. University of Waterloo, ON. (invited)

Drescher, M. 2010. From aerial photography to computer simulations: natural fire regimes and boreal forest management. University of Toronto Mississauga, ON. (invited)

Drescher, M. 2009. Forest structure and dynamics at the stand and landscape scale: new issues for natural resource management and planning. University of Waterloo, ON. (invited)

Drescher, M. 2009. Forest succession: new issues for management at spatial scales from stand to landscape. Thompson Rivers University, BC. (invited)

Drescher, M. and Thomas, S.C. 2009. Beyond forest gap dynamics: canopy senescence and advance regeneration. 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM. (pre-screened)

Thomas, S.C., Drescher, M., and Patankar, R. 2009. Mites, canopy thinning, disturbance dynamics, and the scientific rationale for temperate forest mega-plots. 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. and Perera, A.H. 2009. Expert knowledge and simulation models of boreal forest cover transition. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology Meeting, Snowbird, UT. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M., Perera, A.H., Buse, L., Vasiliauskas, S., and Ride, K. 2007. Assessing uncertainty in expert knowledge of forest succession. 6th North American Forest Ecology Workshop, Vancouver, BC. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M., Ride, K., Vasiliauskas, S., and Perera, A.H. 2006. Reliability of information about boreal forest landscape dynamics in Ontario. 91st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Memphis, TN. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. and Langevelde, F. van. 2003. Dynamics in herbivore aggregation resulting from seasonal changes in forage resource quality and production – a modeling approach. VIIth International Rangeland Congress, Durban, South Africa. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 2003. Grasping complex matter: large herbivore foraging in patches of heterogeneous resources. Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, Beauvoir sur Niort, France. (invited)

Drescher, M., Heitkönig, I.M.A., and Prins, H.H.T. 2001. From plant part to grass sward: quantifying the influence of spatial distribution of plant parts on forage ingestion. 8th International Theriological Congress, Sun City, South Africa. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 2000. The effects of forage availability and accessibility on the rate of forage intake in Nguni cattle. University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa. (invited)

Drescher, M., Heitkönig, I.M.A., and Prins, H.H.T. 1999. Functional response of large herbivores in relation to heterogeneity of vegetation structure and forage quality. British Ecological Society Annual Symposium: Ecological Consequences of Environmental Heterogeneity. University of Sussex, UK. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. The effects of leaf/stem-ratio on the functional response of large ruminants. 1999. Verweij-AiO Meeting of the Graduate School Functional Ecology, Texel, Netherlands. (pre-screened)

Drescher, M. 1997. Estructura del bosque tropical y intercepción de la luz por las copas de árboles adultos. Programa Manejo de Bosques de la Amazonía Boliviana, Riberalta, Bolivia. (invited)

Session Organization

Drescher, M. 2014. Environmental conservation on private lands – planning, implementation, benefits and motives of conservation measures in the unprotected landscape matrix. 99th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA. (pre-screened)

Record of Research Applications

Research applications (funded)

Principal Investigator: No name. University of Waterloo SSHRC 4A, 2015. $8,000.

Principal Investigator: An exploratory study into effects of urban environments on recreational travel route choices of pedestrians: facilitators and impediments to physical activity. Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative, Seed Grant, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, 2014. University of Waterloo. $10,000.

Principal Investigator: What motivates private landowners to conservation? A study of the effects of 'connectedness with nature' on conservation behaviour. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Development Grant, 2012. $70,858.

Co-applicant: The Urban Futures Partnership: Collaborative Planning through Interactive Technology. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Partnership Development Grant, 2011. $183,624.

Principal Investigator: What is it like to take care of the land? Towards a deeper understanding of private land stewardship. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, SSHRC Seed Grant, 2011. University of Waterloo. $5,453.

Principal Investigator (graduate student): Growth and spatial pattern in tropical tree species of a lowland Bolivian rainforest. Alberta Menninga Foundation, Netherlands, 1998. $500.

Principal Investigator (graduate student): Growth and spatial pattern in tropical tree species of a lowland Bolivian rainforest. FSM-STIR Foundation, Netherlands, 1998. $500.

Research applications (not funded, some of these applications have led to subsequently funded applications)

Principal Investigator: Managing ecosystem services from private lands as shared resources: an investigation of the applicability of common pool resource theory. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant, 2014. University of Waterloo. $258,789.

Principal Investigator: No title. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Discovery Grant Research Incentive Fund, 2013. University of Waterloo. $30,000.

Principal Investigator: Winter snow and temperature as determinants of cold-temperate forest regeneration: Processes and patterns across scales. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Discovery Grant, 2012. $299,247.

Principal Investigator: Do government incentive programs succeed in motivating private landowners to become voluntary biodiversity stewards? A study of antecedents, attitudes, and knowledge of conservation behavior. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Development Grant, 2011. $71,643.

Co-applicant: Genomic tools for assessing adaptation of Douglas-fir to future climate. Ontario Genomics Institute, Large-scale Applied Research Project Competition, 2010. $3,278,820.

Principal Investigator: Snow and frost regime effects on seed viability in a Canadian cold-temperate, old-growth forest. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Center for Tropical Forest Science, Research Grants Program, 2009. $24,776.

Research applications (pending)

Principal Investigator: The application of community-based strategies to ecosystem service management on private lands: A participatory inquiry using a social-ecological systems framework. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant, 2014. University of Waterloo. $ 292,555.

Service

Committees

University

Faculty of Environment Advocate: HeForShe Campaign, University of Waterloo, 2015-present.

Member: Senate Honorary Degrees Committee, University of Waterloo, 2015-present.

Member: TD Walter Bean Committee, University of Waterloo, 2014-2015.

Member: Senate Long Range Planning Committee, University of Waterloo, 2014-2015.

Senator: University Senate, University of Waterloo, 2011-present.

Faculty

Faculty Advocate: Faculty of Environment Faculty Advocate for the HeForShe Campaign, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2015-present.

Member: Faculty of Environment Council, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2014-present.

Member: Faculty of Environment Dean's Nominating Committee, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2014-2015.

Member: Hiring Committee for Ecology Lab Coordinator, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2014.

Member: Search Committee for Joined Faculty Hire in Environment and Resource Studies & School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2013.

Member: Environment Computing Advisory Committee, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2010-present.

Department/School

Undergraduate Officer Academic: School of Planning Undergraduate Officer Academic, School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2016-present.

Member: School of Planning Director Nominating Committee, School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2015-present.

Member: PhD Program Review Committee, School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2014-2015.

Member: Ad-hoc Research Area Advisory Committee, School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2013.

Member: Graduate Committee, School of Planning, School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2012-2015.

Advisor: Environmental Management Specialization, School of Planning, School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2012-present.

Member: Ad-hoc Thesis Format Advisory Committee, School of Planning, School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2011.

Other University Service

Associate Director: Heritage Resources Centre, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2014-present.

Co-Director: Inter-departmental Urban Woodlot Restoration Initiative, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, 2014-present.

Community Service

Session Organizer: Environmental Conservation on Private Lands – Planning, Implementation, Benefits and Motives of Conservation Measures in the Unprotected Landscape Matrix. Organized Oral Session at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA, 2014.

Reviewer: Conservation Plan for the Future of the Maplewood Facility. Hamilton Conservation Authority, 2013.

Technical reviewer: Dundas Valley 50-Year Vision and Strategy, Strategic Work Plan: Invasive Species. Hamilton Conservation Authority, 2013.

Technical reviewer: Dundas Valley 50-Year Vision and Strategy, Strategic Work Plan: Species-at-Risk. Hamilton Conservation Authority, 2013.

Technical reviewer: Dundas Valley 50-Year Vision and Strategy, Strategic Work Plan: Ecological Connectivity. Hamilton Conservation Authority, 2012.

Professional Activities

Professional Societies

Member: British Ecological Society

Member: Environmental Studies Association of Canada

Member: Ecological Society of America

Member: US Regional Association of the International Association of Landscape Ecology

Refereeing

Journals

  • African Journal of Agricultural Research
  • Alternatives Journal
  • American Journal of Botany
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research
  • Conservation Letters
  • Diversity & Distributions
  • Environmental Education Research
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Oecologia
  • Oikos
  • Planning Practice & Research
  • Plant Biology
  • Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • Rural Society
  • South African Journal of Animal Science
  • The Forestry Chronicle
  • Wildlife Research

Promotion/tenure decisions

N/A

Grant Applications

Reviewer: National Science Foundation Early-Career Development Proposal, 2014.

Adjudicator: Canadian Foundation for Innovation, 2014.

Adjudicator: Mitacs Accelerate Internship Program, 2012.

Architectural Juries

N/A

Visiting Critic Panels

N/A

Editorial Duties

Co-guest editor of the special feature “Private Land Conservation – Landowner Motives, Policies, and Outcomes of Conservation Measures in Unprotected Landscapes” for the journal Ecology and Society

Consulting

N/A

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