Jeremy Pittman

Associate Director, Graduate Studies | Associate Professor

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Ph.D. Social and Ecological Sustainability, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2016

M.Sc. Geography, University of Regina, Canada, 2009

B.Sc. Geography, University of Regina, Canada, 2004

Contact information
519-888-4567 ext. 41544
Location: EV3 3308

Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

  • Environmental policy and governance in the Anthropocene
  • Landscape- and seascape-scale approaches to planning
  • Human communities in an interconnected world
  • Social-ecological connectivity

Contact Jeremy Pittman for more information about student opportunities.

Research grants/projects

  • Co-principal Investigator, Indigenous communities: promoting social and ecological sustainability in the face of climate change (National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center)
  • Co-principal Investigator, Fostering transformations to secure sustainable small-scale fisheries in Uruguay (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
  • Co-principal Investigator, Governance and surprise in social-ecological systems (National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center)
  • Co-principal Investigator, Strengthening teamwork to confront socio-ecological challenges (Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research)

Recent/key publications

  • Blasiak, R., Durussel, C., Pittman, J. et al. (2017) The role of NGOs in negotiating the use of biodiversity in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. Marine Policy DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.03.004.
  • Hadarits, M., Pittman, J., et al. (2017) The interplay between incremental, transitional, and transformational adaptation: A case study of Canadian agriculture. Regional Environmental Change. DOI 10.1007/s10113-017-1111-y.
  • Blasiak, R., Pittman, J., et al. (2016) Negotiating the use of biodiversity in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00224.
  • Pittman, J. and Armitage, D. (2016) Governance across the land-sea interface: A systematic review. Environmental Science & Policy 64, pp. 9–17
  • Pittman, J., Tiessen, H. and Montaña, E. (2016) The evolution of interdisciplinarity over 20 years of global change research by the IAI. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 19, pp. 87–93.
  • Pittman, J., Hurlbert, M., Hadarits, M. and Corkal, D. (2016). Bridging knowledge systems for drought preparedness: Case study from the Swift Current Creek Watershed (Canada). In Diaz, H., Warren, J. and Hurlbert, M. (Eds.) Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought on the Canadian Prairies. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
  • Turner II, B., Esler, K. J., Bridgewater, P., Tewksbury, J., Sitas, J. N., Abrahams, B., Chapin, F S., Chowdhury, R. R., Christie, P., Diaz, S., Firth, P., Knapp, C., Kramer, J., Leemans, R., Palmer, M., Pietri, D., Pittman, J. et al. (2016). Socio-Environmental Systems (SES) research: What have we learned and how can we use this information in future research programs. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 19, pp. 160–168.
  • Armitage, D., Alexander, S., Andrachuk, M., Berdej, S., Dyck, T., Nayak, P., Pittman, J., and Rathwell, K. (2015). Emerging concepts in adaptive management. In Garmestani, A. and Allen, C. (Eds) Adaptive Management. Berlin: Springer.
  • Epstein, G., Pittman, J., et al. (2015) Institutional fit and the sustainability of social–ecological systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 14, pp. 34-40.
  • Pittman, J., Armitage, D., Alexander, S., Alleyne, M., Campbell, D. (2015) Building fit for climate change in a coastal-marine context: Case study from St. Lucia. Marine Policy 51, pp. 486–498.
  • Pittman, J., Wittrock, V., Kulshreshtha, S. and Wheaton, E. (2010) Vulnerability to Climate Change in Rural Saskatchewan: Case Study of the R.M. of Rudy #284. Journal of Rural Studies 27:1, pp. 83-94.

Courses taught

  • PLAN 102: Professional communication
  • PLAN 341: Conservation/resource management of the built environment