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Prateep’s academic background is in political science, environmental studies and international development. He does transdisciplinary work with an active interest in combining social and ecological perspectives. Prateep’s research focuses on the understanding of complex human-environment connections (or disconnections) with particular attention to change, its drivers, their influence and possible ways to deal with them. His main areas of expertise and interest include commons, governance, social-ecological system resilience, wellbeing, environmental justice and political ecology. Currently, he teaches international development and environment. In the past, Prateep worked as a development professional in India on issues around community-based governance of land, water and forests, focusing specifically at the interface of research, implementation and public policy. Prateep is a past Trudeau Scholar, a Harvard Giorgio Ruffolo Fellow in Sustainability Science, a recipient of Canada’s Governor General Academic Gold Medal, and SSHRC Banting Fellow.
INDEV 100: Introduction to International Development: Concepts, Theories and Actors
INDEV 101: Introduction to International Development: Issues, Challenges and Approaches
SUSM 675: Governing the Commons
INDEV 617: Environmental Change and Governance (Field Course0
INDEV 602/GEOG 635: Theories and Practices of International Development
Berkes, F., Nayak, P. K. 2019. Role of communities in fisheries management: “one would first need to imagine it”. Maritime Studies 17:241–251.
Nayak, P. K. and Berkes, F. 2019. Interplay between Global and Local: Change Processes and Small-Scale Fisheries. In R. Chuenpagdee, S. Jentoft (eds.), Transdisciplinarity for Small-Scale Fisheries Governance, MARE Publication Series 21, pp. 203-220.
Nayak, P. K., Armitage, D. 2018. Social-ecological regime shifts (SERS) in coastal systems. Ocean and Coastal Management 161 (2018) 84 -95.
Nayak P. K. 2017. Fisher Communities in Transition: Understanding Change from a Livelihood Perspective in Chilika Lagoon, India. Maritime Studies 16:13
Nayak P., Armitage, D., Andrachuk, M. 2016. Power and politics of social–ecological regime shifts in the Chilika lagoon, India and Tam Giang lagoon, Vietnam. Regional Environmental Change. 16(2): 325-339.
- PhD - Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Manitoba, Canada
- M.A. - Natural Resource Management, University of Manitoba, Canada
- Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (CHET)- University of Manitoba, Canada
- M.A. - Rural Development, Xavier Institute of Social Service, India
- B.A. (Honours)- Political Science, Sambalpur University, India