Theses & Dissertations

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Jack Durant, MA

Supervised by: Gunilla Öberg

Uncertainty and epistemic cultures in the endocrine disruptor expert deliberation

Dana James, PhD

Supervised by: Hannah Wittman

The transformative potential of agroecology : integrating policies, practices, power, and philosophies for living well

Postdoctoral Researcher at UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Erika Luna Perez, MSc

Supervised by: Navin Ramankutty & Amanda Giang

A descriptive analysis of Mexico's crop species diversity

Junior Policy Analyst at the International Institute for Sustainable Development

Helina Jolly, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield & Milind Kandlikar

Reimagining conservation landscapes : Adivasi characterizations of the human-dimensions of southern Indian forests

Research Associate, IBioS, UBC IRES

Balsher Singh Sidhu, PhD

Supervised by: Navin Ramankutty & Milind Kandlikar

Indian agriculture in a changing climate : a statistical analysis

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC IRES

Eun Hye Lee, MSc

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Making carbon price as an effective signal

Johnnie Manson, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Indigeneity in urban communities : relationality, dualism, and the lived experiences of Indigenous persons who live in Vancouver and Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC IRES

Claire Ewing, MSc

Supervised by: David Boyd & Amanda Giang

Environmental justice and the enforcement of air pollution laws in Canada

Senior Policy and Planning Analyst with Metro Vancouver in the Air Quality and Climate Change Department

Jonathan Taggart, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield & Kai Chan

"Still water, who knows you?" : counter-mapping traditional knowledge and ancestral values with Nak'azdli Whut'en

Senior Researcher at The Firelight Group

Nima Jamshidi, MSc

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Impact of one-way carsharing on car ownership and public transit : an empirical analysis from Metro Vancouver

Sophia M.E. Murphy, PhD

Supervised by: Hannah Wittman

Resilient global food security and the World Trade Organization : an assessment of adaptive governance

Evan Bowness, PhD

Supervised by: Hannah Wittman

Food sovereignty and the city : urban agrarianism and agroecology in Canada and Brazil

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of the Fraser Valley

Sara Nawaz, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Beyond naturalness? : social dimensions of gene editing in agriculture

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC IRES

Harold N. Eyster, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Leveraging human–nature relationships towards sustainable pathways

Gund Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Vermont

Sandeep Pai, PhD

Supervised by: Hisham Zerriffi

Fossil fuel phase outs to meet global climate targets : investigating the spatial and temporal dimensions of just transitions

Senior Research Lead, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

Isaac Jonas, MA

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

A cost benefit assessment of implementing marine reserves in the Northern Shelf Bioregion of British Columbia

Megan Marie Callahan, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Owls, otters, octopuses, and us : examining human-wildlife relationships, attitudes, and perceptions

Barbara Ann Mejaes, MSc

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Classifying and estimating aquaculture subsidies and their risks to the marine environment

Brianne Della Savia, MA

Supervised by: Gunilla Öberg

Investigating local preparedness for managing endocrine disruptors

Senior Policy Analyst at Metro Vancouver in the Liquid Waste Services Department

Vikas Menghwani, PhD

Supervised by: Hisham Zerriffi

Efficiency and effectiveness : exploring the goals of technology-diverse universal electrification strategies

Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan.

Sameer Shah , PhD

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Advancing livelihood water security in the rural global south

Assistant Professor at the University of Washington

Nicolás Talloni-Álvarez, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Climate change impacts on Canadian fishing and seafood supply

Alejandra Virgen Urcelay, MSc

Supervised by: Simon Donner

Assessing the extent of global mass coral bleaching with an updated database

Research Assistant at ESSA Technologies

Anthony Persaud, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Counter-institutionalization and the economic futures of First Nations in British Columbia

David Righter, MSc

Supervised by: Stephanie Chang

From groundwork to implementation : a systematic review of coastal adaptation planning in Nova Scotia, Canada

Hannah Barnard-Chumik, MSc

Supervised by: Amanda Giang

Knowledge politics in Environmental Impact Assessment

Ilana Judah, MSc

Supervised by: Stephanie Chang

Adaptive mitigation : a framework for integrating climate adaptation and mitigation solutions in urban multi-unit residential buildings

Principal & Founder of ACORN Resilience & Sustainability

Ian Theaker, MA

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Building performance benchmarking data for residential condominium buyers

Technical Director of the Reframed Initiative at Pembina Institute.

Bronwyn McIlroy-Young, MA

Supervised by: Gunilla Öberg

Chemical controversy : exploring scientific disagreement around endocrine disrupting chemicals

Aaron Moguin, MA

Supervised by: Thomas Davidoff

Gentrification without displacement : determining the costs

Narayan Gopinathan, MA

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Life cycle assessment of electric and combustion vehicles in India

 Rudri Bhatt, MSc

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Agricultural waste burning in northern India : economic analysis and farmers' perspectives

Luis F. Melgarejo, MA

Supervised by: Jordi Honey-Rosés

Will the trade of Amazonian fruits help recover the Amazon forest? Sustainable consumption of Acai in Metro Vancouver

Ecological Transition Consultant for the Colombian National Planning Department (DNP) at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Maayan Kreitzman, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Perennial agriculture : agronomy and environment in long-lived food systems

John David Driscoll, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Nutrient yields from northwest Atlantic fisheries: analysis, indicators, and optimization

Great Bear Sea Program Manager at Nature United

Kyoko Adachi, MA

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi and Jiaying Zhao

On the acceptance of intergenerational legacies: a comparison of Canada and Japan

Brand Producer at Kitchen & Company

Victor Lam, MA

Supervised by: George Hoberg

Justice, reconciliation, and solidarity: religious environmental organizations in the construction and tailoring of climate change messages in the Trans Mountain resistance

Cameron Bullen, MSc

Supervised by: Kai Chan

A marine megafaunal extinction and its consequences for kelp forests of the North Pacific

Applied Ecologist at Azimuth Consulting Group Inc.

Livia Mello, MSc

Supervised by: Nadja Kunz

Value creation from internalizing non-technical risks in projects: mining sector case

Allison Witter, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Boat to fork: seafood value chains and alternative food networks

Andrea Byfuglien, MSc

Supervised by: Jiaying Zhao

The roles of affect and sustainability education in increasing pro-environmental behaviour in a botanical garden

PhD student at University of Oxford

Zachary Sherker, MSc

Supervised by: Andrew Trites

Predation by Pacific great blue herons on juvenile salmon

Aspen Ono, MA

Supervised by: Kai Chan and David Boyd

The Canadian outdoors from the perspective of recent immigrants in Metro Vancouver: Nature nurtures newcomers

Myriam Khalfallah, PhD

Supervised by: Daniel Pauly

Data-poor fisheries : case studies from the southern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula

Graham McDowell, PhD

Supervised by: Leila Harris and Michele Koppes

Adaptation to glacio-hydrological change in high mountains

Project Leader at Canadian Mountain Assessment and Postdoctoral Fellow at EClim, University of Zurich (Switzerland) and University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

Connor Robinson, MSc

Supervised by: Gunilla Öberg and Steve Conrad

System dynamics analysis of impacts of biosolids and biosolids-derived biochar land application on agricultural soil quality

Sahir Advani, PhD

Supervised by: Tony Pitcher and Mimi Lam

How commoditization and cross-cultural values influence the sustainability of small-scale fisheries in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Maine


Krista Forysinski, MSc

Supervised by: Stephanie Chang

Nature-based flood protection : the contribution of tidal marsh vegetation to wave attenuation at Sturgeon Bank

           Biologist, Integrated Planning at Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program

Emily Mistick, MSc

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

Forest harvest and water treatability : analysis of dissolved organic carbon in headwater streams of contrasting forest harvest history during base flow and storm flow

Data Scientist at StormSensor Inc.

Danielle Edwards, PhD

Supervised by: Villy Christensen and Evelyn Pinkerton

Addressing questions on the social and economic outcomes of an individual transferable quota fishery

Kiely McFarlane, PhD

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Waiting on the law to change? A critical geographic analysis of water law reform in British Columbia

Alejandra Echeverri Ochoa, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan and Jiaying Zhao

Losing woodcreepers, iconizing manakins, and despising grackles : understanding human-bird relationships in agro-ecological landscapes

Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University

Stephen Williams, PhD

Supervised by: John Robinson and Terre Satterfield

The splash and the ripples : assessing sustainability transition experiments

Abhishek Kar, PhD

Supervised by: Hisham Zerriffi

A behavioral perspective on transition pathways to clean cooking fuels : the case of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) usage in India

Vincent Ricciardi, PhD

Supervised by: Navin Ramankutty

The role of small-scale farms in the global food system

Nayadeth Arriagada, MA

Supervised by: David Boyd

Adaptive capacity in social-environmental crisis : the case of the red tide/salmon farming conflict in Chiloé (Chile)

Marco Antonio Vázquez Pérez, MSc

Supervised by: Gunilla Öberg and Daniel Steel

Science and values in a wastewater treatment controversy

Rainer Lempert, MSc

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Understanding modes of carsharing : differentiations between one-way and two-way member adoption and utilization

Data Scientist, Mobility Research at Uber

Sean Smillie, MSc

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Waste-heat-to-power:a case study of Canadian natural gas compressor stations

Sarah Harper, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

The contributions by women to fisheries economies worldwide

Poushali Maji, PhD

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Access to modern energy, air pollution and greenhouse gas mitigation: Inter-linking three major energy challenges facing India today

Szymon Surma, PhD

Supervised by: Tony Pitcher

Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) trophodynamics and fisheries in the Northeast Pacific Ocean


Theodore Eyster, MSc

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

Modeling dam removal in a mountain meadow with MODFLOW-NWT

Katherine Rae Cramer, MA

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Perceived food quality and production quality in consumer evaluation of agrifood products

Tugce Conger, PhD

Supervised by: Stephanie Chang

Coastal green infrastructure as a sea level rise adaptation measure: assessing environmental, local, and institutional contexts

Ghazal Ebrahimi, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Stakeholder perspectives on adoption of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

Nathan Bendriem, MSc

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Calculating the economic value of genomic technologies in wild and farmed coho production

Margaret (Maggie) Low, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Practices of sovereignty : negotiated agreements, jurisdiction, and well-being for Heiltsuk Nation

Assistant Professor, UBC School of Community and Regional Planning

Ivana Zelenika, PhD

Supervised by: Jiaying Zhao

Sustainability by design : motivating pro-environmental action and improving waste diversion

Project Assistant, Zero Waste and Resource Recovery at City of Vancouver

Jackie Lerner, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

If you build it, will they come? Using historical development patterns to better anticipate future development scenarios for cumulative effects assessment

Elaine Hsiao, PhD

Supervised by: Philipe Le Billon

Protecting places for nature, people, and peace: a critical socio-legal review of transboundary conservation areas

Emily Anderson, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

"Market" participation for development and environmental sustainability: Costa Rican dairy markets and payments for ecosystem services

Zheng Ki (Jackie) Yip, PhD

Supervised by: Stephanie Chang

Spatially explicit robust impact patterns : a new approach to account for uncertainties of long-term sea-level rise impacts at the local level

Rebecca Singleton, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Freedom from the fortress : the role of human rights in marine conservation

Lyudmila (Lucy) Rodina, PhD

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Tracing and situating water resilience across scales

Policy Analyst at Environment and Climate Change Canada

Guillaume Peterson St-Laurent, PhD

Supervised by: George Hoberg

Deliberating climate change mitigation options and policies in British Columbia’s forests

Krista English, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Using network science to understand the knowledge exchange pathways in health systems research

Adrian Semmelink, MSc

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Differences between farmer and government official views of best management practices : cracks or canyons?

Melanie Ang, MSc

Supervised by: William Cheung

Adaptability of Pacific North America's small-scale fisheries to climate change

Alida O'Connor, MA

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Strengthening conservation through localized definitions of wellbeing: understanding what is meant by 'A Good Life' in Namibia's Zambezi Region

Teaching Assistant for the University of British Columbia

Arielle Swett, MA

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Understanding carsharing patterns for effective TDM policymaking: a study of municipalities in Metro Vancouver

Nicole Wilson, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

“More precious than gold”: Indigenous water governance in the context of Modern land claims in Yukon

Assistant Professor, Department of Environment and Geography at University of Manitoba

Ada Smith, MA

Supervised by: Charles Menzies

Toward decolonizing food literacy education: co-creating a curriculum at Lach Klan School with Gitxaala Nation

Michael Lathuillière, PhD

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

Harmonizing water footprint assessments for agricultural production in Southern Amazonia

Senior Research Fellow, Trase at Stockholm Environment Institute

William Justin Ritchie, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Long-run energy resource economics: reconciling uncertain carbon signals for integrated assessments of global environmental change

Executive Director, Extraenvironmentalist Media Association

Michaela Neuberger, MSc

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Renovation permits and the challenge of reducing emissions from legacy buildings

Director of Operations, Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx)

Kalifi Ferretti-Gallon, MSc

Supervised by: Navin Ramankutty

Evaluating uncertainty in tropical forest loss between 1990 and 2010: an inter-comparison of different data sets

Mollie Chapman, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Agri-'culture' and biodiversity : rethinking payments for ecosystem services in light of relational values

Simon Harding, PhD

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Regulating the last mile: paratransit in Delhi

Jeffrey Scott, MSc

Supervised by: Mimi Lam and Tony Pitcher

Jason Brown, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Dwelling in the wilderness : place, landscape and the sacred among catholic monks of the American west

Lecturer at Simon Fraser University

Xuesi Shen, MSc

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Development of a hybrid simulation model for understanding community resilience to fuel disruption

PhD Candidate at Stanford University

Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network Research trainee

Santiago De la Puente Jeri, MSc

Supervised by: Villy Christensen

Emma Luker, MSc

Supervised by: Leila Harris and Mark Johnson

Transitioning towards water supply diversification : possibilities for groundwater in Cape Town, South Africa

Natural Resource Planning and Engagement Analyst at UBC

Daniel Klein, MSc

Supervised by: Gunilla Oberg

Supporting the implementation of effective urban water conservation and demand management strategies

Holly Andrews, MSc

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield and Mike Meitner

Mechanisms of indigenous exclusion in British Columbia's environmental assessment process

Senior Planner at The Firelight Group

Elizabeth Williams, MSc

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Content and prevalence of environmentalist stereotypes in Canada: a psychological perspective

Maryam Rezaei, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Power to the people : thinking (and rethinking) energy poverty in British Columbia, Canada

Alicia Speratti, PhD

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

Biochar for the Brazilian Cerrado : contributions to soil quality and plant growth

Freelance Consultant at Conservation Agriculture CIMMYT

Paige Olmsted, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

For love or money: harnessing environmental values and financial incentives to promote conservation stewardship

Visiting Scholar at Copenhagen Business School

Darah Gibson, MSc

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Socio-economic contribution of small-scale and large-scale fisheries in British Columbia

Abdulrahman Ben Hasan, MSc

Supervised by: Villy Christensen

Fisheries in a changing environment: the impacts of the reduction in Shatt Al Arab flow on nearshore fish stocks in the Northern Persian Gulf

Kieran Findlater, PhD

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar and Terre Satterfield

Explaining Climate-Sensitive Decision-Making: On the Relationship Between Cognitive Logic and Climate-Adaptive Behaviour

Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the CoAdapTree project

Ashlee Jollymore, PhD

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

From streams to citizens: a multi-lens investigation of water quality through carbon cycles and participation within water science and policy

Hydrologist for The River Forecast Centre, Government of Canada

Michiko Namazu, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

The Evolution of Carsharing: Heterogeneity in Adoption and Impacts

Sr. Data Scientist, Sustainability Tech at Uber


Anna Christina Schuhbauer, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

The Economic Viability of Small-scale Fisheries

Leonard Glaser, MSc

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Electricity Use Analysis of Existing and Planned University Buildings, and Opportunities for Life Cycle Costing

Maery Kaplan-Hallam, MA

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Social shocks in social-ecological systems: the impacts of sea cucumber booms for coastal communities in Mexico

Climate Change and Health Adaptation Specialist at First Nations Health Authority

The Wint Aung, PhD

Supervised by: Michael Brauer

Health, climate, and time-use impacts from a carbon-financed cookstove intervention in rural India

Mun-hee Jung, MSc

Supervised by: Milind Kandikar

Is free trade free of environmental cost?

Gerald Singh, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Understanding & assessing cumulative impacts to coastal ecosystem services

Faculty, Department of Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Sylvia Coleman, PhD

Supervised by: John Robinson and Ray Cole

Normalizing sustainability in a regenerative building: the social practice of being at CIRS

Sarah Klain, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Wind of change: offshore wind farms, contested values and ecosystem services

Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Services, Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University

Sara Elder, PhD

Supervised by: Peter Dauvergne

Assessing the impacts of retail supply chains on food security and agricultural sustainability in the global south: the case of Walmart in Nicaragua

Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow for BC's Ministry of Agriculture

Jillian Guerra, MA

Supervised by: Hannah Wittman

Pathways to agroecology: mediated markets and credit access in Santa Catarina, Brazil

Jordan Tam, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield & Kai Chan

Understanding adaption and social-ecological change in Chilean coastal communities

Senior Research Manager at The Firelight Group

Edward Gregr, PhD

 Supervised by: Kai Chan

Sea otters, kelp forests, and ecosystem services: modelling habitats, uncertainties,  and trade-offs

SCITECH Environmental Consulting and Adjunct Professor, UBC IRES

Allison Franko, MSc

 Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Enforcement patterns and compliance outcomes in BC : lessons learning from the rollout of EAO's watchdog program

Seyedeh Paniz Pajouhesh, MA

 Supervised by: John Robinson

From theory to practice; an analysis of transformative social innovation at the University of British Columbia

Anne-Mareike Chu, MSc

 Supervised by: John Robinson

Understanding the performance gap: an evaluation of the energy efficiency of three high-performance buildings in British Columbia

Yaron Cohen, MSc

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Carbon management in airports

UX Researcher at RBC

Thor Jensen, Joint PhD (UBC & UVSQ)

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

The adoption of ground source heat pumps at multiple scales in North America

Johnnie Manson, MA

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield and Hannah Wittman

Relational Nations : trading and sharing ethos for Indigenous food sovereignty on Vancouver Island.

Jonathan Salter, PhD

Supervised by: Stephen Sheppard

Energy in place : a case study and mental models analysis of engagement in community scale energy planning

Arvind Saraswat, PhD

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Air pollution in New Delhi, India : spatial and temporal patterns of ambient concentrations and human exposure

Chloe (Pui Wing) Sher, MA

Supervised by: Karen Bakker

Social and environmental impacts of shale gas development and public support for fracking in China

Kelly Sharp, MA

Supervised by: Hisham Zerriffi and Philipe Le Billon

Voluntary resettlement for improved livelihoods? : examining food security, nutrition, and informed consent amongst land reform participants in southern Malawi

Matthew Taccogna, MSc

Supervised by: Hisham Zerriffi

Risk perceptions and marine spatial planning surrounding tidal energy in British Columbia

Philamer Torio, PhD

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Water privatization in Metro Manila : assessing the state of equitable water provision

Lisa Westerhoff, PhD

Supervised by: John Robinson

City stories : from narrative to practice in Vancouver's Olympic Village

Senior Sustainability Planner and Associate at Integral Group


Victor Acuna, MSc

Supervised by: Leila Harris and Samia Khan

Environmental citizenship in Chilean school textbooks : a case study on environmental citizenship education in Chilean basic-education textbooks of 2012

Dyhia Belhabib, PhD

Supervised by: Daniel Pauly

West African fisheries: past, present and 'futures?'

Andres Cisneros, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

The value of information for fisheries policy

Yago Dodson Coll, MSc

Supervised by: Leila Harris and Samia Khan

Environmental citizenship in Chilean school textbooks : a case study on environmental citizenship education in Chilean basic-education textbooks of 2012

Alejandra Echeverri Ochoa, MSc

Supervised by: Jiaying Zhao

Exploring attitudes and preferences toward species at risk in British Columbia

Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University

Krista Greer, MSc

Supervised by: Daniel Pauly

Considering the ‘effort factor’ in fisheries : a methodology for reconstructing global fishing effort and carbon dioxide emissions, 1950 - 2010

Rajeev Kumar, PhD

Supervised by: Tony Pitcher

Ecosystem based management for Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota under changing environmental conditions

Frederic Le Manach, PhD

Supervised by: Daniel Pauly

Past, present and future of publicly-funded European Union's fishing access agreements in developing countries

Julia Reckermann, MA

Supervised by: John Robinson

CIRS pre-occupancy evaluation: inhabitant feedback processes and possibilities for a regenerative place

Sameer Shah, MSc

Supervised by: Leila Harris and Hisham Zerriffi

Water variability, livelihoods, and adaptation : a case study from the Angat River Basin (Philippines)

Rosie Simms, MA

Supervised by: Leila Harris

“All of the water that is in our reserves and that is in our territory is ours” : colonial and Indigenous water governance in unceded Indigenous territories in British Columbia

Hamed Taheri, MSc

Supervised by: Gunilla Oberg and Giuseppe Carenini

Interactive visualization to facilitate group deliberations in decision making processes

Founder and CEO of Robust Choice Cloud Solutions Inc.

Allison Thompson , MA

Supervised by: Robin Naidoo

Effects of linear barriers on African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) movement in a transfrontier conservation area

Tashi Tsering, PhD

Supervised by: Tsering Shakya

Social inequality and resource management : gender, caste and class in the rural Himalayas

Postdoctoral Fellow at York University


Elizabeth Dapaah, MA

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Water access and governance among indigenous and migrant low-income communities in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Ghana

Graduate Academic Assistant at UBC

Angela Eykelbosh, PhD 

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

Closing the carbon loop in sugarcane bioethanol : effects of filtercake biochar amendment on soil quality, leaching and carbon utilization

Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist at BC Centre for Disease Control

Laura Fedoruk, MSc

Supervised by: John Robinson

'Smart' energy systems and networked buildings : examining the integrations, controls, and experience of design through operation

Manager, Grid Services Analytics for Sunrun

Hana Sherin Galal, MA

Supervised by: Gunilla Oberg

Integrating sustainability in municipal wastewater infrastructure decision-analysis using the analytic hierarchy process

Andrea Haas, Fisheries MSc

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Examining distribution and concentration of access in British Columbia's salmon and herring fisheries

Cristina Infante, PhD

Supervised by: Peter Nemetz

Building an ecosystem services value at risk conceptual framework for sustainability, efficiency and fairness in resource management : starting values from marine ecosystems

Danika Kleiber, Fisheries PhD

Supervised by: Amanda Vincent and Leila Harris

Gender and small-scale fisheries in the Central Philippines

Reza Kowsari, PhD

Supervised by: Hisham Zerriffi

Twisted energy ladder : complexities and unintended consequences in the transition to modern energy services

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Liu Institute for Global Issues

Wing Yee Lam, Fisheries PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila, Daniel Pauly, and Brian Klinkenberg

Global fisheries economics in the face of change in climate

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Sea Around Us, Fisheries Centre, UBC

Megan Peloso, MA

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Navigating water access and governance in peri-urban Ashaiman, Ghana : a case study

Senior Project Manager at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Teresa Ryan, PhD

Supervised by: Ronald Trosper, Terre Satterfield, and Rashid Sumaila

Territorial jurisdiction : the cultural and economic significance of eulachon Thaleichthys pacificus in the north-central coast region of British Columbia

Postdoctoral Teaching and Learning Fellow, University of British Columbia

Stefan Storey, PhD

Supervised by: John Robinson, Raymond Cole, Steve Rogak, and Jorge Marques

Application of life-cycle approaches for the evaluation of high performance buildings

CEO- Sensible Building Science

Co-founder and Director for Structured Reports Corp.

Allison Takasaki, MA

Supervised by: Ralph Matthews

Environment, development, trust, and well-being in the Tsawwassen First Nation

Paul Teehan, PhD

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

Integrative approaches to environmental life cycle assessment of consumer electronics and connected media

Senior Data Scientist for travel audience GmbH- An Amadeus Company

Aylin Ulman, Fisheries MSc

Supervised by: Daniel Pauly

Actual and perceived decline of fishery resources in Turkey and Cyprus: a history with emphasis on shifting baselines

PhD at Univeristy of Pavia/ Univeristy Pierre et Marie Curie on Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation

Nathan Vadeboncoeur, PhD 

Supervised by: Ralph Matthews

Knowing climate change : modelling, understanding, and managing risk

President for Smart Shores and Vadeboncoeur Consulting Inc.

Lauren Weatherdon, Fisheries MSc

Supervised by: William Cheung

Scenarios for coastal First Nations' fisheries under climate change : impacts, resilience and adaptation potential

Cameron Webster, MSc

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

The effects of biochar application on carbon dioxide and methane soil surface fluxes

Christian Beaudrie, PhD

Supervised by: Milind Kandlikar

From cradle-to-grave at the nanoscale : expert risk perceptions, decision-analysis, and life cycle regulation for emerging nanotechnologies

Decision Analyst with Compass Resource Management Ltd.

Megan Callahan, MA

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Lions and tigers and bears: an investigation of the state of conservation in zoos

Elizabeth Ferris, MSc

Supervised by: Gunilla Öberg

Implementing climate mitigation policy at a subnational level: lessons from British Columbia

Janalyn Kotaska, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield and Charles Menzies

Reconciliation 'at the end of the day': decolonizing territorial governance in British Columbia after Delgamuukw

Program manager at Coastal Stewardship Network

Kim Lau, MA

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

British Columbia's 'carbon neutral government' mandate: influence on infrastructure decisions

Liu Scholar and Graduate Fellow at Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Nicole Miller, PhD

Supervised by: Stephen Sheppard

Urban form and building energy: quantifying relationships using a multi-scale approach

Partner of C2MP Consulting

Lyudmila (Lucy) Rodina, MA

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Lived notions of citizenship and the human right to water in Site C, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

Graduate Fellow at International WaTERS and Outreach Coordinator for Water Ethics Network

Lauren Rodman, MA

Supervised by: Charles Menzies

Spinning wind into power: industry and energy in Gitxaała Nation, British Columbia

Research analyst, National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver

Tom Berkhout, PhD

Supervised by: John Robinson

Steering transformative energy efficiency and conservation in British Columbia, Canada

Senior Policy Analyst, Energy Efficiency Branch

Laura Cornish, MA

Supervised by: Stephen Sheppard

Can 4D visioning foster community responses on climate change? 

Director Product Management for Ecotagious Inc., EnerNOC, and Pulse Energy

Tee Lim, MA

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield and Frank Tester

Inuit encounters with colonial capital: Nanisivik - Canada's first high Arctic mine

Wilfram Swartz, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Five not so easy pieces: globalization of fishing and seafood markets


Julia Freeman, PhD

Co-supervised by Terre Satterfield and Milind Kandlikar

Engineered debates and emergent biosafety: the social controversy and regulatory challenges confronting GE crops in India

Lecturer at McGill University's School of Environment

Claudia Ho Lem, MSc

Co-supervised by: Milind Kandlikar and Hisham Zerriffi

Climate science, equity, and development: the role of international institutions in capacity building for climate change

International Community Development Programme Consultant for Resource Efficient Agricultural Production Canada

Megan Bailey, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Economic analysis of unregulated and illegal fishing in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Post Doctoral Researcher at Wageningen University

Olivia Freeman, MSc

Supervised by: Hisham Zerriffi

Maximizing climate and health benefits in household energy carbon credit projects

Country Coordinator, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central Africa Field Program Manager for U.S Forest Service International Programs

Brian Gouge, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Modeling and mitigating the climate and health impacts of emissions from public transportation bus fleets: an integrated approach to sustainable public transportation

Research Scientist for Aquatic Informatics Inc.

Susanna Haas Lyons, MA

Supervised by: John Robinson

It’s complicated: exploring Facebook’s potential for deliberative public engagement on sustainability policy

Public Engagement Specialist, AmericaSpeaks Network Associate

Carie Hoover, PhD

Supervised by: Tony Pitcher

Effects of harvest and climate change on polar marine ecosystems: case studies from the Antarctic Peninsula and Hudson Bay early career fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University

Megan Mach, PhD

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Research on marine coastal impacts to promote ecosystem-based management: nonnative species in northeast Pacific estuaries

Communications and Outreach Specialist for DataONE

Liesbeth van der Meer, MSc

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Global revenues from wild seafood products

Fisheries Specialist at OCEANA

Margaret Morales, MA

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Citizenshit - the right to flush: sewage management and its meanings in Villa Lamadrid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Videographer, Documentarian at Center for Documentary Studies

Claudia Morgado, MA

Supervised by: Charles Menzies

Getting to know the artist: understanding why artists are important contributors to the climate change conversation

Cynthia Morinville, MA

Supervised by: Leila Harris

Beyond the pipe: participation and alternative water provision in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana

Coordinator Policy and Campaigns for USC Canada

James Murphy, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Determinants of health outcomes in switching to electric bicycles

Meg O'Shea, PhD

Supervised by John Robinson

Embodying and performing sustainability

Manager of Small to Medium Enterprises, Program Manager of Thriving Vancouver for Vancouver Economic Commission

Jennifer Romero, MSc

Supervised by: George Hoberg

Forest conservation in Argentina: early analysis of the Forest Law implementation in the Chaco Ecoregion

Dawit Tesfamichael, PhD

Supervised by: Daniel Pauly and Tony Pitcher

Assessment of the Red Sea ecosystem with emphasis on fisheries

Sonja Wilson, MSc

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

Remote community electrification using woody biomass

Project Manager for Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd.

Mathieu Beaulieu, MSc

Supervised by: Gunilla Öberg

A shifting hydrological regime: a field investigation of snowmelt runoff processes and their connection to summer baseflow, Sunshine Coast, B.C

Conseiller Hydrometerologie for Hydro-Quebec

Jacqueline Belzile, MA

Supervised by: Gunilla Öberg

Lessons from Oz to the Okanagan: water policy and structural reform in a changing climate

Director & Sustainability Consultant at Blue Currents Consulting Inc.

Brooke Campbell, MSc

Supervised by: Daniel Pauly

A global analysis of historical and projected mariculture production trends, 1950-2030

Associate Research Fellow at Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security

Alice Cohen, PhD

Supervised by: Karen Bakker

From water to watershed: an analysis of rescaled water governance in Canada

Christina Cook, PhD

Supervised by: Karen Bakker

Putting the pieces together: tracing fragmentation in Ontario water governance

Independent Consulting in Montreal, Canada

Stephanie Grand, PhD

Supervised by: Les Lavkulich

Reactive soil components and logging in Podzols of southwestern British Columbia

Lecturer at Univeriste de Lausanne

Shinan Kassam, PhD

Supervised by: Rick Barichello

One explanation for why farmers produce cotton collectively in post-Soviet Tajikistan

Programme Manager- Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction (Tajikistan)

Michael Lathuillière, MSc

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

Land use effects on green water fluxes in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Senior Research Fellow, Trase at Stockholm Environment Institute

Craig Mayberry, PhD

Supervised by: Ilan Vertinsk

Social entrepreneurs: the role of entrepreneurial orientation and leadership style in non-profit organizations

Senior Lecturer in the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University

Lindsay Nathaniel, MA

Supervised by: Ralph Matthews

What affects environmentally sustainable behaviour? A case study of visitors to Whistler BC

Jeremy Osborn, MA

Supervised by: James Tansey

Values, culture, social capital, change: the case of The Car Coop

Research Director, Global Sustainability Group, Saatchi & Saatchi

Darlene Seto, MA

Supervised by: Kathryn Harrison

Diversity and engagement in alternative food practice: community gardens in Vancouver, British Columbia

Senior Policy Analyist, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions for BC Public Service

Marleen de Ruiter, MSc

Supervised by: Stephanie Chang and John Clague

Post-disaster community recovery: linking environmental and economic recovery

PhD Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/ VU- Institute for Environmental Studies

Lydia Teh, PhD

Supervised by: Tony Pitcher

A fuzzy logic approach to spatial management of small-scale fisheries

Research Associate at Institute for the Oceans and Fishers UBC

Louise Teh, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Discount rates, small-scale fisheries, and sustainability


Emily Anderson, MA

Co-supervised by: Kai Chan and Hisham Zerriffi

Can planting trees bring co-benefits? : smallholder tree planting for development and carbon mitigation

PhD student in RMES program at the University of British Columbia

Lenore Burke, MA

Supervised by: Ralph Matthews

When the fishing’s gone: understanding how fisheries management affects the informal economy and social capital in the Nuxalk Nation

Marine Resource Management Assistant at Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism

Andrew Devlin, MA

Supervised by: Lawrence Frank

Structural effects of the built environment on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions: evidence from Vancouver, Canada

Transportation Planner, TransLink

Sara Elder, MA

Supervised by: Peter Dauvergne

Fair Trade certification and social determinants of health: the case of coffee producers in Rwanda

Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow BC Ministry of Agriculture

Donna Pettipas, MA

Supervised by: Les Lavkulich

Dwelling, tourism and sustainability on the rural-urban fringe: a Bowen Island case study

Jordan Tam, MA

Supervised by: Timothy McDaniels

Understanding preferences for climate change adaptation for protected areas: the psychology of individual risk perceptions

Senior Research Manager at The Firelight Group

Andres Cisneros, MSc

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

The economic benefits of ecosystem-based marine recreation: implications for management and policy

PhD student in RMES program at the University of British Columbia

Maria Espinosa, MSc

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Towards ecosystem-based management: integrating stakeholder values in decision-making and improving the representation of ecosystems in ecosystem models

Coordinator of the Midriff Islands Program at Community and Biodiversity

Kirsten Harma, MSc

Supervised by: Mark Johnson

Changing with the flow: an analysis of water supply and demand in a subwatershed of the Okanagan Basin, British Columbia

Watershed Coordinator for Chehalis Basin Partnership/ Chehalis Lead Entity

Sarah Klain, MSc

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Navigating marine ecosystem services and values

Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Services, Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University

Nathalie Maurer, MSc

Supervised by: Hans Schreier

Modelling urban development trends and outdoor residential water demand in the Okanagan Basin, British Columbia

Environmental Engineer, EIT at Sperling Hansen Associates (SHA)

David Boyd, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

The environmental rights revolution: constitutions, human rights, and the environment

Professor at IRES

Zosia Brown, PhD

Supervised by: Raymond Cole

Occupant comfort and engagement in green buildings: examining the effects of knowledge, feedback and workplace culture

Resource Conservation and Sustainability Supervisor at Woodland Park Zoo

Eny Buchary, PhD

Supervised by: Tony Pitcher

In search of viable policy options for responsible use of sardine resources in the Bali Strait, Indonesia

Arnold Elias, PhD

Supervised by: John Robinson

High potential: how a framework of criteria for an integrated energy system can initiate a sustainable electricity grid and transportation system

Sarah Foster, PhD

Supervised by: Amanda Vincent

Is bycatch a big problem for small fish? Assessing and addressing the impacts of tropical shrimp trawling on small fish species

National Manager at SeaChoice

Program Manager and Research Associate at Project Seahorse UBC

Glen Hearns, PhD

Supervised by: Ian Townsend

Analysis of process mechanisms promoting cooperation in transboundary waters

Gault Principle at Aristos Consulting

Gakushi Ishimura, PhD

Supervised by: Rashid Sumaila

Transboundary management of a fish stock under climate variability: the case of Pacific sardine in the California current ecosystem

Sonja Klinsky, PhD

Supervised by: Timothy McDaniels

Many faces, many frames: exploring the dimensions of justice and climate change policy decision-making

Associate Professor, School of Sustainability at Arizona State University

Eric Mazzi, PhD

Supervised by: Hadi Dowlatabadi

An integrated assessment of climate mitigation policy, air quality and traffic safety for passenger cars in the UK

Currently the Power SmartR Instructor at the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre

Marivic Pajaro, PhD

Supervised by: Amanda Vincent

Indicators of effectiveness in community-based marine protected areas

Anton Pitts, PhD

Supervised by: Paul Wood

Effects of wildlife viewing on the behaviour of grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) in the Khutzeymateen (K’tzim-a-deen) Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia

Conor Reynolds, PhD

Supervised by: Milind Kandlinkar

Strategies to reduce transportation emissions in India: identifying air quality and climate co-benefits for the developing world

Division Manager at Air Quality and Climate Change Policy, Metro Vancouver

Jack Teng, PhD

Supervised by: Brian Moore

Environmental and social determinants of tick-borne zoonoses in the South Okanagan

Veronica Wahl, PhD

Supervised by: Patrick Mooney

Why people help: motivations and barriers for stewardship volunteering

UNIBUG Project Coordinator at Institute of Urban Ecology, Douglas College

Stephanie Lepsoe, MA

Supervised by: Hans Schreier

Water demand management and adaptations for mountain resort communities in the Canadian Columbia Basin

Jennifer Ardiel, MSc

The introduction of safe and sustainable agriculture certification: a case study of cherry growers in the Southern Interior of British Columbia

Laura DeVries, MA

What’s at stake on uncommon ground? The Grand River Haudenosaunee and Canada in Caledonia, Ontario

Associate at McCarthy Tetrault

Har-Rajandeep Singh Dhariwal, MA

Disaster resilience of the Vancouver health care system to pandemic influenza

Business Continuity and Risk Advisory Manager at First West Credit Union

Kieran Findlater, MSc

Supervised by: Milind Kandlinkar

Biofuels and land use: global requirements and local impacts

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia

Lara Hoshizaki, MSc

Supervised by: Brian Moore

What a difference a map makes: including ecosystem services within systematic conservation planning

Regional Monitoring System Coordinator for Coastal First Nations- Great Beat Initiative

Zhi Ying Lin, MSc

Trends in aquaculture production and its role in meeting human protein needs

Veronica Lo, MSc

Supervised by: Kai Chan

Underwater aliens: quantifying propagule pressure of aquatic invasive species in Canadian shipping ports

Independent Consultant working with UN agenies

Alex Russell, MSc

Everything but the moo: a stakeholder analysis of livestock waste tissue disposal options in British Columbia

Benjamin Starkhouse, MSc

What’s the catch: uncovering the catch volume and value of Fiji’s coral reef-based artisanal and subsistence fisheries

Fisheries Harvest Manager, Lummi Nation

Nathan Vadeboncoeur, MA

Supervised by: Ralph Matthews

On the implications of governance institutions for sustainability and climate change adaptation: a study of Whitehorse, Yukon

President for Smart Shores

Jonathan Anticamara, PhD

Ecology of recovering degraded reef communities within no-take marine reserves

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of British Columbia

Tihut Asfaw, PhD

Supervised by: Terre Satterfield

Gender, justice and livelihoods in the creation and demise of forests in North Western Ethiopia’s Zeghie Peninsula

Sarah Burch, PhD

Local responses to climate change: an exploration of the relationship between capacity and action

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainability Governance at Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, UBC

Sharon Chang, PhD

Forest policy in northeast British Columbia from the 1990s to the early 2000s: comparing approaches to explaining policy change

Negar Elmieh, PhD

Public health responses to West Nile virus: the role of risk perceptions and behavioral uncertainty in risk communication and policy

Professor, Quest University Canada

Robyn Forrest, PhD

Simulation models for estimating productivity and trade-offs in the data-limited fisheries of New South Wales, Australia

Research Scientist, Groundfish, Marine Ecosystems and Aquaculture Division Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo

Shannon Hagerman, PhD

Adapting conservation policy to the impacts of climate change: an integrated examination of ecological and social dimensions of change

Jennifer Jacquet, PhD

Fish as food in an age of globalization

Alyssa Joyce, PhD

Risk and opportunity in British Columbia shellfisheries: the role of limited property rights in aquaculture development

Patricia Keen, PhD

Seasonal dynamics of tetracycline resistance genes and antibiotics in a British Columbia agricultural watershed

Jane Lister, PhD

Supervised by: Peter Dauvergne

Co-regulating corporate social responsibility: government response to forest certification in Canada, the United States and Sweden

Associate Director, Centre for Transportation Studies at Sauder School of Business at UBC

Jana Hanova, MSc

Environmental and techno-economic analysis of ground source heat pump systems

CleanTech & Energy Stream Lead Venture Leader at Creative Destruction Lab

Megan Moody, MSc

Eulachon past and present

Sheena Pappas, MSc

An assessment of historical changes in aquatic biota, water and sediment quality within a catchment at a developing urban front

Natalie Ban, PhD

Multiple perspectives for envisioning marine protected areas

Assistant Professor at University of Victoria

Miriam Bixby, PhD

Evaluating social welfare implications of forestry policies when economic and environmental values matter in a British Columbia context

Jamie Donatuto, PhD

When seafood feeds the spirit yet poisons the body: developing health indicators for risk assessment in a Native American fishing community

Shashidharan Enarth, PhD

Decentralization and democratization of natural resources management programs in India: a study of self-governing resource user-groups

Rasha Maal-Bared, PhD

Comparing the distribution of pathogenic bacteria and common indicator microorganisms in biofilms on different surface types in an agricultural watershed in British Columbia (Canada)

Research Associate at The University of Ottawa

Maria du Monceau de Bergencial, PhD

The political ecology of indigenous movements and tree plantations in Chile: the role of political strategies of Mapuche communities in shaping their social and natural livelihoods

Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

An integrated assessment of the effect of environmental regulation, land use changes and market forces on the Mexican leather and footwear industries’ restructuring

Assistant Professor, Public Administration Division at CIDE (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, A.C.)

Charles Wilson, PhD

Understanding and influencing energy efficient renovation decisions

Liu Yajie, PhD

Resource and Environmental Economist at Department of Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

An analysis of the management and economics of salmon aquaculture


Amy Frye, MA

Insights from the edge: farmers' perspectives on agricultural viability near urban centres

Acting Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

Julie Ann Beer, MSc

Littoral zone primary production in a coastal reservoir ecosystem

Daniel Galland, MSc

History and evolution of salmon aquaculture siting policy in British Columbia

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Stacy Langsdale, PhD

Participatory model building for exploring water management and climate change futures in the Okanagan Basin, Britisih Columbia, Canada