PhD Candidate, International Doctoral Fellow, R. Howard Webster Fellow, Vanier Scholar
steve dot chignell at ubc dot ca
Biodiversity conservation, Community-based research, Connectivity science, Data science, Environmental and cultural values, Environmental justice, Geosciences, Political ecology, Resource governance and management, Science-policy interface, Social ecological systems, Social Network Analysis
I am interested in both the physical and social aspects of environmental and sustainability issues, and enjoy finding creative ways to understand their intersection. Prior to UBC, I completed a M.S. in Watershed Science at Colorado State University, where I studied relationships among water development, land change, and urban growth in Ethiopia. I also contributed geospatial analyses to the IPBES Global Assessment and was involved in a series of participatory mapping projects with the Secondary Cities Initiative. Most recently, I worked to reconstruct the history of Antarctic science with the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research project.