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Global Environmental Change Group

Core Team

Principal Investigator

Barry Smit
Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Global Environmental Change

Email: bsmit@uoguelph.ca

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Current Graduate Students and Research Fellows

Jackie P. Dawson
Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: Vulnerability and adaptive capacity of communities with tourism-based economies to changing conditions

Email: dawsonj@uoguelph.ca
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Tara Holland
PhD Candidate

Dissertation title: Adaptations of the Grape and Wine Industry to Changing Conditions

Email: hollandt@uoguelph.ca

H. Carolyn Peach Brown
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests: Institutions and community resilience to environmental change, environmental governance, social learning, CBNRM, Africa

Email: hcpbrown@uoguelph.ca
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Tristan Pearce
PhD 

Dissertation title: Generation and Transmission of Environmental Knowledge and Land Skills in Adaptation to Climate Change in the Arctic

Email: tpearce@uoguelph.ca

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Liette Connolly-Boutin
PhD Student 

Dissertation Title: Food Security, Vulnerability and     Adaptation to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa.    

Email: lconnoll@uoguelph.ca

          

Sandra McCubbin
MA Student 

Research Interests: Vulnerability and Adaptation to climate change in small island states of the South Pacific    

Email: smccubbi@uoguelph.ca

 

Past Graduate Students

Mark Andrachuk (MA)

Thesis title: An assessment of the vulnerability of Tuktoyaktuk to environmental and socio-economic changes
Year of graduation: 2008

Ruth DeSantis (MA)
Thesis title
: Vulnerability and adaptation to environmental conditions in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut
Year of graduation: 2008

Suzanne Belliveau (MA)
Thesis title: Vulnerability of the grape and wine industry in the Okanagan Valley to climate change
Year of graduation: 2005

Laura Fleming (MA)
Thesis title: The Role of Governance, Institutions and Knowledge Systems in Adaptation to Climate Change in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut
Year of graduation: 2009

James Ford (PhD)
Dissertation title: Vulnerability to climate change in Arctic Canada
Year of graduation: 2006

Monica Hadarits (MA)
Thesis title: The Sensitivity and Adaptability of the Grape and Wine Industry in the Maule Region of Chile to Climate Change
Year of graduation: 2009 

Meghan McKenna (MA)
Thesis title: Youth-led research: assessing the vulnerability of Inuit youth in Arctic Bay to social and environmental change
Year of graduation: 2008

Robert McLeman (PhD)
Dissertation title: Migration as a human adaptation to climate change
Year of graduation: 2005

Tristan Pearce (MA)
Thesis title: Vulnerability and adaptation to environmental change in Ulukhaktok
Year of graduation: 2006

Jennifer S. Porter-Gibson (MA)
Theis title: Assessing the Flood Vulnerability of Rural Communities in Huzhou, China
Year of graduation: 2000

Jennifer Pouliotte (MA)
Thesis title: Environmental change and dynamic vulnerability in Subarnabad Village, Bangladesh
Year of graduation: 2005

Erin Pratley (MA)
Thesis title: Changing Livelihoods, Changing Diets: The Implications of Changes in Diet for Food Security in Arctic Bay, Nunavut
Year of graduation: 2005

Karen Sutherland (MA)
Thesis title: Vulnerability to climate change and adaptive capacity in Samoa: the case of Salouafata Village
Year of graduation: 2004

Johanna Wandel (PhD)
Dissertation title: Values and motivations in alternative agri-food systems
Year of graduation: 2006

Lisa Westerhoff  (MA)
Thesis title: The rains are disappointing us - vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the Afram Plains, Ghana
Year of graduation: 2008

Gwen Young (MSc)
Thesis title: Community vulnerability to climate change in the Elqui River Basin, Chile
Year of graduation: 2006