PhD, University of Guelph, 1999
Office: Hutt 120
Environmental governance, resource management.
Research Interests and Areas of Expertise
Most broadly, my research seeks to identify the economic, political and cultural determinants of environmental degradation in Western society, and the various tools of governance that might best alleviate such degradation. To date, specific foci have included corporate social/environmental responsibility, agricultural trade liberalization, community-based resource management, agricultural biotechnology adoption, and climate change adaptation in agriculture. While much of my research is aimed at academic audiences, I have regularly contributed to policy development and debates. Of course, I welcome communication from other researchers, professionals, and potential graduate students with overlapping interests.
- Assessing the utility and effectiveness of Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBAs).
- Farm-level adaptation to climate and other risks in Canadian agriculture.
- Individual land-use management implications of agricultural biotechnology
- Treasurer (2004- ) and Chair (2001-04), Environment and Resources Study Group, Canadian Association of Geographers
- Member, Advisory Committee for the British Columbia region of the Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network, 2001-04
- Member, Steering Committee for the Agricultural Sector of the Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network (2001-02)
- Consultant to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Council, Statistics Canada, and the private sector.
Selected Recent Publications
Bradshaw, B. (2007) On Definitions of "Success" and Contingencies Affecting Success in Community Forestry: A Response to Reed and McIlveen (2006) and Pagdee et al. (2006). Society & Natural Resources 20(8): 751 - 753
Galbraith, L., Bradshaw, B. and Rutherford, M. (2007) Towards a new supraregulatory approach to environmental assessment in Northern Canada. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 25(1): 27-41
Knowler, D. and Bradshaw, B. (2007) Farmers’ adoption of conservation agriculture: A review of synthesis of recent research Food Policy 32(1): 25-48
Belliveau, S., Smit, B. and Bradshaw, B. (2006) Multiple exposures and dynamic vulnerability: evidence from the grape industry in the Okanagan Valley, Canada. Global Environmental Change 16(4): 364-378
McIlveen, K. and Bradshaw, B. (2006) A preliminary review of British Columbia’s Community Forest Pilot Project. Western Geography 15/16: 68-84
Belliveau, S., Bradshaw, B., Smit, B., Reid, S., Ramsey, D., Tarleton, M. and Sawyer, B. (2006) Farm-Level Adaptation to Multiple Risks: Climate Change and other Concerns, Department of Geography Occasional Paper #27, University of Guelph.
Bradshaw, B., Dolan, A., and Smit, B. (2004) Farm-level adaptation to climatic variability and change: crop diversification in the Canadian prairies. Climatic Change 67(1): 119-141.
Graduate Students Supervised (since 2005)
|Masters||Klink, Robert||Identifying ideal mechanisms for communicating knowledge of a proposed project and its likely impacts within Aboriginal communities.|
|Masters||Rozon, Kimberly||Training and employment opportunities for Aboriginal communities in Northern Ontario's 'Ring of Fire'.|
|Masters||Shaw, Christina||Agri-environmental Behaviour; Beneficial Management Practices; Adoption; Governance Mechanisms; and Environmental Stewardship.|
|Masters||2012||Schmidt, Dominique||Market-based governance of seafood in the Canadian food retail sector.|
|Masters||2012||Farkas, Rita||Canadian environmental policy, understanding prevalence and impacts of soft regulations.|
|Masters||2012||Peterson, Kelsey||Community experience of mining development in Baker Lake, NU||Masters||2010||de Oliveira, Gustavo||
|Masters||2009||Lapierre, Dianne||Determining corporate incentives for negotiating impact and benefit agreements.|
|Masters||2009||Siebenmorgen, Peter||Investigating the long-term utility of Impact and Benefit Agreements in northern communities.|
|Masters||2008||Matheson, Laura||Adaptation to climate change and other risks in the Niagara Wine Industry.|
|Masters||2007||Prno, Jason||Assessing the effectiveness of Impact and Benefit Agreements from the perspective of their Aboriginal signatories.|