It is a custom that we academics call the assemblage of people we work with a ‘lab’, though I think it conjures the wrong picture in my case. I work with a wonderful group of junior scholars, and I am proud of what we have done together, and their journeys beyond my lab.
Currently, I am working with (supervising or co-supervising) the following people, at Dalhousie unless otherwise mentioned:
- H. M. Tuihedur Rahman, Postdoctoral Fellow on Making Space for Movement and Making Room for Wetlands (co-supervised with Danika van Proosdij, Saint Mary’s University), 2018-2020
- Yan Chen, IDPhD candidate, Image-based culturomics for social impact assessment (co-supervised with Mike Smit, Dal School of Information Management), 2018-
- Bernard Soubry, PhD candidate (Oxford), Climate Resilience on Maritime Farms (co-supervised with Thomas Thornton, Oxford), 2017-
- Kate Thompson, IDPhD candidate, Operationalizing ES in Urban Planning (co-supervised with Peter Duinker, SRES), 2016-
- Mehrnoosh Mohammadi, MES candidate, energy transitions in amenity wine landscapes, 2019-
- Gardenio da Silva, MES candidate, social impact assessment of hydroelectricity, 2019-
- Krysta Sutton, MES candidate, climax thinking in coastal adaptation, 2018-
- Jaya Fahey, MES candidate, Space to Roost, 2017-
- Farzana Karim, MES candidate, Urban coastal risk planning (co-supervised by Eric Rapaport, Planning), 2016-
Lab alumni include:
- Wes Tourangeau, Postdoctoral Fellow on Reconciling Holistic Management Practice and Science, 2017-2019 – off to an LTA at SMU
Thesis students (and their paths beyond)
- Ellen Chappell, MES 2019, Understanding attachment to utilitarian landscapes and wind energy support in the Chignecto area – kept her as a statistical analyst until the Provincial government hired her away.
- Yan Chen, MES 2016, Understanding youth landscape perceptions and mapping landscape values via social media – returned to start in IDPhD with me and Mike Smit starting in 2018.
- Kristina Keilty, MES 2015, Understanding landscape values and baselines of acceptability on the Mactaquac Dam and headpond, New Brunswick – joined Summerhill Group as a Program Manager after graduation.
- Aiswarya Baskaran, MES 2015, Water-related ecosystem services and water quality: farmers‘ perceptions and practices – joined Sustainalytics as an Associate after graduation.
- Simon Greenland-Smith, MES 2014, Farmer perceptions of wetland ecosystem goods and services – worked for me until March 2018 on Wood Turtle Strides and other research, now with SeaBlue Canada.
- Kate Goodale, MES 2013, Biodiversity and farming: An evaluation of a voluntary stewardship program and exploration of farmer values – stayed on to help me with research on farm biodiversity and extension until Toronto and Region Conservation Authority won her.
- Ellen Whitman, MES 2013, Current and future wildfire risk in the peri-urban Acadian Forest Region – completed her PhD in fire ecology at the University of Alberta in June 2019, and is now working for the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton.
Interns and non-program Research Assistants:
- MJ Valiquette, RA on a project with CBCL on communicating with municipalities about flood mapping, fall 2019
- Rachel Cadman, worked on systematic literature review on the HM project between her MREM and her IDPhD, spring/summer 2019
- Camille Caesemaecker, Visiting student from Agrocampus Ouest, France, interned fall 2018 as part of Master of Science in Agronomic Engineering working on mapping dykeland values using Instagram
- Carolyn Mann, research associate 2017-2018, Systems thinking and training in holistic grazing management – heading off to be an NRCan Policy Analyst
- Sarbpreet Singh, MREM intern summer2018, Rotational grazing and climate discourse in producer magazines
- Taylor Owen, RA 2015-2017, Energy exposure and attitudes, now Nova Scotia Department of Energy
- Mhari Lamarque, MREM intern summer 2016, research associate 2017-, Assessing outreach and education at Ducks Unlimited Canada – Mhari still work together on program evaluation work (e.g Wood Turtle Strides) and other things
- Jingwen (June) Qin, Mitacs Globalink intern summer 2016, Social media analysis of urban landscape use and preferences by Chinese students.
- Carlisle Kent, MREM/MLIS intern summer 2015, research associate 2016, Holistic grazing management: scientometrics and rhetoric – Senior Records Analyst at the Town of Richmond Hill
- Ruoqian (Joy) Wang, Mitacs Globalink intern summer 2015, Using Google Earth to assess scattered tree patterns in Australia – she returned for an MES with Karen Harper on forested wetland dynamics (2016-2018)
- Izzy Morin, RA fall/winter 2014/15, Coding landscape elicitation data from floating focus groups on the Mactaquac hydroelectric headpond.
- Larissa Holman, MREM intern summer 2014, Hydroelectric dam removal: science and visualization using storymaps – RiverWatch Coordinator
- Logan Loik, MREM intern summer 2014, Climate adaptation options in Nova Scotia dykelands using Q-method – RiverWatch Interpretive Guide
- Christiane Verstraten, MREM intern summer 2011, Farmer perceptions of wetlands – a photo-elicitation study – Program Coordinator at the Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association
- Jillian Baker, MREM intern fall 2011, research associate 2012, Schools-based climate change education – a pilot using art to teach and assess – Cheticamp River Salmon Association Program Manager