We are a group of faculty and graduate students in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph.
We have individual and shared expertise spanning range of topics, including: conservation, environmental governance, international development and aid, cause related marketing and campaigns, coastal communities and fisheries management, digital technology, media and 'big data', and the science-policy interface. We employ innovative research methods and publish in a range of geography, interdisciplinary and applied journals.
A selection of representative publications are listed below. As you will see, we enjoy collaborative work with graduate students and others! Contact us individually to learn more about our funded projects and specific graduate student opportunities.
Gray, N.J. Charted Waters? Tracking the Production of Conservation Territories on the High Seas. International Social Science Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/issj.12158
Armitage, D., Okamoto, D., Silver, J.J., Francis, T. Davies, I., Levin, P.S., Cleary, J., Dressel, S.C., Jones, R., Kitka, H., Lee, L., McIsaac, J., Poe, M., Punt, A.E., Reifenstuhl, S., Shelton, A.O., Schmidt, J., Siple, M.C., Thornton, T.F., Voss, R., Woodruff, J. Integrating governance and quantitative evaluation of resource management strategies to improve social and ecological outcomes. BioScience. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz059
Bennett, N and R. Roth. Realizing the transformative potential of conservation through the social sciences, arts and humanities. Biological Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.07.023
Corson, Catherine, Lisa M. Campbell, Peter Wilshusen, and Noella J. Gray. Assembling global conservation governance. Geoforum. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.03.012
Gray, Noella J., Catherine Corson, Lisa M. Campbell, Peter R. Wilshusen, Rebecca L. Gruby, and Shannon Hagerman. Doing Strong Collaborative Fieldwork in Human Geography. Geographical Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/gere.12352
Kipp, A. & Hawkins, R. The responsibilization of “development consumers” through cause-related marketing campaigns. Consumption Markets & Culture. https://doi.org/10.1080/10253866.2018.1431221
Moola, F and R. Roth. Moving beyond colonial conservation models: Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas offer hope for biodiversity and advancing reconciliation in the Canadian boreal forest. Environmental Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2018-0091
Nost, E. Climate services for whom? The political economics of contextualizing climate data for Louisiana’s coastal Master Plan. Climatic Change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-019-02383-z
Silver, J.J. and Campbell, L.M. Conservation, development and the blue frontier: The Republic of Seychelles’ Debt Restructuring for Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Program. International Social Science Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/issj.12156
Blythe, J., Silver, J.J., Evans, L., Armitage, D., Bennett, N., Moore, M-L., Morrison, T., Brown, K. The dark side of transformation: latent risks in contemporary sustainability discourse. Antipode. https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12405
Fraser-Celine, V-L., Hovorka, A., Silver, J.J. Human conflict over wildlife: exploring social constructions of African Wild Dogs (Lycaon Pictus) in Botswana. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. https://doi.org/10.1080/10871209.2018.1443528
Hawkins, R. Breaking Down Barriers of Culture and Geography? Caring-at-a-Distance through Web 2.0. New Political Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/07393148.2018.1528534
Lamb, V. and R. Roth. Science as friend and foe: the ‘technologies of humility’ in the changing relationship to science in community forestry debates in Thailand. In Mollett and Kepe (Eds). Land Rights, Biodiversity Conservation and Justice: Rethinking parks and people. Routledge.
Stoddard, E., A. Cantor, D. Rocheleau, J. Brewer, R. Roth, K. Foo, T Birkensholts and P Nirmal. Putting Rooted Networks Into Practice. Acme. https://www.acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1289
Tardif, J and R. Roth. From Birds to Boats: The political ecology of cruise tourism in Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve in Quebec (Canada). Tourism in Marine Environments. https://doi.org/10.3727/154427318X15417374598993
Walker, D., E. Nost, A. Lemelin, R. Lave, and L. Dillon. 2018. Practicing environmental data justice: From DataRescue to Data Together. Geo. https://doi.org/10.1002/geo2.61
Bennett, N., Roth, R., Klain, S., Chan, K., Clark, D., Cullman, G., Epstein, G., Nelson, P., Stedman, R., Teel, T., Thomas, R., Wyborn, C., Currans, D., Greenberg, A., Sandlos, J & Verissimo, D. Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation. Biological Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.10.006
Bennett, N, Roth, R., Klain, S., Chan, K., Clark, D., Cullman, G., Epstein, G., Nelson, P., Stedman, R., Teel, T., Thomas, R., Wyborn, C., Currans, D., Greenberg, A., Sandlos, J & Verissimo, D. (2017). Mainstreaming the social sciences in conservation. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12788
Gray, Noella J., Nathan J Bennett, Jon C Day, Rebecca L Gruby, T. Aulani Wilhelm, Patrick Christie. 2017. Human Dimensions of Large-scale Marine Protected Areas: Advancing Research and Practice. Coastal Management. https://doi.org/10.10/08920753.2017.1373448
Gray, N.J., A. Meeker, S. Ravensbergen, A. Kipp, and J. Faulkner. Producing science and global citizenship? Volunteer tourism and conservation in Belize. Tourism Recreation Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508281.2017.1300398
Nost, E., H. Rosenfeld, K. Vincent, S. Moore, and R.E. Roth. 2017. HazMatMapper: An online and interactive geographic visualization tool for exploring transnational flows of hazardous waste and environmental justice. Journal of Maps. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2017.1282384
Silver, J.J., and R. Hawkins. “I’m not trying to save fish, I’m trying to save dinner”: Media, celebrity and sustainable seafood as a solution to environmental limits. Geoforum. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.09.005
Campbell, L.M., N.J. Gray, L. Fairbanks, J.J. Silver, R.L. Gruby, B. Dubik, X. Basurto. Global Oceans Governance: New and Emerging Issues. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-102014-021121
Gray, N.J. The Role of Boundary Organizations in Co-Management: Examining the Politics of Knowledge Integration in a Marine Protected Area in Belize. International Journal of the Commons. http://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.643
Gray, N.J., Lisa M. Campbell, and Alexandra Meeker. Decommodifying neoliberal conservation? A political ecology of volunteer tourism in Costa Rica. In S. Nepal and J. Saarinen (Eds.), Political Ecology and Tourism, pp. 54-67. Routledge.
Hawkins, R., and J.J. Silver. From selfie to #sealfie: Nature 2.0 and the digital cultural politics of an internationally contested resource. Geoforum. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2016.06.019
Johnson, R., Fraser, E., & Hawkins, R. Overcoming barriers to scaling up sustainable alternative food systems: A comparative case study of two Ontario-based wholesale produce auctions. Sustainability. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/4/328/pdf
VonderPorten, S., Silver, J.J., Lepofsky, D., McGregor, D. Recommendations for marine herring policy in Canada: Aligning with asserted Indigenous legal and inherent rights. Marine Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.09.007
Hawkins, R. Shifting conceptualizations of ethical consumption: Cause-related marketing in India and the USA. Geoforum. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.05.007
Latt, S and Roth, R. Agrarian Change and Ethnic Politics: Hmong and Shan agricultural production in Northern Thailand. Journal of Agrarian Change. https://doi.org/10.1111/joac.12081
Mountz, A., A. Bonds, B. Mansfield, J. Loyd, J. Hyndman, M. Walton-Roberts, R. Basu, R. Whitson, R. Hawkins, T. Hamilton and W. Curran. For Slow Scholarship: A feminist politics of resistance through collaborative action in the neoliberal university. ACME. https://www.acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1058
Silver, J.J., N.J. Gray, L.M. Campbell, L.W. Fairbanks, R.L. Gruby. Blue Economy and Competing Discourses in International Oceans Governance. Journal of Environment and Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/1070496515580797
Valencia‐Fourcans, L., and R. Hawkins. Representations of Women in Microcredit Promotional Materials: The Case of Espoir Ecuador. Journal of International Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/jid.3136