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  • Richard Butt
    B.Sc.F.E. (UNB); Labratory Instructor, Department of Environmental Studies

    Office: AS308
    Phone: (709) 639-2390
    Areas of Interests: Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Pursuits; GIS; Avalanche Awareness in Western Newfoundland
  • Stephen Decker
    B.A. (Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland), M.A. (Memorial University), Ph.D (ABD – Wilfrid Laurier University); Lecturer, Environmental Studies and Geography.

    Office: AS2021
    Phone: 637-6200 ext. 6723
    Areas of Interests: My research specialty is Integrated Resource and Environmental Management (IREM) with a focus on the human dimensions of wildlife management. My particular focus on the human dimensions of wildlife management is especially relevant in Newfoundland and Labrador as provincial wildlife managers are faced with a number of contentious management issues which demand the formulation and effective application of integrated management responses. Some of the most prominent of these issues include, but are certainly not limited to, significant declines in caribou (Rangifer tarandus) populations in both the Newfoundland and Labrador portions of the province, several hundred vehicle – moose (Alces alces) collisions annually, the impact of hyper-abundant moose on native vegetation and the resulting cull of moose in Gros Morne and Terra Nova National Parks, and the range expansion and impacts of the eastern coyote (Canis latrans). Specifically, my doctoral research is focused on exploring trends toward integrative approaches in wildlife management using caribou management in insular Newfoundland as a case study of such trends.
  • Paul Foley
    B.A. (Hons) (First Class) (Memorial University), M.A. (Dalhousie University), Ph.D. (York University)

    Office: FC2018
    Phone: 637-6200 ext. 5242
    Areas of Interests: International and comparative political economy; political ecology; development and environmental change (e.g. fisheries); environmental politics and policy; market-oriented environmental policy and governance (e.g. eco-certification and eco-labeling); global environmental governance.
  • Morteza Haghiri
    B.Sc. & M.Sc. (University of Tehran/Iran), Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan), Associate Professor

    Office: AS394
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6145
    Areas of Interests: Applied Microeconomics, Economics of Food safety and Traceability, Economics of Finance, International Trade Policy Education
  • William Iams
    B.A. (Johns Hopkins), M.Sc. (Dalhousie), Ph.d. (Memorial); Associate Professor of Earth Science

    Office: AS391
    Phone: (709) 637-6289
    Areas of Interests: Micropaleontology, paleoecology, organism-sediment interrelationships, global change, comparative marine environments, rapid geological change/natural hazards, human impact on marine environments.
  • Andreas Klinke
    M.A. (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Ph.D. (Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany)

    Office: FC 2016
    Phone: 709-639-4307
    Areas of Interests: Governance and public policy analysis (e.g. water, natural resources, environmental risks); transformation and institutional dynamics of environmental governance; international environmental politics; social science risk research; participation and deliberation; international relations; inter- and trans-disciplinary research
  • Michael Newton
    Professor, Cert. of Education (King Alfred's College), B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)

    Office: AS2025
    Phone: (709) 637-6279
    Areas of Interests: The human connection to nature, "Deep Green Religion", mindfulness meditation in nature, mindfulness based stress reduction.
  • Keith Nicol
    B.A., M.Sc. (British Columbia); Associate Professor

    Office: AS380
    Phone: (709) 637-6288
    Areas of Interests: Tourism/outdoor recreation research; Public Perceptions of Drinking Water Supply and Avalanche Mapping and Awareness in W. Newfoundland.
  • Nick Novakowski
    B.A. (University of Toronto), M.A., Ph.D (University of Ottawa); Associate Professor

    Office: AS392
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6423
    Areas of Interests: Planning for knowledge cities; technology and urban planning; urban and environmental planning; improving planning capacity.
  • Gabriela Sabau
    B.A. and Ph.D. (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania) Associate Professor Economics/Environmental Studies. Gabriela teaches Economics (Principles and Intermediate Micro and Macro), Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics and a senior Seminar in Environmental Studies. Since 2008 she also teaches a Master’s course Economics of Coastal and Marine Areas at the University Center of the Westfjords in Iceland. Chair of the Environmental Studies Programme at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

    Office: AS387
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6472
    Areas of Interests: Gabriela’s research interests focus on three broad areas: 1) Knowledge based economy/society compared to information economy/society; 2) Sustainable development – beyond long-run economic growth and 3) Economics as a moral science. Current research: Knowledge, Values and Sustainable Development Gabriela is a member of the Too Big To Ignore ( research network.
  • Ivan Savic
    B.Com. (University of Toronto), M.A.(Columbia University), Ph.D. (ABD – Columbia University); Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Political Science

    Office: AS2020
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6227
    Areas of Interests: International Political Economy, with a focus on the International Financial System; Global Governance, especially the role played by International Organizations; the International of economic and Security Policy and Environmental diplomacy: especially policy commitments among the G8/G20.
  • Michael Van Zyll de Jong
    B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Hull)

    Office: FC2026
    Phone: 637-6200 ext. 2702
    Areas of Interests: Fisheries management and ecology; Ecosystem-based approaches to resource management; Integrated research approaches at the science-policy interface.
  • Kelly Vodden
    H.B.A. (University of Western Ontario), M.A. (Simon Fraser University), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University)

    Office: FC2024
    Phone: 709-746-8607
    Areas of Interests: sustainable rural community and regional development, rural resilience, community involvement in resource management, local governance, community adaptation, complex adaptive social-ecological systems, innovation, green economies and community-corporate relations

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