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Dr. Gillian Kerr, Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph.D Interdisciplinary Studies (Environmental Governance), University of Calgary (2018); M.A Environment and Management, Royal Roads University (2004); B.Sc. Environmental Science (Royal Roads University (2000); B. Comm (Marketing and Economics), Mount Alison University (1994).

I am working as part of a team to help develop a novel decision-support system designed to manage ecosystem services in working landscapes by explicitly taking into account ecosystem services trade-offs. We plan to do so by mapping mental models and social-ecological relationships, developing scenarios of plausible futures amid trade-offs, and by focusing on social learning and leverage points to develop shared theories of change. During my Ph.D. I examined the environmental governance issues in the province of Alberta (Canada) that lead to market-based instruments implementation gap for environmental management.


Project Summary:

The NSERC ResNet is a five-year research network for monitoring, modelling and managing Canadian ecosystem services for sustainability and resilience. ResNet brings together a broad community of scholars and resource managers from across academia, government, ENGOs, and industry sectors to identify paths for sustainable landscape management. The network will study biologically diverse, resilient, and adaptive social-ecological systems amid the complexity of competing values, stakeholders and political jurisdictions. I am working on the ResNet Theme 1 team to help develop a novel decision-support system to manage ecosystem services in Canada's resource landscapes by explicitly taking into account ecosystem services trade-offs.

For more information, please go to: https://www.nsercresnet.ca

 


Project Publications:

Still to come.

 

 


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