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).

Dr. Kerr is presently a postdoctoral researcher at Dalhousie University, NS.

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. Dr. Kerr worked 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.

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Project Publications:

Kerr, G., Holzer, J., Baird, J. and Hickey, G.M. (2021). Ecosystem services decision support tools: Exploring the implementation gap in Canada. FACETS 6:1864-1880.