We are a group of faculty, postdocs, 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.
Bernauer, W. and R. Roth. Protected areas and extractive hegemony: A case study of marine protected areas in the Qikiqtani (Baffin Island) region of Nunavut, Canada. Geoforum 120, 208-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.01.011
Blythe, J. L., Armitage, D., Bennett, N. J., Silver, J. J., & Song, A. M. The politics of ocean governance transformations. Frontiers in Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.634718
Campbell, L.M., N.J. Gray, S.B. Jones Zigler, L. Acton, and R. Gruby. World-making through mapping: Large scale marine protected areas and the transformation of the global ocean. In M. Himley, E. Havice, and G. Valdivia (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Critical Resource Geography, pp. 425-440. Taylor and Francis.
Duncan, E., A. Glaros, D. Ross, & E. Nost. New but for whom? Discourses of innovation in precision agriculture. Agriculture and Human Values https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-021-10244-8
Gruby, R.L., N.J. Gray, L. Fairbanks, E. Havice, L. Campbell, A. Friedlander, K.L.L. Oleson, K. Sam, L. Mitchell, and Q. Hanich. Policy interactions in large-scale marine protected areas. Conservation Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12753
Hagerman, S.M., L.M. Campbell, N.J. Gray, and R.Pelai. Knowledge production for target-based biodiversity governance. Biological Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.108980
Machen, R. and E. Nost. Thinking algorithmically: The making of hegemonic knowledge in climate governance. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12441
Paul, A., R. Roth, and S.S.B. Moo 2021. Relational ontology and more-than-human agency in Indigenous Karen conservation practice. Pacific Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1071/PC20016
Youdelis, M., R. Nakoochee, C. O’Neil, E. Lunstrum, and R. Roth 2020. “Wilderness” revisited: Is Canadian park management moving beyond the “wilderness” ethic? The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien 64 (2), 232-249. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12600
Artelle, K. A., Brown, K., Chan, D. E., & Silver, J. J. A community-led approach to COVID-19. Scienc, 369(6502), 385-386. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6502/385.2
Artis, E., N.J. Gray, L.M. Campbell, R. Gruby, L. Acton, S.B. Zigler, . Mitchell. Stakeholder Perspectives on Large-scale Marine Protected Areas. PLOS One 15(9): e0238574.
Clark, K., Hawkins, R., & Silver, J. J. Gender, nature and nation: Resource nationalism on primary sector reality TV. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Spacehttps://doi.org/10.1177/2514848619899785
Gray, N.J., C. Corson, L.M. Campbell, P. Wilshusen, R. Gruby and S. Hagerman. Doing strong collaborative fieldwork in human geography. Geographical Review 110(1-2): 117-132. https://doi.org/10.1111/gere.12352
Hawkins, R., & Horst, N. Ethical consumption? There’s an app for that. Digital technologies and everyday consumption practices. The Canadian Geographer/Le Géographe canadien, 64(4), 590-601. https://doi.org/10.1111/cag.12616
Kipp, A., R. Hawkins & N.J. Gray. Gendered and racialized experiences and subjectivities in volunteer tourism. Gender, Place & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2019.1708274
Nost, E. Infrastructuring “data-driven” environmental governance in Louisiana’s coastal restoration plan. Environment & Planning E: Nature and Space. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848620909727
Ohayon, J., E. Nost, K. Silk, M. Rakoff. Barriers and opportunities for breast cancer organizations to focus on environmental health and disease prevention: a mixed-methods approach using website analyses, interviews, and focus groups. Environmental Health. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12940-020-0570-7
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. 2019. Assembling global conservation governance. Geoforum 103: 56-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.03.012
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
Mansfield, B., R. Lave, K. McSweeney, A. Bonds, J. Cockburn, M. Domosh, T. Hamilton, R. Hawkins, A. Hessl, D. Munroe, D. Ojeda, and C. Radel. It’s time to recognize how men’s careers benefit from sexually harassing women in academia. Human Geography. 12(1): 82-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/194277861901200110
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., Robertson, M., and Lave, R. Q-method and the performance of subjectivity: Reflections from a survey of US stream restoration practitioners. Geoforum 105, 23-31 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.06.004
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
Silver, J. J., & Stoll, J. S. How do commercial fishing licences relate to access?. Fish and Fisheries, 20(5), 993-1004. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12393
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
Gray, Noella J. Charted Waters? Tracking the Production of Conservation Territories on the High Seas. International Social Science Journal 68 (229-230): 257-272. https://doi.org/10.1111/issj.12158
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.
Moore, S. A., H. Rosenfeld, E. Nost, K. Vincent, and R. E. Roth. Undermining methodological nationalism: Cosmopolitan analysis and visualization of the North American hazardous waste trade. Environment and Planning A. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X18784023
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. 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. 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. 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
Nost, E. Performing nature’s value: software and the making of Oregon’s ecosystem services markets. Environment and Planning: A 47 (12): 2573-2590. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X15616631
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