• Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Old whaling station, Nunavut

  • Negril, Jamaica

  • Tam Giang Lagoon, Vietnam

  • Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Slave River Delta, Northwest Territories

ECGG Mission Statement & Principles

ECGG undertakes collaborative, methodologically creative and applied research to overcome the disconnect between people and nature, and foster governance strategies for conditions of rapid change and uncertainty in coastal-marine and freshwater systems. 

  • Engage in inter- and transdisciplinary research to re-connect people and nature and successfully navigate local-global environmental change
  • Collaborate  with each other and a wide range of partners (e.g. elders, policy makers, artists, practitioners) to address complex environmental change
  • Encourage engagement and outreach with research partners, practitioners, and the communities where we work through high quality academic output

What We Do

The areas where we work are diverse, both geographically and in the topics we cover. Our graduate students have recently been doing fieldwork in Atlantic Canada, southern Ontario, the Arctic, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. We are brought together by a shared interest in the ways that people respond to environmental change but the scope of our work is best described by overlapping topics and contexts. 
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