• Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Community Conservation Research Network (credit: @CCRN_news)

  • Negril, Jamaica

  • Tam Giang Lagoon, Vietnam

  • Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Slave River Delta, Northwest Territories

  • Musquash Estuary, New Brunswick


February 2017: ECGG takes over Your Ontario Research Matters’ Instagram account on February 21! The theme of the takeover is “A day in the life of interdisciplinary science” and showcases the interdisciplinary nature of the research being undertaken by ECGG members.

February 2017: Congratulations to Evan Andrews and Derek Armitage for publishing the first OceanCanada working paper in the new OceanCanada Working Paper Series. The paper is titled “Adaptive Governance of Social-Ecological Regime Shifts in Coastal Fishery Systems: A Case Study of a Potential Regime Shift in a Shrimp Fishery System in Northern Newfoundland, Canada” and examines key sources of uncertainty for decision-making for regime shifts in a governance context.

February 2017: Evan Andrews, Derek Armitage, and colleague Carie Hoover have led OceanCanada’s Governance and Wellbeing Cluster in developing an expert survey to understand successes and patterns of fisheries governance. This is an ongoing initiative which aims to contribute to a shared vision for Canada’s fisheries governance.

February 2017: Irene Brueckner-Irwin competed in the Faculty of Environment’s heat for the 3-Minute Thesis at the University of Waterloo on February 13. The topic of her presentation was “The Implications of Marine Protected Areas on Coastal Community Wellbeing.”

February 2017: On February 9, Dr. Emily Darling of the Wildlife Conservation Society gave a guest lecture in Sustainability Applications, a graduate course at the University of Waterloo. Following her lecture, Graham Epstein and Irene Brueckner-Irwin participated on a panel about transdisciplinary frameworks for linked social-ecological systems.

November 2016: ECGG members have contributed to two new papers! Ahmed Khan and Derek Armitage, along with Tony Charles at Saint Mary’s University, have authored a paper in Climate Policy addressing the mismatch between sector-based adaptation and municipal adaptation efforts in Nova Scotia. Graham Epstein also collaborated on a paper in Biological Conservation about the conservation sciences, traversing an impressive interdisciplinary terrain.

November 2016: On November 16, Irene Brueckner-Irwin participated in a panel at the St. Andrews Biological Station (DFO) about perspectives on marine protected areas in the Bay of Fundy. The panel brought together diverse perspectives on objectives for marine resources in the bay, and the potential impact of marine protected areas. It was part of UNB Saint John’s Marine Biology Fall semester based at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.

November 2016: Congratulations to Jeremy Pittman and colleagues on their just published and very cool paper in Frontiers in Marine Science on negotiating biodiversity in marine areas beyond national jurisdictions. Their poster on the same topic presented at the recent PICES (North Pacific Marine Science Organization meeting also won the best poster award!

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