Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
The Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) pursues innovative and transdisciplinary research concerning the environment, sustainability and social-ecological resilience. In working towards this mission, the ESRC encourages transdisciplinary and environmentally oriented research by faculty, librarians, and students; catalyzes knowledge mobilization about the environment; and, engages community practitioners and policy makers to foster knowledge impacts at local through international levels about the environment. Visit www.brocku.ca/esrc for more information about ESRC.Description:
The Working Paper Series is a platform to provide faculty, graduate students and members of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre with the opportunity to share unpublished and pre-publication research, reports, commentaries and other findings with researchers who have an interest in environmental sustainability, as well as with the broader environmental community.Aims:
The aims of the working paper series are:
- to provide a venue to inform and
- share results of on-going research in a timely fashion;
- to highlight the variety of endeavours and expertise of Brock¹s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre;
- and to encourage discussion and collaboration with other researchers, students and the public.
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(2014-03-18)This annotated bibliography provides an account of the research that has been done on engineering resilience, ecological resilience, and social-ecological resilience. Undertaken as part of the WEPGN research project titled ...
Power, Contextual Intelligence and Leadership: Research Approaches for Understanding Participatory Community Climate Change Adaptation (2013-11-19)Analysis of power in natural resources management is important as multiple stakeholders interact within complex, social-ecological systems. As a sub-set of these interactions, community climate change adaptation is ...
(2013-04-11)On average approximately 13% of the water that is withdrawn by Canadian municipal water suppliers is lost before it reaches final users. This is an important topic for several reasons: water losses cost money, losses force ...
Innovation and adaptation in the Ontario grape and wine industry: An integrated, transdisciplinary response to climate change (2012-11-29)With scientific consensus supporting a 4oC increase in global mean temperature over the next century and increased frequency of severe weather events, adaptation to climate change is critical. Given the dynamic and complex ...
Gaining Insights About Water: The Value of Surveys in First Nations Communities to Inform Water Governance (2012-10-11)Knowledge of how water is perceived, used and managed in a community is critical to the endeavour of water governance. Surveys of individuals residing in a community offer a valuable avenue to gain information about ...