Douglas A. Clark

Centennial Chair and Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan
Associate Member, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Research Associate, Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative
Board Member, The Society for Conservation Biology's Social Science Working Group

(306) 966-5405
d.clark@usask.ca
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Designations

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Master of Science in Zoology, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Science (honours, co-op) in Biology, University of Victoria

Research Interests

Polar bear-human conflicts; decision-making under conditions of rapid social-ecological change; wildlife and protected area management; environmental governance and policy processes

Tundra trip

Photo taken at Sommaroy, Norway, May 3, 2014 at TUNDRA project final workshop. From left: Nils Lokken (MES student), Jessica Lankshear (MSEM alumna, Parks Canada), Douglas Clark, Kari Amick (MES alumna, University of Toronto)

Recent Grants/Awards

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Development Grant: “Human dimensions of polar bear-human conflicts: understanding, prevention, and mitigation”, 2012
  • University of Saskatchewan Science in Society Connections and Insights Award, “A Collaborative Approach to Defining Water Security in the Saskatchewan River Basin”, 2011
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard research Grant: "Indigenous and local knowledge of wildlife in changing environments: Enhancing research methods, evaluating impacts, and improving uptake in decision-making", 2011.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant: "Understanding the effects of environmental change on governance for northern species and ecosystems", 2011
  • Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation Grant: "Aboriginal peoples, polar bears, and human dignity", 2008

Select Publications

A complete list of publications can be found at Google Scholar

Current Courses

ENVS 804.3 – Decision-making for Environment and Sustainability 

Current Research

  • Understanding northerners’ perspectives on polar bear-human interactions
  • Understanding the effects of environmental change on governance for northern species and ecosystems (scenario planning for managing bison, elk, and deer in the southwest Yukon)
  • Developing non-invasive methods for monitoring polar bear-human interactions in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba
  • Determining how environmental governance and socio-economic conditions affect ecosystem states and services relevant to resource-dependent communities (the TUNDRA project)
  • Understanding stakeholder perceptions and policy preference for managing chronic wasting disease in the prairie parklands region 
  • Understanding stakeholder definitions of water security across the Canadian Prairies