Maureen Reed

Professor and Assistant Director, School of Environment and Sustainability

(306) 966-5630
maureen.reed@usask.ca
http://homepage.usask.ca/~mgr774/

Designations

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University of Waterloo
  • Master of Arts in Geography, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography, University of Victoria

Research Interests

Social dimensions of environment and sustainability, environmental governance; community-based ecosystem management; gender-based analysis; and climate change adaptation. Sustainability of rural communities including inland delta communities, biosphere reserves, model forests, and forestry communities more generally.

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Current Research

The focus of my research is ‘sustainability-in-action’. I am particularly interested in governance models that bring together local practitioners/communities, private sector and public sector representatives to generate innovations for sustainable, equitable, and transformative change. I investigate and support models of governance and learning that foster action on sustainability, primarily in Canadian rural and resource-dependent regions. In this context, I study and work with people living and working in inland delta communities, biosphere reserves, model forests and community forests. I have a growing interest in social dimensions of climate change adaptation in these communities.  

See: http://homepage.usask.ca/~mgr774/

  

Recent Grants/Awards

Selected Recent Grants

  • Steelman, T. (PI), Fresque-Baxter, J., McLachlan, S., Bharadwaj, L., Bradford, L., Jardine, T., Jones, P., Lindenschmidt, K., Poelzer, G., Reed, M.G. and Strickert, G. (Co-Is). 2013.  Delta Dialogue Network. $199,882. ($435,539 additional from other sources). Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Partnership Development Grant. May 2014.
  • Reed, M.G. (PI), Johnston, M.J. (Co-I) and Natcher, D. (Co-I). 2013. Linking gender, climate change, adaptive capacity and forest-based communities in Canada, $72,593. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Development Grant. June 2013-May 2015.
  • Steelman, T.A., Barrett, M.J., Reed, M.G. 2012. Growing SENS as a Learning Organization, $40,000, Curriculum Innovation Fund, University of Saskatchewan. November 2012-October 2014.
  • Jardine, T.D., Lindenschmidt, K-E., Smith, N., Wheater, H., Hobson, K.A., Natcher, D., Belcher, K. Reed, M., and Clark, D. 2012. Assessing links between water, animals and people in the Saskatchewan River Delta, $316,400, Global Institute for Water Security. March 2012-February 2016.
  • Reed, M.G. (PI), Parkins, J. (Co-I), and Sinclair, J. (Co-I). 2012. The role of communities in collaborative forest governance in Canada: Contributing to theory and practice through comparative study, $443,559, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant, April 2012-March 2016.
  • Reed, M.G. (PI), Guertin, M.A. (Co-I), with 6 collaborators and 17 partners and contributors. Creating Networking and Social Learning Strategies in Canadian Biosphere Reserves. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Partnership Development Grant, $266,745. Awarded April 2011.


Honours

    • 2015 - Visiting Research Fellow, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto Japan, January-March 2015
    • 2014 - National Finalist, SSHRC Impact Award “Connections Category”
    • 2012 - Award of Recognition for the School of Environment and Sustainability, by the United Nations Regional Centre of Expertise (Saskatchewan) for its delivery of education for sustainable development
    • 2010 – Fellow, Royal Canadian Geographical Society
    • 2007 - Inaugural Alumni Award, Arts in Academics, University of Waterloo, (for alumni recognized for their contribution to the academic profession) 2006 - Suzanne MacKenzie Memorial Lecture, Annual General Meetings of the Canadian Association of Geographers (Plenary)
    • 2006 - Suzanne MacKenzie Memorial Lecture, Annual General Meetings of the Canadian Association of Geographers (Plenary)


Select Recent Publications

  • Bullock, R. and Reed, M.G. 2015. In Press. Towards an integrated system of communities and forests in Canada. In Teitelbaum, S. (ed.) Community Forestry in Canada: Lessons from Policy and Practice. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Parkins, J., Bullock, R., Noble, B., and Reed, M.G. 2015. In Press. Forests and communities on the fringe: An overview of community forestry in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In Teitelbaum, S. (ed.) Community Forestry in Canada: Lessons from Policy and Practice. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Strickert, G., Chun, K. Bradford, L., Clark, D. Gober, P., Reed, M.G. and Payton, B. 2015. In Press. Eliciting viewpoints about water security in a transboundary watershed. Water Policy.
  • Diduck, A., Reed, M.G., and George, C. 2015. Participatory approaches to resource and environmental management. In Mitchell, B. (ed.) Resource and Environmental Management in Canada. 5th Edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press. Pp. 142-170.
  • Reed, M.G., Godmaire, H., Guertin, M.A., Potvin, D. and Abernethy, P. 2015. Engaged Scholarship: Reflections from a multi-talented, national partnership seeking to strengthen capacity for sustainability. Engaged Scholar Journal. 1: 167-183. Subject to editorial review only.
  • Reed, M.G., Godmaire, H., Abernethy, P. and Guertin, M.A. 2014. Building a community of practice for sustainability: Strengthening learning and collective action of Canadian Biosphere Reserves through a national partnership. Journal of Environmental Management. 145: 230-239.
  • Reed, M.G., Scott, A., Johnston, M., and Natcher, D. 2014. Linking gender, climate change, adaptive capacity and forest-based communities in Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 44: 995-1004.
  • Henderson, A., Reed, M.G., and Davis, S. 2014. Voluntary Stewardship and the Canadian Species at Risk Act: Exploring Rancher Willingness to Support Species At Risk in the Canadian Prairies. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 19:1, 17-32, DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2013.819595.
  • Reed, M.G. and Massie, M. 2013. What’s left? Canadian Biosphere Reserves as ‘sustainability in practice’. Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue D’études Canadiennes. 47(3): 200-225.
  • Reed, M.G., and Massie, M. 2013. Embracing Ecological Learning and Social Learning: Biosphere reserves as exemplars of changing conservation practices. Conservation and Society. 11: 391-405.
  • Godmaire, H., Guertin, M.A. and Reed, M. 2013. Les réserves de biosphères du Canada : apprentissage social et bonnes pratiques. Éducation Relative à l’environnement : Regards - Recherches – Réflexions, Vol (11): 233-247.
  • Almstedt, Å. and Reed, M.G., 2013. Introducing a framework for good and adaptive governance: An application to fire management planning in Canada’s boreal forest. The Forestry Chronicle. 89: 664-674.
  • Davis, E.J. and Reed, M.G. 2013. Multi-level governance of British Columbia’s mountain pine beetle crisis: the role of memory and identity. Geoforum. 44: 32-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.02.005.
  • Reed, M.G., Henderson, A., and Mendis-Millard, S. 2013. Shaping Local Context and Outcomes: The Role of Governing Agencies in Collaborative Natural Resource Management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal, 18(4), 292-306.
  • Klenk, N., Reed, M.G., Lidestav, G., and Carlsson, J. 2013. Modes of representation and participation in model forests: dilemmas and implications for networked forms of environmental governance involving indigenous people. Environmental Policy and Governance. 23: 161-176.
  • Reed, M.G., and Egunyu, F. 2013. Management Effectiveness in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Learning from Canadian Periodic Reviews. Environmental Science & Policy. 25: 107-117.
  • Varghese, J. and Reed, M.G. 2012. Theorizing the implications of gender order for sustainable forest management. International Journal of Forest Research. DOI:10.1155/2012/257280. Article ID 257280, 11 pages.
  • Parkins, J. and Reed, M.G. (eds.) 2013. The Social Transformation of Rural Canada: New Insights into Community, Culture, and Citizenship. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Massie, M. and Reed, M.G. 2013. Cumberland House in the Saskatchewan River Delta: Flood memory and the municipal response, 2005 and 2011. In Keskitalo, C. (ed.) Climate Change And Flood Risk Management: Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers. Pp. 150-189.
  • Parkins, J. and Reed, M.G. 2013. Introduction: Towards a transformative understanding of rural social change. In: Parkins, J. and Reed, M.G. (eds). The social transformation of rural Canada: New insights into community, culture, and citizenship. Vancouver: UBC Press. 1-18.
  • Parkins, J. and Reed, M.G. 2013. Postscript: The future of rural studies in Canada. In: Parkins, J. and Reed, M.G. (eds). The social transformation of rural Canada: New insights into community, culture, and citizenship. Vancouver: UBC Press. 387-389.
  • Davis, E.J. and Reed, M.G. 2013. Governing for transformation and resilience: The role of identity in renegotiating roles for forest-based communities of British Columbia’s Interior. In: Parkins, J. and Reed, M.G. (eds). The social transformation of rural Canada: New insights into community, culture, and citizenship. Vancouver: UBC Press. Pp. 249-268.
  • Klenk, N., Reed, M.G. and Mendis-Millard, S. 2012. Adaptive capacity in Canadian Model Forest communities: A social and regional analysis. In: Beaulieu, M. S. and Harpelle, R.N. (eds). Pulp Friction: Communities and the Forest Industry in a Globalized World. Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies. 85-99.
  • Reed, M.G. and Davidson, D. 2011. Terms of Engagement: The involvement of Canadian rural communities in sustainable forest management. In: Pini, B. and Leach, B. (eds.). Reshaping gender and class in rural spaces. (pp. 199-220). Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Richardson, K., Sinclair, J., Reed, M.G. and Parkins, J. 2011. Constraints to participation in Canadian forestry advisory committees: A gendered perspective. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 41: 524-532.
  • Davis, E.J. and Reed, M.G. 2013. Governing for transformation and resilience: The role of identity in renegotiating roles for forest-based communities of British Columbia’s Interior. In: Parkins, J. and Reed, M.G. (eds). The social transformation of rural Canada: New insights into community, culture, and citizenship. (pp. 249-268.).Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Ensign, P.C., Giles, A. and Reed, M.G. 2011. National (labour) Migration, In D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. C. Ensign, A. Taylor and L. Huskey (Eds). Labour Migration: What goes around comes around. In: Carson, D., Rasmussen, R., Huskey, L., Ensign, C., & Taylor, A. (eds). Demography at the edge: Remote human populations in developed nations. (pp. 189-212). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.

Current Courses

  • ENVS 898.3 – Multi-level Environmental Governance
  • ENVS 803.3 - Research in Environment and Sustainability
  • ENVS 806.3 - Field Skills in Environment and Sustainability
  • ENVS 809.3 - PhD Seminar in Sustainability