Gordon Hickey

Associate Professor,
McGill University

Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Tel: 514-398-7214
E-mail: gordon.hickey@mcgill.ca
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Education
  • Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), Monash University, Australia. Master of Public Administration (Executive) 2008
  • The University of British Columbia, Canada. PhD (Forestry) 2004
  • The University of Melbourne, Australia. Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours) 1999


Research
My international research programme is designed to advance the sustainable natural resource management and policy objectives of society through better understanding the complex interactions between social and ecological systems. More specifically, my research is organized around four separate, but interconnected, streams: 1) Monitoring and assessing the impact of natural resource development; 2) Fostering resilience in natural resource-dependent communities; 3) Knowledge integration and innovation for sustainable development; and 4) Strengthening the link between environmental science and public policy.

Prizes and honours
  • 2014 SUTROFOR Erasmus Mundus Scholar Scholarship, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2014 Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research Fellowship, OECD Co-operative Research Programme, Paris.
  • 2013 Liber Ero Fellowship in Science Communication and Policy Engagement, McGill University.
  • 2011 International Young Scientist Fellowship, Natural Science Foundation of China.
  • 2004 Young Scientist Publication Award, Commonwealth Forestry Association, Oxford, UK.


QCBS students
Elsa Berthet, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2015, End: 2017)

Thesis title: From ecological modeling to the collective design of sustainable agro-ecosystems
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Kristen Lowitt, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2013)
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HM Tuihedur Rahman, Ph.D.
(Start: 2014)

Thesis title: Livelihood vulnerability and resisilience to climate change: A study of the North-Eastern flood plain communities of Bangladesh
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Previous students (since 2009)
Archi Rastogi, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2013, End: 2014)
Other (co-)supervisor: 2014-06-01
Andrew Song, Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2015, End: 2015)
Thesis title: Innovation, science, and trans-boundary environmental governance: Using social capital to enhance collaboration and co-learning in the management of the Great Lakes fisheries
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Nicolas Brunet, Ph.D.
(Start: 2009, End: 2014)
Colleen Eidt, Ph.D.
(Start: 2011, End: 2015)
Thesis title: The role of local institutions in governing knowledge and fostering innovation for enhanced food security: A case study of semi-arid Kenya
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Colleen Eidt, Ph.D.
(Start: 2011, End: 2015)
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June Yee Tsun Po, Ph.D.
(Start: 2012, End: 2017)

Thesis title: How do Women Smallholder Farmers' Access to Land Resources Relate to Food Security in Semi-arid Regions of Kenya
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Arlette Sabena Saint Ville, Ph.D.
(Start: 2011, End: 2015)

Thesis title: Connecting the dots: Building social resilience to support innovation toward sustainable food and nutrition security policy in the Caribbean
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Graeme Reed, M.Sc.
(Start: 2014, End: 2016)
Thesis title: The role of social networks in producer cooperative in the Niayes Region of Senegal
Stephanie Shumsky, M.Sc.
(Start: 2011, End: 2013)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Elena Bennett
Thesis title: Wild edible plants (WEPs) and their contribution to food security: An analysis of household factors, access and policy in the semi-arid midlands of Kenya.
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Courses
ENVB 437 - Assessing Environmental Impact (Winter / Hiver)
AGEC 430 - Agriculture, Food and Resource (Winter / Hiver)
ENVR 610 - Foundations of Environmental Policy (Fall / Automne)

Publications
80- Institutional analysis of food and agriculture policy in the Caribbean: The case of Saint Lucia
Saint Ville A.S., Hickey G.M., Phillip L.E.
2017 Journal of Rural Studies (Date Added: 2017-03-21)

79- Examining the Role of Trust and Informal Communication on Mutual Learning in Government: The Case of Climate Change Policy in New York
Temby O., Sandall J., Cooksey R., Hickey G.M.
2017 Organization and Environment (Date Added: 2017-03-07)

78- How do stakeholder interactions influence national food security policy in the Caribbean? The case of Saint Lucia
Saint Ville, A.S., Hickey, G.M., Phillip, L.E.
2017 Food Policy (Date Added: 2017-01-31)

77- Challenges and opportunities for more integrated regional food security policy in the Caribbean Community
Lowitt, K., Saint Ville, A., Keddy, C.S.M., Phillip, L.E., Hickey, G.M.
2016 Regional Studies, Regional Science (Date Added: 2017-01-24)

76- Contrasting innovation networks in smallholder agricultural producer cooperatives: Insights from the Niayes Region of Senegal
Reed, G., Hickey, G.M.
2016 Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management (Date Added: 2016-11-22)

75- Quantifying the economic contribution of wild food harvests to rural livelihoods: A global-comparative analysis
Hickey, G.M., Pouliot, M., Smith-Hall, C., Wunder, S., Nielsen, M.R.
2016 Food Policy (Date Added: 2016-07-14)

74- Linking rural livelihood resilience and food security: an international challenge
Pelletier, B., Hickey, G.M., Bothi, K.L., Mude, A.
2016 Food Security (Date Added: 2016-07-14)

73-Gendered technology adoption and household food security in semi-arid Eastern Kenya.
Njuguna, E., Brownhill, L., Kihoro, E., Muhammad, L.W. and Hickey, G.M.
2016 Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South ( Date Added: 2016-07-14)

72-Accountability and citizen participation in devolved agricultural policy-making: Insights from Makueni County, Kenya
Brownhill, L., Moturi, T. and Hickey, G.M.
2016 Food Security, Gender and Resilience: Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming ( Date Added: 2016-07-14)

71-A participatory and integrated agricultural extension approach to enhancing farm resilience through innovation and gender equity.
Muhammad, L.W., Maina, I.N., Pelletier, B. and Hickey, G.M.
2016 Food Security, Gender and Resilience: Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming. ( Date Added: 2016-07-14)

70-Exploring the relationships between gender, social networks and agricultural innovation in two smallholder farming communities in Machakos County, Kenya.
Eidt, C.M., Pelletier, B. and Hickey, G.M.
2016 Food Security, Gender and Resilience: Improving Smallholder and Subsistence Farming ( Date Added: 2016-07-14)

69- Exploring the role of social capital in influencing knowledge flows and innovation in smallholder farming communities in the Caribbean
Saint Ville, A.S., Hickey, G.M., Locher, U., Phillip, L.E.
2016 Food Security (Date Added: 2016-06-02)

68- Considering agro-ecosystems as ecological funds for collective design: New perspectives for environmental policy
Berthet, E.T., Segrestin, B., Hickey, G.M.
2016 Environmental Science & Policy (Date Added: 2016-05-03)

67- The Influence of Gender Roles And Human Migrations on the Distribution of Crop Biodiversity in Tharaka, Kenya
Mucioki, M., Johns, T., Muriithi, C., Hickey, G.
2016 Journal of Ethnobiology (Date Added: 2016-03-29)

66- Assessing transboundary scientific collaboration in the Great Lakes of North America
Song, A.M., Hickey, G.M., Temby, O., Krantzberg, G.
2016 Journal of Great Lakes Research (Date Added: 2016-02-29)

65- Supporting farmer participation in formal seed systems: lessons from Tharaka, Kenya
Mucioki, M., Hickey, G.M., Muhammad, L., Johns, T.
2016 Development in Practice (Date Added: 2016-02-29)

63- Interagency Trust and Communication in the Transboundary Governance of Pacific Salmon Fisheries: Governance of Pacific Salmon Fisheries
Temby, O., Rastogi, A., Sandall, J., Cooksey, R., Hickey, G.M.
2015 Review of Policy Research (Date Added: 2016-07-14)

62- Addressing food and nutrition insecurity in the Caribbean through domestic smallholder farming system innovation
Saint Ville, A.S., Hickey, G.M., Phillip, L.E.
2015 Regional Environmental Change (Date Added: 2016-07-14)

61- Environmental change and food security: the special case of small island developing states
Lowitt, K., Ville, A.S., Lewis, P., Hickey, G.M.
2015 Regional Environmental Change (Date Added: 2016-07-14)

60-Drivers of forests and tree-based systems for food security and nutrition.
Kleinschmit, D., Basnett, B.S., Martin, A., Rai, N.D., Smith-Hall, C., Dawson, N.M., Hickey, G.M., Nuefeldt, H., Ojha, H.R., Walelign, S.Z.
2015 Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition: A Global Assessment Report ( Date Added: 2016-07-14)

59- Linking Communities of Practice with Value Chain Development in Smallholder Farming Systems
Lowitt, K., Hickey, G.M., Ganpat, W., Phillip, L.
2015 World Development (Date Added: 2016-07-14)

58- Wildlife-tourism, local communities and tiger conservation: A village-level study in Corbett Tiger Reserve, India
Rastogi, A., Hickey, G.M., Anand, A., Badola, R., Hussain, S.A.
2015 Forest Policy and Economics (Date Added: 2015-11-11)

57- Factors affecting the innovation potential of smallholder farmers in the Caribbean Community
Lowitt, K., Hickey, G.M., Saint Ville, A., Raeburn, K., Thompson-Colón, T., Laszlo, S., Phillip, L.E.
2015 Regional Environmental Change (Date Added: 2015-10-22)

56- Examining the Role of Social Capital in Community Collective Action for Sustainable Wetland Fisheries in Bangladesh
Rahman, H.M.T., Hickey, G.M., Sarker, S.K.
2015 Wetlands (Date Added: 2015-06-10)

55- How do civil servants view the importance of collaboration and scientific knowledge for climate change adaptation?
Temby, O., Sandall, J., Cooksey, R., Hickey, G.M.
2015 Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (Date Added: 2015-05-11)

54- Understanding the local socio-political processes affecting conservation management outcomes in Corbett Tiger Reserve, India
Rastogi, A., Hickey, G.M., Badola, R., Hussain, S.A.
2014 Environmental Management (Date Added: 2016-08-09)

53- Understanding community-researcher partnerships in the natural sciences: A case study from the Arctic
Brunet, N.D., Hickey, G.M., Humphries, M.M.
2014 Journal of Rural Studies (Date Added: 2015-12-15)

52- Understanding the contribution of wild edible plants to rural social-ecological resilience in semi-arid Kenya
Shumsky, Stephanie A., Hickey, Gordon M., Pelletier, Bernard, Johns, Timothy
2014 Ecology and Society (Date Added: 2015-03-20)

51- Informal Institutional Responses to Government Interventions: Lessons from Madhupur National Park, Bangladesh
Rahman, H. M. Tuihedur, Sarker, Swapan Kumar, Hickey, Gordon M., Mohasinul Haque, M., Das, Niamjit
2014 Environmental Management (Date Added: 2014-08-05)

50- The evolution of local participation and the mode of knowledge production in Arctic research
Brunet, Nicolas D., Hickey, Gordon M., Humphries, Murray M.
2014 Ecology and Society (Date Added: 2014-07-17)

49- Community Action and Tiger Conservation: Assessing the Role of Social Capital
Rastogi, Archi, Thapliyal, Sneha, Hickey, Gordon M.
2014 Society & Natural Resources (Date Added: 2014-07-14)

48- Strengthening the Role of Science in the Environmental Decision-Making Processes of Executive Government
Lalor, B. M., Hickey, G. M.
2014 Organization & Environment (Date Added: 2014-07-14)

47- Institutional factors affecting wild edible plant (WEP) harvest and consumption in semi-arid Kenya
Shumsky, S., Hickey, G.M., Johns, T., Pelletier, B., Galaty, J.
2014 Land Use Policy (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

46- Contrasting the financial efficiency of agroforestry practices in buffer zone management of Madhupur National Park, Bangladesh
Tuihedur Rahman, H.M., Deb, J.C., Hickey, G.M., Kayes, I.
2014 Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

45- Environmental science and public policy in Executive government: Insights from Australia and Canada
Lalor, B.M., Hickey, G.M.
2013 Science and Public Policy (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

44- Publicly funded research: A participative experience from the chilean native forest research fund
Real, A., Hickey, G.M.
2013 Forest Policy and Economics (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

43- Managing the environmental science-policy nexus in government: Perspectives from public servants in Canada and Australia
Hickey, G.M., Forest, P., Sandall, J.L., Lalor, B.M., Keenan, R.J.
2013 Science and Public Policy (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

42- International developments in the administration of publicly-funded forest research: A review
Hickey, G.M.
2013 Forest Policy and Economics (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

41- How can formal research networks produce more socially robust forest science?
Klenk, N.L., Hickey, G.M.
2013 Forest Policy and Economics (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

40- Diverging viewpoints on tiger conservation: A Q-method study and survey of conservation professionals in India
Rastogi, A., Hickey, G.M., Badola, R., Hussain, S.A.
2013 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

39- Saving the superstar: a review of the social factors affecting tiger conservation in India
Rastogi, A., Hickey, G.M., Badola, R., Hussain, S.A.
2012 Journal of Environmental Management (Date Added: 2016-07-14)

37- Preface: Challenges and opportunities for enhancing food security in Kenya
Hickey, G.M., Pelletier, B., Brownhill, L., Kamau, G.M., Maina, I.N.
2012 Food Security (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

34- Policy strategy for ecosystem conservation of the minqin oasis of Northwest China
Yue, D.-X., Zhang, S., Zhao, X.-Z., Mo, F., Zhang, J., Wang, R., Wang, G.-R., Hickey, G.M., Wang, H.-L., Wang, Y.-Q., Xiong, Y.-C.
2012 Pakistan Journal of Botany (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

33- Knowledge integration and the adoption of new agricultural technologies: Kenyan perspectives
Eidt, C.M., Hickey, G.M., Curtis, M.A.
2012 Food Security (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

32- Assessing national wetland policies' portrayal of wetlands: Public resources or private goods?
Durigon, D., Hickey, G.M., Kosoy, N.
2012 Ocean and Coastal Management (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

31- A framework for evaluating collective action and informal institutional dynamics under a resource management policy of decentralization
Rahman, H.M.T., Hickey, G.M., Sarker, S.K.
2012 Ecological Economics (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

30- Strategic environmental assessment effectiveness and the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA): A multiple case review
Kis Madrid, C., Hickey, G.M., Bouchard, M.A.
2011 Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

29- Government science in forestry: Characteristics and policy utilization
Klenk, N.L., Hickey, G.M.
2011 Forest Policy and Economics (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

28- A virtual and anonymous, deliberative and analytic participation process for planning and evaluation: The Concept Mapping Policy Delphi
Klenk, N.L., Hickey, G.M.
2011 International Journal of Forecasting (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

27- Quantifying the research impact of the sustainable forest management network in the social sciences: A bibliometric study
Klenk, N.L., Dabros, A., Hickey, G.M.
2010 Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

26- Environmental assessment in multilateral development bank intermediary lending
Faubert, K., Bouchard, M.A., Curtis, M.A., Hickey, G.M.
2010 Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

25- A constant comparison of the environmental assessment legislation in Canada
Hickey, G.M., Brunet, N., Allan, N.
2010 Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

24- Forest administration challenges in Pakistan: The case of the patriata reserved forest and the 'New Murree' development
Aftab, E., Hickey, G.M.
2010 International Forestry Review (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

23- Evaluating the social capital accrued in large research networks: The case of the Sustainable Forest Management Network (1995-2009)
Klenk, N.L., Hickey, G.M., MacLellan, J.I.
2010 Social Studies of Science (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

22- Assessing the utility of stakeholder analysis to Protected Areas management: The case of Corbett National Park, India
Rastogi, A., Badola, R., Hussain, S.A., Hickey, G.M.
2010 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

21- Polarized debate surrounding Tasmania's old-growth forests
Hickey, G.M.
2009 Forestry Chronicle (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

19- Social network analysis: A useful tool for visualizing and evaluating forestry research
Klenk, N.L., Hickey, G.M., Maclellan, J.I., Gonzales, R., Cardille, J.
2009 International Forestry Review (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

18- On the use of statistical tests with non-normally distributed data in landscape change detection
Strimbu, B., Hickey, G., Strimbu, V., Innes, J.
2009 Forest Science (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

16- Indicators for demonstrating sustainable forest management in British Columbia, Canada: An international review
Hickey, G.M., Innes, J.L.
2008 Ecological Indicators (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

15- Evaluating sustainable forest management
Hickey, G.M.
2008 Ecological Indicators (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

14- Monitoring sustainable forest management in the Pacific Rim Region
Hickey, G.M., Nitschke, C.R.
2007 Journal of Sustainable Forestry (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

13- Monitoring and information reporting for sustainable forest management: A regional comparison of forestry stakeholder perceptions
Hickey, G.M., Innes, J.L., Kozak, R.A.
2007 Journal of Environmental Management (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

12- A review of the Sustainable Forest Management framework in Victoria, Australia: An innovative example of sub-national forest policy
Hickey, G.M., Citroen, S.
2007 International Forestry Review (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

11- The importance of climate change when considering the role of forests in the alleviation of poverty
Innes, J.L., Hickey, G.M.
2006 International Forestry Review (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

10- Monitoring and information reporting for sustainable forest management: An inter-jurisdictional comparison of soft law standards
Hickey, G.M., Innes, J.L., Kozak, R.A., Bull, G.Q., Vertinsky, I.
2006 Forest Policy and Economics (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

8- Forest conditions and management under rapid legislation change in Romania
Strimbu, B.M., Hickey, G.M., Strimbu, V.G.
2005 Forestry Chronicle (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

7- Certification of Forest Management and Wood Products
Innes, J.L., Hickey, G.M.
2005 (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

6- Monitoring sustainable forest management in different jurisdictions
Hickey, G.M., Innes, J.L.
2005 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

5- Monitoring and information reporting for sustainable forest management: An international multiple case study analysis
Hickey, G.M., Innes, J.L., Kozak, R.A., Bull, G.Q., Vertinsky, I.
2005 Forest Ecology and Management (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

3- Crossing disciplinary boundaries in forest research: An international challenge
Hickey, G.M., Nitschke, C.R.
2005 Forestry Chronicle (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

2- Crossing borders...
Nitschke, C.R., Hickey, G.M., Mathey, A.-H., Allen, S.D.
2005 Franchir les frontières (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

1- Regulatory approaches to monitoring sustainable forest management
Hickey, G.M.
2004 International Forestry Review (Date Added: 2014-04-25)

In the media
Expanding the “Farm to Fork” Project
ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation 2014-03-22