Thomas Meredith

Associate Professor,
McGill University

Department of Geography
805 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, QC
Canada H3A 2K6
Tel: (514) 398 - 4219
E-mail: thomas.meredith@mcgill.ca
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Education
Ph.D. 1978, Applied Biology, Cambridge University
M.Sc. 1975, Botany and Microbiology, University of London
Dipl. in Conservation 1975, Geography/Botany/Zoology, University of London
Bach. Environmental Studies (Honours) 1974, Geography, University of Waterloo


Research
  • Community-based management of environmental and ecological resources
  • Information technology (GIS, Web, satellite images) in environmental decisions
  • Adaptation and innovation in indigenous and traditional land-use systems
  • Environmental impact assessment -- public participation and community values


  • QCBS students
    Diana Burbano, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2013, End: 2018)

    Thesis title: Assessing Resource-Based Livelihoods in the Face of Tourism Development in the Galapagos Islands: A Comparative Analysis among Populated Islands
    Naren KEITA, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2017)

    Other (co-)supervisor: Monique Poulin
    Thesis title: Le geni Végétal (la stabilisation des berges)
    Previous students (since 2009)
    Melanie MacDonald, M.A.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2014)
    Thesis title: Environmental Management in Kibera, Kenya
    Saad Eldin Hassan, Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2007, End: 2011)
    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Marc St-Arnaud
    Thesis title: Molecular biodiversity of microbial communities in polluted soils and their role in soil phytoremediation
    Alec Blair, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2009, End: 2015)
    Thesis title: Community Conservation in Laikipia, Kenya
    Valerie Gerrish, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2006, End: 2009)
    Thesis title: Community-based conservation in Panama
    Courses
    GEOG-302 - Environmental Analysis and Management (Fall / Automne)
    GEOG 404 - Environmental Management 2 (Winter / Hiver)
    GEOG 302 - Environmental Management 1 (Fall / Automne)
    GEOG 496 - Geographical Excursion (Fall / Automne)
    GEOG 200 - Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems (Fall / Automne)

    Publications
    30- Community-supported slum-upgrading: Innovations from Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
    Meredith T., MacDonald M.
    2017 Habitat International (Date Added: 2017-02-10)

    29- Adaptation and Indigenous peoples in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    Ford J., ., Maillet M., Pouliot V., Meredith T., Cavanaugh A.
    2016 Climatic Change (Date Added: 2017-02-10)

    28- Kibera Integrated Water Sanitation and Waste Management Project: Progress and Promise: Innovations in Slum Upgrading
    Meredith, Thomas and Melanie MacDonald
    2014 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (Date Added: 2016-08-16)

    27- The Challenge for Africa: A New Vision by Wangari Maathai
    Meredith, Thomas C.
    2011 Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien (Date Added: 2012-04-03)

    26- Environmental Impact Assessment: Practice and Participation (2nd ed.) edited by Kevin S. Hanna
    Meredith, Thomas C.
    2011 Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien (Date Added: 2012-04-03)

    25- Creating local ecological footprints in a North American context
    Klinsky, Sonja, Sieber, Reneé, Meredith, Thom
    2009 Local Environment (Date Added: 2012-04-03)

    24- Connecting Local to Global: Geographic Information Systems and Ecological Footprints as Tools for Sustainability
    Klinsky, Sonja, Sieber, Renée, Meredith, Thom
    2009 The Professional Geographer (Date Added: 2012-02-06)

    23- Tropical forest transitions and globalization: Neo-liberalism, migration, tourism, and international conservation agendas
    Kull, C.A., Ibrahim, C.K., Meredith, T.C.
    2007 Society and Natural Resources (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    22- The politics of decentralizing national parks management in the Philippines
    Dressler, W.H., Kull, C.A., Meredith, T.C.
    2006 Political Geography (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    21- A collaborative GIS method for integrating local and technical knowledge in establishing biodiversity conservation priorities
    Balram, S., Dragi?evi?, S., Meredith, T.
    2004 Biodiversity and Conservation (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    20- Achieving effectiveness in stakeholder participation using the GIS-based Collaborative Spatial Delphi methodology
    Balram, S., Dragicevic, S., Meredith, T.
    2003 Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    19- Using spatial decision support systems in expert workshops
    Meredith, T.C.
    2002 Human Ecology Review (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    18- Democracy and participation in environmental decision-making
    Meredith, T.C.
    2002 Human Ecology Review (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    17- Cross cultural participation in sustainable development: Canadian academic involvement with Mexican ENGOs
    Meredith, T.C., Frias, G.
    2002 Human Ecology Review (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    16- Exploring methods for rapid assessment of woody vegetation in the Batemi Valley, North-central Tanzania
    Smith, W., Meredith, T.C., Johns, T.
    1999 Biodiversity and Conservation (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    15- Open letter from the President of SHE [1]
    Meredith, T.
    1999 Human Ecology Review (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    14- Use and conservation of woody vegetation by the Batemi of Ngorongoro District, Tanzania
    Smith, W., Meredith, T.C., Johns, T.
    1996 Economic Botany (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    13- Biological flora of the British Isles - Peucedanum palustre (L.) Moench
    Meredith, T.C., Grubb, P.J.
    1993 Journal of Ecology (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    12- Environmental impact assessment, cultural diversity, and sustainable rural development
    Meredith, T.C.
    1992 Environmental Impact Assessment Review (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    11- Boosting in British Columbia: the creation and rise of Invermere
    Meredith, T.C.
    1988 Urban History Review (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    10- The context for cross-cultural impact assessment.
    Meredith, T.C.
    1987 Operational Geographer (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    9- The Upper Columbia Valley 1900-20: an assessment of ' boosterism' and the 'biography of landscape'.
    Meredith, T.C.
    1985 Canadian Geographer (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    7- Landsat imagery and range evaluation for Ungava.
    Bracher, G.A., Meredith, T.C.
    1985 Caribou management - census techniques - status in eastern Canada. Proc. 2nd N. American caribou workshop, Val Morin, 1984 (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    4- Ecological controls on the George River caribou herd.
    Meredith, T.C.
    1984 McGill Subarctic Research Paper (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    3- The caribou of Ungava: current use, future options ( Rangifer tarandus caribou).
    Meredith, T.C.
    1983 Acta Zoologica Fennica (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    2- Man and caribou: the economics of Naskapi hunting in northeastern Quebec.
    Meredith, T.C., Muller-Wille, L.
    1982 McGill Sub-Arctic Research Paper (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    1- The caribou of Nouveau-Quebec, an important biological resource: economic aspects of Naskapi utilization ( Rangifer tarandus).
    Meredith, T.C., Muller-Wille, L.
    1982 Naturaliste Canadien (Date Added: 2011-07-22)

    In the media
    This Land Is Your Land?
    McGill Headway (Blatchford, Andy) 2011-05-11