Thora Martina Herrmann

Associate Professor,
Université de Montréal

Département de géographie
Local : 239-2,
520, chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal (Qc) H2V 2B8
Tel: 514-343-8044
E-mail: thora.martina.herrmann@umontreal.ca
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Education
Ph.D.: Offord University, géographie culturelle (communautés amérindiennes Mapuche Pewenche dans les Andes du Chili)

Diplôme d’Études Approfondies en ‘Environnement: Temps, Espaces, Sociétés – gestion de la biodiversité et développement durable’ de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)


Research
  • The in the impact of socio-environmental change on animal and plant species and the consequences on lifestyles, cultures and traditions of aboriginal people in sub-polar regions.
  • The protection of endangered species by integrating geographical, ecological and sociocultural dimensions (biocultural conservation approach).


  • Prizes and honours
  • 2006-2011: Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Ethnoecology and Biodiversity Conservation.


  • QCBS students
    Elias Pottek, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2017)
    Thesis title: Communal Conflict and the Geopolitics of Land Tenure and Rural Resource Management in North and South Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo).
    Marion Carrier, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2015, End: 2017)

    Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Julie Talbot
    Thesis title: Bugs and berries : ecological and social implications of climate change in a Québec subarctic environment
    Gaëlle Crête, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2016, End: 2018)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Elke Schuttler (non-membre) Université de Magallanes, Chili
    Thesis title: Invasive plant species in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve: actual state, forecast and local observations
    Previous students (since 2009)
    Elke Schüttler, Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2010, End: 2014)
    Thesis title: Forecasting conservation needs for endangered fauna: integrating landscape ecology and ethnoecology to predict habitat quality for the kodkod cat (Leopardus guigna) in the Chilean temperate rainfores
    Maria Costanza Torri, Postdoctoral fellow
    (Start: 2008, End: 2009)
    Thesis title: Beyond benefit-sharing agreements for traditional medicine in biosprospecting: enhancing community capacity and local development in India.
    Elaine Chanteloup, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2009, End: 2013)
    Thesis title: Territoires des hommes - territoires des animaux. Etude des perceptions « homme/ animal » et des enjeux territoriaux et économiques
    Marie-Jeanne Royer, Ph.D.
    (Start: 2008, End: 2012)
    Thesis title: L'interaction entre les traditions et les changements climatiques : les Cris de la Baie-James, la bernache du Canada et le caribou des bois
    Simon Cloutier-Cyr, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2013)
    Thesis title: L'impact de la pression démogrpahique sur les ressources naturelles sur l'île de la Réunion
    Blanka Füleki, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2007, End: 2016)
    Thesis title: Institutions and “Collective Action“ in a transitional country context: Managing water ressources in the Syr Darya River basin, Kyrgyzstan
    Marie-Ève Germain, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2008, End: 2012)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Maria Luiza Schwarz, Campus de Cajazeiras da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brésil
    Thesis title: Les représentations sociales et les préoccupations en matière d’environnement chez les jeunes du Sénégal : une étude comparative en milieu urbain chez les enfants scolarisés de Dakar.
    Cécile Hirsoux, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2009, End: 2011)
    Thesis title: : Connaissances locales des pratiques de transhumance et les impacts sur les races de bétail endémique dans la zone soudano-guinéen d'Afrique de l'Ouest: Une étude de cas du sud du Mali.
    Mélia Lagacé, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2015, End: 2016)

    Thesis title: The impacts of changes in snow, ice, and permafrost on marine ecosystems: an interdisciplinary study in coastal subarctic communities.
    Nadja Palomo, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2009, End: 2011)
    Thesis title: La gestion des plantes médicinales chez les communautés autochtones Nahuas dans La Huasteca Potosina, Mexique.
    Lauren Rochat, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2008, End: 2011)
    Thesis title: Entre conservation et développement local : les impacts d'un projet écotouristique participatif dans deux groupes Quechuas au Pérou.
    Lisa Söhn, M.Sc.
    (Start: 2010, End: 2012)
    Other (co-)supervisor: Klaus Wagner, Technische Universität München,Germany
    Thesis title: Landowner Attitudes towards a Chicken-killing Neotropical Felid (Leopardus guigna) in the Araucanía Region of Southern Chile
    Courses
    PLU 6019 - Biodiversité : État de la situation, enjeux actuels et approches de gestion (Fall / Automne)
    GEO 3452 - L’Union Européenne (Fall / Automne)
    GÉO 6815 - Cultures, Sociétés et Biodiversité (NA)
    GÉO 2242 - Géographie culturelle (NA)
    GÉO 2532 - Techniques d’enquête et d’analyse (NA)
    GÉO 6292 - Géographie comparée du développement (NA)
    GÉO 6296 - Territoires, genre, et rapport de pouvoir (NA)
    GEO 3473 - Territoires polaires et sociétés autochtones (Fall / Automne)
    GEO 1550 - Méthodes en géographie (Fall / Automne)

    Publications
    41- Listening to Inuit and Naskapi peoples in the eastern Canadian Subarctic: a quantitative comparison of local observations with gridded climate data
    Rapinski M., ., Payette F., Sonnentag O., Herrmann T.M., Royer M.S., Cuerrier A., Siegwart Collier L., Hermanutz L., Guanish G., ., .
    2017 Regional Environmental Change (Date Added: 2017-07-28)

    40- Climate and herbivore influence on Vaccinium myrtillus over the last 40 years in northwest Lapland, Finland
    Boulanger-Lapointe N., Järvinen A., Partanen R., Herrmann T.M.
    2017 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2017-03-25)

    39- Supporting food security in the Far North: Community greenhouse projects in Nunavik and Nunavut
    Lamalice, A., Avard, E., Coxam, V., Herrmann, T., Desbiens, C., Wittrant, Y., Blangy, S.
    2016 Etudes Inuit Studies (Date Added: 2017-08-28)

    38- Land tenure and conflict propagation: Critical geopolitics from the rural grassroots in North Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Pottek E., Kasisi R., Herrmann T.
    2016 Cahiers de Geographie du Quebec (Date Added: 2017-03-25)

    37- The role of digital data entry in participatory environmental monitoring
    Brammer, J.R., Brunet, N.D., Burton, A.C., Cuerrier, A., Danielsen, F., Dewan, K., Herrmann, T.M., Jackson, M., Kennett, R., Larocque, G., Mulrennan, M., Pratihast, A.K., Saint-Arnaud, M., Scott, C., Humphries, M.M.
    2016 Conservation Biology (Date Added: 2016-07-05)

    36-Indigenous Peoples Governance of Land and Protected Areas in the Arctic
    Herrmann TM, Martin T
    2016 Springer ( Date Added: 2016-06-23)

    35-The Protection of Culturally and Spiritually Important Landscapes of Arctic Indigenous Peoples under the Convention of Biological Diversity and First Experiences from the Application of the Akwé:Kon Guidelines in Finland
    Heinämäki, L., Herrmann, T. M., Neumann, A.
    2015 The Yearbook of Polar Law ( Date Added: 2016-06-23)

    34- Effects of mining on reindeer/caribou populations and indigenous livelihoods: community-based monitoring by Sami reindeer herders in Sweden and First Nations in Canada
    Herrmann, T.M., Sandström, P., Granqvist, K., D’Astous, N., Vannar, J., Asselin, H., Saganash, N., Mameamskum, J., Guanish, G., Loon, J.-B., Cuciurean, R.
    2014 The Polar Journal (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

    33-Kozkoz - la güiña, nuestra vecina: Dibujos y cuentos sobre un gato nativo de nuestros bosques./ ti kozkoz inchiñ ñi karrukatu.Wirriñ zewman ka epeu fey narrky fau wefpan mawizantu meu
    Schüttler E, Herrmann TM
    2014 Fauna Australis & Druckerei Pöge, ( Date Added: 2016-06-23)

    32-"Nvtramkaiñ kom taiñ ixofil mogen” Reflection, Learning, and knowledge sharing through indingeous community filmmaking
    A. Orbach, Herrmann TM
    2014 International Development Research Centre ( Date Added: 2016-06-23)

    31- Values, animal symbolism, and human-animal relationships associated to two threatened felids in Mapuche and Chilean local narratives
    Herrmann, T.M., Schuttler, E., Benavides, P., Galvez, N., Sohn, L., Palomo, N.
    2013 Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

    30-The Recognition of Sacred Natural Sites of Arctic Indigenous Peoples as a Part of Their Right to Cultural Integrity
    Heinämäki L, Herrmann TM
    2013 Arctic Review on Law and Politics ( Date Added: 2016-06-23)

    29- Cree Hunters’ Observations on Resources in the Landscape in the Context of Socio-Environmental Change in the Eastern James Bay
    Royer, Marie-Jeanne S., Herrmann, Thora Martina
    2013 Landscape Research (Date Added: 2013-12-02)

    28- Linking Cree hunters’ and scientific observations of changing inland ice and meteorological conditions in the subarctic eastern James Bay region, Canada
    Royer, Marie-Jeanne S., Herrmann, Thora Martina, Sonnentag, Oliver, Fortier, Daniel, Delusca, Kenel, Cuciurean, Rick
    2013 Climatic Change (Date Added: 2013-08-01)

    27-Climate Change and Caribou Project. Report of the community Workshop on climate change and caribou
    Herrmann, TM
    2012 Report of the community Workshop on climate change and caribou ( Date Added: 2016-06-29)

    26- L’Agenda 21 régional de la lagune de Szczecin (Allemagne-Pologne) : une réponse à la dévitalisation d’une région européenne périphérique
    Dehne, P, Hiller, P, Barthel, F, Belfanz, A, Herrmann, TM
    2012 Territoires durables en devenir (Date Added: 2013-01-25)

    25-Recognition and Support of Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCA) in Canada
    Herrmann, TM, Ferguson, MAD, Raygorodetsky, D, Mulrennan, M
    2012 Recognising and Supporting Territories and Areas Conserved By Indigenous Peoples And Local Communities: Global Overview and National Case Studies. Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. ( Date Added: 2013-01-25)

    23- Community based enterprises, local health care promotion and women empowerment: An innovative case study from southern India
    Torri, Maria-Costanza, Herrmann, Thora Martina, Schwarz, Maria Luiza
    2011 Medicinal plants and sustainable development (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

    21- Socioenvironmental changes in two traditional food species of the Cree first nation of subarctic James Bay
    Royer, M.-J.S., Herrmann, T.M.
    2011 Cahiers de Geographie du Quebec (Date Added: 2012-07-16)

    20- Spiritual Beliefs and Ecological Traditions in Indigenous Communities in India: Enhancing Community-Based Biodiversity Conservation
    Torri, Maria Costanza, Herrmann, Thora Martina
    2011 Nature and Culture (Date Added: 2011-08-18)

    19- Traditional knowledge, use practices and conservation of medicinal plants for HIV/AIDS care in rural Tanzania
    Kisangau, D.P., Herrmann, T.M., Lyaruu, H.V.M., Hosea, K.M., Joseph, C.C., Mbwambo, Z.H., Masimba, P.J.
    2011 Ethnobotany Research and Applications (Date Added: 2011-07-28)

    18- Biodiversity Conservation versus Rural Development: What Kind of Possible Harmonization? The Case Study of Alwar District, Rajasthan, India
    Torri, Maria-Costanza, Herrmann, Thora Martina
    2010 Journal of Human Ecology (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

    17- Biodiversity Conservation versus Rural Development : What Kind of Possible Harmonization ? The Case Study of
    District, Alwar, Torri, Maria-costanza, Herrmann, Thora Martina
    2010 (Date Added: 2011-09-20)

    16- Biocultural diversity and development under local and global change.
    Herrmann, T. M., Martin, G. J., Laxmi, P., Borrini-Feyerabend, G, Hay-Edie, T, Oldham, P, Dutfield, G
    2010 Interdependence of biodiversity and development under global change. (Date Added: 2011-08-12)

    15- Interdependence of biodiversity and development under global change: An Introduction
    Herrmann, T. M., Martin, G. J., Laxmi, P., Borrini-Feyerabend, G, Hay-Edie, T, Oldham, P, Dutfield, G
    2010 Interdependence of biodiversity and development under global change. (Date Added: 2011-08-12)

    13- La Taxonomie Canadienne: Explorer la Biodiversité, Créer des Possibilités
    Conseil des académies canadiennes, Comité d'experts sur les sciences de la biodiversité Staff, Conseil des académies canadiennes. Comité d'experts sur les sciences de la biodiversité, , Council of Canadian Academies. Expert Panel on Biodiversity Science,
    2010 (Date Added: 2011-07-28)

    12- Roost sites and communal behavior of andean condors in Chile
    Herrmann, T.M., Costina, M.I., Costina, A.M.A.
    2010 Geographical Review (Date Added: 2011-05-17)

    11- The mutual dependency of cultural diversity and biological diversity: a key towards ensuring sustainability in social and ecological systems
    Herrmann, Thora Martina, Torri, Maria-costanza
    2009 Handbook of nature conservation : global, environmental and economic issues (Date Added: 2012-09-17)

    10-Global report
    McIntyre, Beverly, International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (Project),
    2009 ( Date Added: 2011-07-29)

    9-Synthesis report : a synthesis of the global and sub-global IAASTD reports
    McIntyre, Beverly, International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (Project),
    2009 ( Date Added: 2011-07-29)

    8- Changing forest conservation and management paradigms: Traditional ecological knowledge systems and sustainable forestry: Perspectives from Chile and India
    Herrmann, T.M., Torri, M.-C.
    2009 International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology (Date Added: 2011-05-17)

    7-Environmental Sanitation and Health Risks in Tropical Urban Settings: Case Study of Household Refuse and Diarrhea in Yaoundé-Cameroon
    Nguendo Yongsi, HB, Herrmann, MT, Lutumba Ntetu, A., Sietchiping, R., Bryant, C.
    2008 Int. J. Soci. Sci ( Date Added: 2011-09-20)

    6-Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscidae) Monitoring Results for Magdalena Island (Chile) 2000 – 2008
    Bingham, Bingham M, Herrmann, T. M
    2008 Annales del Instituto de la Patagonia ( Date Added: 2011-08-12)

    5-The sustainability of rural systems in developing countries
    Makhanya, EM, Bryant, C.R., Herrmann, T.M.
    2008 ( Date Added: 2011-07-29)

    4- Utilization and conservation of medicinal plants used for primary health care in Makueni district, Kenya
    Kisangau, D.P., Herrmann, T.M.
    2007 International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management (Date Added: 2011-07-28)

    1- Social and economic aspects of disaster reduction, vulnerability and risk management in small island developing states
    Herrmann, T.M., Ronneberg, E., Brewster, M., Dengo, M.
    2004 Small Island Habitats (Date Added: 2011-07-29)