Research Professional: Nicolas Brunet

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I specialize in development and policy  related issues in biodiversity science and environmental management. I have a keen interest in partnership development and collaboration in research between academic and non academic stakeholders. I am particularly interested in the role of the expert and non-expert publics  in the advancement of our understanding of natural systems and in environmental management. I have previous work experience in  planning throughout the province of Quebec  in the private and municipal sectors and have a strong understanding of municipal and regional politics and their relation to environmental decision-making.

I hold a bachelors degree in Environmental Biology from McGill University and a Masters of Science (Planning) from the University of Guelph. My doctoral studies at McGill University were aimed at better understanding stakeholder engagement in natural science research.

I am available to work with QCBS researchers and associated members on activities such as:

  • facilitating the planning and implementation of collaborative research.
  • research on axis 3 themes, e.g. biodiversity planning and adaptive management, biodiversity and decision making, governance.
  • projects related to climate change, air and water quality and overall sustainability in urban and peri-urban contexts.
  • using qualitative research methods in Biodiversity science.
  • integrating traditional knowledge into scientific studies.
  • building participatory research projects in Biodiversity science.
  • Arctic Science

Please contact me by email at nicolas.brunet@mail.mcgill.ca or at (514) 398-8719

Publications

Brunet, N.D., Hickey, G.M. and Humphries, M.M. Under review.Stakeholder perspectives on community participation and partnership development in Northern science: Challenges and opportunities. Arctic.

Brunet, N.D., Hickey, G.M. and Humphries, M.M. 2014. Understanding community-researcher partnerships in the natural sciences: A case study from the Arctic. Journal of Rural Studies (On line).

Brunet, N.D., Hickey, G.M. and Humphries, M.M. 2014.The evolution of local participation and the mode of knowledge production in Arctic research. Ecology and Society 19(2):69.

Brunet, N. 2014. Farmland preservation and farm level adaptation: approaches to preserving and promoting agricultural activities in the peri-urban space. In Wilton, B., S. Hilts and W. Caldwell. (Eds.). 2014. Farmland Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities (2nd ed.). Volumes Publishing, Kitchener, Ontario.

Brunet, N.D. 2011. Book review:People of the Lakes: Stories of Our Van Tat Gwitchin Elders/ Googwandak Kakhwach’ànjoo Van Tat Gwitchin. The Northern Review (33) Spring: 133-135.

Hickey, G.M., Brunet, N. and Allan, N. 2010. A constant comparison of the Environmental Assessment legislation in Canada. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning (12)3: 315-329.

Brunet, N. 2010. Science that Matters: An International Polar Year Legacy. Yukon: North of Ordinary(4)4: 15.

Brunet, N. 2007. Farmland preservation and farm level adaptation: approaches to preserving and promoting agricultural activities in the peri-urban space. In Wilton, B., S. Hilts and W. Caldwell. (Eds.). 2007. Farmland Preservation: Challenges and Opportunities (1st ed.). Volumes Publishing, Kitchener, Ontario.

Hilts, S., Caldwell, W., Brunet, N. and Thibodeau, M. 2006. La Protection du territoire agricole: Approches innovatrices en Ontario. Urbanité: December issue.