Monica Mulrennan

Associate Professor,
Concordia University

Department of Geography, Planning and Environment
1455 de Maisonneuve W.,
H 1255-26 (Hall Building),
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1M8
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2055
Fax: (514) 848-2032
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B.A (hons): University College Dublin
Ph.D.(1990): University College Dublin
Post-doctoral research: University of Wollongong (NSW)

Dr Mulrennan’s research interests focus on indigenous peoples and their use and management of coastal and marine environments. More specifically she is interested in local ecological knowledge, community-based management, protected area development, human adaptations to environmental change, and small boat fisheries development. She has worked closely with Torres Strait Islanders (northern Queensland) since the early 1990s, initially as Coordinator of their Marine Strategy for Torres Strait (MaSTS) and more recently, in collaboration with Colin Scott (Anthropology, McGill University) in the documentation of local knowledge, marine resource use and Islander sea claims. She is a member of the McGill Wemindji Protected Area Project which is a research partnership with the James Bay Cree community of Wemindji (northern Quebec) focused on the establishment of culturally-appropriate protected areas on significant portions of their traditional territory.

QCBS students
Veronique Bussières, Ph.D.
(Start: 2008, End: 2018)

Thesis title: A Critical Perspective on Bio-cultural Approaches to Conservation in Coastal Indigenous Settings
Stéphanie Marie Sabbagh, Ph.D.
(Start: 2014, End: 2019)

Other (co-)supervisor: Brown, Grant
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Peter Stoett
Thesis title: The human dimension of shark fisheries on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef
Previous students (since 2009)
Eulalio Guieb, Ph.D.
(Start: 2002, End: 2009)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Colin H. Scott
Thesis title: Local knowledge, tenure and conservation: Marine protected areas in two Bohol villages, the Philippines
Annie Lalancette, Ph.D.
(Start: 2006, End: 2016)

Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Colin H. Scott
Thesis title: Reconciling Local and Scientific Fisheries Knowledge in the Context of the Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery, Torres Strait, Northern Australia
Marivic Pajaro, Ph.D.
(Start: 2001, End: 2009)
Thesis title: Socio-economic and Biological Indicators of Marine Protected Area Success in the Central Philippines
Salman Banisadr, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2015)

Thesis title: Community-based Conservation in Mexico
Kanwaljeet Dewan, M.Sc.
(Start: 2011, End: 2016)

Thesis title: Towards an improved understanding of community-level fisheries monitoring: A case study of the Wemindji Community Fisheries Program
Magdalena Garcia Perez, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Colin H. Scott
Thesis title: A Comparative Exploration of Indigenous Protected Area (PA) Governance Arrangements in Chile and Canada
Tariq Hossein, M.Sc.
(Start: 2014, End: 2016)

Thesis title: Polar Bear Tourism in Eeyou Istchee: an assessment of different perspectives and considerations
Cassandra Lamontagne, M.Sc.
(Start: 2013, End: 2016)
Other (co-)supervisor: Damon Matthews, Concordia University
Thesis title: Assessing the effects of climate change at the local scale using a combination of Indigenous Knowledge and climate data
Geneviève Layton-Cartier, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2014)

Thesis title: Facilitating Mechanisms in Support of Emerging Collaborative Governance of MPAs in Québec
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Erich Seydewitz, M.Sc.
(Start: 2010, End: 2016)

Thesis title: Multi-purpose greenways and nationwide trails networks: An examination of the Trans Canada Trail and the Sendero de Chile
Andra Syvänen, M.Sc.
(Start: 2009, End: 2011)
Thesis title: Wemindji Cree Observation and Interpretations of Climate Change: Documenting Adaptability in the Sub-Arctic
GEOG 203 - Canadian Environmental Issues (Fall / Automne)
GEOG 407 - Indigenous Resource Management (Fall / Automne)
GEOG 470 - Environmental Management (Fall / Automne)
HENV 675 - Community Participation in Environmental Conservation (Fall / Automne)
GEOG 607 - Indigenous Resource Management (Winter / Hiver)

23- 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)

22- On the edge: a consideration of the adaptive capacity of Indigenous Peoples in coastal zones from the Arctic to the Tropics
Mulrennan, M.E.
2014 Geological Society, London, Special Publications (Date Added: 2016-07-14)

21-Indigenous Knowledge in Marine and Coastal Management and Policy
Mulrennan M.E
2013 Ocean Yearbook ( Date Added: 2016-07-14)

20-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)

19- Community-based participatory research involving Indigenous peoples in Canadian geography: Progress? An editorial introduction
Castleden, Heather, Mulrennan, Monica, Godlewska, Anne
2012 The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien (Date Added: 2012-09-14)

18- Revamping community-based conservation through participatory research
Mulrennan, Monica E., Mark, Rodney, Scott, Colin H.
2012 The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien (Date Added: 2012-06-13)

17- Toward an integrated marine protected areas policy: connecting the global to the local
Pajaro, Marivic, Mulrennan, Monica, Vincent, Amanda
2010 Environment, Development and Sustainability (Date Added: 2012-06-18)

16- Reconfiguring Mare Nullius: Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous Sea Rights, and the Divergence of Domestic and International Norms
Scott, Colin, Mulrennan, Monica
2010 Indigenous peoples and autonomy : insights for a global age (Date Added: 2011-08-03)

15- Securing a future: Cree hunters' resistance and flexibility to environmental changes, Wemindji, James Bay
Sayles, J.S., Mulrennan, M.E.
2010 Ecology and Society (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

14- Developing MPA Effectiveness Indicators: Comparison Within and Across Stakeholder Groups and Communities
Pajaro, M.G., Mulrennan, M.E., Alder, J., Vincent, A.C.J.
2010 Coastal Management (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

13-Reaffirming "Community" in the Context of Community-based Conservation, Renegotiating Community: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Mulrennan, Monica
2009 Renegotiating Community Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Global Contexts ( Date Added: 2011-08-03)

12- Local protest and resistance to the rupert diversion project, northern quebec
Atkinson, M., Mulrennan, M.E.
2009 Arctic (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

10-Aboriginal Rights and Interests in Canadian Northern Seas
Mulrennan, Monica, Scott, Colin
2001 Aboriginal Autonomy and Development in Northern Quebec and Labrador ( Date Added: 2011-11-14)

9-Indigenous Rights and Control of the Sea in Torres Strait
Mulrennan, Monica, Scott, Colin
2001 Indigenous Law Bulletin 5(5) ( Date Added: 2011-11-14)

8-Mare Nullius: Indigenous Rights in Saltwater Environments
Mulrennan, Monica, Scott, Colin
2000 Development and Change 31(3) ( Date Added: 2011-11-16)

7- Mare nullius: Indigenous rights in saltwater environments
Mulrennan, M.E., Scott, C.H.
2000 Development and Change (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

6-Land and Sea Tenure at Erub, Torres Strait: Property, Sovereignty and the Adjudication of Cultural Continuity
Scott, Colin, Mulrennan, Monica
1999 Oceania ( Date Added: 2011-11-16)

5-Canada Geese: Joint Management on the Mid-Atlantic Flyway
Scott, Colin, Mulrennan, Monica
1998 A Casebook of Environmental Issues in Canada ( Date Added: 2011-11-16)

4-Great Whale: Lessons from a Power Struggle
Mulrennan, Monica, Scott, Colin
1998 A Casebook of Environmental Issues in Canada ( Date Added: 2011-11-16)

3- Saltwater intrusion into the coastal plains of the Lower Mary River, Northern Territory, Australia
Mulrennan, M.E., Woodroffe, C.D.
1998 Journal of Environmental Management (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

2- Holocene development of the lower Mary River plains, Northern Territory, Australia
Mulrennan, M.E., Woodroffe, C.D.
1998 Holocene (Date Added: 2011-04-14)

1- Estuarine infill and coastal progradation, southern van diemen gulf, northern Australia
Woodroffe, C.D., Mulrennan, M.E., Chappell, J.
1993 Sedimentary Geology (Date Added: 2011-04-14)