Recent Graduates and Theses
For the Period: October - May 2012

October 2012

Graduate: BRUINSMA, David
Thesis Title: Conspecific Attraction ad Area Sensitivity of Grassland Songbirds in Northern Tall-grass Prairie [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Nicola Koper

Graduate: KHAN, Shah Raees – Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Linking Conservation with Sustainable Mountain Livelihoods: A Case Study of Northern Pakistan [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. C. Emdad Haque

Graduate: LAPORTE, Nicholas
Thesis Title: Revisiting the Nesting Ecology of the Western Grebe After 40 Years of Changes at Delta Marsh, Manitoba [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Nicola Koper

Graduate: MARTIN, Kristen
Thesis Title: Habitat Suitability of the Yellow Rail in South-Central Manitoba [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Nicola Koper

Graduate: MORRISON, Alli
Thesis Title: Opaskwayak Cree Nation Wetland Ethnoecology: Land, Identity and Well-being in a Flooded Landscape [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Iain Davidson-Hunt

Graduate: REZAI, Mary
Thesis Title: An Examination of the Customer Service and Distribution Business Unit’s Environmental Compliance Management Process at Manitoba Hydro [pdf]
Advisor: Prof. Thomas Henley

May 2012

Graduate:  BALLARD, Myrle - Ph.D
Thesis Title:  Flooding Sustainable Livelihoods of the Lake St Martin First Nation:  The Need to Enhance the Role of Gender and Language Anishinaabe Knowledge Systems [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. Shirley Thompson
Co-Advisor:  Dr. C. Emdad Haque

Graduate: BISSON, Tiffany
Thesis Title:  An Assessment of Cyclone Mitigation and Management Policies of Bangladesh:  A Focus on Early Warning Systems [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. C. Emdad Haque>
Co-Advisor:  Prof. Thomas Henley

Graduate:  BURLANDO, Catie - Ph.D (St. John’s College)
Thesis Title:  Land Use Planning Policy in the Far North Region of Ontario:  Conservation Targets, Politics of Scale, and the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Aboriginal-State Relations [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. Iain Davidson-Hunt

Graduate:  CARPENTER, Lydia
Thesis Title:  Livelihoods and Gender:  A Case Study on the Coast of Southeastern Brazil [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. Fikret Berkes

Graduate:  DEMSKI, Allyson
Thesis Title:  Beaches and Sand Dunes in Grand Beach Provincial Park, Manitoba:  Development of Management Guidelines to Ensure Long-Term Ecological Sustainability [pdf]
Advisor:  Prof. Thomas Henley

Graduate:  FULFORD, Stephanie
Thesis Title:  Growing Change:  The Youth for EcoAction Program [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. Shirley Thompson

Graduate:  HUCK, David
Thesis Title:  A Question of Perspective Opportunities for Effective Public Engagement in Watershed Management Planning in Manitoba[pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. John Sinclair
Co-Advisor:  Dr. C. Emdad Haque

Graduate:  KHAN, S. M. Munjural - Ph.D (St. John’s College)
Thesis Title:  Participatory Wetland Resource Governance in Bangladesh:  An Analysis of Community-Based Experiments in Hakaluki Haor [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. C. Emdad Haque

Graduate:  KRAUSE DANIELSEN, Allison
Thesis Title:  Using Landowner Knowledge and Field Captures to Determine Habitat Use by the Northern Prairie Skink (Plestiodon septentrionalis) on Exurban Residential Land in Southwestern Manitoba [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. Nicola Koper
Co-Advisor:  Dr. Pamela Rutherford

Graduate:  LANE, David
Thesis Title:  Community Perspectives on Environmental Assessment Scoping for Shipping and Associated Activities around Sirmilik National Park of Canada [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. John Sinclair

Graduate:  NAYAK, Prateep - Ph.D (St. John’s College)
Thesis Title:  Change and Marginalisation Livelihoods, Commons Institutions and Environmental Justice in Chilika Lagoon, India [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. Fikret Berkes

Graduate:  PIPHER, Emily
Thesis Title:  Effects of Cattle Stocking Rate and Years Grazed on Songbird Nesting Success in the Northern Mixed-grass Prairie [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. Nicola Koper

Graduate:  SHERPA, Yangji
Thesis Title:  Public Participation in Tourism Development:  A case study of the Himalayan Ski Village (HSV) project in Manali, India [pdf]
Advisor:  Prof. Thomas Henley

Graduate:  WIENS, Mya
Thesis Title:  Imagining Possibilities for Shared Place Sense of Place:  Investigations into Local Connections and Visions for the Common Ground Land on Tunnel Island, Kenora, Ontario [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. John Sinclair

Graduate:  YEASMIN, Lubna (St. John’s College)
Thesis Title:  Role of Green Micro-credit in Creating Livelihood Options and Women’s Empowerment in a Bangladesh Wetland [pdf]
Advisor:  Dr. Fikret Berkes.