Recent Graduates and Theses
For the Period: May 2013

October 2013

Graduate: BHATTARAI, Prasid
Thesis Title: Optimizing an Off-Grid Electrical System in Brochet, Manitoba, Canada [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Shirley Thompson

Graduate: GALAPPATHTHI GURUGE, Eranga Kokila
Thesis Title: Community-based Shrimp Aquaculture in Northwestern Sri Lanka [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Fikret Berkes

Graduate: LESTON, Lionel - Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Transmission Lines as Tall-grass Prairie Habitats: Local Mowing, Spraying, and Surrounding Urbanization as Determinants of Wildlife Richness and Abundance [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Nicola Koper
Co-Advisor: Dr. Micheline Manseau

Graduate: LWIWSKI, Tonya
Thesis Title: Effects of Cattle Grazing Intensity on Vegetation Structure, Heterogeneity and Plant Diversity in a Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Nicola Koper

Graduate: PENNEYS-SZACH, Natasha
Thesis Title: Keepers of the Water: Exploring Anishinaabe and Metis Women’s Knowledge of Water and Participation in Water Governance in Kenora, Ontario [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. John Sinclair

Graduate: RODGERS, Jennifer
Thesis Title: Effects of Shallow Gas Development on Relative Abundances of Grassland Songbirds in a Mixed-grass Prairie [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Nicola Koper

May 2013

Graduate: BOLTON, Richard
Thesis Title: "BEING OUT ON THE LAKE": Iskatewizaagegan Anishinaabeg Perspectives on Contemporary Fishing Practice and Well-Being [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Iain Davidson-Hunt

Graduate: CHAN, Godwin
Thesis Title: A Geographic Information System Approach to Determine Connectivity between Duck Mountain Provincial Park/Forest and Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Shirley Thompson

Graduate: DIDUCK, Jaclyn
Thesis Title: Understanding Local Values Related to the Urban Forest: Connecting Winnipeg Residents to their trees [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. John Sinclair

Graduate: DUKPA, Rinchu
Thesis Title: Examining Small Millet Based Food and Livelihood Security: A Case Study of Semi-Arid Mountain Communities in Nepal [pdf]
Advisor: Prof. Thomas Henley
Co-Advisor: Dr. Kirit Patel

Graduate: FREY, James
Thesis Title: A Community-Based Approach to Sustainable Ornamental Fishing on Coral Reefs, Bali, Indonesia [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Fikret Berkes

Graduate: GALPERN, Paul - Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Modelling Landscape Connectivity for Highly-Mobile Terrestrial Animals: A Continuous and Scalable Approach [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Micheline Manseau

Graduate: MOYER, Joanne - Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Learning, Faith, and Sustainability in Kenya: Considering the Work of Faith-Based Organizations [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. John Sinclair

Graduate: PREMAUER, Julia - Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Rights, Conservation, and Governance: Indigenous Peoples-National Parks Collaboration in Makuira, Colombia [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. Fikret Berkes

Graduate: RICHARDSON, Alexis Thesis Title: Changes in Grassland Songbird Abundances through Time in Response to Burning and Grazing in the Northern Mixed-Grass Prairie [pdf] Advisor: Dr. Nicola Koper

Graduate: RUSSELL, Jennifer
Thesis Title: Aboriginal Inclusion in Yukon's Mining Industry: Training for Employment [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. John Sinclair

Graduate: WALKER, Heidi
Thesis Title: Community Participation in Strategic Environmental Assessment: An Exploration of Process and Learning Outcomes in Kenya [pdf]
Advisor: Dr. John Sinclair