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Bennett, Nathan

Bennett, Nathan

 

Nathan Bennett has worked as a researcher, university instructor, teacher, guide, international development worker, and sustainability-conservation educator. An environmental and social ethic shaped by lifelong explorations of wilderness areas and experiences working in diverse communities guides Nathan Bennett’s work and research. As an early career social scientist, Nathan chooses to primarily focus on research projects that interrogate the relationship between conservation and development through a solution-oriented lens. His master’s research focused on the role of a Canadian national park in the social, cultural, political, and economic development of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation of Lutsel K’e, Northwest Territories, Canada. For this work, Nathan was awarded the Robin P. Armstrong Award by the Canadian Association of Geographers. Nathan’s doctoral research, as part of the Marine Protected Areas Research Group at the University of Victoria, focuses on various aspects of the relationship between marine protected areas, climate change, and local livelihoods on the Andaman coast of Thailand. Nathan is currently a lead researcher on Project IMPAACT: Improving Marine Protected Areas on the Andaman Coast of Thailand under a Climate Change Regime. Nathan is also a Scholar of the Trudeau Foundation, a SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar, and a Fellow of the Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction Project. For more information about Nathan and his activities you can visit his website at http://nathanbennett.ca/.

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