News Publications:

Hill Times article

See full Hill Times (2016) article here (p. 25).

Scholarly Articles and Reports:

(ESRG members in bold)


Bullock, R., Zurba, M., Parkins, J. R., & Skudra, M. (2020). Open for bioenergy business? Perspectives from Indigenous business leaders on biomass development potential in Canada. Energy Research & Social Science, 64.

Bullock, R., M. Zurba, M. Reed and D. McCarthy. Indigenous participation in collaborative governance: Insights from Experience with Canada’s Model Forests. Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Diduck, A. P., Raymond, C. M., Rodela, R., Moquin, R., & Boerchers, M. (2020). Pathways of learning about biodiversity and sustainability in private urban gardens. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 63(6), 1056-1076.

Vogel, B. and Bullock, R. Institutions, Indigenous Peoples, and Climate Change Adaptation in The Canadian Arctic. GeoJournal.

Zurba, M., Stucker, D., Mwaura, G., Burlando, C., Rastogi, A., Dhyani, S., & Koss, R. (2020). Intergenerational Dialogue, Collaboration, Learning,  and Decision‐Making in Global Environmental  Governance: The Case of the IUCN Intergenerational  Partnership for Sustainability. Sustainability, 12(10).


Artelle, K. A., Zurba, M., Bhattacharrya, J., Chan, D. E., Brown, K., Housty, J., & Moola, F. (2019). Supporting resurgent Indigenous-led governance: A nascent mechanism for just and effective conservation. Biological Conservation, 240.

Bullock, R. and M. Reed. Local impacts of federal forest policy changes on Canadian model forests: an institutional capacity perspective. Environmental Policy and Governance. Online first November 25, 2019.

Bullock, R., M. Boerchers, and D. Kirchhoff. Analyzing control, capacities, and benefits in Indigenous natural resource partnerships. Environmental Practice. 21(2): 85-99. DOI: 10.1080/14660466.2019.1592413

Dilay, A., Diduck, A. P., & Patel, K. (2019). Environmental justice in India: a case study of environmental impact assessment, community engagement and public interest litigation. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 1-12. doi:10.1080/14615517.2019.1611035

Lawler, J. and R. Bullock Indigenous control and benefits through small-scale forestry: A multi-case analysis of outcomes. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 49(4): 404-413. DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2018-0279

Palaschuk, N. & Bullock, R. (2019). Achievements in Aboriginal forestry research: Claims, evidence and opportunities. Small-scale Forestry, 18(2), pp. 213-234.

Raymond, C. M., Diduck, A. P., Buijs, A., Boerchers, M., & Moquin, R. (2019). Exploring the co-benefits (and costs) of home gardening for biodiversity conservation. Local Environment, 24(3), 258–273. doi:

Zurba, M., Beazley, K., English, E., & Buchmann-Duck, J. (2019). Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs), Aichi Target 11 and Canada’s Pathway to Target 1: Focusing Conservation on Reconciliation. Land, 8(1).

Zurba, M. and R. Bullock. Bioenergy development and the implications for the social wellbeing of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Ambio.


Johnson, R. M., Edwards, E., Gardner, J., & Diduck, A. P. Community vulnerability and resilience in disaster risk reduction: An example from Phojal Nalla, Himachal Pradesh, India. Regional Environmental Change,

MdL, Melo Zurita, Thomsen, D., Holbrook, N.J, Smith, T.S., Lyth, A. Munro, P.G., De Bruin, A., Seddaiu, G., Roggero, P.P., Baird, J., Plummer, R., Bullock, R., Collins, K., Powell, N. Global water governance and climate change: Identifying innovative arrangements for adaptive transformation. Water, 10(1), 29.

Zurba, M. (2018). Framing the governance lifecycle of First Nations – industry forestry collaboration in northwestern Ontario, Canada. Can. J. For. Res., 49, pp. 395-403.

Zurba, M., Maclean, K., Woodward, E., & Islam, D. (2018). Amplifying Indigenous community participation in place-based research through boundary work. Progress in Human Geography, 43(6), pp. 1020-1043.

Zurba, M. and R. Bullock. (2018). Framing Indigenous bioenergy partnerships. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 9(3). DOI:10.18584/iipj.2018.9.3.5


Bullock, R., Jastremsky, K. & M.G. Reed. Canada’s model forests 20 years on: Towards forest and community sustainability? Natural Resources Forum, 41, 156-166.

Bullock, R., Broad, G., Palmer, L., & Smith, P. (Eds.). Growing Community Forests: Practice, Research and Advocacy in Canada. Winnipeg: Manitoba. University of Manitoba Press.

Bullock, R., D. Kirchhoff, I. Mauro, and M. Boerchers. Indigenous capacity for collaboration in Canada’s energy, forestry and mining sectors: Research metrics and trends. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 20(2), 883–895.

Lawler, J. and R. Bullock. A case for Indigenous community forestry. Journal of Forestry, 115(2), 117-125

Plummer, R., Baird, J., Bullock, R., Dzyundzyak, A., Dupont, D., Gerger Swartling, Å., Johannessen, Å., Huitema, D., Lyth, A., Melo, MdL., Munaretto, S. Smith, T. and D. Thomsen. Flood governance: A multiple country comparison of stakeholder perceptions and aspirations. Environmental Policy and Governance. DOI: 10.1002/eet.1796

Plummer, R., Renzetti, S., Bullock, R., Melo, MdL., Baird, J., Dupont, D., Smith, T. and D. Thomsen. Evolving water paradigms: The roles of capitals in building capacity to address urban flooding. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy

Sinclair, A. J., and Diduck, A. P. Reconceptualizing public participation in environmental assessment as civics action. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2016.03.009

Zurba, M. Long-term and meaningful community leadership and engagement in natural resources and environmental governance through university access programs. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 23(1), 5-14.


Baird, J., A. Dzyundzyak, A, R. Plummer, R. Bullock, D. Dupont, M. Jollineau, W. Kubik, G. Pickering and L. Vasseur. Ecosystem perceptions in flood prone areas: A typology and its relationship to preferences for governance. Water, 8(5), 191. doi:10.3390/w8050191

Baird, J., R. Plummer, R. Bullock, D. Dupont, T. Heinmiller, M. Jollineau, W. Kubik, S. Renzetti, and L. Vasseur. Contemporary water governance: Navigating crisis response and institutional constraints through pragmatism. Water 8(6): 224. doi:10.3390/w8060224

Bullock, R., Kirchhoff, D. & Mauro, I. Aboriginal Capacity Building Achievements for Sustainable Natural Resource Development. Final Knowledge Synthesis Report for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research, The University of Winnipeg. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. pp. 39. Click here to view the report.

Diduck, A. P., & Sinclair, A. J. Small hydro development in the Indian Himalaya: Implications for environmental assessment reform. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 18(2) 24 pp. (UW)

Mikulsen, M., and Diduck, A. P. Towards an intergrated model for disaster management and food safety governance. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.01.003

Moquin, R., Diduck, A. P., Sinclair, A. J., Davidson-Hunt, I. J., Cultivating community through gardening in Kenora, Ontario. Canadian Food Studies. DOI: 10.15353/cfs-rcea.v3i2.167 

Plummer, R., Baird, J., Bullock, R., Dupont, D., and S. Renzetti. Probing the relationship between ecosystem perceptions and approaches to environmental governance: An exploratory content analysis of seven water dilemmas. Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, 6(1), 54-73.

Robson, J. P., Wheeler Wiens, M., Sinclair, A. J., Diduck, A. P., Smith, M. A., & Newton, T. Searching for common ground: an urban forest initiative in northwestern Ontario. In S. Teitelbaum (Ed.), Community Forestry in Canada: Lessons from Policy and Practice 142-158. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Wheeler, M. J., Sinclair, A. J., Fitzpatrick, P., Diduck, A. P., & Davidson-Hunt, I. J. Place-based inquiry’s potential for encouraging public participation: stories from the Common Ground Land in Kenora, Ontario. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal, 29(10), 1230-1245.

Zurba, M., Diduck, A. P., & Sinclair, A. J. First Nations and industry collaboration for forest governance in northwestern Ontario, Canada. Forest Policy and Economics, 69(August), 1-10.


Bullock, R., C. Keskitalo, T. Vuojala-Magga and E. Laszlo Ambjörnsson. Forestry Administrator Framings of Responses to Socio-Economic Disturbance: Examples from Northern Regions in Canada, Sweden and Finland. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. In press.

Bullock, R. and J. Lawler. Community Forestry Research in Canada: A Bibliometric Perspective. Forest Policy and Economics 59: 47-55.

Diduck, A. P., Reed, M. G., & George, C. Participatory approaches to resource and environmental management. In B. Mitchell (Ed.), Resource and Environmental Management in Canada: Addressing Conflict and Uncertainty (5th ed.) 142-170. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Griffith, J. M., Diduck, A. P., & Tardif, J. Manitoba’s forest policy regime: incremental change, concepts, actors and relationships. The Forestry Chronicle, 91(1), 71-83.

Robson, J. P., Sinclair, A. J., & Diduck, A. P. A study of institutional origins and change in a Canadian urban commons. International Journal of the Commons, 9(2), 698-719.


Bullock, R. and J. Lawler. Community Forests Canada: Bridging Practice, Research and Advocacy. A Symposium and Workshop Report. Centre for Forest Interdisciplinary Research & Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, The University of Winnipeg: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, pp. 34. Click here to view the report.


Bullock, R. ‘Mill Town’ Identity Crisis: Reframing the Culture of Forest Resource Dependence in Single Industry Towns. In John Parkins and Maureen Reed (eds.), Social Transformation in Rural Canada: New Insights into Community, Cultures and Collective Action269-290UBC Press.

Bullock, R., G. Broad, L. Palmer and M.A. (Peggy) Smith. University and Rural Communities Joining Together to Assert Control Over Forests. May 2013, University Affairs. Click here to view the report.

Pollock, R., Reed, M., Gibson, R., Francis, G., Bullock, R., Jastremski, K., Zbyranyk, O. and C. George. Learning from Each Other: Canadian Biosphere Reserves and Model Forests Discussion Document. University of Waterloo and University of Saskatchewan, pp.28.

Robson, J. P., Sinclair, A. J., Davidson-Hunt, I. J., & Diduck, A. P. What’s in a name? The search for ‘common ground’ in Kenora, Northwestern OntarioJournal of Public Deliberation, 9(2) Article 7.


Bullock, R., Armitage, D. and B. Mitchell. Shadow Networks, Social Learning, and Collaborating through Crisis: Building Resilient Forest-based Communities in Northern Ontario, Canada. In Bruce Goldstein (ed.), Collaborative Resilience: Moving through Crisis to Opportunity309-337. The MIT Press.

Bullock, R. and K. Hanna. Community Forestry: Local Values, Conflict and Forest Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

de Gómez, W. and R. Bullock. Civil Society in Canada: A Case Study of Rural and Urban Planning Contexts. Social Science Journal 49(2): 202-209.

Diduck, A. P., Sinclair, A. J., Hostetler, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. Transformative learning theory, public involvement, and natural resource and environmental management. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 55(10), 1311-1330.

Kent, K., Sinclair, A. J., & Diduck, A. P. Stakeholder engagement in sustainable adventure tourism development in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, India. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 19(1), 89-100.

Teitelbaum, S. and R. Bullock. Are Community Forestry Principles At Work in Ontario’s County, Municipal, and Conservation Authority Forests? The Forestry Chronicle 88(6): 1-11.


Bullock, R. Reframing Forest-based Development as First Nation-Municipal Collaboration: Lessons from Lake Superior’s North ShoreJournal of Aboriginal Economic Development 7(2): 78-89.

Keskitalo, E. C. H., Klenk, N., Bullock, R., Smith. A. L. and D. R. Bazley. Preparing for and Responding to Disturbance: Examples from the Forest Sector in Sweden and Canada. Forests 2(2): 505-524.


Diduck, A. P. Incorporating participatory approaches and social learning. In B. Mitchell (Ed.), Resource and Environmental Management in Canada: Addressing Conflict and Uncertainty (4th ed.) 495-525. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Diduck, A. P. The learning dimension of adaptive capacity: untangling the multi-level connections. In D. Armitage & R. Plummer (Eds.), Adaptive Capacity: Building Environmental Governance in an Age of Uncertainty, 199-221. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.


Armitage, D., Plummer, R., Berkes, F., Arthur, R., Davidson-Hunt, I. J., Diduck, A. P., Doubleday, N. C., Johnson, D. S., Marschke, M., McConney, P., Pinkerton, E. W., & Wollenberg, E. K. Adaptive co-management for social-ecological complexity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7(2), 95-102.

Bullock, R. Poirier, B. and L. Sims, eds. Rethinking Environmental Management: Revisiting Bryant and Wilson Ten Years LaterEnvironments 36(3)1-2.

Bullock, R., Hanna, K. and D.S. Slocombe. Learning from Community Forestry Experience: Lessons and Challenges from British Columbia. The Forestry Chronicle 85(2): 293-304.


Sinclair, A. J., Diduck, A. P., & Fitzpatrick, P. Conceptualizing learning for sustainability through environmental assessment: critical reflections on 15 years of research. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 28(7), 415-428.


Bullock, R. Two Sides of the ForestJournal of Soil and Water Conservation 62(1):12A-15A.

Bullock, R. and K. Hanna. Community Forestry: Mitigating or Creating Conflict in British Columbia? Society and Natural Resources 21(1):77–85.

Hayward, G., Diduck, A. P., & Mitchell, B. Social learning outcomes in the Red River Floodway environmental assessment. Environmental Practice, 9(4), 239-250.


Bullock, R. and A. Watelet. Exploring conservation authority operations in Sudbury, northern Ontario: Constraints and opportunities. Environments, 34(2), 29-50.

McGurk, B., Sinclair, A. J., & Diduck, A. P. An assessment of forest management stakeholder advisory committees: case studies from Manitoba, Canada. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal, 19(9), 809-826.


Berkes, F., Huebert, R., Fast, H., Manseau, M., & Diduck, A. P. (Eds.). Breaking Ice: Renewable Resource and Ocean Management in the Canadian North. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

Diduck, A. P., Bankes, N., Clark, D., & Armitage, D. Unpacking social learning in social-ecological systems: case studies of polar bear and narwhal management in northern Canada. In F. Berkes, R. Huebert, H. Fast, M. Manseau & A. P. Diduck (Eds.), Breaking Ice: Renewable Resource and Ocean Management in the Canadian North269-290. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

 Growing Community Forests
Chapters in Edited Books:


creating this place2013

land and sea2011