John's work relates to environmental policy, sustainable development, and international development. His scholarly activities all involve an interdisciplinary attempt to build bridges, between the natural and social sciences, among university departments and faculties, between the university and society, and between Canada and other parts of the world. Collaborations with governments to develop applied environmental policies have dominated my activities in recent years, with forestry and urban phenomena being the two main themes. In other research, he studies the properties of ecosystems that have been affected by human activity, both because such systems are of most direct social concern, and because human disturbances can serve as pseudo-experimental treatments. John also is a member of the Ontario Greenbelt Council, appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to provide the Minister with advice on the Ontario Greenbelt.
Professor in Tourism and the Environment
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