Theses and Dissertations


Downie, B., PhD (in prep) Designing Optimal Ecotourism Strategies for Park Communities in Saadhani National Park, Tanzania

Jones, A, PhD (in prep) Protected area community post-relocation resilience in Ghana

Manopawitr, P., PhD (in prep) Designing a resilient MPA system in the face of Global Climate Change  on Thailand’s Andaman coast

Masuruli, B., PhD (in prep) Benefiting Local Communities from Ecotourism in the Serengetti World Heritage Area, Tanzania

Walton, M., PhD (in prep) Protected Areas and Local Communities on the North Shore of Lake Superior


Acquah, E., PhD (2013) Governance and Park Communities around Mole National Park, Ghana (Phil Dearden)

Augustine, S, MSc (2013) The past, present, and future of incentive-based coral conservation: Sustainability of diving on the Andaman coast of Thailand (Phil Dearden)

Agyare, A., PhD (2013) Polycentric Governance and Social-Ecological Performance of Community Resource Management Areas in Ghana (Phil Dearden)

Bennett, N., PhD (2013). Livelihood Impacts of Climate Change on Protected Areas Communities on Thailand’s Andaman coast (Phil Dearden)

Dyck, B., PhD (2013). Developing a New Mixed-Mode Methodology For a Provincial Park Camper Survey in British Columbia (Phil Dearden)

Kisingo, A., PhD (2013). Governance of Protected Areas in the Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania (Phil Dearden)

Reshitnyk, L., MSc (2013)  Acoustic and satellite remote sensing of shallow nearshore marine habitats in the Gwaii Hanaas National Marine Conservation Area (Phil Dearden)


Hauzer, M., MSc (2012) Indigenous Management of Artisanal Fisheries in Comoros (Phil Dearden)

Kongcharoen, N., PhD (2012) Legal Perspectives on Community-Based Resource Management in Northern Thailand


Ruru, J., PhD (2011) Settling Indigenous Place: Reconciling Legal Fictions in Governing Canada and Aotearoa New Zealand’s National Parks


Heck, N., PhD (2010) Assessing Management Effectiveness: Indicators for MPAs in BC

Ziegler, J., MSc (2010) Developing sustainable whale shark viewing in Mexico (Phil Dearden)


Topelko, K. (2007) Understanding the environmental and social impacts of coral reef use: a study of the snorkeling environment and experience in Koh Chang Marine National Park, Thailand (Phil Dearden)

Van der Meer, K. (2007) Perspectives on ecotourism and volunteer tourism in post tsunami Khao Lak, Thailand (Phil Dearden)


Haynes, T.(2006)  Development and evaluation of predictive habitat models for the Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus). (Phil Dearden and Cliff Robinson)

Howes, J. (M Zacharias) Leatherbarrow, K.(2006) Environmental impacts of recreational boating in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada. (Phil Dearden and Cliff Robinson)

McCallum, D. (2006) Strategies for Use and Protection of the Marine Environment (R. Rollins)

Yasue, M. (2006) The breeding ecology and potential impacts of habitat change on the Malaysian plover, Charadrius peronii, in the Gulf of Thailand (Phil Dearden)


Ayers, C. (2005) Hul’qumi’num First Nations perspectives on Marine Conservation and the use of Marine Protected Areas as a Management Strategy. (Phil Dearden)

Szanizslo, W. (2005) Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) and California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) interactions with vessels in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: Implications for marine mammal viewing management (Phil Dearden)


Malcolm, Chris, PhD (2004) The current state and future prospects of whale-watching management, with special emphasis on whale-watching in British Columbia. (Dave Duffus)

Roman, George, MSc (2004) Multiple-Use Zoning and Tourism in Marine Protected Areas: A Case Study of Mu Koh Chang National Marine Park, Thailand. (Phil Dearden)


Lunn, K. MSc (2003) Incorporating fishing communities’ needs in multiple-use zoning plans: The example of Ko Chang Marine National Park, Thailand (Phil Dearden)

Meier, Sonya K., MSc (2003) A Multi-Scale Analysis of Habitat Use by Gray Whales (Eschrichtius robustus) in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, 1997-99. (Dave Duffus)

Ostraff, Melinda, PhD (Inter) (2003) Contemporary Uses of Limu (Marine Algae) in the Vava’u in the Vava’u Island Group, Kingdom of Tonga: An Ethnobotanical Study Szuster,

Randall, Carleigh, MA (2003) An Examination of Visitor Management Issues Within the Broken Group Islands, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (Rick Rollins and Colin Wood)

Yakimishyn, Jennifer L., MSc (2003) Monitoring Spatial and Temporal Patterns Structuring Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) Fish Diversity in Clayoquot Sound (Phil Dearden, Cliff Robinson)


Bennett, Michelle, MA (2002) Scuba Diving Tourism in Phuket, Thailand: Pursuing Sustainability (Phil Dearden)

Hines, Ellen, PhD (2002) Conservation of the Dugong (Dugong dugon) Along the Andaman Coast of Thailand: An example of the integration of conservation and biology in endangered species research. (Dave Duffus)

Loos, Eduardo, MSc (2002) Shoreline Feature Extraction from Remotely-Sensed Imagery (Olaf Neimann)

Theberge, Michelle M., MSc (2002) Monitoring Marine Protected Areas in Thailand: Reef Fish, Whale Sharks and Divers (Phil Dearden)


Brian Walter, PhD (2001) Cumulative Environmental Effects of Low Salinity Shrimp Aquaculture in Thailand (Mark Flaherty) Ph.D. Dissertations (In Progress) Bourque, W. (Phil Dearden)

Wilson, Jodie, MA (2001) Sustainable Management of Ecotourism: Whale Watching in Tofino, BC: A Case Study (Dave Duffus)

Before 2000

Alley, J.A., MA (1977) Resource Use Conflicts in the Coastal Zone: A Case Study of Forestry/Recreation

Bass, Joanna, PhD (2000) Variations in Gray Whale Feeding Behaviour in the Presence of Whale-Watching Vessels in Clayoquot Sound, 1993-1995 (Dave Duffus)

Berg, L., MA (1990) Aboriginal People, Aboriginal Rights, and Protected Areas: An Investigation of the Relationship Between the Nuu-Chah-Nulth People and Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (Phil Dearden)

Braaten, Robert, MA (2000) Hydrology and Salt Dynamics of a Brakishwater Shrimp Farm Located in an Inland Agricultural Region of Thailand: Implications for the Environment.

Canessa, Rosaline, PhD (1997) Towards a Coastal Spatial Decision Support System for Multiple Use Management Using GIS (Peter Keller)

Carr, C.A., MA (1988) Coastal Zone Conflict Resolution and the Importance of Negotiation Preliminaries: The Case of Buckley Bay, Vancouver Island (Colin Wood)

Chamberlain, P.G., MA (1983) The Bureaucracy and the Coastal Zone: Conflict Resolution in Offshore Hydrocarbon Development in British Columbia

Corpe, C.R,. M.A. (2000) Coastal Zone Management: The Cowichan Estuary Doyle, Stephen, MA (1992) External Threats to National Parks: A Case Study of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia (Phil Dearden)

Duffus, Dave, PhD (1988) Non-consumptive Recreation Use and Management of Cetaceans in the Pacific Northwest (Phil Dearden)

Dunham, Jason, MSc (1999) Gray Whale Prey and Whale Distribution in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, Canada (1996-97) (Dave Duffus)

Ewing, L., MA (1985) Unshared Expectations and Public Review: The Case of the West Coast Offshore Petroleum Exploration Environmental Review

Hall, C.H., MA (1984) Non-Consumptive Wildlife-Oriented Recreation in the Capital Regional District, British Columbia: A Case Study (Phil Dearden)

Garner, Steve, MSc (1994) An Exploratory Investigation of Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Spatial Foraging Strategy and the Effect of Vessel Traffic (Dave Duffus)

Gustavson, Kent, PhD (1999) Economic Production From the Coral Reef Fisheries of Jamaca and Captured Ecosystem Values (Steve Lonergan)

Judson, Bradley, MA (1992) Collision Risk in the Approaches to the Strait of Juan de Fuca: An Analysis of Circumstances and Traffic Routing.

Karnjanakesorn, Choomjet, MA (1992) Conflict Between Commercial and Small-Scale Fisheries: A Case Study of Squid Trap Fisheries in the Gulf of Thailand

Kavanagh, B., MA (1992) Spirits Not Broken: The Haida People and the Fisheries Resource (Steve Lonergan)

Malcolm, Chris, MSc (1997) Microscale Spatial Behaviour of Foraging Grey Whales in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, Canada (Dave Duffus)

McIntosh, L.D., MSc (1985) Patterns in Seabird Occurrences off Canada’s West Coast: A Pilot Study

McNicol, B., MA (1990) The Attraction and Significance of the West Coast Trail Pacific Rim National Park to the German Tourist Market: A Cross Cultural Comparison (Phil Dearden)

Moyse, G.S., MA (1981) Decision Making in the Assessment of Land Use Suitability: The Case of Crown Foreshore Planning in Ladysmith Harbour, British Columbia

Osborne, Richard, PhD (1999) A Historical Ecology of Salish Sea “Resident” Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): With Implications for Management (Phil Dearden)

Phillips, A.G., MA (1984) Jurisdictional Conflicts in Resource Management Perspectives on the Canadian West Coast Commercial Fishing Industry

Redding, J.E., MA (1991) The Meaning and Experience of the Southwestern British Columbian Coastline in Canadian Imaginative Literature

Rostron, J., (MA) 1970 Improving Methodologies for Evaluating Outdoor Recreational Resources: A Case Study of Salt Water Sports Fishing

Sheehan, L.M., MA (1997) Human Values and the Display of Killer Whales (Orcinas orca) at Aquaria (Dave Duffus)

Smith, Barry J.N., MA (1987) The Imaginative and Experiential Significance of the Island

Stacey, Pam, MSc (1996) Natural History and Conservation of Irrawaddy Dolphins, Orealella brevirostris, with special reference to the Mekong River, Laos (Dave Duffus)

Stollen, Margot, MA (1998) Commercial Marina Management in Southwestern Coastal British Columbia: An Analysis of the Associated Economic Geography of the Marine Based Recreation System.

Wipond, K.J., MA (1996) Interpretation and Implementation of the Mandate to Maintain Ecological Integrity in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (Phil Dearden)

Zacharias, M., MSc (1993) Mapping Coastal Habitats Using an Imaging Spectrometer (Olaf Neimann) M.A. Theses (Completed)