Mount Allison University.

Bradley B. Walters, PhD
Professor & Coordinator of Environmental Studies

Mount Allison University
Room 307, Avard-Dixon
144 Main Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1A7
tel. 506-364-2323
fax. 506-364-2625

Special Appointments and Awards
Selected Publications
Research in Progress



2000 Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, U.S.A.
1990 Master of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
1986 Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Special Appointments, Awards and Recognition

  • Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2005-2010)
  • Paul Pare Faculty Excellence Award, Mount Allison University (2004, 2006)
  • Paper "Constraints and opportunities for better silvicultural practice: an interdisciplinary approach" (Forest Ecology & Management 209:3-18, 2005) profiled on Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Policy Expert (POLEX) Listserve, June 8 (2005)
  • Head of the Mangrove and Forested Wetlands Working Group, the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) (2001-2011)
  • Member, Environmental Chamber of the Maritime Forest Stewardship Council (2003-2006)
  • Member, New Brunswick Community Land Trust Board of Directors (2004-2006)
  • Member, New Brunswick Nature Trust Board of Trustees (2002-2008)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Environs: The Student Journal of Environmental Studies (2001)
  • Graduate Student Paper Award (runner-up), Cultural Ecology Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers (2001)
  • Award for Teaching and Advising Excellence, Cook College, Rutgers University (1996)
Selected Publications

Walters, B.B., and A.P. Vayda. 2009. Event ecology, causal historical analysis, and human-environment research. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 99(3):534-553.

Walters, B.B., B.J. McCay, P. West and S. Lees (ed's.) 2008. Against the Grain: The Vayda Tradition in Human Ecology and Ecological Anthropology. AltaMira Press, Lanham, M.D. 382pp.

Walters, B.B. 2008. Events, politics and environmental change. In: B. Walters et al. (ed's.) Against the Grain: The Vayda Tradition in Human Ecology and Ecological Anthropology. AltaMira Press, Lanham, MD. pp. 67-79.

Walters, B.B. 2008. Mangrove forests and human security. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 3, No. 064, 9pp.

Walters, B.B. et al. 2008. Mangrove ethnobotony, socio-economics and management: A review. Aquatic Botany 89:220-236.

Walters, B.B. 2007. Competing use of marine space in a modernizing fishery: salmon farming meets lobster fishing in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick. The Canadian Geographer 51:139-159.

Carnus, J-M., J. Parrotta, E.G. Brockerhoff, M. Arbez, H. Jactel, A. Kremer, D. Lamb, K. O'Hara, and B.B. Walters. 2006. Planted forests and biodiversity. Journal of Forestry 104(2):65-77.

Walters, B.B., C. Sabogal, L. Snook, and E. Almeida. 2005. Constraints and opportunities for better silviculture practice in tropical forestry: an interdisciplinary approach. Forest Ecology and Management 209:3-18.

Walters, B.B. 2005. Ecological effects of small-scale cutting on Philippine mangrove forests. Forest Ecology and Management 206:331-348.

Walters, B.B. 2005. Patterns of local wood use and cutting of Philippine mangrove forests. Economic Botany 59(1):66-76.

Vayda, A.P., B.B. Walters, I. Setyawati. 2004. Doing and knowing: questions about studies of local knowledge. In: A. Bicker, P. Sillitoe and J. Pottier (ed's.) Investigating Local Knowledge: New Directions, New Approaches. Ashgate Publishing, London. pp. 35-58.

Walters, B.B. 2004. Local management of mangrove forests in the Philippines: successful conservation or efficient resource exploitation? Human Ecology 32(2):177-195.

Walters, B.B. 2004. Environmental politics. In: S. Krech, III, J.R. Mcneill, and C. Merchant (ed's.) Encyclopedia of World Environmental History. Berkshire Publishing Group/Routledge, New York. pp. 462-466.

Walters, B.B. 2003. People and mangroves in the Philippines: Fifty years of coastal environmental change. Environmental Conservation 30(3):293-303.

Walters, B.B., P. Bogaard, A. Cannon and Y. Herbert (ed's.) 2001. Environs: The Student Journal of Environmental Studies (Inaugural Issue), vol. 1(1):218pp. Published by Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.

Walters, B.B. 2000. Local mangrove planting in the Philippines: are fisherfolk and fishpond owners effective restorationists? Restoration Ecology 8(3):237-246.

Walters, B.B., A. Cadelina, A. Cardano, and E. Visitacion. 1999. Community history and rural development: why some farmers participate more readily than others. Agricultural Systems 59:193-214.

Vayda, A.P., and B.B. Walters. 1999. Against political ecology. Human Ecology 27:167-179.

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Research in Progress

Forests and trees in island watersheds (2005-2009). This research examines the interactions between people, trees and forests in selected Caribbean watersheds. (Funded by the Social Sciences adn Humanities Research Council for $110,000).

Event Ecology: Method and explanation in human ecology (ongoing). I have developed in collaboration with Andrew Vayda (Rutgers University) a novel methodology for analyzing human-environment interactions. This method has been field-tested by us in the Caribbean, Philippines and Indonesia.

Against The Tides: The Vayda Tradition in Human Ecology and Ecological Anthropology (2004-2007). I am working in collaboration with Bonnie McCay (Rutgers University) and Paige West (Barnard College) on an edited volume, in tribute to the recent retirement of the distinguished ecological anthropologist, Andrew Vayda.

Human influences on the ecology of Philippine mangrove forests (1997-2005). This research examined patterns of local resource use (selective cutting and tree planting) and their ecological effects on mangrove forests in the Philippines.

Interactions between salmon farming and lobster fishing in the Bay of Fundy (2002-2005). This project examines the impact of salmon farm development on the traditional lobster fishery on Grand Manan Island and Deer Island, New Brunswick.






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