Dr. Jesse N. Popp

Assistant professor

Dr. Jesse N. Popp

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(506) 939-2190
Avard-Dixon 311
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Dr. Jesse Popp is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous Environmental Science at Mount Allison University. She is an emerging scholar and member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, and strives to promote inclusive science that embraces multiple ways of knowing while on her journey of learning and sharing. Her research and teaching weaves Indigenous and Western ways of knowing to contribute to the advancement of environmental and ecological science. Dr. Popp recognizes that the number of declining species across the globe are increasing, jeopardizing ecological and cultural integrity. Dr. Popp’s interdisciplinary research uses a two-eyed seeing approach to investigate the causes and consequences of wildlife population fluctuations in ecosystems and to Indigenous traditional ways of life, contributing to conservation, sustainability, and the progression of the natural sciences in the spirit of reconciliation.


Ph.D. Laurentian University – Boreal Ecology
M.Sc. Laurentian University – Biology
B.Sc. Laurentian University – Wildlife and Habitat Ecology


GENS 3991 Indigenous Peoples: Ecology, Science, and Technology (Fall)

GENS 4991 Seminars in Environmental Issues: Indigenous Perspectives (Winter)

ANTH 3031 Indigenous Knowledge Systems (Winter)


Popp, J.N., Priadka, P., and C. Kozmik. 2018. The rise of moose (Alces alces) co-management and incorporation of Indigenous Knowledge. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 1-9.

Popp, J.N., and J. Hamr. 2018. Seasonal railway use by wildlife. Diversity, Special Issue: Impacts of Linear Infrastructures on Wildlife. 10.

Popp, J.N., Hamr, J., Chan, C., and F.F. Mallory. 2018.  Elk (Cervus elaphus) railway mortality in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 96: 1066-1070. 

Popp, J.N. 2018. A/OFRC Moose Information System: Final Report. Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre. Pp. 172.

Popp, J.N., Hamr, J., Larkin, J., and F.F. Mallory. 2018 .  Black bear (Ursus americanus) and wolf (Canis spp.) summer diet composition and ungulate prey selectivity in Ontario, Canada. Mammal Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-018-0368-y

Popp, J.N. 2017. Railways offer grain on a silver platter to wildlife, but at what cost? Animal Conservation. 20: 403-404.

Popp, J.N. and S.P. Boyle. 2017 . Railway ecology: Underrepresented in ecology? Basic and Applied Ecology. 19: 84-93.

Donovan, V.M. and J.N. Popp. 2017.   Linear corridors and predator movement dynamics in the Great Lakes Basin. In: Freedman, E., Neuzil, M. (Eds). Biodiversity, Conservation and Environmental Management in the Great Lakes Basin. Routledge.

Young M. and J.N. Popp. 2017. Moose monitoring methods: a review. Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre. Pp. 22.

Young M. and J.N. Popp 2017. Jurisdictional scan: a report summarizing the moose monitoring, management, and harvest reporting methods of governments and First Nations in Canada. Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre. Pp 46.

Popp J.N. 2017. A/OFRC Moose Information System Strategic Plan. Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre. Pp. 16.

Popp, J.N. and V.M. Donovan. 2016. Fine scale tertiary road features influence wildlife use: A case study of two major North American predators. Animal Biology 66: 229-238.

Hamr, J., Popp, J.N., Brown, D. and F.F. Mallory. 2015. Problem behaviour of black bears (Ursus americanus) in central Ontario: the effects of hunting and natural food availability. Animal Biology. 65: 151-161.

Popp, J.N., Toman, T., Mallory, F.F. and J. Hamr. 2014. A century of elk restoration in eastern North America. Restoration Ecology. 22: 723-730.

Popp, J.N., McGeachy, D.N. and J. Hamr. 2013. Elk (Cervus elaphus) seasonal habitat selection in a heterogeneous forest structure. International Journal of Forestry Research. 2013: 1- 7.

Popp, J.N., Schaefer, J.A. and F.F. Mallory. 2011 .  Female site fidelity of the Mealy Mountain Caribou Herd (Rangifer tarandus caribou) of Labrador. Rangifer, Special Issue No. 19: 87-95.

Grants, awards, & honours

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) (2019-2024) - Indigenous Environmental Science

Canada Foundation for Innovation - John R. Evans Leaders Fund (2019)

New Frontiers in Research Fund (2019-2021), Cultural keystone wildlife in a changing world: weaving together Indigenous Knowledge, cultural preservation, and conservation

Laurentian University - Advancing Indigenous Research Fund (2019-2020),  Wildlife Railway Mortality Hotspots: Weaving Indigenous and Western Knowledge 

INAC Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program (2018-2021), Integrating Traditional Knowledge and Science to Monitor the Implications of Climate Change on Culturally Significant and At-Risk Ecology of Indigenous Lands (Project Team Member)

NSERC Discovery Grant (2018-2023), The Influence of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbance on Wildlife Diversity, Demographics, and Distributions

Canada/Ontario Resource Development Agreement (2018), Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Moose Monitoring and Management System

Laurentian University - Advancing Indigenous Research Fund (2017-2018),  Indigenous Knowledge and Wildlife Ecology

Sudbury Elk Restoration Committee Research Support (2015-2016), Population Dynamics of Reintroduced Elk (Cervus elaphus) in Eastern North America

Laurentian University - Achievement of Women Award (2015), “To honour women who stand out because of their ability, their determination and their courage”