Tristan Pearce

Canada Research Chair in Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change

Tier 2 - 2019-07-01
University of Northern British Columbia
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research summary

Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century. At the same time, the world’s population is increasing, adding pressure to natural resources that are already under stress. How are these changes affecting society? How can we moderate the impacts and seize the opportunities?

Dr. Tristan Pearce, Canada Research Chair in Cumulative Impacts of Environmental Change, is developing a holistic understanding of the cumulative impacts of environmental change for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. He and his research team are using this understanding to identify and evaluate pathways for adaptation. Ultimately, their research will contribute to the development of sustainable environmental and social policies that better reflect and support the needs, concerns and aspirations of communities.