Community attitudes


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Bennett, N., Roth, R., Klain, S., Chan, K., Clark, D., Cullman, G., Epstein, G., Nelson, P., Stedman, R., Teel, T., Thomas, R., Wyborn, C., Currans, D., Greenberg, A., Sandlos, J & Verissimo, D. 2016. Mainstreaming the social sciences in conservation. Conservation Biology. OA

Dearden, P., and Bennett, N. 2016. The role of aboriginal peoples in protected areas. In Dearden, P., R.Rollins and M. Needham (Eds). Parks and Protected Areas in Canada: Planning and Management. Fourth Edition. Toronto. Oxford University Press, pp 357-390.

Downie, B.K. 2016. Towards the resolution of a conservation and community conflict: A Tanzania case study. Policy Matters, 20, 66-80. OA

Macnaughton, A., Rainville, T.K., Coca, C. I., Ward, E., Wojciechowski, M.J. and Carolsfeld, J. 2016. Gender Transformative Approaches with Socially and Environmentally Vulnerable Groups: Indigenous Fishers of the Bolivian Amazon. In: J. Parkins, J. Njuki and A. Kaler (Eds.) Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South. Routledge and IDRC. 312p. OA

Rathwell, K. J., and D. Armitage. 2016. Art and artistic processes bridge knowledge systems about social-ecological change: An empirical examination with Inuit artists from Nunavut, Canada. Ecology and Society, 21(2): 21. OA

Samakov A., and Berkes, F. 2016. Chapter 17: Ysyk-Köl Lake, the Planet’s Third Eye: Sacred Sites in Ysyk-Köl Biosphere Reserve, Kyrgyzstan. In: Verschuuren, B., and Furuta, N (Eds.). Asian Sacred Natural Sites, Philosophy and Practice in Protected Areas and Conservation. Routledge, London, pp. 340.


Awan, S., Chan, C., and Khan, F. 2015. A Dialogue on the Past, Present and Future of the Commons. Commons Digest: Publication of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), (18), 1-4.

Andrachuk, M., and D. Armitage. 2015. Understanding social-ecological change and transformation through community perceptions of system identity. Ecology and Society 20(4): 26.

Berdej, S., Andrachuk, M. and D. Armitage. 2015. Conservation narratives and their implications for the Coral Triangle Initiative. Conservation and Society 13(2): 212-220.

Infante-Ramirez, K.D., and Arce-Ibarra, A.M. 2015. Local perception of the ecological services and well-being of the Maya  Zone´s rainforest from Quintana Roo, Mexico. Investigaciones Geográficas, Boletín del Instituto de Geografía, UNAM ISSN 0188-4611, núm. 86, pp. 67-81.  OA



Bennett, N., Dearden, P., and Peredo, A.M. 2014. Vulnerability to multiple stressors in coastal communities: A study of the Andaman Coast of Thailand. Climate and Development 2014.

Bennett, N.J., Dearden, P., Murray, G. and Kadfak, A. 2014. The Capacity to Adapt?: Coastal Communities in a Changing Climate, Environment, and Economy on the Andaman Coast of Thailand. Ecology and Society URL:

Bennett, N. J., Kadfak, A. and Dearden, P. 2014. Drawing the Future Together: Adapting to Change and Creating the Community and Environment That We Envision in Ban Tapae Yoi. Victoria, BC: Marine Protected Areas Research Group, University of Victoria. 22 p.

Gerhardinger, L.C.; Martins, G.C.; Moreira, A.P.T.; Curti, C.; Seixas, Cristiana. S. 2014. Socioecological resilience at São José Ecovillage – South Brazil. In: Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, and Jules Pretty (Eds): Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. Routledge. 312p. (ISBN-10: 0415812852)


Bennett, N. and P. Dearden. 2013. Why local people do not support conservation: Community perceptions of marine protected area livelihood impacts, governance and management in Thailand. Marine Policy 44: 107-116.

Bentz, J., P. Dearden and H Calado. 2013. Strategies for marine wildlife tourism in small islands – the case of the Azores. J. Coastal Research 65: 1-5.


Araujo, L.G.; Seixas, C. S. 2012. Fishers Participation in Coastal Fisheries Co-management: The Case of the Community of Trindade, in Southeastern Coast of Brazil. In: 65th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference, Santa Marta. Proceedings of the 65th Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, GCFI 65: 1-7.

Ayers, C.A., Dearden, P., and Rollins, R. 2012. An exploration of Hul’qumi’num Coast Salish peoples’ attitudes towards the establishment of no-take zones within marine protected areas in the Salish Sea, Canada. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien 56(2): 260-274.

Bennett, N., and Dearden, P. 2012. A History of Change: An Exploration of Social and Ecological Change in Ban Tha Khao through the Photographs of Locals (in Thai and English – Translated by Alin Kadfak). Report prepared for Project IMPAACT, Marine Protected Areas Research Group, University of Victoria. 82p.

Heck, N. and Dearden, P. 2012. Local expectations for future marine protected area performance: A case study of the proposed national marine conservation area in the southern Strait of Georgia, Canada. Coastal Management 40: 577-593.

Heck, N., Dearden, P., and McDonald, A. 2012. Stakeholder evaluation priorities for demonstrating marine protected area effectiveness at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Canada. Coastal Management 40:55-72.


Heck, N., Dearden, P., McDonald, A. and Carver, S. 2011. Stakeholder opinions on the assessment of MPA effectiveness and their interests to participate at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Canada. Environmental Management 47(4): 603-616.

Heck, N., Dearden, P., McDonald, A., and Carver, S. 2011. Developing MPA performance indicators with local stakeholders input in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Canada. Biodiversity and Conservation 20:895-911.