Graduate (MA, MSc) Opportunities- Starting SEPT 2018

Inviting expressions of interest from highly qualified individuals for a MA or MSc position in Geography and Planning commencing September 1st, 2018.

Both positions are fully funded for two years, including a research stipend and resources for conference travel / participation.

Canada is committed to an electricity sector that is largely non-emitting by 2030. Meeting this target will require significant investment in renewable energy, including new generation and distribution infrastructure. This new infrastructure will involve environmental, social, and economic impacts that may be very different than the familiar impacts of fossil fuel-based energy projects. Our team is focused on the impacts and opportunities of wind energy -- Canada's fastest growing electricity sector.

Project # 1: Project-based impacts and mitigation strategies for wind energy developments

Analysis of the 'routine' impacts and proven and uncertain mitigation strategies for wind energy development projects.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in social or physical sciences (e.g. Geography, Environmental Sciences, Political Studies, Environmental Sciences etc)
Undergraduate GPA of 80% or higher
Excellent oral and written communication skills


Project # 2: Policy issues, transition challenges and solutions for wind energy developments

Analysis of the 'routine' policy issues, challenges and viable solutions associated with wind energy development project proposals.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in social or physical sciences (e.g. Geography, Environmental Sciences, Political Studies, Environmental Sciences etc)
Undergraduate GPA of 80% or higher
Excellent oral and written communication skills



GRAD STUDENTS
Renata Mont'Alverne, MES Candidate
Environmental DNA - policy and regulatory opportunities and constraints
Co-supervisor: Dr. Tim Jardine (Toxicology / School of Environment)

Alasdair Morrison, PhD Candidate
Flood risk management in rural communities
Co-supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook (Geography & Planning)

Kelechi Nwanekezie, PhD Candidate
Strategic environmental assessment for energy policy transitions
SSHRC Scholar

Camila Martins, MSc Candidate
Renewable energy impacts and mitigation database

Nipa Dutta, MSc Candidate
Off-ramping strategic issues from project EA in the wind energy sector

Bethany Theissen, MA Candidate
Community tool-kit for marine shipping impact assessment in Nunavut

Farzana Niijhum, MA Candidate
Urban conservation area planning and evaluation
Saskatchewan Innovation Scholarship Recipient
Co-supervisor: Dr. Cherie Westbrook (Geography & Planning)

ALUMNI
Wong, Lindsay - 2018 - MSc. Water quality data to support cumulative effects decision making in the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories

Luke, Lindsay - 2017 - MSc. Climate change integration of environmental assessment in BC's liquefied natural gas sector

Cronmiller, Josh - 2017. MSc. Monitoring programs and institutional arrangements for watershed-based cumulative effects management

Udofia, Aniekan - 2016. PhD. Aboriginal Participation in Environmental Assessments for Natural Resource Development

Pavlyuk, Olena - 2016. MES. Guidance for Uncertainty Consideration and Disclosure in Environmental Impact Assessment

Liu, Gloriana - 2016. MA. Assessing Cumulative Impacts to Human Health and Well-being in the Hydroelectric Energy Sector

Sizo, Anton - 2015. PhD. Strategic Environmental Assessment Design for Wetland Assessment and Conservation and Policy Development in an Urban Planning Context

Ridsdale, Reanne - 2015. MA. Assessing Sustainable Remediation Frameworks using Sustainability Discourse

Cycyota, Tim - 2014. MA. Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Public Participation for Strategic Environmental Assessment for Offshore Oil and Gas Development in Atlantic Canada

Fidler, Courtney - 2013. Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Development: Advancing the Efficacy of Environmental Management through Regional Scale Strategic Impact Assessment

White, Lisa - 2013. PhD. Sustainable Energy Futures: Toward an Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessment Process for Energy Planning

Basnet, Prajwal - 2013. MSc. Assessment of the Capacity for Watershed Cumulative Effects Assessment and Management in the South Saskatchewan Watershed, Canada

Acharibasam, John - 2013. MA. Efficacy of Strategic Environmental Assessment

Ohman, Tyra - 2012. MA. Strategic Environmental Assessment in Norway’s Offshore Oil and Gas Sector

Rushton, Risha - 2012. MA. Efficacy of Environmental Assessment in Saskatchewan’s Forest Resource Sector

Osaruyi, Emmanuel - 2012. MSEM. Benchmarking Corporate Sustainability Reporting in Canadian Oil and Gas Companies

Higham, Steven - 2012. MA. Regulating Resource Development in the Beaufort Sea

Kristensen, Stephanie - 2011. MSc. Capacity for Cumulative Effects Assessment in the Lower Fraser Watershed, British Columbia

Ketilson, Skye - 2011. MES. Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment Roles and Stakes in Arctic Oil and Gas Development

Ball, Murray - 2011. MSc. Scaling up Valued Ecosystem Components for use in Watershed Cumulative Effects Assessment

Ahey, Kingsley - 2011. MSEM. Evaluation of Cumulative Effects Assessment Practices for Petroleum and Natural Gas Well Developments in Southern Saskatchewan

Richards, Garrett - 2010. MES. Complexity as a Cause of Environmental Inaction: Case Studies of Large Scale Wind Energy Development in Saskatchewan

Sheelanere, Poornima - 2010. MES. Institutional Arrangements for Cumulative Effects Assessment in the South Saskatchewan Watershed

Nielsen, Jesse - 2010. MSc. A Cumulative Effects Approach to Wetland Mitigation

Nasen, Lawrence - 2009. MSc. Oil and Gas Well Impact Assessment and Mitigation in Grassland Ecosystems

Gunn, Jill - 2009. PhD. Integrating Strategic Environmental Assessment and Cumulative Effects Assessment in Canada

Birk, Jasmine - 2009. MSc. Relationship Between Environmental Agreements and Environmental Impact Assessment Follow-up in Saskatchewan's Uranium Industry

Christmas, Lisa - 2006. MSc. Strategic Framework for Social Impact Assessment: An Application to Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies in Canadian Prairie Agriculture

Lynch, Karen - 2006. MA. Neighbourhood Parks in Saskatoon: Contributions to Perceptions of Quality of Life

Bronson, Jackie - 2005. MA. State-of-Practice of Health Integration in Canadian Northern Environmental Impact Assessment

Macharia, Sara - 2005. MA. Environmental Impact Assessment Follow-up at the BHPB Ekati Diamond Mine, Northwest Territories

RESEARCH

ENERGY TRANSITION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

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Canada is committed to an electricity sector that is largely non-emitting by 2030. Meeting this target will require significant investment in renewable energy, including new generation and distribution infrastructure. This new infrastructure will involve environmental, social, and economic impacts that may be very different than the familiar impacts of fossil fuel-based energy projects. Our research is focused on strategic impact assessment for renewable energy transition, and understanding the capacity to transition as well as the nature and distributions of impacts and opportunities.

Some of our recent and ongoing projects include: strategic environmental assessment framework for energy system transition; wind energy development impacts and mitigation needs and opportunities; strategic / policy issues and challenges associated with wind energy development and permitting.




INNOVATION IN IMPACT ASSESSMENT

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Our research on impact assessment (environmental and socioeconomic) is diverse, from the theory of impact assessment to the technical (tools, applications) and the conceptual (understanding effectiveness). Impact assessment has come under fire in recent years, but are we asking the right things of impact assessment? What consistutes 'good practice'? What is the relationship between impact assessment and other tools, such as impact and benefit agreements?

Some of our recent and ongoing projects are focused on: improving uncertainty analysis and communication in impact assessment; case studies that demonstrate impact assessment effectiveness; Aboriginal engagement, including impact and benefit agreements; and integrating climate change considerations in impact assessment.




RESOURCE POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT

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Research on resource policy and development is often cross-cutting. Our focus is on improved environment and development policy, environmental governance, and environmental management practices across a range of resource sectors. This includes exploring the relationship between mining and communities, impact and benefit agreements, and land use planning and conservation - particularly urban and non-urban wetlands.

Some of our recent and ongoing projects include: multi-criteria decision aid tools for urban wetland conservation planning; environmental baseline gap analysis and development of a communiyt-based tool-kit for assessing and managing marine shipping in Nunavut; and ecosystem services assessment or urban natural spaces.




WATER SECURITY

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The University of Saskatchewan, through the Department of Geography and Planning, the the Global Institute for Water Security, NSERC CREATE for Water Security, and Global Water Futures, is an international leader in water resources research. Across campus there is a large focus on hydrology; our research group focuses primarily on socio-hydrology and the social and economic aspects of watershed management, flood risk management, and decision support systems for water resource planning.

Our recent and ongoing projects in water security include: governance of flood risk management policy and practice across the prairie region; assessment of strategic options for more resilient flood risk management; watershed cumulative effects assessment and management; analysis of water quality monitoring data for supporting cumulative effects in the NWT.







PUBLICATIONS
JOURNAL PAPERS
Dibo A, Noble BF, Sanchez L. 2018. Perspectives on driving changes in project-based cumulative effects assessment for biodiversity: Lessons from the Canadian experience. Environmental Management doi: 10.1007/s00267-018-1086-6.

Hackett P, Liu J, Noble BF. 2018. Human health, development legacies, and cumulative effects: Environmental assessments of hydroelectric projects in the Nelson River Watershed, Canada. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal doi.org/10.1080/14615517.2018.1487504.

Cronmiller J, Noble BF. 2018. The discontinuity of cumulative effects monitoring in the Lower Athabasca region of Alberta, Canada: Institutional challenges to long-term monitoring and cumulative effects management. Environmental Reviews https://doi.org/10.1139/er-2017-0083

Cronmiller J, Noble BF. 2018. Integrating environmental monitoring with cumulative effects management and decision making. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management https://doi.org/10.1002/ieam.4034.

Morrison A, Noble BF, Westbrook CJ. 2018. Flood risk management in the Canadian Prairie provinces: Defaulting toward flood resistance and recovery versus resilience. Canadian Water Resources Journal https://doi.org/10.1080/07011784.2018.1428501

Pavlyuk O, Noble BF, Blakley J, Jaeger J. 2017. Fragmentary provisions for uncertainty disclosure and consideration in EA legislation, regulations and guidelines and the need for improvement. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 66: 14-23.

Morrison A, Westbrook CJ, Noble BF. 2017. A review of the flood risk management governance and resilience literature. Journal of Flood Risk Management doi:10.1111/jfr3.12315

Noble B, Nwanekezie K. 2017. Conceptualizing strategic environmental assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 62: 165-173

Chilima J, Gunn J, Noble BF, Patrick R. 2017. Institutional arrangements for assessing and managing cumulative effects to watersheds: Lessons from the Grand River watershed, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal doi.org/10.1080/07011784.2017.1292151

Noble BF, Liu G, Hackett P. 2017. The contribution of project environmental assessment to assessing and managing cumulative effects: individually and collectively insignificant? Environmental Management 59(4): 531-545.

Udofia A, Noble BF, Poelzer G. 2017. Meaningful and efficient? Enduring challenges to Aboriginal participation in environmental assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2016.04.008

Ridsdale DR, Noble BF. 2016. Assessing sustainable remediation frameworks using sustainability principles. Journal of Environmental Management 184(1): 36-44.

Udofia A, Noble BF, Poelzer G. 2016. Aboriginal participation in Canadian environemntal assessment: Gap analysis and directions for scholarly research. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management DOI: 10.1142/S1464333216500204.>

Leung W, Noble BF, Jaeger J, Gunn J. 2016. Disparate perceptions about uncertainty consideration and disclosure practices in environmental assessment and opportunities for improvement. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 57: 89-100

Sizo A, Noble BF, Bell S. 2016. Connecting the strategic to the tactical in SEA design: an approach to wetland conservation policy development and implementation in an urban context. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 34(1): 44-54

Lees J, Jaeger J, Gunn J, Noble BF. 2016. Analysis of uncertainty consideration in environmental assessment: an empirical study of Canadian EA practice. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management DOI:10.1080/09640568.2015.1116980

Sizo A, Noble BF, Bell S. 2015. Strategic environmental assessment framework for landscape-based, temporal analysis of wetland change in urban environments. Environmental Management 57(3): 696-710

Noble BF. 2015. Cumulative effects research: Achievements, status, directions and challenges in the Canadian context. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 17(1): 7 pgs DOI: 10.1142/S1464333215500015

Fischer T, Noble BF. 2015. Impact assessment research: Achievements, gaps and future directions. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 17(1): 12 pgs DOI: 10.1142/S1464333215010012

Noble BF, Basnet P. 2015. Capacity for watershed cumulative effects assessment and management in the South Saskatchewan Watershed, Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal 40(2): 187-203

Udofia A, Noble BF, Poelzer G. 2015. Community engagement in environmental assessment for resource development: benefits, enduring concerns, opportunities for improvement. Northern Review 39: 98-110

Noble BF, Hanna K. 2015. Arctic environmental assessment: A gap analysis and research agenda. Arctic 68(3): 15pgs

Hanna K, Noble BF. 2015 Using a Delphi study to identify effectiveness criteria for impact assessment. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 33(2): 116-125

Sizo A, Noble BF, Bell S. 2015. Futures analysis of urban land use and wetland change in Saskatoon, Canada: An application in strategic environmental assessment. Sustainability. doi:10.3390/su60x000x

Leung W, 1Noble BF, Gunn K, Jaeger J. 2015. A review of uncertainty research in impact assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 50:116-123

Noble BF, Skwaruk J, Patrick R. Toward cumulative effects assessment and management in the Athabasca watershed, Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Geographer doi: 10.111/cag.12063.

Dube M, Duinker P, Greig L, Carver M, Servos M, McMaster M, Noble BF, Schreier H, Jackson L, Munkittrick K 2013. A framework for assessing cumulative effects in watersheds: an introduction to Canadian case studies. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 9(3): 363-369.

Westbrook CJ, Noble BF. 2013 Science requisites for cumulative effects assessment for wetlands. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 31(4): 318-323

Acharibasam JB, Noble BF. 2014. Assessing the impact of strategic environmental assessment. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 32(3): 177-187.

Richards G, Belcher K, Noble BF. 2013 Informational barriers to effective public policy communication: A case study of wind energy planning in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Public Policy 39(3): 431-450

Fidler C, Noble BF. 2013. Advancing regional strategic environmental assessment in Canada’s western Arctic: Implementation opportunities and challenges. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 15(1): 27pgs. Doi: 10.1142/S1464333213500075

Noble BF, Ketilson S, Aitken A, Poelzer G. 2013. Strategic environmental assessment opportunities and risks for Arctic offshore energy planning and development. Marine Policy 39: 296-302

White L, Noble BF. 2013 Strategic environmental assessment for sustainability: A review of a decade of academic research. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 42: 60-66

Fidler C, Noble BF. 2013. Stakeholder perceptions of current planning, assessment and science initiatives in Canada’s Beaufort Sea. Arctic 66(2): 179-190

White L, Noble BF. 2013 Strategic environmental assessment best practice process elements and outcomes in the international electricity sector. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 15(2): DOI: 10.1142/S1464333213400012.

White L, Noble BF. 2012. Strategic environmental assessment in the electricity sector: an application to electricity supply planning, Saskatchewan, Canada. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 30(4): 284-295

Chilima J, Gunn J, Noble BF, Patrick R. 2013 Institutional Considerations in Watershed-Scale Cumulative Effects Assessment Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. Special Issue on Governance 31(1): 74-84

Fidler C, Noble BF. 2013. Advancing regional strategic environmental assessment in Canada’s western Arctic: Implementation opportunities and challenges. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. 15(1): 10.1142/S1464333213500075

Kristensen S, Noble BF, Patrick RJ. 2013. Capacity for watershed cumulative effects assessment and management: lessons from the Lower Fraser River Basin, Canada. Environmental Management 52(2): 360-373

Sheelanere P, Noble BF, Patrick R. 2013. Institutional requirements for watershed cumulative effects assessment and management: lessons from a Canadian trans-boundary watershed. Land Use Policy 30: 67-75

Noble BF, Gunn J, Martin J. 2012. Survey of current methods and guidance for strategic environmental assessment. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 30(3): 139-147

Ball M, Noble BF, Dube M. 2013. Valued ecosystem components for watershed cumulative effects: an analysis of environmental impact assessments in the South Saskatchewan watershed, Canada. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 9(3): 469-479

Noble BF, Sheelanere P, Patrick R. 2011. Challenges and opportunities for watershed cumulative effects assessment and management: Lessons from the South Saskatchewan River watershed, Canada. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 13(4): 567-590

Nielsen J, Noble BF, Hill M. 2012. Impact assessment and wetland mitigation decision support framework for linear developments: an application to the Louis Riel Trail Highway 11 North project, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Canadian Geographer 56(1): 117-139

Fidler C, Noble BF. 2012. Advancing strategic environmental assessment in the offshore oil and gas sector: Lessons from Norway, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 34: 12-21

Richards GW, Noble BF, Belcher K. 2012. Barriers to renewable energy development: a case study of large-scale wind energy in Saskatchewan, Canada. Energy Policy 42: 691-698

Noble BF, Hill M, Neilsen, J. 2011 Environmental assessment framework for identifying and mitigating the effects of linear development to wetlands. Landscape and Urban Planning 99: 133-140

Hanna K, Noble BF. 2011. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: Promise and Reality. UVP-report (Journal of the German EIA/SEA Association) 25(4): 222-225

Nasen L, Noble BF, Johnstone J. 2011. Environmental effects assessment of oil and gas lease sites on a grassland ecosystem. Journal of Environmental Management 92: 195-204

Seitz NE, Westbrook CJ, Noble BF. 2011. Bringing science into river systems cumulative effects assessment practice. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 31: 180-186

Noble BF, Birk J. 2011. Comfort monitoring? Environmental assessment follow-up under community-industry negotiated environmental agreements. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 31(1): 17-24

Gunn J, Noble BF. 2011. Conceptual and Methodological Challenges to Integrating SEA and Cumulative Effects Assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 31: 154-160

Noble BF, Fidler C. 2011. Advancing Indigenous Community - Corporate Agreements: Lessons from Practice in the Canadian Mining Sector. Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence 9(4): 1-30

Noble BF, Gunn J. 2010. Regional strategic environmental assessment for integrated land management. Horizons, 10(4): 106-112

Harriman Gunn J, Noble BF. 2009. A conceptual and methodological framework for regional strategic environmental assessment (RSEA). Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 27(4): 258-270

Harriman Gunn J, Noble BF. 2009. Integrating cumulative effects in regional strategic environmental assessment frameworks: Lessons from practice. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy & Management 11(3): 267-290

Noble BF. 2009. Promise and dismay: The state of strategic environmental assessment systems and practices in Canada. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 29(1): 66-75.

Gachechiladze M, Noble BF, Bitter B. 2009. Following-up in strategic environmental assessment: a case study of 20-year forest management planning in Saskatchewan, Canada. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 27(1): 45-56

Harriman J, Noble, BF. 2008. New urban planning means being ‘proactive’: learning points from the field of strategic environmental assessment. Plan Canada 48(4): 23-26

Noble BF. 2008. Strategic approaches to regional cumulative effects assessment: a case study of the Great Sand Hills, Canada. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 26(2): 79-90

Harriman J, Noble BF. 2008. Characterizing regional approaches to project and cumulative effects assessment in Canada. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 10(1): 1-26

Noble BF, Christmas L. 2007. Strategic environmental assessment of greenhouse gas mitigation options in the Canadian agricultural sector. Environmental Management 41(1): 64-78

Bronson JE, Noble BF. 2006. Health determinants in Canadian northern environmental impact assessment. Polar Record 42(223): 315-324

Noble BF, Bronson JE. 2006. Practitioner survey of the state of health integration in environmental assessment: the case of northern Canada. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 26:410-424

Storey K, Noble BF. 2005. Socioeconomic effects monitoring: towards improvements informed by biophysical effects monitoring. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, (Invited, special issue) 23(3): 210-214

Noble BF, Storey K. 2005. Toward increasing the utility of follow-up in Canadian EIA. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 25(2): 163-180

Bronson JE, Noble BF. 2005. Measuring the effectiveness of Parks Canada’s environmental management system: a case study of Riding Mountain National Park. The Canadian Geographer 50(1): 101-113

Noble BF, Bronson JE. 2005. Integrating human health in environmental impact assessment: case studies of Canada’s northern mining resource sector. Arctic 58(4): 395-405

Noble BF. 2004. Integrating strategic environmental assessment with industry planning: A case study of the Pasquai-Porcupine forest management plan, Saskatchewan, Canada. Environmental Management 33(3): 401-411

Noble BF. 2004. A multi-criteria analysis of Canadian electricity futures. The Canadian Geographer 48(1): 11-28

Noble BF. 2004. State-of-practice survey of SEA in Canadian provinces. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 24(3): 351-361

Noble BF, Macharia S. 2004. Towards a working framework for best-practice EIA follow-up: lessons from Canadian case studies. Prairie Perspectives 7: 209-226

Noble BF. 2003. Auditing strategic environmental assessment practice in Canada. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 5(2): 127-147

Noble BF. 2003. Strategic environmental assessment quality assurance: Evaluating and improving the consistency of judgments in assessment panels. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 24(1): 3-25

Noble BF. 2002. Strategic environmental assessment of Canadian energy policy. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 20(3): 177-188

Noble BF. 2002. The Canadian experience with SEA and sustainability. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 22(1): 3-17

Noble BF, Storey K. 2001. Towards a structured approach to strategic environmental assessment. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 3(4): 483-508

Noble BF. 2000. Strategic environmental assessment: What is it and what makes it strategic? Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 2(2): 203-24

Noble BF. 2000. Strengthening EIA through adaptive management: a systems perspective. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 20(1): 99-113

Noble BF. 1999. Institutional criteria for co-management. Marine Policy 24(1): 67-77


BOOKS
Noble BF. 2015. Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment: Guide to Principles and Practice, 3rd edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press. 343 pgs


BOOK CHAPTERS (2010 - PRESENT)
Hansen AM, Larsen SV, Noble BF. 2018. Social and environmental impact assessments in the Arctic. In M Nuttall et al. (editors), The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions. Routledge

Noble BF. 2017. Environmental assessment. In Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science. E. Whol (ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, 21 pgs.

Noble BF, Gunn J. 2016. Strategic environmental assessment. In K Hanna (Ed.) Environmental Assessment: Practice and Participation. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp 96-121.

Westbrook CJ, Noble BF. 2016. Environmental assessment in Saskatchewan. In K Hanna (Ed.) Environmental Assessment: Practice and Participation. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 340-353

Fidler C, Noble BF. 2016. Advancing regional strategic environmental assessment in Canada’s western Arctic: Implementation opportunities and challenges. In Fischer T (Ed.) Progress in Environmental Assessment Policy, and Management Theory and Practice. London: Imperial College Press, p 211-239.

Noble BF 2015. Scoping out potentially significant impacts: Constraints of current regulatory-based cumulative effects assessment. In M Gillingham, C Johnson, M Parkes, G Halseth (Eds.) The Integration Imperative: Addressing the Cumulative Environmental, Community and Health Effects of Multiple Natural Resource Developments. New York, NY: Springer, pp. 176-181.

Gunn J, Noble BF. 2015. Sustainability considerations in regional environmental assessment. In A Morrison-Saunders, J Pope, A Bond (Eds.) Sustainability Assessment Handbook. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 79-102.

Parkins J, Bullock R, Noble B, Reed M. 2015. Forests and communities on the fringe: An overview of community forestry in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In S Teitelbaum (Ed.) Community Forestry in Canada: Lessons from Policy and Practice. Vancouver: UBC Press, pp. 90-102.
Noble BF. 2015. Adaptive environmental management. In B Mitchell (ed) Resource and Environmental Management in Canada, 5th edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press. 87-111.

Noble BF. 2012. Cumulative environmental effects: thinking beyond the project in environmental assessment. Guest Statement, in P. Dearden and B. Mitchell Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective, 4th Edition. Oxford University Press.

Noble BF. 2011. Environmental Impact Assessment. In: eLS 2011, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003253.pub2]

Noble BF. 2010. Applying Adaptive Environmental Management. In B. Mitchell (ed.), Resource and Environmental Management in Canada: Addressing Conflict and Uncertainty 4th Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.


SELECT RESEARCH REPORTS
Noble BF 2017. Getting the big picture: How regional assessment can pave the way for more inclusive and effective environmental assessments. Aboriginal People and Environmental Stewardship Series. Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Ottawa, ON. 34pgs

Noble BF 2016. Learning to listen: Snapshots of Aboriginal participation in environmental assessment. Aboriginal People and Environmental Stewardship Series. Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Ottawa, ON.

Hanna K, McGuigan E, Noble B, Parkins J. 2016. What is known about the impacts of alternative energy development? A gap analysis of impact assessment research for alternative energy development. Project report prepared in completion of reporting requirements for the SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant Program. CEAR Project Report SC-16-1. Centre for Environmental Assessment Research: Kelowna, BC.

Noble BF, Martin J, Olagunju A. 2016. A review of the application of cumulative effects assessment in the context of Section 22 project environmental assessments conducted in the James Bay Territory. Report prepared for the James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment. Montreal, QC.

Noble BF, Martin J. 2015. The state of knowledge regarding significance determination. Report commissioned by the Yukon Government, Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board.

Noble BF, Udofia A. 2015. Protectors of the Land: Toward an Environmental Assessment Process that Works for Aboriginal Communities and Developers. Ottawa ON: Macdonald-Laurier Institute

Noble BF. 2014. Review of the approach to cumulative effects assessment in Spectra Energy’s environmental assessment certificate application for the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Project. Commissioned report by Ratcliff and Company, on behalf of the Blueberry River First Nation, BC.

Noble BF. 2013. Review of the consideration of potential cumulative effects on the Tsea watershed. Commissioned report by Ratcliff and Company, on behalf of the Fort Nelson First Nation, for the BC Water Act Appeal, Environmental Appeal Board no. 2012-WAT-013.

Noble BF. 2012. Criteria for Ministerial decisions under sections 12.4.6 and 12.11.1 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada: Hull, Quebec.

Noble BF. 2010. Cumulative environmental effects and the tyranny of small decisions: Toward meaningful cumulative effects assessment and management. Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute Occasional Paper Series, paper no. 7, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, B.C., Canada.

CONTACT
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Bram Noble, Ph.D. Professor

Department of Geography & Planning
117 Science Place, Rm 106 Kirk Hall
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 5C8

306-966-1899

b.noble@usask.ca

http://homepage.usask.ca/~bfn571/index.html