Natalie Ban

Natalie  Ban
Professor and President's Chair
Environmental Studies
Office: DTB B250

PhD (Resource Management and Environmental Studies) 2008, University of British Columbia

Area of expertise

Marine conservation, marine protected areas, marine spatial planning, marine ethnoecology, fisheries, community-engaged research.

Prospective graduate student, please review the guidance on Natalie’s website and the Environmental Studies website.

Natalie joined the School of Environmental Studies as an Assistant Professor in January 2013.

Trained in geography, resource management and environmental studies, Natalie’s research is at the forefront of seeking solutions to contemporary challenges related to marine conservation and fisheries. Her research embraces multiple perspectives, diversities of solutions, and ways of knowing. Her team’s research priorities are shaped by the research needs and opportunities of partners, especially First Nations. Her research team is comprised of researchers who are passionate about making a difference in our oceans and coastal ecosystems through research and community engagement.

The work focuses on coastal and marine conservation and social-ecological systems, and integrates natural and social sciences, and braids together western and Indigenous knowledges when appropriate and led by Indigenous partners.

For more information, See Natalie’s website and Google Scholar profile.