Dr. Anthony (Tony) Charles

School of the Environment and School of Business

Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3

Tel: 902.420.5732 | Fax: 902.496.8101 | E-mail: tony.charles@smu.ca

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Students

I welcome graduate and undergraduate students to work with me on interdisciplinary thesis topics, relating to mutual interests - usually on fishery, coastal or marine subjects, but also on terrestrial resources and environments - and typically relating to socioeconomics, conservation, management, governance, sustainability/resilience assessment and indicator frameworks.

From the topics of current and past students, shown below, and from a look at my recent research publications, prospective students will see examples of possible subject areas, but if you have your own topic you are keen on, we can certainly discuss possibilities.

You will also see that my graduate students come from a range of programs, notably Applied Science (MSc and PhD) and International Development Studies (M.A.) at Saint Mary's University, as well as Environmental Studies (MES) and Marine Management (MMM) and Interdisciplinary Ph.D. at Dalhousie University.

 

Current Students

 

Marc Leopold

 

Doctoral School in Marine Sciences Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France (Supervisor).

 

Topic: "Exploring the Governability of Small-Scale Fisheries in the South Pacific Using an Action-Research Approach"

 

Karla Infante Ramírez

 

Ph.D. Program in Ecology & Sustainable Development.

ECOSUR, Chetumal, Mexico (Thesis Committee).

 

Topic: "Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Variability in Two Social-Ecological Systems on the Coast and in the Centre of Quintana Roo, Mexico"

 

Mauricio Castrejon

Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Dalhousie University.

Topic: "Spatial Analysis and Governance of Fisheries in the Galapagos Islands"

Cintia Gillam

 

Ph.D. Program in Applied Science, Saint Mary's University.

 

Topic: "Assessing and Managing Coastal Ecosystems and Livelihoods in Timor Leste"

Alison Macnaughton

Ph.D. Programme, Geography, University of Victoria.

 

Topic: “Fisheries, Food and Wellbeing in the Bolivian Amazon: Assessment and Policy”

 

Lisette Muaror-Wilson

Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Dalhousie University.

Topic: "Social-Ecological Systems: Assessing Risks and Enhancing Resilience in the Context of Community-Scale Coastal Management"

Dan Mombourquette

Master of Applied Science, Saint Mary’s University.

Topic: “Indicators of Success in Fisheries Management”

 

 

 

Past Students

Subrina Buly (2017)

Master of Arts – International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University.

 

Topic: “Climate change or local anthropogenic impacts? Comparing effects on livelihoods and sustainable development in a rural coastal village of Bangladesh”

Melina Puley (2017)

Master of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University.

Topic: “Dissecting Co-management – An Examination of Fishermen Involvement in Fisheries Management in Nova Scotia, Canada"

Cintia Gillam (2016)

Master of Arts – International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University.

                       

Topic: Effects of Social and Environmental Inequalities on the Wellbeing of a Slum Community: The case of Vila dos Pescadores in Southeast Brazil

 

Jeremy Pittman (2016)

Ph.D. – Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo (Thesis Committee).

Topic: Governance across the land-sea interface

 

Steven Alexander (2015)

Ph.D. – Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo (Thesis Committee).

Topic: The Ties that Bind: Connections, Patterns, and Possibilities for Marine Protected Areas

 

Nicholas Kofi Deklu (2015)

Master of Arts – International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University.

                       

Topic: Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Readiness of Caribbean Island Nations in Relation to Communities, Fisheries and Fishing Communities

 

Keegan McGrath (2014)

Master of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (Thesis Committee).

                       

Topic: “Using Life Cycle Assessment to Assess the Environmental Footprint of Salmon Aquaculture”

Kate Bigney-Wilner (2013)

Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Dalhousie University.

Topic: “The Difference a Discourse Makes: Fisheries and Oceans Policy and Coastal Communities in the Canadian Maritime Provinces”

Anna Naylor (2013)

Master of Marine Management, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (Supervisor).

Topic: “Integrated Ocean management. Making Local Global: The Role of Monitoring in Reaching National and International Commitments”.

Rachel Long (2012)

Master of Applied Science, Saint Mary's University.

Topic: "Ecosystem-Based Management Applied to Small-Scale Fisheries in Canada"

Sam Juru (2012)

Master of Arts - International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University.

Topic: "Coastal Communities in Maputaland, South Africa: Livelihood, Conservation and Tourism Interactions"

Caitlin Dix (2011)

Master of Arts - International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University (2011).

Topic: "Interactions of Climate Change and Development Initiatives in Small Island Developing States, with an Application to Tuvalu"

Tiffanie Rainville (2010)

Master of Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (2010).

Topic: "Climate Change in Ecuador's Coastal Communities and Mangrove Ecosystems: Local Knowledge, Perceptions and Priorities"

Sarita Williams-Peter (2010)

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (2010)

Topic: "A Framework for Good Governance: Increasing the Economic Gains of Small-Scale Fishers through Fish Marketing"

Hannah Parris (2009)

Ph.D., Australian National University (External Examiner).

                       

Topic: “Governing Complex Commons: Essays in Regional Tuna Management in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean”

 

Maria Hauck (2009)

Ph.D., University of Cape Town (External Examiner).

                       

Topic: “Rethinking Small-scale Fisheries Compliance: From Criminal Justice to Social Justice”

Olando Harvey (2009)

 Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (2009).

Topic: "Community-Led Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Case Study from Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island"

Minerva Arce (2007)

Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Dalhousie University (2007).

Topic: "Livelihoods, Aquatic Resources and Non-Monetary Values of Local Natural Resources in Mexico's Lowland Maya Area" 

Lisette Muaror-Wilson

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (2007)

Topic: "Community-Scale Coastal Social-Ecological Systems"

Carolyn Hedley

Master of Environmental Studies - Resource & Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (2006).

Topic: "An Assessment of the Eastern Scotian Shelf Integrated Management Initiative"

Jorge Angulo, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Dalhousie University (2005).

Topic: "Marine Protected Area Development in Cuba"

Laura Loucks, Ph.D.

Resource & Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University (2005).

Topic: "The Evolution of the Area 19 Snow Crab Co-Management Agreement: Understanding the Interrelationship Between Transaction Costs, Credible Commitment & Collective Action"

Kate Bigney

Master of Environmental Studies. Resource & Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (2005).

Topic: "Community-Based Quota Management of the Scotia-Fundy Groundfish Fishery"

Pramod Ganapathiraju

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (2005)

Topic: "The Trawl Fishery of India's Northeast Coast: An Analysis of catches, seasonal changes and ecological impacts"

Merlina Andalecio, Ph.D.

Department of Biology, Dalhousie University (2004).

Topic: "Assessment of Fishery Management Systems in Selected Bay Areas in the Philippines"

Angel Herrera, Ph.D.

Northwest Center for Biological Research (CIBNor, Mexico) (2004).

Topic: "Environmental Indicators for Sustainable Development of the Tourism Industry in La Paz and Los Cabos, Baja California Sur: Comparison and Recommendations" 

Gina Funicelli

Master of Business Administration.Faculty of Commerce, Saint Mary's University (2004).

Topic: "Innovation in the Fisheries Industry: How Will Acadian Communities in Southwest Nova Scotia Plan Their Future?"

Peter Hayes

 Master of Arts - International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University (2004).

Topic: "Participatory Micro-Integration of Vulnerable Coastal Communities into Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Sustainable Livelihoods: A Case Study of Dominica"

Kofi Ankamah

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (2004)

Topic: "Modern Approaches to Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance: An Assessment of their Relevance to Developing Countries"

Lucia Fanning, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Dalhousie University (2003).

Topic: "Influence Analysis of Policy Network Actors on Decisions Affecting Ocean Use and Space in Atlantic Canada" 

Jennifer Hatt

Master of Atlantic Canada Studies.Saint Mary's University (2002).

Topic: "On the Shoreline of Success: A Grower-Centred Examination into Definitions of and Impacts on Success in Aquaculture Ventures in Nova Scotia".

Heather Boyd

Master of Environmental Studies. School for Resource & Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (2002).

Topic: “Fisheries Indicators: Development and Evaluation of Indicators to Monitor Fisheries Sustainability at the Community Level”.

Erin Breen

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (2002)

Topic: “A Brief Exploration of Community Priorities in Three Newfoundland Fishing Communities and their Relationship with Indicators to Monitor Fisheries Sustainability”.

Pierre Clement

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (2001)

Topic: “The Role of Scientific Advice in the Management of Salmon Mariculture Development in Southwest new Brunswick”

Carolyn Moore

Master of Environmental Studies. Resource & Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (2001).

Topic: “The Application of an Environmental Management Strategy to Fisheries: A Case Study of the Fishery of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation”.

Tara Barnable

Master of Environmental Studies. School for Resource & Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (1999).

Topic: “Use Rights and ‘Community’ Management: Case Studies of a Scotia-Fundy Experiment”.

Jennifer Graham

Master of Environmental Studies. Resource & Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (1998).

Topic: “Making Links: Participation in Community Fisheries Management in Nova Scotia and the Philippines”. 

Laura Ferriera

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (1998)

Topic: “Economic Analysis of the Shrimp Trawl Fisheries of Trinidad”.

Clarrie MacKinnon

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (1997)

Topic: “The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization: An Objective, Internal View”.

Andre Kong

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (1997)

Topic: “A Critical Review of the Jamaica Conch Management Plan: Management Recommendations for the Artisanal Conch Fishery”.

Michael Honeth

Master of Marine Management - Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (1997)

Topic: “Individual Transferable Quotas: Nova Scotian Fishing Communities in a Closed Ocean”.

Blair Richards

Master of Business Administration. Faculty of Commerce, Saint Mary’s University (1997).

Topic: “Halterm Gatehouse Research Project”.

Aggrey Ambali, Ph.D.

Biology, Dalhousie University (1996).

Topic: “Relationship Between Domestication and Genetic Diversity of Tilapias in Malawi”.

Maureen Connolly

Master of Business Administration. Faculty of Commerce, Saint Mary’s University (1996).

Topic: “A Survey-Based Analysis of Nova Scotian Fishermen Investment Behaviour”.

Sean McDonnell

Master of Development Economics. Economics, Dalhousie University (1996).

Topic: “An Integrated Bioeconomic Analysis of Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture”.

Ian Joyce, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D., Simon Fraser University (1996).

Topic: “Fisheries of the Cuban Insular Shelf: Culture History and Revolutionary Performance”.

Narendra Jain

Master of Applied Science.Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia (1994).

Topic: “A Multi-Scenario Decision Model for the Engineering Economics of Capital Intensive Projects”.

Cherdsak Virapat, Ph.D.

Biology, Dalhousie University (1993).

Topic: “Bionomics of Fish Stocking in Two Thai Reservoirs: Biological, Management and Development Perspectives”.

Mary Gregory

Master of Arts - Economics, Dalhousie University (1992).

Topic: “The Structure of Property Rights and Fisheries Management Options”.

Rohkmin Dahuri, Ph.D.

Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (1991).

Topic: “Optimization Model of Coastal Resource Utilization: The Nature and Role of Sustainable Development in East Kalimantan Coastal Zone”.

Richard McGarvey, Ph.D.

Biology, Dalhousie University (1991).

Topic: “The Dynamics of the Georges Bank Scallop Fishery”.

Olu Olojede

Master of Environmental Studies. Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (1991).

Topic: “Fisheries and Joint Ventures in West Africa: Sustainable Economic Development”.

Chiwen Yang, Ph.D.

Biology, Dalhousie University (1990).

Topic: “Description and Prediction of Multispecies Dynamics: A Transition Probability Approach”. 

Harvey Millar, Ph.D.

Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia (1990).

Topic: “A Hierarchical Production Planning Approach for Integrated Fishing Firms Under an Enterprise Allocation System”.

Derek Wallace

Master of Business Administration. Saint Mary’s University (1990).

Topic: “Economic Value of the Nova Scotia Recreational Salmon Fishery”.

Lolita Villareal

Master of Development Economics. Economics, Dalhousie University (1988).

Topic: “The Philippines in the International Shrimp Market: 1970‑1985”.

Scott Flewelling

Master of Business Administration. Saint Mary’s University (1987).

Topic: “Determining the Economic Feasibility of Operating a Salmon Farm in Nova Scotia”.

James Duncan

Master of Business Administration. Saint Mary’s University (1986).

Topic: “Economic Evaluation of Reforestation Methods: A Cost/Success Model with a Black Spruce Case Study”.

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