Research Clusters

Research Clusters in Human Geography

Nationalism, Citizenship, Empire and the State

Faculty:

R. Basu, R. Das, L.Drummond, W.Jenkins, R. Keil, E Lunstrum, L.Peake, V.Preston, J. Radford, G. Wekerle, P.Wood

Description:

The struggle to define who we are, individually and collectively, produces some of the most explosively contested spaces. Scholars in this area study cultural politics in Canada and abroad, in Western and developing nations. Our research is not limited to strict, formal definitions of citizenship, but addresses past and present issues of representation and social justice related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion and the environment. Our research also includes work on the spatiality of the state and state power and the spatiality of state-society (or state-citizen) relations.

Related Centres and Programmes at York:

Representative Publications:

Basu, R. 2004. A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 22: 423-251.

Das, R. J. 2001. The Spatiality of Social Relations: An Indian Case-study, Journal of Rural Studies,17:3, 347-362.

Das, R. J. 2000. The State-Society Relation: The Case of an Anti-poverty Policy, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 18:6, 631-650.

Jenkins, W. 2008. Ireland in Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan (eds.) Nations and Nationalisms: A Global Historical Overview, Vol. 2 1880-1945 (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO), 647-62

Jenkins, W. 2007. Views from 'the Hub of the Empire': Loyal Orange Lodges in early 20th century Toronto, in David A. Wilson (ed.) The Orange Order in Canada (Dublin: Four Courts Press), 128-145

Jenkins, W. 2007. Identity, Space and the Political Mobilization of Urban Minorities: Comparative Perspectives on Irish Catholics in Buffalo and Toronto c. 1850-1910, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 25, 160-186

Keil, R. (ed. with Rianne Mahon) Leviathan Undone? The Political Economy of Scale. Vancouver: UBC Press. (in press)

Keil, R. 2007 Empire and the Global City, Studies in Political Economy 79 (Spring), pp. 167-192.

Keil, R. 2007  (with R. Mahon) Zur politischen Ökonomie räumlich-gesellschaftlicher Redimensionierung – ein Überblick, In Markus Wissen, Bernd Röttger and Susanne Heeg (eds.)Politics of Scale. Räume der Globalisierung und Perspektiven emanzipatorischer Politik, Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot

Keil, R. 2007 (with U. Lehrer) “From Possible Urban Worlds to the Contested Metropolis: Research and Action in the Age of Neoliberalism,” In: Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck and Eric Sheppard (eds.)Contesting Neoliberalism: Urban Frontiers. New York: Guilford Press.

Lunstrum, E. 2014. Green militarization: Anti-poaching efforts and the spatial contours of Kruger National ParkAnnals of the Association of American Geographers 104 (4): 816-832.

 Lunstrum, E. 2014. Borders, states, nations: living political geography. Transnational Borders, Transnational Lives: Academic Mobility at the Borderland, edited by R. Tremblay & S. Hardwick. Montreal: University of Quebec Press, 131-142.

Lunstrum, E. 2013. Articulated sovereignty: Extending Mozambican state power through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier ParkPolitical Geography, 36: 1-11.

Lunstrum, E. 2011. State rationality, development, and the making of sovereign territory: From colonial extraction to postcolonial conservation in Mozambique’s Massingir District. Cultivating the colonies: colonial states and their environmental legacies, edited by C.F. Ax, C. Brimnes, N.T. Jensen & K. Oslund. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 239-274.

Lunstrum, E. 2009. Terror, territory, and deterritorialization: Landscapes of terror and theunmaking of state power in the Mozambican ‘Civil’ WarAnnals of the Association of American Geographers 99 (5): 884-892.

Lunstrum, E. 2008. Mozambique’s 1997 Land Law and the Limpopo National Park. The Geographical Review 98 (3): 339-355.

Peake, L., Rieker, M. (eds) 2013 Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban London: Routledge.

Staeheli, L., Kofman, E., and L. Peake (eds) 2004 Mapping Gender, Making Politics: feminist perspectives in political geography. (London: Routledge)

*Peake, L., Sheppard, E. 2014 “Radical / Critical Geography in the USA and Anglo-Canada” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13 (2): 305-327.

*Bunnell, T., Yeah, S., Peake, L., Skelton, T., Smith, M. 2012 “Geographies of friendship” Progress in Human Geography 36 (4): 490 – 507.

*Peake, L. 2011 “In, out and unspeakably about; taking social geography beyond an Anglo-American positionality” Social and Cultural Geography 12 (7): 757-773.

*Mullings, B., Warner, M., Peake, L., 2010 “Fear and Loathing in Haiti: Race and the Politics of Humanitarian Dispossession”. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9 (3): 282 – 300.

Peake, L. 2010 “In rememberance of J.K. Gibson-Graham ” Gender, Place and Culture 17 (4): 417-418.

Peake, L. 2010 “Feminist and quantitative? Measuring the extent of domestic violence in Georgetown, Guyana.” Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 66, pp. 133-148

Peake, L. (2009a) “Social and Cultural Geography: Whiteness”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier). pp.247-253.

Peake, L. (2009b) “Urban Geography: Gender in the City”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.320-327.

Peake, L. 2013 “Heteronormativity”  in Sharpe, J., Kuus, M., and Dodds, K. (eds) Companion to Critical Geopolitics. (Ashgate Publishing), pp. 89-108.

Peake, L., de Souza, K. 2010 “Feminist academic and activist praxis in service of the transnational” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Bouchard, D., Chatterjee, P., Desai, J., de Souza, K., Detournay, D., Nagar, R., Peake, L., Silvey, R., Lock Swarr, S., and Wilcox, N. 2010 “Continuing Conversations” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Peake, L. 2009 “Gender, Race and Sexuality” in Smith, S., Pain, R., Marston, S., and Jones III, J. P. (eds.) The Handbook of Social Geography (London: Sage), pp.129-95.

Radford, J. 2000 Academy and Asylum: Power Knowledge and Mental Disability. In R. H. Brown and J. D. Schubert (eds) Knowledge and Power in Higher Education. New York : Teachers College Press of Columbia University .

Laws, G. and Radford, J. 1998. Place, Identity and Disability: Narratives of Intellecually Disabled people in Toronto . In R.Kearns and W. Gesler (eds) Putting Health into Place: Landscape, Identity and Well-Being . Syracuse University Press.

Scott, J.S. (2007). Postcolonial Cultures and the Jewish Imaginary,? in Axel Stähler, ed. Anglophone Jewish Literature. London: Routledge, 51-64.

Scott, J. 2002 ‘Religion, literature and Canadian cultural identities’ Literature and Theology 16 (2), 1-14

Wekerle, G. R. 2004. Framing Claims for Urban Citizenship in L. Staeheli, M. Kofman, and L. Peake (eds). Mapping Gender, Making Politics: Feminist Perspectives on Political Geography.London: Routledge

Wekerle, G. R. 2004 Food Justice Movements: Policy, Planning and Networks Journal of Planning Education and Research, 23,4, 378-386

Wood, P.K 2008 The impossibility of global citizenship Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice 17, 22-37

Wood, P.K 2008 The impossibility of global citizenship in Citizenship Education in the Era of Globalization: Canadian Perspectives ed M. OSullivan and K. Pashby (Rotterdam and Taipei: Sense Publications) 27-40

Wood, P.K 2002 Nationalism from the Margins: Italians in Alberta and British Columbia ( Montreal and Kingston : McGill-Queens University Press)

Wood, P.K 2002 ‘Borders and Identities among Italian immigrants in the Pacific Northwest, 1880-1938' in Parallel Destinies: Canadians, Americans and the Western Border ed J. Findlay and K. Coates ( Seattle : University of Washington Press ) 104-122

 

Development Studies

Faculty:

R. Das, L. Drummond, R. Keil, P. Kelly, J. Mensah, L. Peake, R. Roth, P.Vandergeest, P. Wilkinson

Description:

The study of post-colonial, global south societies opens a wide range of possibilities for geographical research. At York, research has focused on urbanization, the political economy of industrialization and labour market change, the administration and impacts of overseas development projects, the political-ecological dimensions of conservation conflict and resource management, feminist approaches to development and political empowerment, agrarian transformations, the global agriculture and alternative agriculture. The Graduate Program has particular expertise in Southeast Asia (Drummond, Kelly, Roth, Vandergeest), South Asia (Das), Africa (Lunstrum and Mensah), and Latin America and the Caribbean (Peake and Wilkinson). Research has also examined development in Turkey and the Canadian periphery.

Related Centres and Programmes at York:

Representative Publications:

Das, R. J. 2004. Social capital and poverty of wage labourers: problems with the social capital theory, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 29:1

Das, R. J. 2002. The Green Revolution and Poverty: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Relation Between Technology and Society, Geoforum, 33:1, 55-72.

Das, R. J. 2001. Class, Capitalism and Agrarian Transition: A Review and Critique of Some Recent Arguments (A Review Article), Journal of Peasant Studies, 29:1, 155-174.

Drummond, L . and *Lien, N.T. 2008 Young peoples concepts and uses of public space in Hanoi, Vietnam in Civic Space in Asia ed A. Daniere and M. Douglass (London: Routledge) 175-196

Drummond, L . and M. Thomas (eds) 2003 Consuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam .  London : Routledge

Keil, R. 2005. (with Anne-Marie Debbané) Scaling Discourse Analysis: Experiences from Hermanus, South Africa and Walvis Bay, Namibia, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning.7,3, September, pp.257-276.

Keil, R. (with A.-M. Debbané) 2004 “Multiple Disconnections: Environmental justice, urban sustainability and water,” Space and Polity, Volume 8, 2, pp. 209-225.

Kelly, P. F. (2003) Urbanization and the politics of land in the Manila region. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 590: 170-187.

Coe, N., Kelly, P.F., and Olds, K. (2003) Globalization, Transnationalism and the Asia-Pacific. In Peck, J. and Yeung, H. (eds) Remaking the Global Economy: Economic-Geographical Perspectives. London: Sage.

Kelly, P.F. (2003) Civil Society in Industrializing Localities: Batam, Indonesia and Penang, Malaysia. In A.Heryanto and S.Mandal (eds.) Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia; comparing Indonesia and Malaysia. London: RoutledgeCurzon.

Mensah, J. ed 2008 Neoliberalism and Globalization in Africa: Contestations on the Embattled Continent (New York: Palgrave Macmillan)

Mensah, J. 2008 Introduction: Neoliberalism and globalization in Africa in Neoliberalism and Globalization in Africa: Contestations on the Embattled Continent ed J. Mensah  (New York: Palgrave Macmillan) 1-14

Mensah, J. 2008 Africa and the political economy of time-space compression and space of flows: unfashionable observations in Neoliberalism and Globalization in Africa: Contestations on the Embattled Continent ed J. Mensah  (New York: Palgrave Macmillan) 113-134

Mensah, J. and *OPPONG-KORANTENG, R. 2008 Neoliberalism, globalization and Africa: recurrent themes and a way forward in Neoliberalism and Globalization in Africa: Contestations on the Embattled Continent ed J. Mensah  (New York: Palgrave Macmillan) 267-270

Prempeh, E.O.K.,Mensah, J. , and Adjibolosoo, S (eds) (forthcoming)Globalization and the Human Factor: Critical Insights (Aldershot: Ashgate).

Peake, L., Rieker, M. (eds) 2013 Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban London: Routledge.

Staeheli, L., Kofman, E., and L. Peake (eds) 2004 Mapping Gender, Making Politics: feminist perspectives in political geography. (London: Routledge)

*Peake, L., Sheppard, E. 2014 “Radical / Critical Geography in the USA and Anglo-Canada” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13 (2): 305-327.

*Bunnell, T., Yeah, S., Peake, L., Skelton, T., Smith, M. 2012 “Geographies of friendship” Progress in Human Geography 36 (4): 490 – 507.

*Peake, L. 2011 “In, out and unspeakably about; taking social geography beyond an Anglo-American positionality” Social and Cultural Geography 12 (7): 757-773.

*Mullings, B., Warner, M., Peake, L., 2010 “Fear and Loathing in Haiti: Race and the Politics of Humanitarian Dispossession”. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9 (3): 282 – 300.

Peake, L. 2010 “In rememberance of J.K. Gibson-Graham ” Gender, Place and Culture 17 (4): 417-418.

Peake, L. 2010 “Feminist and quantitative? Measuring the extent of domestic violence in Georgetown, Guyana.” Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 66, pp. 133-148

Peake, L. (2009a) “Social and Cultural Geography: Whiteness”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier). pp.247-253.

Peake, L. (2009b) “Urban Geography: Gender in the City”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.320-327.

Peake, L. 2013 “Heteronormativity”  in Sharpe, J., Kuus, M., and Dodds, K. (eds) Companion to Critical Geopolitics. (Ashgate Publishing), pp. 89-108.

Peake, L., de Souza, K. 2010 “Feminist academic and activist praxis in service of the transnational” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Bouchard, D., Chatterjee, P., Desai, J., de Souza, K., Detournay, D., Nagar, R., Peake, L., Silvey, R., Lock Swarr, S., and Wilcox, N. 2010 “Continuing Conversations” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Peake, L. 2009 “Gender, Race and Sexuality” in Smith, S., Pain, R., Marston, S., and Jones III, J. P. (eds.) The Handbook of Social Geography (London: Sage), pp.129-95.

Sustainability , (Toronto : Black Rose Books), pp. 147-154.

Roth R. (2008) Fixed in the Forest: The spatiality of conservation conflict in Thailand. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 98(2) Pp 373-391.

Roth R. (2007). Two-dimensional maps in multi-dimensional worlds: A case of community-based mapping in Northern Thailand. Geoforum. 38(1) Pp 49-59

Roth, R. 2004. On the Colonial Margins and In the Global Hotspot: Forest Conflict in Highland Thailand. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 45(1):13-32.

Roth, R. Spatial organization of environmental knowledge: conservation conflicts in the inhabited forest of northern Thailand. Ecology and Society 9(3): 5. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss3/art5 20 pages. 2004

Roth, R. 2001. A Self-Reflective Exploration Into Development Research. In Moss, P (ed) Placing Autobiography In Geography (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press) 121-137.

Peter Vandergeest and Chusak Withayapak (editors).  2009   (forthcoming).  The Politics of Decentralization in Southeast Asia.  Chiangmai, Thailand:  Mekong Press.

Peter Vandergeest. 2008 New concepts, new natures?: Revisiting commodities production in Southern Thailand in Taking Southeast Asia to Market: Commodities, People, and Nature in a Neoliberal Age ed J. Nevins and N. Peluso (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press) 206-224

Melissa Marschke, David Szablowski, and Peter Vandergeest. 2008.  “Engaging Indigeneity in Development Policy.”  Development Policy Review 26(4) 483-500.

Peter Vandergeest. 2007.  “Certification and Communities: Alternatives for Regulating the Environmental and Social Impacts of Shrimp Farming.”  World Development 35 (7): 1152-1171

Peter Vandergeest, Pablo Idahosa and Pablo Bose (editors). 2006. Development’s Displacements:  Economies, Ecologies, and Cultures at Risk.  University of British Columbia Press.

Peter Vandergeest.  2006.  “CBNRM Communities in Action.”  Pages 321-346 in Stephen R. Tyler (ed.), Communities, Livelihoods, and Natural Resources: Action Research and Policy Change inAsia.U.K.: Intermediate Technologies Development Group Publishing/International Development Research Centre.

Vandergeest, P. 2003 Racialization and citizenship in Thai forest politics. Society and Natural Resources, 16 (1): 19-37.

Peluso N.L., Vandergeest, P . 2001 Genealogies of the political forest and customary rights in Indonesia, Malaysia , and Thailand . Journal of Asian Studies 60 (3): 761-812.

Wilkinson, P. 1997  Tourism Policy and Planning:  Case Studies from the Commonwealth Caribbean .  Elmsford , NY :  Cognizant Communications Corporation.

Wilkinson, P. 1997  "Jamaican tourism:  from dependency theory to a world-economy perspective."  In D. G. Lockhart and D. Drakakis-Smith (eds.), Island Tourism .  London :  Mansell, 181-204.

Feminist Geographies

Faculty:

A. Bain, R. Basu, L. Drummond, J. Hyndman, L. Peake, V. Preston, G. Wekerle, P. Wood

Description:

Although it is one of the newest perspectives in geography, feminist geography has led to fundamental changes in geographers research topics and methods. Faculty in this group study feminist and gender-related topics, both historical and contemporary. Through studies of development, immigration and nationalism, and work, the connections among gender, race, ethnicity, and class are explored in both material and rhetorical forms. Research concentrates on the ways that place and space shape gender inequality and identities and how inequality and gender identities transform places. Gender identities and women’s experiences in the city are also a strong interest.

Related Centres and Programmes at York:

Representative Publications:

Bain, A.L. (2009) Masculinism. In Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 1. Oxford: Elsevier, 486-491.

Bain, A, with Nash, C.J. Undressing the researcher: feminism, embodiment and sexuality at a queer bathhouse event. Area, 38(1):  99-106. 2006.

Bain, A. with Nash, C.J. (2007) Pussies declawed: unpacking the politics of a queer women’s bathhouse raid. In Kath Browne, Jason Lim, and Gavin Brown (eds) Geographies of Sexualities: Theory, Practice, and Politics. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 159-168.

Basu, R. 2002. Active and Dormant Spaces: A look at the Geographical Response to School Based Care Journal for Planning Education and Research 21: 275-285.

Drummond, Lisa B W (2007) The Southeast Asian City Revisited.  Asia-Pacific Viewpoints 48(2): 253-254.

Drummond, Lisa B W (2007) Viewpoints. Hanoi 5000 Hoan Kiem Lakes: Using Art to Involve Young People in Urban Futures.  Children’s Geographies 5(4): 479-488.

Drummond, Lisa B W (2007) Fast-forward Hanoi: Public space in the utopian city.  In Nguyen Xuan Long (ed) Hanoi 5000 Ho Guom / Hanoi 5000 Hoan Kiem Lakes.  Catalogue to the art exhibitionHanoi 5000 Ho Guom / Hanoi 5000 Hoan Kiem Lakes.  Hanoi: Nha Xuat Ban, pp x-x.

Drummond, Lisa B W (2006) Gender in Post-Doi Moi Vietnam: Women, desire, and change. Gender, Place and Culture 13 (3): 247-250.  June 2006.

Drummond. Lisa B W. Gender, Place and Culture 13(3), June 2006.  Edited section of five papers on women in contemporary Vietnam.

Drummond. Lisa B W. and Linda Peake (2005) Introduction to the Special Forum “Author Meets Critics: Engin Isin’s Being Political”, Political Geography 24(3): 341-343.

Drummond. Lisa B W. Political Geography 24(3), March 2005.  Co-edited Special Forum on Engin Isin’s Being Political, with Linda Peake.

Drummond, Lisa B W (2004)  “The ‘Modern’ Vietnamese Woman: Socialization and Fashion Magazines”.  In Lisa B W Drummond and Helle Rydstrom (eds) Gender Practices in ContemporaryVietnam.  Singapore: Singapore University Press.

Drummond, Lisa B W and Helle Rydstrom (eds) (2004)  Gender Practices in ContemporaryVietnam.  Singapore: Singapore University Press.

Rydstrom, Helle and Lisa Drummond (2004). “Introduction”.  In Lisa B W Drummond and Helle Rydstrom (eds) Gender Practices in Contemporary Vietnam.  Singapore: Singapore University Press.

Thomas, Mandy and Lisa Drummond (2003)  “Introduction”.  In Lisa B W Drummond and Mandy Thomas (eds) Consuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam.  London: Routledge/Curzon.

Drummond, Lisa B W and Mandy Thomas (eds) (2003) Consuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam.  London: Routledge/Curzon.

Drummond, Lisa B W (2003)  Vietnamese Television Dramas and Images of Urban Life.  In Lisa B W Drummond and Mandy Thomas (eds) Consuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam.  London: RoutledgeCurzon.

Bunnell, Tim, Lisa B W Drummond, and Ho Kong Chong (eds) (2002) Critical Reflections on Cities in Southeast Asia.  Singapore: Brill, Times Academic Press.

Bunnell, Tim, Lisa B W Drummond, and Ho Kong Chong (2002) “Introduction”.  In Tim Bunnell, Lisa B W Drummond, and Ho Kong Chong (eds) Critical Reflections on Cities in Southeast Asia.  Singapore: Brill, Times Academic Press.

Drummond, Lisa (2002)  Do thi Hoa o Ngoai O Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh [Urbanization on the Outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City].  In Phan Huy Le (ed) Cac nha Viet Nam Hoc Nuoc ngoai Viet ve Viet Nam [Foreign Viet Nam Studies Scholars Write about Viet Nam].  Ha Noi: Nha Xuat Ban The Gioi, 487-501.

Drummond, Lisa (2002)  Do thi Hoa o Ngoai O Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh [Urbanization on the Outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City].  In Phan Huy Le (ed) Cac nha Viet Nam Hoc Nuoc ngoai Viet ve Viet Nam [Foreign Viet Nam Studies Scholars Write about Viet Nam].  Ha Noi: Nha Xuat Ban The Gioi, 487-501.

Peer Reviewed Drummond, Lisa B W (2000) Streetscapes: Practices of Public and Private Spaces in Vietnamese Cities.  Urban Studies 37(12): 2377-2391.  Submitted by invitation to a special issue on “Globalising Asian Cities”.

Peake, L., Rieker, M. (eds) 2013 Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban London: Routledge.

Staeheli, L., Kofman, E., and L. Peake (eds) 2004 Mapping Gender, Making Politics: feminist perspectives in political geography. (London: Routledge)

*Peake, L., Sheppard, E. 2014 “Radical / Critical Geography in the USA and Anglo-Canada” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13 (2): 305-327.

*Bunnell, T., Yeah, S., Peake, L., Skelton, T., Smith, M. 2012 “Geographies of friendship” Progress in Human Geography 36 (4): 490 – 507.

*Peake, L. 2011 “In, out and unspeakably about; taking social geography beyond an Anglo-American positionality” Social and Cultural Geography 12 (7): 757-773.

*Mullings, B., Warner, M., Peake, L., 2010 “Fear and Loathing in Haiti: Race and the Politics of Humanitarian Dispossession”. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9 (3): 282 – 300.

Peake, L. 2010 “In rememberance of J.K. Gibson-Graham ” Gender, Place and Culture 17 (4): 417-418.

Peake, L. 2010 “Feminist and quantitative? Measuring the extent of domestic violence in Georgetown, Guyana.” Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 66, pp. 133-148

Peake, L. (2009a) “Social and Cultural Geography: Whiteness”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier). pp.247-253.

Peake, L. (2009b) “Urban Geography: Gender in the City”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.320-327.

Peake, L. 2013 “Heteronormativity”  in Sharpe, J., Kuus, M., and Dodds, K. (eds) Companion to Critical Geopolitics. (Ashgate Publishing), pp. 89-108.

Peake, L., de Souza, K. 2010 “Feminist academic and activist praxis in service of the transnational” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Bouchard, D., Chatterjee, P., Desai, J., de Souza, K., Detournay, D., Nagar, R., Peake, L., Silvey, R., Lock Swarr, S., and Wilcox, N. 2010 “Continuing Conversations” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Peake, L. 2009 “Gender, Race and Sexuality” in Smith, S., Pain, R., Marston, S., and Jones III, J. P. (eds.) The Handbook of Social Geography (London: Sage), pp.129-95.

Peake, L. 2008 Editorial: moving on up Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 15(1), 1-5

Preston, V.A., with F. Klodawsky. 2006. ”Placing Gender/ Making Policy: An Introduction,”Geojournal, 65 (4): 243-247.

Preston, V.A., Rose, D., Norcliffe, G . and Holmes, J. 2000 Shifts and the Division of Labour in Childcare and Domestic Labour in Three Paper Mill Communities, Gender, Place and Culture, 7: 5-29.

Wekerle, G. R.  2009. Gender and the Neoliberal City: Urban Restructuring, Social Exclusion and Democratic Participation, in H. Hiller (ed) Urban Sociology in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Leslie Kern and G.R. Wekerle. 2008. Gendered Spaces of Redevelopment, Gendered Politics of City Building, in Judith DeSena (ed) Gender in an Urban World, Bingley UK: Emerald/JAI Press.

Wekerle, G. R. 2005. Women and the Neo-liberal City: Invisible Genders and the Politics of Place in W. Harcourt and A. Escobar (eds) Women and the Politics of Place. Kumarian Press

Wekerle, G. R.2005. Gender and the Global City: Urban Restructuring, Social Exclusion and Claims for Justice in H. Hiller (ed) Urban Sociology in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press

Wekerle, G. R. and B. Rutherford, 2004. The Mobility of Capital and the Immobility of Female Labor: Responses to Economic Restructuring in L. Servon and S. Fainstein (eds) Gender Planning and Policy. (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press) (reprint).

Wekerle, G. R.  2004. Framing Feminist Claims for Urban Citizenship, in L. Staeheli, M. Kofman and L. Peake (eds), Mapping Gender, Making Politics: Feminist Perspectives on Political Geography, NY: Routledge.

Political Ecology, Landscape, and Socio-Nature

Faculty:

W. Jenkins, R. Keil, E. Lunstrum, J. Radford, R. Roth, P Vandergeest, G. Wekerle.

Description:
Research of the faculty in this area ranges from the reading of human landscapes, and their representations in literature, media, and political discourse, to an examination of the cultural, social and ecological processes associated with changing regimes of environmental governance. Faculty conduct research in North America, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Specializations include conservation conflict, production of environmental knowledge, agro-food certification, urban environmental politics, social movements, gendered environments and the transnational mobilities of policy, people and disease as both driver and outcome of environmental transformation.

Representative Publications:

Jenkins, W. 2008. Historical Knowth and its Hinterland (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy), 320pp, co-authored with F.J. Byrne, G. Kenny and C. Swift.

Keil, R. 2007 (with D. Young) Re-regulating the Urban Water Regime in Neoliberal Toronto, In: Nik Heynen, James McCarthy, Scott Prudham, and Paul Robbins (eds.) Neoliberal Environments: False Promises and Unnatural Consequences. London and New York: Routledge, 139-150.

Keil, R. 2007  “Sustaining Modernity, Modernizing Nature: The Environmental Crisis and the Survival of Capitalism,” In Krueger, Rob and David Gibbs.  2007. The Sustainable Development Paradox: Urban political economy in the US and Europe.  New York, Guilford Press.

Keil, R. 2006 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau) “Metropolitics and Metabolics: Rolling out Environmentalism in Toronto,” In Nik Heynen, Maria Kaika and Erik Swyngedouw (eds.) In the Nature of Cities: Urban Political Ecology. London and New York: Routledge: 41-62.

Keil, R. 2005 (with Anne-Marie Debbané) Scaling Discourse Analysis: Experiences from Hermanus, South Africa and Walvis Bay, Namibia, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning.7,3, September, pp.257-276.

Keil, R. 2005 (with Douglas Young) Urinetown or Morainetown? Debates on the Re-regulation of the Urban  Water Regime in Toronto, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Volume 16, 2 (June) pp. 61-84.

Keil, R.  2004 (with G. Desfor) Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, Nature and Society Series)

Keil, R. 2004 (with A.-M. Debbané) “Multiple Disconnections: Environmental justice, urban sustainability and water,” Space and Polity, Volume 8, 2, pp. 209-225.

Lunstrum, E. Forthcoming. Green grabs, land grabs, and the spatiality of displacement: Eviction from Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park. Area.

Lunstrum, E. 2014. Green militarization: Anti-poaching efforts and the spatial contours of Kruger National ParkAnnals of the Association of American Geographers 104 (4): 816-832.

Bose, P. & E. Lunstrum.  2014. Introduction: Environmentally induced displacement and forced migration. Refuge 29 (2): 5-10.

Lunstrum, E. 2013. Articulated sovereignty: Extending Mozambican state power through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier ParkPolitical Geography, 36: 1-11.

Massé, F., and E. Lunstrum. 2013. Annotated bibliography on nature-society relations in and of international borders. Refugee Research Network, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Lunstrum, E. 2011. An uncomfortable fit? Transfrontier parks as mega-projects. Engineering earth: the impacts of mega-engineering projects, edited by S. Brunn. New York: Springer Press, 1223-1242.

Lunstrum, E. 2011. State rationality, development, and the making of sovereign territory: From colonial extraction to postcolonial conservation in Mozambique’s Massingir District. Cultivating the colonies: colonial states and their environmental legacies, edited by C.F. Ax, C. Brimnes, N.T. Jensen & K. Oslund. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 239-274.

Lunstrum, E. 2010. Reconstructing history, grounding claims to space: History, memory, and displacement in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier ParkSouth African Geographical Journal 92 (2): 129-143.

Lunstrum, E. 2008. Mozambique’s 1997 Land Law and the Limpopo National Park. The Geographical Review 98 (3): 339-355.

Radford, J.P. 1994 A Place of Tombs: the Charleston of William Gilmore Simms in P. Preston and P. Simpson-Housley (eds.) Writing the City: Eden Babylon and the New Jerusalem . London and New York : Routledge.

Roth R. (2008) Fixed in the Forest: The spatiality of conservation conflict in Thailand. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 98(2) Pp 373-391.

Roth R. (2007). Two-dimensional maps in multi-dimensional worlds: A case of community-based mapping in Northern Thailand.  Geoforum. 38(1) Pp 49-59

Rocheleau, D. and R. Roth  (2007) Rooted Networks, Relational Webs and Powers of Connection: Rethinking Human and Political Ecologies. Geoforum. 38(2) Pp 433-437

Peter Vandergeest and Chusak Withayapak (editors).  2009   (forthcoming).  The Politics of Decentralization in Southeast Asia.  Chiangmai, Thailand:  Mekong Press.

Steffanie Scott, Peter Vandergeest, and Mary Young.  2009. Certification Standards and the Governance of Green Foods in Southeast Asia.  Forthcoming in Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs (editors), Corporate Power and Global Agrifood Governance.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Peter Vandergeest. 2007. “Certification and Communities: Alternatives for Regulating the Environmental and Social Impacts of Shrimp Farming.”  World Development 35 (7): 1152-1171

Peter Vandergeest and Nancy Lee Peluso.  2006  “Empires of Forestry:  Professional Forestry and State Power in Southeast Asia, Part 2.  Environment and History 12:359-93).

Peter Vandergeest and Nancy Lee Peluso.  2006  “Empires of Forestry:  Professional Forestry and State Power in Southeast Asia, Part 1.”  Environment and History 12(1):31-64.

G.R. Wekerle, L. A. Sandberg and L. Gilbert. In press.  Regional Resistances in an Exurban Region: Intersections of the Politics of Place and the Politics of Scale” in Rianne Mahon and Roger Keil (eds) Leviathan Undone? A Political Economy of Scale, Vancouver: UBC Press.

G. R. Wekerle, L. A. Sandberg and L. Gilbert . In press. Taking a Stand in Exurbia: Environmental Movements to Preserve Nature and Resist Sprawl” in Laurie Adkin ,(ed) Environmental Conflicts and Democracy in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Liette Gilbert, L. Anders Sandberg and G. R. Wekerle.  In press. Building Bioregional Citizenship:

The Case of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Ontario, Canada”, Local Environment

Shannon Logan and G.R. Wekerle. 2008. Neoliberalizing Environmental Governance? Land Trusts, Private Conservation and Nature on the Oak Ridges Moraine? Geoforum, 39, 6, pp. 2097-2108.

L. Gilbert, L. A. Sandberg and G. R. Wekerle, 2008.Through the Bioregional Prism: Building Home and Conserving Nature in the Greater Toronto Regionin Alejandro Celie, Graciela Martinez-Zalce and Miriam Alfie eds. Norte America: Construccion de Espacios Regionales. Mexico City: Eon Ediciones, UAM-Azcapotzalco.

G. R. Wekerle,,  L. A. Sandberg, L. Gilbert and M. Binstock. 2007. Nature as the Cornerstone Of Growth: Regional and Ecosystems Planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Canadian Journal Of Urban Research, Canadian Planning and Policy issue, 16, 1, supplement, 20-38.

Globalization: Economic Restructuring and Cultural Politics

Faculty:
P. Kelly, L. Lo, G. Norcliffe, V. Preston, R. Roth

Description:
Globalization, viewed as a socially and politically constructed project, has been one of the most pervasive economic processes of the past quarter century. t is, however, just one expression of the universal process of economic restructuring that is continually producing new geographies of production and consumption. Current work at York examines the discourse of globalization (including opposition and protest movements), its expression in NICs (especially in Southeast Asia), and new forms of production (including lean production and mass customization) in Canada.

Focus on Research:

Lucia Lo – Geographies of production and consumption

Representative Publications:

Coe, N., Kelly, P.F., Yeung, H. (2007) Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell.

Kelly, P.F. (2007) Economic Globalization. In I. Douglas, R.Huggett, C.Perkins eds. Companion Encyclopedia of Geography. London: Routledge. pp.183-98.

Lo, L. 2008 DiverCity Toronto: Canadas premier gateway city in Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities ed M. Price and L. Benton-Short (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press) 97-127

Lo, L. 2008 Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Advances in Retailing and Services Science Conference (held at Zagreb, Croatia, July 2008) (Zagreb: European Institute of Retailing and Service Studies, CD-ROM publication)

Lo, L. and Shalaby, A. 2008 Immigration and Public Transit Research report prepared for The Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and submitted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (Toronto: University of Toronto)

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Ethnic financial sector: US and Canada compared. Migracijske i etnicke teme. (forthcoming)

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2007.  The new Chinese business sector in Toronto: A spatial and structural anatomy of medium- and large-sized firms. In E. Fong and C. Luk (ed.), Chinese Ethnic Businesses: Global and Local Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 64-85.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Global connectivity, local consumption, and Chinese immigrant experience. GeoJournal, 68: 183-194.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Immigrant grocery shopping behaviour: ethnic identity versus accessibility. Environment and Planning A, 39: 684-699.

Lo, L. 2006. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. In D. Kaplan and W. Li (eds.), The Landscapes of Ethnic Economy. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 83-96.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. with Wei, L. 2006. “Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case study of Shenzhen, China”, In S. Brunn (ed.) Wal-Mart’s World. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 315-330.

Boyang Gao, Weidong Liu and Glen Norcliffe (2012): “Hypermobility and the governance of global production networks: the case of the Canadian cycle industry and its links with China and Taiwan”. The Canadian Geographer, Vol. 56(4), 439-458.

Michael Andreae, Jinn-yuh Hsu and Glen Norcliffe (2013): “Performing the trade show: the case of the Taipei International Cycle Show”. Geoforum, Vol. 49(7), 193-201.

Maxime Lachance and Glen Norcliffe (2013) “’To Storm the Citadel’: Geographies of protest at the Summit of the Americas in Québec City, April 2001”. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 103(1), 180-194.

Norcliffe, G. (2009): “G-COT: The geographical construction of technology”.  Science, Technology and Human Values Vol.34 (4) , 449-475.

Norcliffe, G. (2006):  "Popeism and Fordism: examining the roots of mass production",  in Huw Benyon and Theo Nichols (editors), The Fordism of Ford and Modern Management (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar ) pp.65 - 78.

Norcliffe, G . 2001. Canada in a global economy Canadian Geographer , 45, 14-30.

Roth, R. (2004) On the Colonial Margins and In the Global Hotspot: Forest Conflict in Highland Thailand. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 45 (1):13-32.

Immigrant Communities, Migration and Transnationalism

Faculty:
R. Basu, R Keil, P. Kelly, W.Jenkins, L. Lo, E. Lunstrum, J. Mensah, V. Preston, P. Wood

Description:
Toronto is one of the world's most multicultural cities. More than forty percent of Toronto's population was born outside of Canada. One-in-ten residents are recent immigrants. Therefore, it is not surprising that many York geography faculty and graduate students are engaged in studies of immigrant communities and transnationalism of both a contemporary and historical nature. Recent research has focused on the construction of ethnic identities, the settlement patterns and housing trajectories of individual immigrant groups, the development of ethnic economies, immigrant labour market integration and the transnational linkages between Toronto and other parts of the world.

Focus on Research:
Lucia Lo - Chinese settlement experience; Culture, identity and consumption; Ethnic economy and immigrant entrepreneurship; Settlement services

Related Centres and Programmes at York:

CERIS (The Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement - Toronto)
CRS (The Centre for Refugee Studies)
CERLAC (Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean)
YCAR (York Centre for Asian Research)

Representative Publications:

Jenkins, W. 2008. Ulster Transplanted: Irish Protestants, Everyday Life and Constructions of Identity in Late Victorian Toronto in Mervyn Busteed, Jonathan Tonge and Frank Neal (eds.) Irish Protestant Identities (Manchester: Manchester University Press), 200-220.

Jenkins, W. 2009. In Search of the Lace Curtain: Residential Mobility, Class Transformation and Everyday Practice among Buffalo’s Irish 1880-1910, Journal of Urban History, in press

Jenkins, W. 2009. Historical geographies of migration in R. M. Kitchin and N. J. Thrift, Encyclopedia of Human Geography, (Oxford: Elsevier), in press

Jenkins, W. 2009. Mobility and place in the study of the North American Irish, Journal of American Ethnic History, forthcoming

Jenkins, W. 2005. Deconstructing Diasporas: Networks and Identities among the Irish in Buffalo and Toronto 1870-1910, Immigrants and Minorities, 23, 359-398. Reprinted in Enda Delaney and Donald M. MacRaild (eds.), Irish Migration, Networks and Ethnic Identities Since 1750 (London and New York: Routledge, 2007), 210-249.

Keil, R. 2006 (with S. Harris Ali) Multiculturalism, Racism and Infectious Disease in the Global City: The Experience of the 2003 SARS Outbreak in Toronto, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Number 16 (Fall): 23-49.

Keil, R. 2005 “Scale, Raum, Stadt: Differenz und Alltagsleben in Toronto”, DISP, 161: 60-70.

Kelly, P. F. (2008) Logics of dislocation in Key Texts in Human Geography ed P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine (London: Sage) 197-206

Kelly, P. F. and D'Addario, S. (2008) Filipinos are very strongly into medical stuff: labour market segmentation in Toronto, Canada in The International Migration of Health Workers ed J. Connell (London: Routledge) 77-98

Kelly, P. F. (2007) Filipino Migration, Transnationalism and Class Identity. Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Working Paper Series No.90.

Kelly, P.F. (2007) Pathways to Politics: Integration and Activism among Filipinos in Canada. In L.Goldring and S.Krishnamurti (eds.) Organizing the Transnational: The Experience of Asian, Caribbean and Latin American Migrants in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press. pp215-31

Kelly, P.F. and Olds, K. (2007) Researching Transnational Networks in Economic Geography. In T.Barnes, J.Peck, E.Sheppard and A. Tickell (eds) Politics and Practices in Economic Geography. London: Sage. pp255-66

Kelly, P.F. and Lusis, T. (2006) Migration and the Transnational Habitus: Evidence from Canada and the Philippines. Environment and Planning A, 38 (5), 831-47.

Kelly, P.F. (2006) Filipinos in Canada: Economic Dimensions of Immigration and Settlement. CERIS Working Paper No.48. Toronto: Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.

Lo, L. 2008. DiverCity Toronto: Canada’s Premier Gateway City. In M. Price and L. Benton-Short (eds.), Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, pp. 97-127.

Wang, L., Rosenberg, M. and Lo, L. 2008 Ethnicity and utilization of family physicians - a case study of Mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto, Canada. Social Science and Medicine, 67(9):1341-1480.

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2007.  The new Chinese business sector in Toronto: A spatial and structural anatomy of medium- and large-sized firms. In E. Fong and C. Luk (ed.), Chinese Ethnic Businesses: Global and Local Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 64-85.

Lo, L., Wang, L., Wang, S. and Yuan, Y. 2007. Immigrant Settlement Services in the Toronto CMA: A GIS-Assisted Analysis of Demand and Supply. Working Paper Series No. 59. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 64 pages single-spaced with an electronic appendix of 197 maps.

Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Global connectivity, local consumption, and Chinese immigrant experience. GeoJournal, 68: 183-194.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Immigrant grocery shopping behaviour: ethnic identity versus accessibility. Environment and Planning A, 39: 684-699.

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2007. What does it take to achieve full integration? Economic (Under)Performance of Chinese Immigrants in Canada. In V. Agnew (ed.), Interrogating Race and Racism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp.168-201.

Lo, L. 2006. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. In D. Kaplan and W. Li (eds.), The Landscapes of Ethnic Economy. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 83-96.

Lo, L. 2006. Suburban housing and indoor shopping: the production of the contemporary Chinese landscape in Toronto  In W. Li (ed.), Suburban Asian Immigrant Communities: from Urban Enclaves to Ethnoburbs. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.134-154.

Lo, L. and Zhuang, Z. C.2005. Immigrants, communities and urban planning. Urban Planning Overseas, 2: 11-17, in Chinese. [English version in B.M. Massam and S.S. Han (eds.), Urban Planning Overseas 2005: Special Issues on Urban Planning in Toronto, pp. 16-29, Toronto: Urban Studies Program, York University].

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2005. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: their changing composition and economic performance. International Migration, 43(3): 35-71.

Lo, L. 2004. Immigration and the Canadian Chinese communities. Canada-China Relations: An Evaluation, Conference Proceedings. Toronto: Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 65-79.

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2004. A political economy approach to understanding the economic incorporation of Chinese sub-ethnic groups, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 5: 107-140.

Lunstrum, E. Forthcoming. Green grabs, land grabs, and the spatiality of displacement: Eviction from Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park. Area.  [on environmental displacement/migration]

Bose, P. & E. Lunstrum.  2014. Introduction: Environmentally induced displacement and forced migration. Refuge 29 (2): 5-10. [on environmental displacement/migration]

Lunstrum, E. 2013. Articulated sovereignty: Extending Mozambican state power through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier ParkPolitical Geography, 36: 1-11. [on environmental displacement/migration]

Massé, F., and E. Lunstrum. 2013. Annotated bibliography on nature-society relations in and of international borders. Refugee Research Network, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University. [on environmental displacement/migration]

Lunstrum, E. 2011. An uncomfortable fit? Transfrontier parks as mega-projects. Engineering earth: the impacts of mega-engineering projects, edited by S. Brunn. New York: Springer Press, 1223-1242. [on environmental displacement/migration]

Lunstrum, E. 2011. State rationality, development, and the making of sovereign territory: From colonial extraction to postcolonial conservation in Mozambique’s Massingir District. Cultivating the colonies: colonial states and their environmental legacies, edited by C.F. Ax, C. Brimnes, N.T. Jensen & K. Oslund. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 239-274. [on environmental displacement/migration]

Lunstrum, E. 2010. Reconstructing history, grounding claims to space: History, memory, and displacement in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier ParkSouth African Geographical Journal 92 (2): 129-143. [on environmental displacement/migration]

Lunstrum, E. 2008. Mozambique’s 1997 Land Law and the Limpopo National Park. The Geographical Review 98 (3): 339-355. [on environmental displacement/migration]

Mensah, J. 2008 The African immigrant church and the settlement and integration of Africans in Canada: preliminary observations Direction: Research and Policy on Eliminating Racism 4(2), 83-88

Mensah, J. 2008 Religious transnationalism among Ghanaian immigrants in Toronto: a binary logistic regression analysis The Canadian Geographer 52(3), 309-330

Mensah, J. 2002. Black Canadians: History, Experience, Social Conditions (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing)

Murdie, R.A., 2008 Diversity and Concentration in Canadian Immigration: trends in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, 1971-2006 (Toronto: Cities Centre, University of Toronto, Research Bulletin 42)

Murdie, R.A., 2008 Pathways to Housing: the experiences of sponsored refugees and refugee claimants in accessing permanent housing in Toronto Journal of International Migration and Integration 9(1), 81-101

Preston , V ., L. Lo , and S. Wang 2003. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto : Stories of triumph and disappointment. In P. Anisef and M. Lanphier (eds.), World In A City. University of Toronto Press.

Preston , V . 2002 ‘A community enriched, moving to Mississauga ’ in Mississauga: The First Ten Thousand Years ed A. von Gernet and F. Dieterman ( Mississauga : The Mississauga Heritage Foundation) 209-226

Preston , V . and Wong, M. 2002 ‘Immigration and Canadian cities: building inclusion’ in Urban Affairs, Back on the Policy Agenda ed C. Andrew, K.A. Graham and D. Phillips ( Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen’s University Press) 23-44

Wood, P . 2002 Nationalism from the Margins: Italians in Alberta and British Columbia ( Montreal and Kingston : McGill-Queens University Press)

Wood, P . 2002 ‘Borders and Identities among Italian immigrants in the Pacific Northwest, 1880-1938' in Parallel Destinies: Canadians, Americans and the Western Border ed J. Findlay and K. Coates ( Seattle : University of Washington Press ) 104-122

Labour Geography and Labour Market Regulation

Faculty:

A Bain, P. Kelly, G. Norcliffe, L. Peake, V. Preston, S Tufts

Description:

Geographical understandings of work relate both to the place of work (particularly in the formation and regulation of labour markets), and the spatial relations of work which include the connection between home and work, migration, and the creation and loss of jobs in particular settings. The relation between home and work and the related spatial mismatch hypothesis is an issue of particular importance, especially for women, shiftworkers, and single parents. The emergence of new forms of work, both in Canada and in developing countries has produced supply chains and networks of production, especially in technology-intensive industries. In Canada, new understandings of the role of unions and labour in local development are emerging in which labour may play a proactive role in tourism development and community projects. Finally, transnational linkages are creating new understanding of how labour markets are regulated and experienced.

Related Centres and Programmes at York:

Representative Publications:

Bain, A.L. (2005) Constructing an artistic identity. Work, Employment, and Society, 19(1): 25-46.

Bain, A.L. (2004) In/visible geographies: absence, emergence, presence, and the fine art of identity construction. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 95(4): 419-426.

Kelly, P. F. (2008) Logics of dislocation in Key Texts in Human Geography ed P. Hubbard, R. Kitchin and G. Valentine (London: Sage) 197-206

Kelly, P. F. and D'Addario, S. (2008) Filipinos are very strongly into medical stuff: labour market segmentation in Toronto, Canada in The International Migration of Health Workers ed J. Connell (London: Routledge) 77-98

Norcliffe, G. B. (2005): Global Game, Local Arena: Restructuring in Corner Brook, Newfoundland(St. John’s: ISER Books) 247pp.

Eberts, Derrek and Norcliffe, G (2005) : “Employment and work in Toronto’s new economy” Urban Planning Overseas, Vol. 20 (2), pp.30-40.

Norcliffe, G and Olivero Rendace: “New geographies of comic book production in North America: the new artisan, distancing, and the periodic social economy”, Economic Geography, Vol. 79, pp. 241-263.

Norcliffe, Glen and Derrek Eberts. 1999. The new artisan and metropolitan space, in J-M Fontan, J-L Klein and D-G Tremblay Entre la Métropolitanisation et le Village Global (Sainte Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec) 215-232.

Peake, L., Rieker, M. (eds) 2013 Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban London: Routledge.

Staeheli, L., Kofman, E., and L. Peake (eds) 2004 Mapping Gender, Making Politics: feminist perspectives in political geography. (London: Routledge)

*Peake, L., Sheppard, E. 2014 “Radical / Critical Geography in the USA and Anglo-Canada” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13 (2): 305-327.

*Bunnell, T., Yeah, S., Peake, L., Skelton, T., Smith, M. 2012 “Geographies of friendship” Progress in Human Geography 36 (4): 490 – 507.

*Peake, L. 2011 “In, out and unspeakably about; taking social geography beyond an Anglo-American positionality” Social and Cultural Geography 12 (7): 757-773.

*Mullings, B., Warner, M., Peake, L., 2010 “Fear and Loathing in Haiti: Race and the Politics of Humanitarian Dispossession”. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9 (3): 282 – 300.

Peake, L. 2010 “In rememberance of J.K. Gibson-Graham ” Gender, Place and Culture 17 (4): 417-418.

Peake, L. 2010 “Feminist and quantitative? Measuring the extent of domestic violence in Georgetown, Guyana.” Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 66, pp. 133-148

Peake, L. (2009a) “Social and Cultural Geography: Whiteness”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier). pp.247-253.

Peake, L. (2009b) “Urban Geography: Gender in the City”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.320-327.

Peake, L. 2013 “Heteronormativity”  in Sharpe, J., Kuus, M., and Dodds, K. (eds) Companion to Critical Geopolitics. (Ashgate Publishing), pp. 89-108.

Peake, L., de Souza, K. 2010 “Feminist academic and activist praxis in service of the transnational” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Bouchard, D., Chatterjee, P., Desai, J., de Souza, K., Detournay, D., Nagar, R., Peake, L., Silvey, R., Lock Swarr, S., and Wilcox, N. 2010 “Continuing Conversations” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Peake, L. 2009 “Gender, Race and Sexuality” in Smith, S., Pain, R., Marston, S., and Jones III, J. P. (eds.) The Handbook of Social Geography (London: Sage), pp.129-95.

Preston , V., Rose, D., Norcliffe, G. B. and Holmes, J. 2000 Shift work, childcare and domestic work: divisions of labour in Canadian paper mill communities Gender, Place and Culture , vol. 7, 5-29.

Tufts, S. 2008 Labour and (post) industrial policy in Toronto Relay: A Socialist Project Review 23, 30-33

Tufts, S. 2007 Emerging labour strategies in Toronto’s Hotel Sector: Toward a Spatial Circuit of Union Renewal. Environment and Planning A, 39:10, 2383-2404

Tufts, S. 2007 World Cities and Union Renewal. Geography Compass, 1:3, 673-694

Tufts, S. 2006 “We Make it Work”: The Cultural Transformation of Hotel Workers in the City. Antipode 38:2, 350-373.

Urban Spaces and Social Issues

Faculty:

A Bain, R. Basu, J. Caulfield, L. Drummond, R. Keil, J. Mensah, L. Lo, G. Norcliffe, L. Peake, V. Preston, J. Radford, G. Wekerle, D Young

Description:

With rapid social, political and economic change in cities world-wide, questions of governance and of the public good are at the centre of much geographical research about cities. At York, faculty and students have investigated urban politics and their impact on built form; the representation of immigrants, women and other minorities in urban politics and planning; housing and land use issues; and the provision of social and medical services. Planning processes are placed within the contexts of the political economy of city-building, the transition to postindustrial urbanism and concurrent corporatization of urban space, and the collision of modernism and antimodernism in the making of urban forms.

Focus on Research:

Lucia Lo – Retailing and consumption spaces; Service planning

Related Centres and Programmes at York:

Representative Publications:

Bain, A.L. (2010) Re-imaging, re-elevating, re-placing the urban. In Trudi Bunting, Pierre Filion, and Ryan Walker (eds) Canadian Cities in Transition: New Directions in the 21st Century. Fourth Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 262-275.

Bain, A.L. (2009) Creativ* suburbs: cultural ‘popcorn’ pioneering in Etobicoke. In Tim Edensor, Deborah Leslie, Steve Millington, and Norma Rantisi (eds) Spaces of Vernacular Creativity: Rethinking the Cultural Economy. London & New York: Routledge, 63-74.

Bain, A.L. (2007) Claiming space: fatherhood and artistic practice. Gender, Place and Culture 14(3): 249-265.

Bain, A.L. and Nash, C.J. (2007) The Toronto Women’s Bathhouse raid: querying queer identities in the courtroom. Antipode, 39(1): 17-34.

Nash, C.J. and Bain, A.L. (2007) ‘Reclaiming raunch’?: spatializing queer identities at a Toronto women’s bathhouse event. Social and Cultural Geography, 8(1): 47-62.

Bain, A.L. (2007) Claiming space: fatherhood and artistic practice. Gender, Place and Culture 14(3): 249-265.

Bain, A.L. (2006) Resisting the creation of forgotten places: artistic production in Toronto neighbourhoods. The Canadian Geographer, 50(4): 417-431.

Basu, R. 2004. A Flyvbjergian perspective of Public Elementary School Closures in Toronto: A Question of ‘Rationality’ or ‘Power’? Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 22: 423-251.

Basu, R. 2004. The Rationalization of Neoliberalism in Ontario’s Public Education System, 1995-2000 Geoforum (in press)

Massam, B., Basu, R. (2003) Quality of Life: the essence of the geography of health Akhtar,R. (ed.)Medical Geography: global perspectives, New Delhi: APH Corporation

Basu, R . 2002 ‘Active and dormant spaces: a look at the geographical response to school based care’ Journal for Planning Education and Research 21, 275-285

Caulfield, J . 2008 Anthony W. Lee and Richard Meyer, Weegee and Naked City Visual Studies23(2), 179-191

Drummond, L . and *Lien, N.T. 2008 Young peoples concepts and uses of public space in Hanoi, Vietnam in Civic Space in Asia ed A. Daniere and M. Douglass (London: Routledge) 175-196

Drummond, L. and M. Thomas (eds) (2003) Consuming Urban Culture in Contemporary Vietnam.  London : Routledge

Bunnell, T., Drummond, L., and Ho, K.C. eds 2002 Critical Reflections on Southeast Asian Cities.Singapore : Times Academic Press.

Keil, R. In Press  (with Julie-Anne Boudreau and Douglas Young) Changing Toronto: Governing the In-Between the Global and the Local. Peterborough: Broadview Press.

Keil, R. 2008 (ed. with Harris Ali) Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in Global Cities. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Urban and Social Change Series

Keil, R. 2008 (with Douglas Young) Transportation: The Bottleneck of  Regional Competitiveness in Toronto, Environment and Planning C 26, 4 (August): 728-751.

Keil, R. 2007 (with J-A Boudreau, P. Hamel and B. Jouve) Construire les espaces politiques métropolitains. Etude comparative des strategies de Toronto et Montréal, In Jean-Pierre Collin and Mélanie Robertson (eds.) Gouverner les métropoles: Enjeux et portraits des experiences sur quatre continents. Quebec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 151-178.

Keil, R. 2007 (with J-A Boudreau, P. Hamel and B. Jouve) Constructing Metropolitan Political Spaces: Montreal and Toronto, In Jean-Pierre Collin and Mélanie Robertson (eds.) Governing Metropolises: Profiles of Issues and Experiments on Four Continents. Quebec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 141-164.

Keil, R. 2007 Stadt und Empire: Die amerikanische Stadt seit den ‘langen 90er Jahre’, In Uwe Altrock, Heike Hoffmann, Barbara Schönig (eds.) Hoffnungsträger Zivilgesellschaft? Governance, Nonprofits und Stadtentwicklung in den Metropolregionen der USA. Berlin: Reihe Planungsrundschau, 49-64.

Keil, R. 2007 (with S.Harris Ali) Governing the Sick City: Urban Governance in the Age of Emerging Infectious Disease. Antipode 39,5 (November): 846-873

Keil, R. 2007 (with Harris Ali) Contagious Cities, Geography Compass, 1,5: 1207-1226

Keil, R. 2007 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau, Pierre Hamel and Bernard Jouve) New State Spaces in Canada: Metropolitanization in Montreal and Toronto Compared, Urban Geography 28,1 (January), pp.30-53

Keil, R. 2006 (ed. with N.Brenner) The Global Cities Reader. London and New York: Routledge

Keil, R. 2006 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau, Pierre Hamel and Bernard Jouve) Comparing metropolitan governance: the cases of Montreal and Toronto Progress in Planning, 66,1: 7-59.

Keil, R. 2006 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau) Le discours sur la démocratie locale et la compétitivité métropolitaine: Le cas de Toronto, Politique et Sociétés, 25,1: 83-98.

Keil, R. 2006 (with S.Harris Ali, Claire Major, Estair Van Wagner) “Pandemics, place, and planning: Learning from SARS”, Plan Canada (Autumn) Volume 46, Number 3 Pages 34 - 36

Keil, R. 2006 (with Harris Ali) The Avian Flu: The Lessons Learned from the 2003 SARS Outbreak in Toronto, Area, 38,1

Keil, R. 2006 (with Harris Ali) “Global Cities and the Spread of Infectious Disease: The Case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Toronto, Canada”, Urban Studies, 43,3 (March)

Keil, R. 2005 (with J-A.Boudreau) “Arrested Metropolitanism: limits and contradictions of municipal governance reform in Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto,” In: Hubert Heinelt and Daniel Kübler (editors) Metropolitan governance in the 21st century: governing capacity, democracy and the dynamics of place. Milton Park: Routledge: 100-116.

Keil, R. 2005 (with Julie-Anne Boudreau) Is there regionalism after municipal amalgamation in Toronto?, City, Volume 9,1 (April), pp.9-22

Keil, R. 2004 (with G. Desfor) Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, Nature and Society Series)

Keil, R. 2004 “Toronto: Substitute City?” In: INURA (eds.) Contested Metropolis. Basel: Birkhaeuser.

Keil, R. 2004 (with S.Kipfer) “In lieu of a conclusion: Beyond the competitive city?”, In: INURA (eds.)Contested Metropolis. Basel: Birkhaeuser

Lo, L., Wang, L., Wang, S. and Yuan, Y. 2007. Immigrant Settlement Services in the Toronto CMA: A GIS-Assisted Analysis of Demand and Supply. Working Paper Series No. 59. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 64 pages single-spaced with an electronic appendix of 197 maps.

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Immigrant grocery shopping behaviour: ethnic identity versus accessibility. Environment and Planning A, 39: 684-699.

Lo, L. 2006. Suburban housing and indoor shopping: the production of the contemporary Chinese landscape in Toronto  In W. Li (ed.), Suburban Asian Immigrant Communities: from Urban Enclaves to Ethnoburbs. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.134-154.

Lim, A., Lo, L. 2005. Siemiatycki, M. and Doucet, M. Newcomer Services in the Greater Toronto Area: An exploration of the range and Funding Sources of Settlement Services. Working Paper No. 35. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 59 pages single-spaced.

Lo, L. and Zhuang, Z. C.2005. Immigrants, communities and urban planning. Urban Planning Overseas, 2: 11-17, in Chinese. [English version in B.M. Massam and S.S. Han (eds.), Urban Planning Overseas 2005: Special Issues on Urban Planning in Toronto, pp. 16-29, Toronto: Urban Studies Program, York University].

Norcliffe, G. 2015 [in press] Critical Geographies of Cycling: History, Political Economy and Culture. (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate) 272 pp.

Norcliffe, G. (2011) “Neoliberal mobility and its discontents: working tricycles in China’s cities”. City, Culture and Society, Vol. 2(4), 235-242.

Mackintosh, Philip and Norcliffe, G. (2007): “Men, women and the bicycle: gender and social geography of cycling in the late nineteenth century”, in D. Horton, P. Rosen and P Cox (eds) Cycling and Society (Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing) pp.153-177.

Norcliffe, G. (2007): “On the technical and social significance of the tricycle”, in Glen Norcliffe (editor) Cycle History17: Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Cycle History Conference(San Francisco: Van der Plas Publications) 59-68.

Mackintosh, Philip and Norcliffe, G (2006): “Flâneurie on bicycles: acquiescence to women in public in the 1890s,” Canadian Geographer, Vol. 50, pp.17-37.

Norcliffe, G. (2006):  “Associations, modernity and the insider-citizens of a Victorian highwheel bicycle club”.  Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 19, 121-150.

Norcliffe, G. (2001)The Ride to Modernity: The Bicycle in Canada 1869-1900 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) 288pp.

Norcliffe, G. (1998). The flâneur on wheels, in R. Van der Plas (ed) Cycle History: Proceedings of the Eighth International Cycle History Conference (San Francisco: Bicycle Books) 93-100.

Peake, L., Rieker, M. (eds) 2013 Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban London: Routledge.

Staeheli, L., Kofman, E., and L. Peake (eds) 2004 Mapping Gender, Making Politics: feminist perspectives in political geography. (London: Routledge)

*Peake, L., Sheppard, E. 2014 “Radical / Critical Geography in the USA and Anglo-Canada” ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13 (2): 305-327.

*Bunnell, T., Yeah, S., Peake, L., Skelton, T., Smith, M. 2012 “Geographies of friendship” Progress in Human Geography 36 (4): 490 – 507.

*Peake, L. 2011 “In, out and unspeakably about; taking social geography beyond an Anglo-American positionality” Social and Cultural Geography 12 (7): 757-773.

*Mullings, B., Warner, M., Peake, L., 2010 “Fear and Loathing in Haiti: Race and the Politics of Humanitarian Dispossession”. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 9 (3): 282 – 300.

Peake, L. 2010 “In rememberance of J.K. Gibson-Graham ” Gender, Place and Culture 17 (4): 417-418.

Peake, L. 2010 “Feminist and quantitative? Measuring the extent of domestic violence in Georgetown, Guyana.” Treballs de la Societat Catalana de Geografia 66, pp. 133-148

Peake, L. (2009a) “Social and Cultural Geography: Whiteness”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier). pp.247-253.

Peake, L. (2009b) “Urban Geography: Gender in the City”. In Kitchin, R., and Thrift, N. (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (London; Elsevier), pp.320-327.

Peake, L. 2013 “Heteronormativity”  in Sharpe, J., Kuus, M., and Dodds, K. (eds) Companion to Critical Geopolitics. (Ashgate Publishing), pp. 89-108.

Peake, L., de Souza, K. 2010 “Feminist academic and activist praxis in service of the transnational” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Bouchard, D., Chatterjee, P., Desai, J., de Souza, K., Detournay, D., Nagar, R., Peake, L., Silvey, R., Lock Swarr, S., and Wilcox, N. 2010 “Continuing Conversations” in Nagar, R., Swarr, A. (eds.)  Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis  (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp.206- 218.

Peake, L. 2009 “Gender, Race and Sexuality” in Smith, S., Pain, R., Marston, S., and Jones III, J. P. (eds.) The Handbook of Social Geography (London: Sage), pp.129-95.

Preston, V . and Lo, L. 2000 Asian theme malls in suburban Toronto: Landuse conflict in Richmond Hill The Canadian Geographer , vol. 44, pp. 86-94.

Park, D.C. and Radford, J.P . 1999 Rhetoric and Place in the 'Mental Deficiency' Asylum. In R. Butler and H. Parr (eds.) Mind and Body Spaces ( London and New York : Routledge).

G. R. Wekerle and T. V. Abbruzzese. 2009. Producing Regionalism: Regional Movements, Ecosystems and Equity in a Fast and Slow Growth Region, Geojournal

G.R. Wekerle 2008. The Chill Factor: Land Use Conflicts and Resistance to Growth in the TorontoRegion” Plan Canada, 48.3, September-October, 14-17.

G.R. Wekerle. 2008 . Planning for Safety in Cities, in Jill Grant (ed) Reader on Canadian Planning: Linking  Practice with Theory. Toronto: Thomson/Nelson, pp. 220-221.

G. Desfor, R. Keil, S.Kipfer and G. R. Wekerle. 2006.  From Surf to Turf:  No Limits to Growth in Toronto?”Studies in Political Economy, 77, 131-55.

L. Gilbert, G.R. Wekerle and L. A. Sandberg. 2005. Local Responses to Development Pressures: Conflictual Politics of Sprawl and Environmental Conservation” Cahiers de Geographie du Quebec, 49,138, 377-92

G.R. Wekerle and P. S. B. Jackson R  2005. Urbanizing the Security Agenda: Anti-Terrorism, Urban Sprawl and Social Movements, City, 9, 1, 34-49.

Desfor, G., Keil, R., Kipfer, S. and Wekerle, G. R. 2005 Growing Out of Bounds: Planning the Future of the Competitive City in TorontoStudies in Political Economy

Desfor, G., Keil, R. S. Kipfer, and G. R. Wekerle 2004 Grenzloses Wachsen: Zukunftsplanung der Konkurrienden Stadt in Toronto (Growing Out of Bounds: Planning the Future of the Competitive City in Toronto) in D. Schubert (ed)Wachsende Stadt. Opladen: Leske und Budrich.

Wekerle, G. R. 2004 Gender Planning in Public Transit: Political Process, Changing Discourse and Practice in L. Servon and S. Fainstein (eds)Gender Planning and Policy. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press

Wekerle, G. R. 2004 “Food justice movements: policy, planning and networks”, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 23, 4: 378-86.                  

Research Clusters in Physical Geography

Fluvial Geomorphology and Hydrology

Faculty:

André Robert, Qiuming Cheng, Kathy Young

Description:

Research is conducted in the department on contemporary fluvial processes in stream channels and on hydrological processes. Studies on fluvial processes have emphasized flow and sedimentary processes in alluvial channels. In particular, a significant component of this research has dealt with flow hydraulics, sedimentary processes and related flow turbulence phenomena in both sand-bed and coarse-grained channels in southern Ontario (and in laboratory settings).

Representative publications:

Cheng, Q., 2008. A combined power-law and exponential model for streamflow recessions. Journal of Hydrology 352: 157-167.

Best J. and Robert, A. 2008. Discussion of "Transition from Ripples to Dunes" by A.J. Raudkivi.Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, in press (Dec. 2008).

Lofthouse, C. and Robert A. 2007 Riffle-pool sequences and meander morphology.Geomorphology, 99, 214-223. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph. 2007 11.002.

Phillips, R. and Robert, A. 2007. Hydrologic control of waveforms on small meandering rivers. Earth Processes and Landforms, 32, 1533-1546 DOI: 10.1002/esp.1483.

Phillips, R. and Robert, A. 2005. River incision in relation to post-glacial events in the Humber river basin, Ontario. Géographie Physique et Quaternaire, 59, 1, 17-30.

Schindler, R. and Robert, A. 2005. Flow and Turbulence structure across the ripple-dune transition: an experiment under mobile bed conditions. Sedimentology, 52, 627-649.

Robert, A. 2003. River Processes. An Introduction to Fluvial Dynamics. Arnold, London, 214 p.

Biogeography and Biogeochemistry

Faculty:

Taly Drezner, Lewis Molot, Tarmo Remmel

Description:

Studies in biogeography examine processes that operate at the levels of plant populations, vegetation communities and ecosystems. Climate is a central factor in understanding the distribution of plants, including their population fluctuations and regeneration cycles. Also, many plants, particularly those that live in harsh environments, form associations with other species in both parasitic and mutually beneficial relationships. Current research includes plant-plant and plant-climate interactions. North America's deserts are the primary focus of this research. A second area of research includes human and natural disturbance, and the recolonization of disturbed areas by plants, including invasive species. Dispersal and life history traits are key to understanding succession and resulting plant dynamics. These processes are considered primarily in riparian areas, but also in other environments as well. A third area of research seeks to better understand extensive natural and anthropogenic disturbances that are common in northern boreal forests, and greatly affect this ecosystem's ecology, productivity, and succession patterns. Similarities and differences among disturbance types, their causal factors, and recovery are studied using spatial statistical methods coupled with field and satellite data to improve management strategies and to assess how anthropogenic disturbances might better emulate natural disturbances.

Biogeochemistry involves the study of biological controls on element transport and transformation processes that are often cyclical. The study of biogeochemistry that has been an important focus in physical geography at York University in the past 20 years, is now growing rapidly in a range of disciplines including geography, in part because of concerns over human accelerated environmental changes. We examine biogeochemical processes at local to landscape scales in natural and disturbed environments. This focus includes research on stream riparian zones and headwater wetlands as critical landscape interfaces for the transformation of nitrogen and other nutrients. Studies on watershed-lake relationships are concerned with how climate change, ultraviolet radiation and acid rain affect carbon fluxes.

Representative publications:

Drezner, Taly D. 2008 Variation in age and height of onset of reproduction in the saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) in the Sonoran Desert Plant Ecology 194, 223-229

Drezner, Taly D. and *BALLING, R.C. Jr. 2008 Regeneration cycles of the keystone species Carnegiea gigantea are linked to worldwide volcanism Journal of Vegetation Science 19, 587-596

Drezner, Taly D. and *LAZARUS, B.L. 2008 The population dynamics of columnar and other cacti: a review Geography Compass 2, 1-29

Drezner, Taly D. 2006. The regeneration of a protected Sonoran Desert cactus since 1800 A.D. over 50,000 kilometer square of its range. Plant Ecology 183: 171-176.

Drezner, Taly D. 2003. Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea, Cactaceae) age-height relationships and growth: the development of a general growth curve. American Journal of Botany 90(6): 911-914.

Drezner, Taly D. and Garrity, Colleen M. 2003. Saguaro distribution under nurse plants in Arizona's Sonoran Desert: directional and microclimate influences. Professional Geographer 55(4): 505-512.

Drezner, Taly D. 2003. Regional- and local-scale variations in plant distribution in the Sonoran Desert. Madrono 50(2): 122-125.

Drezner, Taly D. and Balling, Robert C. Jr. 2002. Climatic controls of saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) regeneration: a potential link with El Nino. Physical Geography 23(6): 465-475.

Drezner, Taly D., Fall, Patricia L., and Stromberg, Juliet C. 2001. Plant distribution and dispersal mechanisms at the Hassayampa River Preserve, Arizona, U.S.A. Global Ecology and Biogeography10: 205-217.

Molot, L.A. and P.J. Dillon. 2008. Long-term trends in catchment export and lake concentrations of major cations in the Dorset study area, Central Ontario.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 809-820. Dorset Environmental Science Centre special issue.

Kelton, N, L.A. Molot and P.J. Dillon. 2007. Spectrofluorometric properties of dissolved organic carbon from Central and Southern Ontario streams. Water Research. 41: 638-646.

Kelton, N, L.A. Molot and P.J. Dillon. 2007. Effect of ultraviolet and visible radiation on iron lability in boreal and artificial waters. Aquatic Sciences. 69: 86-95.

Dillon, P.J. and L.A. Molot.  2005.  Long-term trends in catchment export and lake retention of dissolved organic carbon, dissolved organic nitrogen, total iron and total phosphorus: The Dorset, Ontario study, 1978-1998. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 110, No.G01002, doi:1029/2004JG000003.

Macrae,M.L.S. and R.L.Bello and L. Molot , 2004: Carbon Storage and gas exchange in Tundra Ponds in the Hudson Bay Lowland, Hydrologic Processes 18: 2051-2069

Molot, L.A., J.J. Hudson, P.J. Dillon and S.A. Miller. 2005 Effect of pH on photo-oxidation of dissolved organic carbon by hydroxyl radicals in a coloured, softwater stream. Aquatic Sciences, 67: 189-195

Molot, L.A., W. Keller, P.R. Leavitt, R.D. Robarts, M.J. Waiser, M.T. Arts, T.A. Clair, R. Pienitz, N.D. Yan, D.K. McNicol, Y. Prairie, P.J. Dillon, M. Macrae, R. Bello, R.N. Nordin, P.J. Curtis, J.P. Smol and M.S.V. Douglas. 2004. Risk analysis of dissolved organic carbon-mediated UVB exposure in Canadian inland waters. Canadian Journal of fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 61: 2511-2521.

Creed I.F. S.E. Sanford, F.D. Beall, L.A. Molot, P.J. Dillon. 2003. Cryptic wetlands: Integrating hidden wetlands into models of dissolved organic carbon export from forested landscapes.Hydrological Processes, 17: 3629-3648

Molot, L.A. and P.J. Dillon. 2003. Variation in iron, aluminum and dissolved organic carbon mass transfer coefficients in lakes. Water Research, 37: 1759-1768

Gennings, C., L.A. Molot and P.J. Dillon 2001. Enhanced photochemical loss of organic carbon in acidic waters. Biogeochemistry , 52: 339-354.

Remmel, T.K. and A.H. Perera. 2001. Fire mapping in a northern boreal forest: assessing AVHRR/NDVI methods of change detection. Forest Ecology and Management 152(13): 119-129.

Geoinformatics

Faculty:

Ranu Basu, Qiuming Cheng, Baoxin Hu, Tarmo Remmel, Kathy Young

Description:

The advent and development of GeoIT has enabled geographers to better understand and analyze spatial and temporal patterns. At York we focus on the development and application of GeoIT (i.e., GIS, remote sensing and GPS) for retrieval of bio-/geo-physical properties and for landscape classification, resource mapping and environmental monitoring. Extensive work in the measurement, characterization, and comparison of spatial pattern and spatial accuracy assessment are of particular interest due to their potential application in interdisciplinary studies. Working predominantly with classified satellite imagery, numerous spatial statistical techniques have been developed to improve the robust assessment of change among hierarchical representations of ecological and forested land cover classifications. Another focus of this cluster is spatial analysis of earth and environmental systems. The third research area seeks to better understand snow cover and snowmelt energetics in the High Arctic using GIS and remote sensing.

Related Centres and Laboratories at York:

  • Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS)
  • GeoInformatics Research Lab
  • Tri-Faculty Geomatics Research Lab

Representative publications:

Cheng, Q., 2008, Non-linear theory and power-law models for information integration and mineral resources quantitative assessments, Mathematical Geosciences, 40: 503-532. DOI 10.1007/s11004-008-9172-6.

Jing, L., Cheng, Q., 2008, Two improvement schemes of PAN modulation fusion methods for spectral distortion minimization, Int. J. of Remote Sensing.

Ge, Y., Bai, H., and Cheng, Q., 2008, New classification method for remotely sensed imagery via multiple-point simulation: experiment and assessment, J. Applied Remote Sensing, 2, 023537. DOI:10.1117/1.2990037

Cheng, Q., 2008, Modeling local scaling properties for multi scale mapping, Vadose Zone J. 7(2): 525-32.

Cheng, Q. and Agterberg, F.P., 2008, Singularity analysis of ore-mineral and toxic trace elements in stream sediments. Computers&Geosciences doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.034.

Zuo, R., Cheng, Q., Agterberg, F. P. and Xia, Q., 2008, Application of singularity mapping technique to identify local anomalies using stream sediment geochemical data, a case study from Gangdese, Tibet, western China, Journal of Geochemical Exploration,  doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2008.08.003.

Cheng, Q., 2007, Mapping singularities with stream sediment geochemical data for prediction of undiscovered mineral deposits in Gejiu, Yunnan Prov., China. Ore Geology Reviews 32 (1-2), 314-324

Wang, Z., Cheng, Q., Xia, Q., and Chen, Z., 2007, Fractal modelling of the microstructure property of quartz mylonite during  deformation process, Mathematical Geology, 39(1), 53-68.

Chen, Z., Cheng, Q., Chen, J., Xie, S., 2007, A novel iterative approach for mapping local singularities from geochemical data, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 14(3), 317-324.

Xu, D., Cheng, Q., Agterberg, F., 2007, Scaling property of ideal granitic sequences, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 14(3), 237-246.

Cheng, Q., 2007, Multifractal imaging filtering and decomposition methods in space, Fourier frequency, and Eigen domains, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 14(3), 293-303.

Xie, S., Cheng, Q., Chen, G., Chen, Z., Bao, Z., 2007, Application of local singularity in prospecting potential oil/gas Targets, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 14(3), 285-292.

Abdalla, R., Tao, V., Cheng, Q., Li, J., 2007, A network-centric modeling approach for infrastructure interdependency, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73(6), 681-690.

Ali K., Cheng, Q., Chen Z., 2007, Multifractal power spectrum and singularity analysis for modeling stream sediment geochemical distribution patterns to identify anomalies related to gold mineralization in Yunnan Province, South China, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis (GEEA), 7, 293–301.

Cheng, Q., 2007, A fuzzy relation analysis method implemented in GIS for modeling infrastructure interdependency, in Geomatics Solutions for Disaster Management, J. Li, S. Zlatanova and A. Fabbri (eds.), Springer Berlin, p. 351-367.

Xin, Y., Li, J. and Cheng, Q., 2007, Automatic generation of remote sensing image mosaics for mapping large natural hazards areas, in Geomatics Solutions for Disaster Management, J. Li, S. Zlatanova and A. Fabbri (eds.), Springer Berlin, p. 61-74.

Remmel, T.K., K.W. Todd, and J. Buttle. 2008. A comparison of existing surficial hydrological layers in a low-relief forested Ontario landscape with those derived from a LiDAR DEM. Forestry Chronicle 84(6):850-865.

Buliung, R.N., M.J. Roorda, and T.K. Remmel. 2008. Exploring spatial variety in patterns of activity-travel behaviour: initial results from the Toronto Travel Activity Panel Survey (TTAPS). Transportation 36(6):697-722.

Buliung, R.N. and T.K. Remmel. 2008. Open source, spatial analysis, and activity-travel behaviour research: capabilities of the aspace package. Journal of Geographical Systems 10(2):191-215.

Mitchell, S.W., T.K. Remmel, F. Csillag, and M. Wulder. 2008. Distance to second cluster as a measure of classification confidence. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(5):2615-2626.

Csillag, F., S. Kabos, and T.K. Remmel. 2008. A spatial clustering perspective on autocorrelation and regionalization. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 15(4), 295-401

Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, J.E. Luther, G. Strickland, T.K. Remmel, and S.W. Mitchell. 2006. Use of vector polygons for the accuracy assessment of pixel-based land cover maps. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 32(3):268-279.

Remmel, T.K. and F. Csillag. 2006. Mutual information spectra for comparing categorical maps. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27(7), 1425-1452.

Csillag, F.S. Kabos, and T. K. Remmel. 2006. Confidence in coincidence. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27(6):1269-1276.

Remmel, T.K. and F. Csillag, S.W. Mitchell, and M.A. Wulder. 2005. Integration of forest inventory and satellite imagery: a Canadian status assessment and research issues. Forest Ecology and Management 207(3), 405-428.

Brown, L. and K. L. Young. 2006. Assessment of mapping techniques to delineate lakes and ponds in a Canadian High Arctic wetland complex. Arctic, 59, no. 3, 283-293.

Woo, M.K., K. L. Young and L. Brown. 2006. High Arctic patchy wetlands: Hydrologic variability and their sustainability. Progress in Physical Geography, in press

Northern Environments

Faculty:

Rick Bello, Kathy Young, Qiuming Cheng, Lewis Molot

Description:

The northern environments cluster examines several research issues: (i) Sensitivity of northern environments to climate variability and global change with particular emphasis on snowcover, snowmelt energetics and wetland hydrology; (ii) Improved understanding of linkages and feedbacks between climate, hydrology and terrestrial ecosystems; (iii) GIS and Remote Sensing for resource mapping and environmental assessment in northern environments; and (iv) Changes in the growth and establishment of northern trees species and the position of treeline in response to climate change.

Representative publications:

Macrae,M.L.S. and R.L. Bello and L. Molot, 2004. Carbon Storage and Gas Exchange in Tundra Ponds in the Hudson Bay Lowland, Hydrologic Processes. 18, 2051-2069.

Rouse, W., Bello , R ., D'Souza, A., Griffis, T.J. and Lafleur, P.M. 2002. 'The annual carbon budget for fen and forest in a wetland at arctic treeline' Arctic 55(3), 229-237

Woo, M-K., Thompson, D.K., Guan, X.J. and Young, K.L. Hydrology, hydrochemistry and vegetation of a High Arctic wetland complex Proceedings of the 9th International Permafrost Conference(Fairbanks: United States Permafrost Association) 1951-1956

Abnizova, A. and K.L. Young. 2008 Hillslope hydrological linkages: importance to ponds within a polar desert High Arctic wetland Hydrology Research 39(4), 309-321

Atkinson, D.A., R. Brown, B. Alt, I. Agnew, J. Bourgeois, M. Burgess, C. Duguay, S. Jeffers, R. Koerner, A.G. Lewkowicz, S. McCourt, H. Melling, M. Sharp, S. Smith, A. Walker, K. Wilson, S. Wolfe, M.K. Woo and K.L. Young. 2006. Canadian cryospheric response to an anomalous warm summer. Atmosphere-Ocean, in press.

Brown, L. and Young, K.L. 2006. Assessment of mapping techniques to delineate lakes and ponds in a Canadian High Arctic wetland complex. Arctic, 59, no. 3, 283-293.

Prowse, T., C. Bøggild, A. Glazovsky, J.O. M. Hagen, L. Hinzman, Å. Killingtveit, D.P. Lettenmaier, F. E. Nelson, W. R. Rouse, K. Steffen, I. Shiklomanov, K.L. Young, and V.M. Kotlyakov. ICARP II Working Group 7: Terrestrial cryospheric and hydrologic processes and systems. Science Plan. Developed by the Working Group and revised after discussion at the Second International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP II), Copenhagen, Denmark 10-12 November 2005, 31 pp.

Woo, M.K. and Young, K.L. 2006. High Arctic wetlands: their occurrence, hydrological characteristics and sustainability. Journal of Hydrology, 320, 432-450.

Woo, M.K., Young, K.L and L. Brown. 2006. High Arctic patchy wetlands: Hydrologic variability and their sustainability. Progress in Physical Geography, in press.

Young, K.L. 2006. Assessment of snow storage and ground ice melt in High Arctic environments. Invited Commentary to Hydrological Processes Today, 12, 2643-2645.

Young, K.L. and K.Lund. 2006. An investigation of Cadmium and Lead from a High Arctic waste disposal site, Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Nordic Hydrology, in press.

Young, K.L., Bolton, A. Killingtveit and D.Yang,, W.R. Bolton. 2006. Assessment of precipitation, snowcover in northern circumpolar basins. Nordic Hydrology, in press.

Lund, K. and Young, K.L. 2005. Contaminant transport in high arctic soils: a tracer experiment. Permafrost, Periglacial Processes,16, 1-13.

Woo, M.K. and Young, K.L. 2004. Modelling arctic snow distribution and melt at the 1- km grid scale. Nordic Hydrology, 35, 4, 295-307.

Young, K.L. and M.K. Woo. 2004. ‘Queen Elizabeth Islands: problems associated with water balance research, in Proceedings of a Northern Research Basins Water Balance workshop held at Victoria, Canada, March 2004. International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Publ. 290, pp. 237-248.

Young, K.L. and M.K. Woo. 2004. ‘Queen Elizabeth Islands: water balance investigations’, in Proceedings of a Northern Research Basins Water Balance workshop held at Victoria, Canada, March

2004. International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Publ. 290, pp. 152-163.

Young, K.L. and M.K. Woo. 2003. Thermo-hydrological responses to an exceptionally warm, dry summer in a High Arctic environment. Nordic Hydrology, 34, 51-70.

Woo, M.K. and Young, K.L. 2003. Hydrogeomorphology of patchy wetlands in the High Arctic, polar desert environment. Wetlands, 23, 2, 291-309.

Young, K.L. and M.K. Woo. Frost table development beneath patchy wetlands in a continuous permafrost, High Arctic setting. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Permafrost, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2003, 1265-1270.

Streams, Wetlands and Watersheds

Faculty:

André Robert, Qiuming Cheng, Kathy Young

Description:

Research is conducted in the department on fluvial processes in stream channels, biogeochemical processes associated with subsurface water in channels, and on hydrological processes in wetland northern environments. Studies on fluvial processes have emphasized flow and sedimentary processes in alluvial channels. In particular, a significant component of this research has dealt with flow hydraulics, sediment transport processes and related flow turbulence phenomena in both sand-bed and coarse-grained channels in southern Ontario (and in laboratory settings). Recent work and ongoing projects also include channel adjustments to changes in flow regime and sediment delivery in urbanized environments. Another focus of this cluster is the role of the hyporheic zone (the zone of stream water and subsurface water mixing in stream bed) in regulating stream nutrient dynamics in both forested and agricultural landscape. The third research area involves the use of GIS for analysis of surface stream patterns. The fourth research area will investigate the hydrology of large High Arctic wetland systems situated in polar desert and polar-oasis settings.

Representative publications:

Cheng, Q., 2008A combined power-law and exponential model for streamflow recessions. Journal of Hydrology 352: 157-167.

Cheng, Q., Connie Ko, Yinhuan Yuan, Yong Ge, Shengyuan Zhang£¬2005£¬Web-GIS Modeling for Predicting River Runoff Volume in Ungauged Drainages in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, Computers & Geosciences, 32(8), 1108-1119.

Cheng, Q., Zhang, G., Lu, C., and Ko, C., 2004, GIS spatial-temporal modeling of water systems in the GTA, Canada, Earth Science, Journal of China University of Geosciences,15(3): 1-8.

Cheng, Q., 2004, Weights of evidence modeling of flowing wells in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, Natural Resources Research, 13, no. 2, p. 77-86.

Ko, C., and Cheng, Q., 2004, GIS spatial modeling of river flow and precipitation in the Oak Ridges Moraine area, Ontario, Computers & Geosciences, 30(4): 379-389.

Cheng, Q ., Russell, H., Sharpe, D., Kenny, F., and Qin, Q. 2001. GIS-based statistical and fractal/multifractal analysis of surface stream patterns in the Oak Ridges Moraine, Computer & Geosciences , v. 27, no. 5, p. 513-526.

Best J. and Robert, A. 2008. Discussion of "Transition from Ripples to Dunes" by A.J. Raudkivi.Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 134, 1778-1780

Lofthouse, C. and Robert A. 2007 Riffle-pool sequences and meander morphology.Geomorphology, 99, 214-223. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph. 2007 11.002.

Phillips, R. and Robert, A. 2007. Hydrologic control of waveforms on small meandering rivers. Earth Processes and Landforms, 32, 1533-1546 DOI: 10.1002/esp.1483.

Phillips, R. and Robert, A. 2005. River incision in relation to post-glacial events in the Humber river basin, Ontario. Géographie Physique et Quaternaire, 59, 1, 17-30.

Schindler, R. and Robert, A. 2005. Flow and Turbulence structure across the ripple-dune transition: an experiment under mobile bed conditions. Sedimentology, 52, 627-649.

Schindler, R. and Robert, A. 2004. Suspended sediment concentration and the ripple-dune transition. Hydrological Processes, 18, 3215-3227.

K.L Young. 2008 Role of snow in the hydrology of a High Arctic riparian wetland Hydrology Research 39(4), 277-286

K.L Young and ABNIZOVA, A. 2008 Hydrologic status of High Arctic ponds in a continuous permaforst environment, Somerset Island, Nunavut Proceedings of the 9th International Permafrost Conference (Fairbanks: United States Permafrost Association) 2003-2008

Atkinson, D.A., R. Brown, B. Alt, I. Agnew, J. Bourgeois, M. Burgess, C. Duguay, S. Jeffers, R. Koerner, A.G. Lewkowicz, S. McCourt, H. Melling, M. Sharp, S. Smith, A. Walker, K. Wilson, S. Wolfe, M.K. Woo and K.L Young. 2006. Canadian cryospheric response to an anomalous warm summer. Atmosphere-Ocean, in press.

Brown, L. and Young, K.L. 2006. Assessment of mapping techniques to delineate lakes and ponds in a Canadian High Arctic wetland complex. Arctic, 59, no. 3, 283-293.

Prowse, T., C. Bøggild, A. Glazovsky, J.O. M. Hagen, L. Hinzman, Å. Killingtveit, D.P. Lettenmaier, F. E. Nelson, W. R. Rouse, K. Steffen, I. Shiklomanov, K.L Young, and V.M. Kotlyakov. ICARP II Working Group 7: Terrestrial cryospheric and hydrologic processes and systems. Science Plan. Developed by the Working Group and revised after discussion at the Second International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP II), Copenhagen, Denmark 10-12 November 2005, 31 pp.

Woo, M.K. and Young, K.L. 2006. High Arctic wetlands: their occurrence, hydrological characteristics and sustainability. Journal of Hydrology, 320, 432-450.

Woo, M.K., Young, K.L and L. Brown. 2006. High Arctic patchy wetlands: Hydrologic variability and their sustainability. Progress in Physical Geography, in press.

Young, K.L. 2006. Assessment of snow storage and ground ice melt in High Arctic environments. Invited Commentary to Hydrological Processes Today, 12, 2643-2645.

Young, K.L. and K.Lund. 2006. An investigation of Cadmium and Lead from a High Arctic waste disposal site, Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Nordic Hydrology, in press.

Young, K.L. and M.K. Woo. 2004. ‘Queen Elizabeth Islands: problems associated with water balance research, in Proceedings of a Northern Research Basins Water Balance workshop held at Victoria, Canada, March 2004. International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Publ. 290, pp. 237-248.

Young, K.L. and M.K. Woo. 2004. ‘Queen Elizabeth Islands: water balance investigations’, in Proceedings of a Northern Research Basins Water Balance workshop held at Victoria, Canada, March 2004. International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Publ. 290, pp. 152-163.

Young, K.L. and M.K. Woo. 2003. Thermo-hydrological responses to an exceptionally warm, dry summer in a High Arctic environment. Nordic Hydrology, 34, 51-70.

Woo, M.K. and Young, K.L. 2003. Hydrogeomorphology of patchy wetlands in the High Arctic, polar desert environment. Wetlands, 23, 2, 291-309.

Young, K.L. and M.K. Woo. 2003. Frost table development beneath patchy wetlands in a continuous permafrost, High Arctic setting. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Permafrost, Zurich, Switzerland, July 2003, 1265-1270.