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Rudy Rieldsperger

Coordinates

Office: SN 1020
Telephone: (709) 864-6127
Fax: (709) 864-3119

E-mail: r.riedlsperger@mun.ca

Supervisors

Dr. Trevor Bell (Department of Geography)
Dr. Arn Keeling (Department of Geography)

Thesis Title

Sustainability Transformation as a governability challenge in Inuit communities: A case study from Nunatsiavut, northern Labrador

Research Description

My research revolves around sustainability in the Canadian North, with a particular focus on sustainability transformation and sustainability governance on the example of the Sustainable Communities Initiative in Nunatsiavut.

Research Interests

Environmental governance with a focus on decision-making processes. Previous research focused on vulnerability of Nunatsiavut communities to changes of Inuit winter trails due to climate variability and change in combination with socio-economic factors.

Professional Associations and Networks

The Canadian Association of Geographers (member since 2013)
ArcticNet Student Association Executive Committee (English Communications Officer)
International Arctic Social Sciences Association (member since 2013).
Memorial University Arctic Student Association (Co-President)

Publications

Champalle, C., Sparling, E., Tudge, P., Riedlsperger, R., Ford, J., and Bell, T. 2013. Adapting the built environment in a changing northern climate: A review of climate hazard-related mapping and vulnerability assessments of the built environment in Canada's North to inform climate change adaptation. Report for Natural Resource Canada, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, Ottawa, Canada.

Riedlsperger, R., Hatcher, S., and Bell, T. 2013. A review of Landscape Hazard Mapping in the Canadian Arctic and Subarctic: Common Practices and Recommendations for Future Mapping in Nunatsiavut. A report submitted to the Nunatsiavut Government.

 

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