Keith Storey

Department of Geography                                                    Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
A1B 3X9
Office: SN 2023
Tel: (709) 864-8999
Fax: (709) 864-3119
E-mail: kstorey[at]mun[dot]ca

I received my BA from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom (1966), my MA from Simon Fraser (1969) and PhD from the University of Western Ontario (1977). I taught Geography at Memorial University from 1971 to 2009. I now hold a position as Honorary Research Professor in Geography and serve as the Director of The Population Project, a research program funded through the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University (

My research interests are in the impacts of fly-in/fly-out work arrangements, growth and closure in resource-dependent communities, the process and practice of social and economic impact assessment and the impact management of large-scale resource projects. In recent years much of my work has been in the oil and gas, mining, hydro and construction sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador, northern and western Canada, Western Australia and the Gulf of Mexico.

Selected Publications

Storey, K. (2018). " From 'New Town' to 'No Town' to "Source', 'Host' and 'Hub' Communities: The Evolution of the Resource Community in an Era of Increased Labour Mobility." Journal of Rural and Community Development, 13(3): 92-114.

Storey, K. and H. Hall (2018). “Dependence at a distance: Labour mobility and the evolution of the single industry town.” The Canadian Geographer. 62 (2): 225-237.

Storey, K. (2016). “The Evolution of Commute Work in the Resource Sector in Canada and Australia.” The Extractive Industries and Society, Vol.3, Issue 3: 584-593.

Storey, K. (2014). “Fly-in/Fly-out: Implications for community Sustainability.” In F. Vanclay (ed.) Developments in Social Impact Assessment, Part VII, Chapter 28: 372-392. Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton, MA, USA. Originally published in Sustainability (2010) 2(5): 1161-1181. Special Issue: Sustainable Human Populations in Remote Places.

Storey, K. (2013). “New Industry and changing demography in Newfoundland and Labrador.” In Hansen, G. H., R. O Rasmussen and R. Weber (eds.), Nordregio Working Paper 2013:6, pp. 137-146. Proceedings from the First International Conference on Urbanization in the Arctic Conference 28-30 August 2012, IIimmarfik, Nuuk, Greenland.

Markey, S., K. Storey and K. Heisler (2011). “Fly-in/Fly-out Resource Developments: Implications for Community and Regional Development.” In D. Carson, R. Rasmussen, P. Ensign, L. Huskey and A. Taylor (eds.), Demography at the Edge: Remote Human Populations in Developed Nations. Ashgate Publishing: Farnham, England, pp. 213-236.

Storey K. (2009) “The Evolution of Commute Work in Canada and Australia.” In F. Stammler, G. Eilmsteiner-Saxinger (eds.) Biography, Shift-labour and Socialisation in a Northern Industrial City – The Far North: Particularities of Labour and Human Socialisation. Proceedings of the International Conference in Novy Urengoy, Russia, 4-6 December 2008, pp. 23-32.

Storey, K and B. Noble. 2005. Towards increasing the Utility of Follow-up in Canadian EIA. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Research and Development Program Monograph series.

Noble, B and K. Storey. 2005. Towards increasing the utility of ‘follow-up’ in Canadian EA. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 25 (2): 163-180.