Steve Crawford

Email Address
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Research Description

My research program is divided into three major themes:1) population dynamics of fish and the responses of ecosystems to disturbances in the Great Lakes basin; 2) the management of natural resources; and, 3) Indigenous-Western Science Knowledge Systems and how these can be woven to advance resource management and engagement alongside Indigenous communities.

Research Summary

My research program spans three themes:
1) Great Lakes Fish Ecology: This includes developmental biology, animal behaviour, fish habitat, effect of exotic species, species-at-risk, fish population and community dynamics, and the response of ecosystems to disturbance.
2) Science in Natural Resource Management: I focus on Indigenous resource management negotiations with Canada, Ontario, as well as Industry and Environmental NGOs.
3) Indigenous-Western Science Knowledge Systems: I critically examine the theoretical and practical basis for engagement between traditional knowledge holders and 'Western' scientists/managers.

Techniques Used

Fish sampling, environmental assessments, duty to consult, Indigenous knowledge system, Western science knowledge system.

Locations of international collaborators

U.S. Geological Survey, University of Miami (USA); Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand).

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