Richard Shaker

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Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Toronto, Ontario rshaker@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 553122

Bio/Research

My research group is actively investigating the interactions between natural and social systems for sustainable development, ecosystem management, global change resilience, and environmental planning purposes. Projects include modelling aquatic invasive species propagation, sustainable urban and ...

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Bio/Research

My research group is actively investigating the interactions between natural and social systems for sustainable development, ecosystem management, global change resilience, and environmental planning purposes. Projects include modelling aquatic invasive species propagation, sustainable urban and landscape designs, rural economic development, flood risk mitigation, non-point source pollution modelling, evaluation and creation of sustainable development indices, climate change resilience, and regional and continental scale analysis of sustainable landscape change. Research locations include: Great Lakes Watersheds, Adirondack Park, Chicago, New York City, Toronto, Romania, Republic of Moldova, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. My future applied research looks at operationalizing sustainable development across spatial and temporal scales, while theoretically focusing at the nexus of evolutionary theory, learning and behaviour change, planning and policy responses. Lastly, to operationalize sustainable development research into applied practice, I founded the multidisciplinary design and planning firm GeoEco Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2008, relocated it to Syracuse, New York in 2014 and Ridgeway, Ontario in 2019.

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