Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre
Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan (Environment and Sustainability)
M.Sc. University of Saskatchewan (Soil Science)
B.Sc. (Distinction) University of Alberta (Crop Science)
Julia Baird is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brock University. Her research focuses on collaborative and adaptive environmental governance within the contexts of water resources and climate change. Within this area, she has a strong interest in resilience, learning, and social networks.
Julia's Ph.D. research project, “Performance-based approaches to agri-environmental policy for water quality management” highlighted the influence of social perceptions on the success of implementing new policy instruments to manage water quality on agricultural landscapes, as well as the need for positive environmental outcomes from those instruments. Throughout the course of her Ph.D. research project, Julia increasingly recognized the potential for collaborative governance approaches to improve environmental outcomes. Her current research interests arose from curiosity around the potential for, and outcomes of, collaborative governance for water and other environmental resources.
Selected Recent Publications
Plummer, R., Baird, J., Moore, M-L., Brandes, O., Imhof, J., and Krievins, K. (2015). Governance of aquatic systems: What attributes and practices promote resilience? International Journal of Water Governance, 4:1-18.
Baird, J., Plummer, R., Haug, C., and Huitema, D. (2014). Learning effects of interactive decisions making processes for climate change adaptation. Global Environmental Change. 27: 51-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.04.019.
Plummer, R., Baird, J., Moore, M-L., Brandes, O., Imhof, J. and Krievins, K. (2014). Governance of aquatic systems: what attributes and practices promote resilience? International Journal of Water Governance. 4:1-18. DOI: 10.7564/14-IJWG51.
Keskitalo, C., Baird, J., Ambjörnsson, E.L. and Plummer, R. (2014). Social network analysis of multi-level linkages: a Swedish case study on northern forest-based sectors. AMBIO. DOI 10.1007/s13280-014-0492-0.
Baird, J.M., Plummer, R. and Pickering, K. (2014). Priming the governance system for climate change adaptation: the application of a Social Ecological Inventory to engage actors in Niagara, Canada. Ecology & Society. 19(1):3
Baird, J., Velaniškis, J., Plummer, R. and FitzGibbon, J. (2014). Political legitimacy and collaborative water governance: An exploratory case study. International Journal of Water Governance. 2:61-84. DOI: 10.7564/13-IJWG3.
Moore, M.L., von der Porten, S., Plummer, R., Baird, J., and Brandes, O. (2014). Water policy reform and innovation: A systematic review. Environmental Science and Policy. Online. DOI:10.1016/j.envsci.2014.01.007
Baird, J., Plummer, R., Purdy, S., Mitchell, S. and Rathwell, K. (2014). Enhancing Source Water Protection and Watershed Management: Lessons from the Case of the New Brunswick Water Classification Initiative. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 39(1): 49-62. DOI: 10.1080/07011784.2013.872872
Plummer, R. and Baird, J. (2013). Adaptive co-management for climate change adaptation: Considerations for the Barents Region. Sustainability. 5(2):629-642.
Baird, J.M., Carter, B., Cave, K., Dupont, D., General, P., King, C., Plummer, R. and Varewyck, A. (2013). Gaining insights about water: The value of surveys in First Nations communities to inform water governance. Indigenous Policy Journal. 23(4).
Baird, J.M., and Plummer, R. (2013). Exploring the governance landscape of Indigenous Peoples and water in Canada: An introduction to the special issue. Indigenous Policy Journal. 23(4).
Baird, J., Plummer, R. and Summers, R. (2013). Cisterns and safe drinking water in Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal. 38(2):121-134.