Dr. Ryan Plummer

TREN Faculty Profiles

Dr. Ryan Plummer

 Contact information

Office: MC C-423
Tel. +1-905-688-5550 x.4782

Recent resume (PDF format) (forthcoming)

Courses taught

TREN 2P14: Institutional Arrangements in Tourism and Environment
TREN 3P94: Sustainability and Complex Adaptive Systems

Research Interests

  • novel governance strategies and social - ecological systems
  • adaptive co-management
  • adaptation and adaptive capacity
  • community-based management
  • integrated resource management
  • social capital and social learning
  • resilience and vulnerability

Selected publications and presentations


Ryan Plummer

My research broadly concerns environmental governance and social-ecological systems. I am primarily interested in advancing knowledge related to novel governance strategies and understanding associated processes and phenomena. Concepts central to this work include: adaptive co-management, adaptive capacity, adaptation, community-based management, institutions, integrated resource management, social capital, social learning, resilience, and vulnerability. I undertake theoretical, participatory and practical inquires and frequently collaborate with graduate students and colleagues. The focus of current research concerns water governance in Canada and source water governance in First Nation communities.


Meet professors, academic
advisors, and fellow first-year students at your department orientation
on September 8, 2015.