Andrea Charron holds a PhD from the Royal Military College of Canada (Department of War Studies). She obtained a master’s degree in international relations from Webster University, Leiden, Netherlands; a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University; and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Queen’s University. Dr. Charron worked for various federal departments, including the Privy Council Office in the Security and Intelligence Secretariat. She is now assistant professor in Political Studies and deputy director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Charron has written extensively on the Arctic.
Alice Cohen is an assistant professor cross-appointed between the departments of Earth & Environmental Science and Environmental & Sustainability Studies at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Prior to her time at Acadia, Dr. Cohen held a SSHRC postdoc at the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Cohen’s research relates to water policy and governance; specifically, her work examines the relationships between water and boundaries of all kinds—political, physical, and social. This work has led her to study groundwater governance on the Gulf and San Juan Islands, watershed governance in Canada, Canada-U.S. transboundary waters, and most recently the role(s) of uncertainty in water governance. She lives on the border between geography, politics, and ecology.
Dave Dempsey is a policy advisor on Great Lakes issues for the International Joint Commission and author of two books about the Great Lakes.
Jerry Dennis is the author of many books, including The Living Great Lakes: Searching for the Heart of the Inland Seas (2003). He lives near the shore of Lake Michigan in northern Michigan.
Colin A.M. Duncan taught British and environmental history at Queen’s University and McGill University. He is the author of The Centrality of Agriculture: Between Humankind and the Rest of Nature (1996). He hopes to soon publish The Great Disconnect: How the Eclipse of Human Provisioning by Particular Projects Eventuated in Global Defrosting (ca. 100,000 BC–the present).
Matthew Evenden is a professor of geography at the University of British Columbia whose research focuses on the environmental history of rivers and water. Several of his publications deal with transboundary waters and environments, including his first book, Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River (2004), and his latest book, Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War (2015).
James W. Feldman is the director of the Environmental Studies program and an associate professor of environmental studies and history at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He is the author of A Storied Wilderness: Rewinding the Apostle Islands (2011) and Nuclear Reactions: Documenting American Encounters with Nuclear Energy (2017). His research interests include American environmental history, wilderness, and the history and sustainability of radioactive waste management. He is also an avid paddler who makes an annual pilgrimage to the Boundary Waters.
Noah D. Hall is a law professor at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan, specializing in environmental and water law. He has coauthored two leading casebooks in these fields, Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society (2010) and Modern Water Law: Private Property, Public Rights, and Environmental Protection (2013). Professor Hall graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, concentrating in environmental policy. He previously served as the founding executive director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and has extensive litigation experience and numerous published decisions in state and federal courts. Most recently, he was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan for the Flint water crisis.
Lynne Heasley is an associate professor in the Department of History and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University. She is the author of A Thousand Pieces of Paradise: Landscape and Property in the Kickapoo Valley (2005), which examined how evolving property rights debates intersected with ecological transformation in the Upper Midwest. Today Heasley is part of a growing community of scholars, policymakers, writers, artists, and activists concerned with the past, present, and future of the vast but vulnerable Great Lakes–St. Lawrence system of inland seas. She is currently writing The Paradox of Abundance, a book of creative nonfiction and historical essays on the Great Lakes.
Nancy Langston is professor of environmental history in the Department of Social Sciences and the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University. After serving for eighteen years on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, she spent a year as the King’s Professor of Environmental Science at Umeå University in Sweden. Past-president of the American Society for Environmental History and past editor of Environmental History, she is the recipient of fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Marshall Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Philosophical Society. She is leading an NSF-funded project on mining, toxics, and watershed change in the Lake Superior basin and finishing her fourth book, Sustaining Lake Superior.
Frédéric Lasserre is a professor in the geography department at Laval University and the director of the Conseil québécois d’études géopolitiques (CQEG). He has published widely on the geopolitics of water in North America and around the globe.
Daniel Macfarlane is an assistant professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University. He has previously held Fulbright, Banting, and SSHRC fellowships. Dr. Macfarlane’s research and teaching focus on the historical and policy dimensions of Canadian-American borders waters, particularly in the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence basin. He is the author of Negotiating a River: Canada, the U.S., and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway (2014) and is currently working on projects exploring the twentieth-century manipulation of Niagara Falls for beauty and power, as well as the history of the International Joint Commission.
Andrew Marcille came to environmental history through intellectual history and an eclectic variety of fieldwork. Graduate studies took him first to the University of Western Ontario for an MA in history and now to the Memorial University of Newfoundland for an interdisciplinary PhD on the history of geology, but he remains an incorrigible Queen’s alumnus, at home in Kingston and closely tied to Lake Ontario.
Jeremy Mouat is professor of history and chair of the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Alberta – Augustana Campus. He is the author of three books, is coeditor of another, and has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. His major research and teaching interests are in western Canadian history, Canadian-American history, mining history, and the history of technology.
Emma S. Norman is the chair of the Native Environmental Science department at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington, where she has been on the faculty since 2001. Her scholarship and teaching engages in issues related to transboundary water governance, environmental and social justice, and Indigenous environmental activism. Her book Governing Transboundary Waters: Canada, the United States and Indigenous Communities (2015) was awarded the Julian Minghi prize for best book in the field of political geography in 2015. Prior to entering academia, she served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, where she worked as an environmental educator with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (1995–1997).
Peter Starr graduated magna cum laude in 2013 from the University of Michigan Law School. He clerked for the Honorable Ed Carnes of the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit from 2013 to 2014 and is currently an associate at the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.
Joseph E. Taylor III teaches history and geography at Simon Fraser University. He has written widely about fisheries, outdoor recreation, gentrification, and conservation, including the award-winning Making Salmon: An Environmental History of the Northwest Fisheries Crisis (1999) and Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbers and Nature at Risk (2010), plus more than twenty articles in history, geography, and science journals and anthologies. Taylor is currently building a website with Stanford University’s Spatial History Project to map federal payments to western American counties since 1906, and he is writing three books: an update of his salmon research, titled Five-Dimensional Salmon: Thinking Contingently about the Past and Future of Environmental Problems; a biography of the author of the Taylor Grazing Act, titled Voice of the West: Colorado’s Ed Taylor and the Rise of Modern America; and an untitled history of Progressive conservation examining the motives and actions of Congress from 1891 to 1939.
Graeme Wynn is professor of geography at the University of British Columbia, president-elect of the American Society for Environmental History, and a former Brenda and David McLean Professor of Canadian Studies at UBC.