Research interests focus on hillslope geomorphology, and in particular mass movement phenomena in the Western Cordillera.
I principally study large rivers, with special interest in sediment transport and stability of lower Fraser River, and the response of Peace River to regulation for hydropower.
Research interests focus on astronomical influences on the location and layout of sacred sites in the Sinitic world.
Much of my early research focused on the trade off between equity and efficiency of delivery of public and private economic activity most notably in transportation and education.
My current research focuses on aspects of economic geography in the Pacific Rim, including Japanese trade and investment patterns in China. I hold a SSHRC grant to examine aspects of the recovery of coastal Tohoku, northern Japan after the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; and I also conduct research on urban and regional change in Japan.
Research interests focus on European settlement in early Canada and on geographies of colonialism in early British Columbia.
I have two current projects in urban social geography. The first is a comparative study of housing market bubbles, their causes, social consequences, and policy responses in five global cities. A second project involves participation in the national Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership that is examining growing income inequality and polarization in large Canadian cities.
Snow and avalanche mechanics, avalanche dynamics and engineering, avalanche prediction and forecasting.
I am currently carrying ongoing research for a book on ‘The Southeast Asian City Revisited’ (tentative title) funded by research grants from the Institute of Asian Research UBC, research on the sustainability of Asian mega-regions with funded by the University of Tokyo and research on Malaysian urbanization with colleagues at the University Kebangsaan, Malaysia.
Research interests focus on the changing economic geography of the ex-Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Research interests focus on vegetation change along the Peace River.
Research interests focus on urban climate and the energy and water balances of cities.
My research interests focus on pre-Hispanic wetland agriculture; cultural-historical geography of Mesoamerican tropical lowlands; and the recent impact of agricultural globalization.
My research focusses on global environmental change in mountainous landscapes, emphasizing the role of relief, hydroclimatology and human activities as the major drivers of change.
I am a student of environmental history and historical geography, with research interests in Canada and (to a lesser extent) New Zealand. Forestry, agriculture and sustainability have been my main interests but I have also written on cities, migration, parks and geographical practice.