Western University GeographyWestern Social Science

Dan Shrubsole

Professor and Chair


Contact Information

Office: Room 9438, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 88099
Fax: 519 661-3868
E-mail: dashrubs@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Integrated resource management (water)

Research Interests

Research interests are in resource and environmental managment including:

    • Integrated water management in Canada
    • Integrated catchment management in Queensland, Australia
    • Policy implementations and evaluation

Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Refereed Journals

Walters, D. and D. Shrubsole. (2014). “An Assessment of the Implementation of a Rural Land Use Planning Decision Support System.” The Canadian Geographer.
58(2): 203-216.

Mitchell, B., C. Priddle, D. Shrubsole, B. Veale and D. Walters. (2014). "Integrated water resource management: lessons from conservation authorities in Ontario, Canada.” International Journal of Water Resources Development. 30(3): 460-474.

Schmidt, J.J. and D. Shrubsole. (2013). “Modernity and water ethics: implications for shared governance.” Environmental Ethics. 22: 359-379.

Walters, D.F., R. Smolikova-Wachowiak, M. Wachowiak, D. Shrubsole and J. Malczewski. (2013). “Ontario’s Nutrient Calculator: Overview and Focus on Sensitivity Analysis.” Journal of Agricultural Science. 5(11): 189-200.

Chapters in Books

Shrubsole, D. (2013). “A History of Flood Management Strategies in Canada Revisited.” Climate Change and Flood Risk Management: Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level. E.C.H. Keskitalo (ed.). Page 8 of 27. Edward Elgar Publishing: Northampton, Mass. 95-120. (Refereed).

Shrubsole, D. (2010). “Sustainable Development.” The Canadian Encyclopedia. Available at: http://encyclopediecanadienne.ca/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0010657

Books Authored

Fellmann, D., A. Getis, J. Getis, D. Shrubsole and J. Hopkins. (2009). Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities (2nd Canadian edition). McGraw Hill, Ryerson Higher Education: Whitby.

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD StudentsYearTitle
D. Bednar
Current Environmental Risk/hazards, Policy, Public Communication
F. Sekercioglu
Current TBA
L. Silva Current Integrated resource management
G. Oulahen
2014 The production of unequal vulnerability to climate hazards in Metro Vancouver, Canada
J. Schmidt 2012 Fairness in water allocation
C. Priddle 2009 Adaptive Capacity in Response to Revolutionary Change: The Case of Ontario's Conservation Authorities
D. Walters 2005 An assessment of a decision support system for nutrient management in Ontario
MA StudentsYearTitle
D. Bednar 2012 Geography, News Media Discourse, and Water Management: A Case Study of the Devils Lake Outlet
B. Cook 2006 Flood damages in British Columbia: An analysis of causal factors
D. Sandink 2006 Perceptions of flood hazards in Peterborough, Ontario
C. Powell 2003 Assessing the implementation of storm water management for the protection of wetlands in London, Ontario
D. Walters 1999 Evaluating Ontario's drainage act and wetland management
J. Mateo‑Vega 1999 An evaluation of environmental assessment in Costa Rica
T. Saab 1999 Pollution from septic systems: Assessing the implementation of Ontario EPA regulation 358 and the clean up rural beaches (CURB) program
B. Steinburg
1997 Policy formulation for the management of lands owned by conservation authorities in Ontario
R. Tyrie 1995 PCB contamination of Pottersburg Creek: A study of risk awareness, perception and management
J. Scherer 1995 Floodplain regulation and the residential real estate sector in Cambridge and Brantford, Ontario
V. Hammond 1994 Evaluation of floodplain as implemented by the Upper Thames Conservation Authority: A case study of London, Ontario 1978-1989
I. Wilcox 1992 Environmental regulation: An assessment of the practice of agricultural pollution control in Ontario


GEO 9099 - Research Design and Presentation