University of Calgary

Conny Davidsen

  • Associate Professor

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Conny Davidsen joined the department in Fall 2006 after life and research at the University of Kiel (Germany), University of Guelph (Ontario), University of Dresden (Germany), GTZ Quito (Ecuador), GTZ Campeche (Mexico), University of Victoria (BC) and University of Cambridge (UK).

Research Interests:

Conny's research focuses on the political process behind changing environmental policies, especially from a political ecology perspective. This involves a wide range of issues from the international policy discourse on conservation and sustainable resource management to the local organization of resource use in communities, including aboriginal tenure rights. Her regional focus is on Latin America and Canada.

Current Research:

1. CONSERVATION POLICY PROCESSES IN LATIN AMERICA Environmental discourse, advocacy coalitions and conservation policy change in Ecuador Community-based conservation, management and monitoring in Southern Mexico 2. COMMUNITY-BASED FOREST MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL CONTROL Policy learning and local adaptation processes in community-based forest management in Quintana Roo, Mexico Aboriginal policy actors and community strategies for local resource rights on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia 3. ENVIRONMENTAL COALITIONS AND 'ENVIRONMENTALISMS' IN WESTERN CANADA Policy learning and strategic behaviour among the advocacy coalitions of British Columbia's forest policy Policy actors and changes of discourse with the public in Alberta's environmental network She is currently looking for graduate students in these fields. Please contact her to discuss possible projects.


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