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Dr. Beazley's CV in PDF format.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Interdisciplinary Studies (Environmental Studies, Biology, Philosophy) 1998
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Thesis: A focal-species approach to biodiversity management in Nova Scotia
Master of Arts (M.A.), 1993
Department of Geography, Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.
Thesis: Forested Regions of Long Point - Landscape History and Strategic Planning
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.), 1986
School of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario.
Protected areas systems design and identification of priority areas for protection based on conservation biology criteria in the Northern Appalachian/Acadian ecoregion of Canada and USA;
Protected area systems planning, with a focus on terrestrial with interest in marine;
Refinement of a focal-species approach to biodiversity conservation, including extension of the concept to invertebrate, plant, and marine species;
Adaptation and application of the focal-species selection process to various geographical areas and for various biodiversity management purposes, including monitoring; Refinement of the process for linking focal-species to landscape-level parameters for biodiversity conservation initiatives, through further research in species-habitat relationships, particularly for viable populations, and in specific populations and regions (biogeographical research);
Integration of species and habitat information into the predominantly socio-economic process of landscape planning and management for broader ecological sustainability;
Social-survey research into perceptions and values about nature and wilderness, especially about its conservation/preservation.
Areas of potential thesis supervision / broad interests:
Biodiversity conservation; protected area system design; focal species; landscape ecology and conservation biology; environmental ethics; sustainable watershed management
Examples of Publications
Beazley, K. and R. Boardman (Eds.). 2001. Politics of the Wild; Canada and Endangered Species. Oxford University Press, Toronto, 254 pgs.
Anderson, C., K. Beazley and J. Boxall. In press. Lessons for PPGIS from the application of a decision-support tool in the Nova Forest Alliance of Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Environmental Management. Accepted April 2007.
Baldwin, R., S. Trombulak, G. Woolmer, C. Reining, J. Nordgren, K. Beazley, and M. Anderson. The Importance of Maine for Ecoregional Conservation Planning. The Maine Policy Review, Submitted September 2006.
Beazley, K., M. Ball, L. Isaacman, S. McBurney, P. Wilson, and T. Nette. 2006. Complexity and information gaps in recovery planning for moose (Alces alces americana) in Nova Scotia, Canada. Alces 42: 89-109.
O’Neill, D., P. Tyedmers, and K. Beazley. 2007. Human appropriation of net primary productivity (HANPP) in Nova Scotia, Canada. Regional Environmental Change 7:1-14.
Beazley, K., L. Smandych, T. Snaith, P. Austin-Smith, Jr., and P. Duinker. 2005. Biodiversity considerations in conservation system planning: a map-based approach for Nova Scotia, Canada. Ecological Applications 15(6): 2192-2208
Beazley, K., L. Smandych, T. Snaith, P. Austin-Smith, Jr., and P. Duinker. 2005. Appendices: Biodiversity considerations in conservation system planning: a map-based approach for Nova Scotia, Canada. Ecological Archives. A015-068 A1-9 <http://www.esapubs.org/archive/appl/A015/068/default.htm>
King, M. and K. Beazley. 2005. Focal species for the Scotian Shelf and Bay of Fundy marine region. Aquatic Conservation 15: 367-385
Beazley, K., N. Cardinal. 2004. A systematic approach for selecting focal species in forests of Nova Scotia and Maine. Environmental Conservation 31(2): 91-101.
Beazley, K., M. Willison, R. Long and P. MacKay. 2004. A report on a conservation planning process for a terrestrial and marine biodiversity conservation vision in Nova Scotia. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science 42(2): 359-373
Beazley, K., T. Snaith, F. MacKinnon, and D. Colville. 2004. Road density and potential impacts on wildlife species such as American moose in mainland Nova Scotia. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science 42(2): 339-357
Kanno, Y. and K. Beazley. 2004. Freshwater fish considerations for aquatic conservation systems planning in Nova Scotia. Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science 42(2): 375-391
McMillan, E., T. Wright, and K. Beazley. 2004. Impact of a university-level environmental studies class on students’ values. Journal of Environmental Education 35 (3): 19-27
Snaith, T.V. and K.F. Beazley. 2004. The distribution, status and habitat associations of moose in mainland Nova Scotia. Proceedings Nova Scotian Institute of Science 42(2): 263-317
Snaith, T.V. and K.F. Beazley. 2004. Application of population viability theory to moose in mainland Nova Scotia. Alces 38: 193-204.
Snaith, T.V., K.F. Beazley, F. MacKinnon, and P.N. Duinker. 2004. Preliminary habitat suitability analysis for moose in mainland Nova Scotia, Canada. Alces 38: 73-88
Turner, K. and K. Beazley. 2004. An exploration of issues and values inherent in the concept of ecological integrity. Environments 32(2): 45-67.
Snaith, T. and K. Beazley. 2002. Moose (Alces alces americana Peterson) as a focal species for reserve design in Nova Scotia, Canada. Natural Areas Journal 22: 235-240