NAT KNOWLES

Wilderness Conservationist | Outdoor Athlete | Climate Scientist

 

Fueled by a love of the mountains to help solve environment & climate challenges by aligning interests in profitability & sustainability

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

 
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THE KAYAPO PROJECT

Biodiversity Conservation & Sustainable Tourism Development

PROTECT OUR WINTERS CANADA

Climate Science Alliance & Hot Planet Cool Athletes Program

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MITACS GLOBALINK & ACCELERATE

SkiSim Climate Modeling

BIODIVERSITY REVISITED

Nature and Economy Revisited

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Please feel free to get in touch to learn more about existing project, for research support or consultation, or to collaborate on an upcoming project together.

ABOUT

Natalie is a multidisciplinary Canadian researcher focused on social, economic and environmental sustainability in tourism and outdoor recreation. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo's Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change researching climate change impacts, adaptations and sustainability transitions in Canadian ski tourism. This work is supported by a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship, Mitacs Accelerate & Globalink Awards, in partnership with Protect Our Winters Canada. She also holds a Rolex Explorers Club Grant for exploratory research integrating traditional knowledge and conservation technology with the Kayapo Xingu communities in Brazil, and the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund Grant for developing conservation-based tourism in the region.

Natalie holds a Master of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford, where she graduated with distinctions and earned a Blue Varsity Award for skiing. Previously she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Geography at the University of Denver, while a member of Denver's NCAA Div 1 National Champion Ski Team. Natalie also competed on Canada's Alpine Ski Team at the World Junior Championships and World University Games.

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MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE RISK

Current Issues in Tourism

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WHEN IS GROWTH GOOD ENOUGH?

Seeds of Change

REGIONAL SKI TOURISM RISK TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

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TARGETING SUSTAINABLE OUTCOMES WITH ADVENTURE TOURISM

Annals of Tourism Research

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CAN THE NORTH AMERICAN SKI INDUSTRY ATTAIN CLIMATE RESILIENCE?

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

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ECONOMIC IMPACT & SUSTAINABILITY NEXT PRACTICES

HeliCat Canada Association

 
 

CONTACT NAT

University of Waterloo, Faculty of the Environment

1 720 226 5587

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1 720 226 5587

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