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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

Squaw delivered with blue skies and swee
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MITACS GLOBALINK - UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK

SkiSim Climate Modeling

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.

RESEARCH

Currently a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo, my research focuses on the intersection of outdoor recreation and environmental sustainability. I aim to identify strategies that use tourism to help build climate resilience in mountain communities. I am also interested in how adventure tourism aligns with biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

Previously I completed a Master of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford and a BA in Anthropology and Geography at the University of Denver, while a member of the NCAA Div 1 Ski Team.

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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

WHEN IS GROWTH GOOD ENOUGH?

WWF & Luc Hoffman Institute Biodiversity Revisited Essay Winner

Misty Woodland

CAN THE NORTH AMERICAN SKI INDUSTRY ATTAIN CLIMATE RESILIENCE?

Journal of Sustainable Tourism

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Snowcap Mountains

ECONOMIC IMPACT & SUSTAINABILITY NEXT PRACTICES

HeliCat Canada Association

 
 

CONTACT NAT

University of Waterloo, Faculty of the Environment

1 720 226 5587