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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 & 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.

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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MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE RISK

Current Issues in Tourism

Misty Woodland

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

Snowcap Mountains

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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