Ph.D., Resource Management and Environmental Studies
2016-2019 University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor (University of Victoria)
Gerald Singh is a Nereus Fellow working with Yoshitaka Ota and Andres Cisneros-Montemayor and collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme. Gerald is characterizing the contribution of a sustainable ocean to achieving broad sustainable development goals. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework, Gerald is researching how the SDGs are dependent on achieving sustainable use and management of the ocean.
Chapman, M., Klassen, S., Kretizman, M., Semmelink, A., Sharp, K., Singh, G., Chan, K., 2017. 5 Key Challenges and Solutions for Governing Complex Adaptive (Food) Systems, Food Security, Climate Change, Sustainability, 9(9), doi:10.3390/su9091594, link
Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Singh, G.G., Cheung, W.W.L., 2017, A fuzzy logic expert system for evaluating policy progress towards sustainability goals., Fisheries Management, Ambio, doi: 10.1007/s13280-017-0998-3, link
Singh, G. G., Cisneros-Montemayor, A. M., Swartz, W., Cheung, W., Guy, J. A., Kenny, T. A., McOwen, C. J., Asch. R., Geffert, J. L., Wabnitz, C. C. C., Sumaila, U. R., Hanich, Q., Ota, Y., 2017, A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals, Marine Policy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.030, link
Singh, G.G., 2018, Addressing discrimination and diversity in ecology is not just about implicit bias, Fisheries Management, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2(4), 584, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0516-4, link
Tam, J., Chan, M.A., Satterfield, T., Singh, G.G., Gelcich, S., 2018, Gone fishing? Intergenerational cultural shifts can undermine common property co-managed fisheries, Fisheries Management, Marine Policy, 90, 1-5, link
Singh, G. G., Sinner, J., Ellis, J., Kandlikar, M., Halpern, B. S., Satterfield, T., Chan, K., 2017. Group elicitations yield more consistent, yet more uncertain experts in understanding risks to ecosystem services in New Zealand bays, Fisheries, Aquaculture, PLOS ONE, 12(8), e0182233, link
Singh, G. G., Sinner, J., Ellis, J., Kandilkar, M., Halpern, B. S., Satterfield, T., Chan, K. M. A., 2017, Mechanisms and risk of cumulative impacts to coastal ecosystem services: An expert elicitation approach, Journal of Environmental Management, 199, 229–241, link
Bennett J. R., Shaw J. D., Terauds A., Smol J. P., Aerts R., Bergstrom D. M., Blais J. M., Cheung W. W. L., Chown S. L., Lea M-A., Nielsen U. N., Pauly D., Reimer K. J., Riddle M. J., Snape I., Stark J. S., Tulloch V. J., Possingham H. P., 2015, Polar lessons learned: long-term management based on shared threats in Arctic and Antarctic environments, Marine Ecosystem, Fisheries Management, Climate Change, Polar Regions, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Volume 13, Issue 6, 316–324, link
Singh, G.G., Farjalla, V., Chen, B., Pelling, A., Ceyhan, E., Dominik, M., Alisic, E., Kerr, J., Selin, N., Bassioni, G., Bennett, E., Kemp, A., Chan, K.M.A., 2018, Researcher engagement in policy deemed societally beneficial yet unrewarded, Fisheries Management, Policy, PeerJ Preprints, link
Murray, C.C., Wong, J., Singh, G.G., Mach, M., Lerner, J., Ranieri, B., Peterson St-Laurent, G., Guimaraes, A., Chan, K.M.A., 2018, The Insignificance of Thresholds in Environmental Impact Assessment: An Illustrative Case Study in Canada, Impact assessment, Environmental Management, doi: 10.1007/s00267-018-1025-6, link
Singh, GG, Hilmi, N, Bernhardt, J, et al. Climate impacts on the ocean are making the Sustainable Development Goals a moving target travelling away from us. People Nat. 2019; 00: 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.26 link
Spijkers, J., Singh, G., Blasiak, R., Morrison, T.H., Le Billon, P. and Österblom, H. (2019). Global patterns of fisheries conflict: Forty years of data. Global Environmental Change, 57, 101921. link
Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Moreno-Báez, M., Voyer, M., Allison, E.H., Cheung, W.W.L., Hessing-Lewis, M., Oyinlola, M.A., Singh, G.G., Swartz, W. and Ota, Y. (2019). Social equity and benefits as the nexus of a transformative Blue Economy: A sectoral review of implications. Marine Policy, 109: 103702. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2019.103702
Gerald Singh is a Nereus Fellow working with Yoshitaka Ota and Andres Cisneros-Montemayor and collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme. Gerald is characterizing the contribution of a sustainable ocean to achieving broad sustainable development goals.
Upcoming Publication – ‘Climate Impacts on the Ocean are Making the Sustainable Development Goals a Moving Target Traveling Away From Us’
Nereus Fellow Gerald Singh (University of British Columbia) recently had an article accepted into the journal People and Nature, entitled ‘Climate impacts on the ocean are making the Sustainable Development Goals a moving target traveling away from us’. A description of what to expect can be found here.
13 December 2017 - 14 December 2017
IOF Seminar: The Oceans Enabling Sustainable Development, and Development Enabling Sustainable Oceans
10 November 2017 - 10 November 2017
Lead author Gerald Singh (University of British Columbia – UBC) with other Nereus Program co-authors recently published ‘Climate impacts on the ocean are making the Sustainable Development Goals a moving target travelling away from us’ in the open access journal People and Nature.
Nereus research fellow Jessica Spijkers’s (Stockholm Resilience Centre – SRC) recent publication on the rise in international fisheries conflicts is the focus of an article in Hakai Magazine – ‘International Fish Fights on the Rise’.
New Paper Shines Spotlight on Social Justice Concerns Associated With Sustainability Transformations
Gerald Singh (UBC) and Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor (UBC) are both co-authors on the paper ‘Just Transformations in Sustainability’ in the journal Sustainability. The authors discuss social impacts that occur when changing social-ecological systems to become more sustainable, and how social justice considerations need to be central to these sustainability transformations.
Several Nereus Program participants are co-authors on a new paper just published in Nature Sustainability – “Towards a sustainable and equitable blue economy”. The authors recommend five priority areas to address to ensure a safe and just future global ocean economy.
Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor is lead author with co-authors William Cheung, Muhammed Oyinlola, Gerald Singh, Wilf Swartz and Yoshitaka Ota on a new paper in Marine Policy – “Social equity and benefits as the nexus of a transformative Blue Economy: A sectoral review of implications”.