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Gerald Singh

Ph.D., Resource Management and Environmental Studies

University of British Columbia

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.

Publications

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 approachJournal 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 Preprintslink

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

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.

September 14, 2016 | Social Responsibility

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.

Past Event

13 December 2017 - 14 December 2017

From December 13 to 13, Nereus Senior Fellow Gerald Singh will be attending the Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies.
Past Event

10 November 2017 - 10 November 2017

On Friday, November 10 at 11:00am, Nereus Program Fellow Gerald Singh (UBC) will be delivering a presentation on "The Oceans Enabling Sustainable Development, and Development Enabling Sustainable Oceans" in AERL 120 at the UBC Vancouver campus.

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’.

November 10, 2017 | FisheriesLaw and Governance

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.

November 10, 2017 | Social Responsibility