Journal Articles

Parkes, M.W. (in press). Pacific connections for health, ecosystems and society: New approaches to the land-water-health nexus. Reviews on Environmental Health.

Kingsley, J., Patrick, R., Horowitz, P., Parkes, M., Jenkins, A., Massy, C., Henderson-Wilson, C., & Arabena, K. (2015). Exploring Ecosystems and Health by Shifting to a Regional Focus: Perspectives from the Oceania EcoHealth Chapter. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12, 12706-12722. (Access Paper)

Mahboubi, P., Parkes, M.W., & Chan, H.M. (2015). Challenges and opportunities of integrating human health into the Environmental Assessment process: the Canadian Experience. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management.  17. 4. 1550034. DOI: 10.1142/S1464333215500349

Mahboubi, P., Parkes, M.W., & Chan, H.M. (2015). Using Expert Informed GIS to locate important marine social-ecological hotspots. Journal of Environmental Management, 160, 342-352. (Access Paper)

EcoHealth2014 Call to Action on Climate Change. (2014). EcoHealth, 11(4), 456–458.

Galway, L.P., Allen D.M., Parkes M.W., & Takaro, T.K. (2014). Hydroclimatic variables and acute gastro-intestinal illness in British Columbia, Canada: A time-series analysis. Water Resources. doi: 10.1002/2014WR015519hydr. (Access Paper)

Bunch, M. J., Parkes, M., Zubrycki, K., Venema, H., Hallstrom, L., Neudorffer, C., Berbes-Blazquez, M., & Morrison, K. (2014). Watershed Management and Public Health: An Exploration of the Intersection of Two Fields as Reported in the Literature from 2000 to 2010. Environmental Management54(2), 240–254. doi:10.1007/s00267-014-0301-3. (Access Paper)

Saint-Charles, J., Surette, C., Parkes, MW., & Morrison, K.E. (2014). Connections for health, ecosystems and society, leading to action and change. EcoHealth 11, 279–280. doi: 10.1007/s10393-014-0945-8. (Access Paper)

Berbés-Blázquez, M., Feagan, M., Waltner-Toews, D., & Parkes, M. W. (2014). The need for heuristics in ecosystem approaches to health. EcoHealth 11, 290–291, 2014. doi: 10.1007/s10393-014-0946-7. (Access Paper)

Galway LP, Allen DM, Parkes MW, Takaro TK (in press) "Seasonal variation of acute gastro-intestinal illness by hydroclimatic regime and drinking water source: A retrospective population-based study" Accepted for publication in Journal of Water and Health (16 Sept 2013).

Horwitz, P., Morrison, K., Parkes, M., Patz, J., and Zinsstag, J. (2013). Integrating Health, Sustainability and Ecosystems in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Think Piece for Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Access Paper)

Parkes MW (2012) Response to Letter to Editor/EcoHealth Editorial. EcoHealth, 9, 378-380. (Access Paper)

Blashki G., Abelsohn A., Woollard R., Arya N., Parkes M., Kendall, P. Bell E. and Bell W. (2012). General Practitioners' responses to global climate change - lessons from clinical experience and the clinical method. Asia Pacific Family Medicine. 11(1): 6. (Access Paper)

Déry, SJ, Hernández-Henríquez MA, Owens PN, Parkes MW and Petticrew EL (2012). A century of hydrological variability and trends in the Fraser River Basin. Environmental Research Letters 7 (024019): doi:10.1088/1748-9326/1087/1082/024019. (Access Paper)

Parkes, MW. (2012). persity, emergence, resilience: guides for a new generation of ecohealth research and practice. EcoHealth. (Access Paper)

Spiegel, J., J. Breilh, E. Beltran, J. Parra, F. Solis, A. Yassi, A. Rojas, E. Orrego, B. Henry, WR. Bowie, L. Pearce, J. Gaibor, P. Velasquez, M. Concepcion, M. Parkes (2011). Establishing a community of practice of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and communities to sustainably manage environmental health risks in Ecuador. BMC International Health and Human Rights 11(Suppl 2): S5. (Access Paper)

Parkes M.W., de Leeuw S., Greenwood M. (2011). Warming up to the embodied context of First Nations child health: A critical intervention into and analysis of health and climate change research. International Public Health Journal 2010, 2 (4), 477-485. (Access Paper)

Bunch MJ, Morrison KE, Parkes MW, Venema HD. (2011). Promoting health and well-being in watersheds by managing for social-ecological resilience: The potential of integrating ecohealth and water resources management approaches. Ecology & Society 16(1). (Access paper)

Parkes MW, Morrison KE, Bunch MJ, Hallström LK, Neudoerffer RC, Venema HD, Waltner-Toews (2010) Towards Integrated Governance for Water, Health and Social-Ecological Systems: The Watershed Governance Prism. Global Environmental Change.  20(4): 693-704. (Access Paper).

Webb, J., D. Mergler, M. W. Parkes, J. Saint-Charles, J. Spiegel, D. Waltner-Toews, et al. (2010). "Tools for Thoughtful Action: the role of ecosystem approaches to health in enhancing public health." Canadian Journal of Public Health 101(6): 439-441. (Access Paper)

Parkes MW, Horwitz P (2009). Water, ecology and health:  Exploring ecosystems as a 'settings' for promoting health and sustainability. Health Promotion International, 24, 94 -102. (Access Paper)

Parkes MW, Spiegel J, Breilh J, Cabarcas F, Huish R, Yassi A (2009). Building sustainable capacity to promote the health of marginalized populations through international collaboration: Examining community-oriented training innovations in Ecuador. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 87 (4) 312-319.   (Access Paper)

Stephens C, Parkes MW, Chang H (2007). Indigenous perspectives on ecosystem sustainability and health, EcoHealth, 4 (4), 369-370. (Access Paper)

Parkes MW, Bienen L, Breilh J, Hsu L-N, McDonald M, Patz J, Rosenthal J, Sahani M, Sleigh A, Waltner-Toews D, Yassi A (2005). All hands on deck: A transdisciplinary, social-ecological systems-based approach to emerging infectious disease. EcoHealth 2 (4), 258-272. (Access Paper)

Waltner-Toews D, Bunch, MJ, Neudoerffer C, Parkes MW, Venema HD (2004). Championing ecosystem sustainability and health: A profile and tribute to the life and work of James Kay (1954-2004). EcoHealth 1 (4) 334-339. (Access Paper)

Parkes M, Eyles, R, Benwell, G, Panelli R, Townsend C, Weinstein P (2004). Integration of ecology and health research at the catchment scale: The Taieri River Catchment, New Zealand. Journal of Rural and Remote Environmental Health 3 (1), 1-17. (Access Paper)

Wilcox B, Aguirre AA, Daszak P, Horwitz P, Martens P, Parkes M, PatzJA, Waltner-ToewsD (2004). EcoHealth: A transdisciplinary imperative for a sustainable future. EcoHealth 1, 3-5. (Access Paper)

Parkes M, Panelli R, Weinstein P (2003). Converging paradigms for environmental health theory and practice. Environmental Health Perspectives. 111(5), 669-675. (Access Paper)

Parkes M, Panelli R (2001). Integrating catchment ecosystems and community health: The value of participatory action research. Ecosystem Health 7(2), 85-106. (Access Paper)

Witten K, Parkes M, Ramasubramanian  L (2000). Participatory environmental health research in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Constraints and opportunities. Health Education and Behaviour. 27(3), 371-384. (Access Paper)

Peer-reviewed Books and Book Chapters

Parkes, M.W. and Horwitz, P. (in Press, 2016 release). Ecology and Ecosystems as Foundational for Health Chapter 2 in Frumkin H (ed) Environmental Health: From Global to Local (3rd edition). Jossey-Bass.

Gillingham, M.P., Halseth, G.R., Johnson, C.J., Parkes, M.W. (eds).  (in Press, 2016 release). The Integration Imperative- Cumulative Environmental, Community and Health Impacts of Multiple Resource Developments. Springer International Publishing AG.

Galway LP, Parkes MW, Corbett KK, Allen DM, Takaro T (in Press, 2016 release) "Climate change frames in public health and water resource management: Towards intersectoral climate change adaptation" in Leal W, Dunk R and Illingworth S (eds) Information, Communication, Education and Training on Climate Change. Climate Change Management Book Series. Springer.

Hancock T, Spady DS, & Soskolne CL (Editors); Allison S, Chircop A, Harper S, McKibbon G, Parkes M, Poland B (Contributing Authors) (2015). Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health. The Report in Brief. CPHA Working Group on the Ecological Determinants of Health. April 2015. Available online

Horwitz P; Kretsch C; Jenkins A; bin Rahim Abdul, Burls Ambra, Campbell K, Carter M, Henwood W, Lovell W, Malone-Lee, LCM, Moewaka-Barnes H, Montenegro R, Parkes M, Patz J, Roe JJ, Romanelli C, Sitthisuntik K, Stephen C, Townsend M, Wright P (2015) "Contribution of biodiversity and green spaces to mental and physical fitness, and cultural dimensions of health". In Romanelli, C., Cooper D., Campbell-Lendrum, D., Maiero, M., Karesh, W., Hunter, D., & Golden, C (eds) Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, a state of Knowledge Review. World Health Organization (WHO); Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Available online

Hallstrom LK, Guelstorf N, Parkes MW (eds). (2015). “Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways through diversity, Convergence and Integration”. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.

Blaskhi G, Abelsohn A, Flegg KM, Parkes MW (eds). "Family practitioners in the field: Environmental stories from across the globe". E-book published by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA, Global Family Doctor). Available online at here.  Link to the full-text here

Hallstrom LK, Parkes MW, Guelstorf N (2015). Convergence and diversity: Integrating Encounters with Health, Ecological and Social Concerns. Chapter 1 in “Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways through diversity, Convergence and Integration”. Hallstrom LK, N Guelstorf, MW Parkes (eds) McGill-Queens University Press.

Parkes MW. (2015). ‘Just Add Water’: Dissolving Barriers to Collaboration and Learning for Health, Ecosystems and Equity. Chapter 7 in LK Hallstrom, N Guelstorf, MW Parkes (eds) “Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways through Diversity, Convergence and Integration” McGill-Queens University Press.

Parkes, M. W., Horwitz, P., & Waltner-Toews, D. (2013). Ecohealth. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. p. 1770-1774. Springer: Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Parkes, MW, D. Charron and A. Sanchez (2012). Better Together: Field-building Networks at the Frontiers of Ecohealth Research. Ecohealth Research in Practice: Innovative Applications of an Ecosystem Approach to Health. D. Charron, New York, NY, USA Springer/ International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

Corvalan C, Hales S, Woodward A (Coordinating Lead Authors), Campbell-Lendrum D, Ebi K, De Avila Pires F, Soskolne, CL (Lead Authors), Butler C, Githeko A, Lindgren E, Parkes M (Contributing Authors), Epstein P, Rabinovich J, Weinstein P (Review Editors) (2005). Consequences and Options for Human Health. In K Chopra, R Leemans, P Kumar, H Simons (Eds.), ‘Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Policy Responses, Volume 3.’ The Millenium Ecoystem Assessment Series. Findings of the Responses Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Island Press. (Access Book)

Parkes M, Weinstein P (2004). An Ecosystems Approach. In Cameron, Cromar, Fallowfield (Eds.), Environmental Health in Australia and New Zealand. Oxford University Press. Pp.45-65.

Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P., Howard, C.V., Parkes, M., and Hens, L. (2000) ‘Awareness of the health impacts of waste management', in Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P., Howard, C.V., and Hens, L. eds, Health Impacts of Waste Management Policies, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, p. 1-26.

Parkes MW (2005). Catchment and Community Health. In G Robinson, R Panelli (Eds.), “Living with the Taieri”.


Matthews, C., Picketts, I., Déry, S., Parkes, M., & Sharma, A. (2015). Climate Change & Resource Development Scenarios for the Nechako Watershed: Workshop Report May 2015. Prince George, BC: University of Northern British Columbia. Available online here.

Picketts, I., Déry, S.J. and Parkes, M.W. (2014) Changing Landscapes, Changing Lives: Exploring climate change impacts in the Nechako Watershed, and implications to natural resource development. University of Northern BC and Fraser Basin Council. Prince George, BC, 55pp.  (Access 10-page overview) (Access full report)

International Association for Ecology & Health (IAEH). 2012 “Kunming Position Statement. Ecohealth Contributions to Millennium Development Goals”. (Contributing Author) (Access Publication)

Morrison, K. E., Parkes, M. W., Hallstrom, L. H., Neudoerffer, C. V., Bunch, M. J., & Venema, H. D. (2012). Ecohealth and watersheds: Watersheds as settings for health and well-being in Canada.  Network for Ecosystem Sustainability and Health (Publication Series No. 3) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, MB. (Access publication)

Parkes M.W.(2011). Ecohealth & Aboriginal Health: A Review of Common Ground. Prince George, BC: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health. (Access Publication)

Parkes MW, Morrison K, Bunch M, Venema H (2008). Ecohealth and watersheds: Ecosystem approaches to re-integrate water resource management with health and well-being. Network for Ecosystem Sustainability & Health (Publication Series No. 2) & the International Institute for Sustainable Development,Winnipeg, MB.

Harlap Y (2008). Road to Global Citizenship - An Educators Toolbook. (Contributing Author) Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth, University of British Columbia. Vancouver BC. (Access Publication).

Taylor P, Dharamsi S, Aggor R,  Bell D,  Bunyi G,  Clough M, Chantaworn P, Fryer M, Hanxhanlash J, Jones S, Kleiman F, Ndidde A, Parkes MW, Tembe J (2007). Higher Education and Participatory Development. University of British Columbia, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Institute of Development Studies (IDS). (Access Publication).

Parkes M (2003). The Taieri Catchment and community health survey. Geography and Health Research Report Series, Report Number: 2. Department of Geography, University of Otago & Public Health South. Dunedin, New Zealand ISSN: 1176-1946. (Access Publication)