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Journal Articles

Parkes, M.W., Allison, S., Harder, H., Hoogeveen, D., Kutzner, D., ... , & Vaillancourt,C. (2019). Addressing the environmental, community and health impacts of resource development: Challenges across scales, sectors and sites. Challenges.10 (1). 

Russell Jozkow, J. & Parkes M.W. (2018). Exploring Homelessness and a Re-Emerging Food System. Canadian Food Studies (Special Issue on Indigenous Food).5(2), 162-179. 

Buse, C., Oestreicher, J., Ellis, N., Partrick, R., Brisbois, B., Jenkins, A., McKellar, K., Kingsley, J., Gislason, M., Galway, L., McFarlane, R., Walker, J., Frumkin, H., & Parkes, M.W. (2018). A public health guide to field developments linking ecosystems, environments and health in the Anthropocene. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. pii: jech-2017-210082.

Brisbois, B.W., Bourgos Delgado, A., Barraza, D., Betancourt, O., Cole, D., Gislason, M., Mertens, F., Parkes, M.W. & Saint-Charles. J. (2017). Ecosystem approaches to health and knowledge-to-action: towards a political ecology of applied health-environment knowledge. Journal of Political Ecology. Vol 24, p. 692-715.

de Leeuw, S., Parkes, M. W., Sloan Morgan, V., Christensen, J., Nicole, L., Mitchell Foster, K., & Russell Jozkow, J. (2017). Going Unscripted: A Call to Critically Engage Storytelling Methods and Methodologies in Geography and the Medical-Health SciencesThe Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien61(2), 152–164.  

Parkes, M.W., Saint-Charles, J., Cole, D.C., Gislason, M., Hicks, E., Le Bourdais, C., McKellar, K.A., St-Cyr Bouchard, & Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health Team. (2017) “Strengthening collaborative capacity: Experiences from a short, intensive field course on ecosystems, health and society”. Higher Education Research and Development. 36 (5) 1031-1046.

Picketts, I., Parkes, M.W., & Déry, S. J. (2016).Climate Change and Resource Development Impacts in Watersheds: Insights from the Nechako River Basin, CanadaThe Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe Canadien 61(2), 196–211.

Galway L., Parkes MW., Allen, D., & Takaro, T. (2016). Building interdisciplinary research capacity: a key challenge for ecological approaches in public health. AIMS Public Health, 3(2), 389-406.

Parkes MW (2016). Pacific connections for health, ecosystems and society: New approaches to the land-water-health nexus. Reviews on Environmental Health, 31(1), 125-130. http:/

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.

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.

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 gastrointestinal illness in British Columbia, Canada: A time-series analysis. Water Resources. doi: 10.1002/2014WR015519hydr.

Bunch, M. J., Parkes, M.W., 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 2010Environmental Management54(2), 240–254. doi:10.1007/s00267-014-0301-3.

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.

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.

Galway, L.P., Allen, D.M., Parkes, M.W., & Takaro, T.K. (2014). Seasonal variation of acute gastrointestinal illness by hydroclimatic regime and drinking water source: A retrospective population-based study. Journal of Water and Health 12 (1) 122-135. DOI: 10.2166/wh.2013.105.

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

Parkes, M.W. (2012) Response to EcoHealth Editorial, Parkes M.W. (2011) Vol. 8, Issue 2. EcoHealth 9 (4) 378-380.

Blashki, G., Abelsohn, A., Woollard, R., Arya, N., Parkes, M.W., Kendall, P., Bell, E., & 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.

Déry, S.J., Hernández-Henríquez, M.A., Owens, P.N., Parkes, M.W. & Petticrew, E.L. (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.

Parkes, M.W. (2012). Diversity, emergence, resilience: guides for a new generation of ecohealth research and practice. EcoHealth 8 (2), 137-139. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-011-0732-8

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.

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.

Bunch, M.J., Morrison, K., Parkes, M.W., Venema, H.D. (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).

Parkes, M.W., Morrison, K., Bunch, M.J., Hallström, L.K., Neudoerffer, R.C., Venema, H.D., & Waltner-Toews, D. (2010) Towards Integrated Governance for Water, Health and Social-Ecological Systems: The Watershed Governance Prism. Global Environmental Change. 20(4): 693-704.

Webb, J., Mergler, D., Parkes, M.W., Saint-Charles, J., Spiegel, J., Waltner-Toews, D. 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.

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

Parkes, M.W., 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.  

Stephens, C., Parkes, M.W., & Chang, H. (2007). Indigenous perspectives on ecosystem sustainability and health EcoHealth, 4 (4), 369-370.

Parkes, M.W., Bienen, L., Breilh, J., Hsu, L.N., McDonald, M., Patz, J.A., 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.

Parkes, M.W., 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.

Wilcox, B., Aguirre, A.A., Daszak, P., Horwitz, P., Martens, P., Parkes, M.W., Patz, J.A., & Waltner-Toews, D. (2004). EcoHealth: A transdisciplinary imperative for a sustainable future. EcoHealth 1 (1), 3-5.

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

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

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

Peer-reviewed Books and Book Chapters.

Buse, C., Cole, D., & Parkes, M.W. (in Press, 2019 release). Health security in the context of social-ecological change. In Human Security in World Affairs: Problems and Opportunities, 2nd edition.

Link to come

In Press

 Living Well on a Finite Planet

Poland, B., Parkes, M.W., Hancock, T., McKibbon, G., & Chircop, A. (2019). A Changing Role for Public Health in the Anthropocene: The Contribution of Scenario Thinking for Reimagining the Future. In S. Quilley & K. Zywert (Eds.), Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet. (Chapter 6). University of Toronto Press. 

University of Toronto Press

Soskolne, C. L., Bunch, M. J., Butler, C. D., & Parkes, M.W. (2018). Navigating complexity, promoting health: Insights from the emergence of ‘ecohealth’ and ‘one health’. In L. Westra, K. Bosselmann, J. Gray, & K. Gwiazdon (Eds.), Ecological Integrity, Law and Governance (Chapter 8). London and New York: Taylor and Francis Group.

Taylor and Francis

Ecological Integrity, Law and Governance

Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries. Work, public policy and action, 1st Edition

Gislason, M.K., Buse, C., Dolan, S., Parkes, M.W., Tosh, J., & Woollard, B. (2017). The complex impacts of intensive resource extraction on women, children, and Aboriginal peoples: Towards contextually-informed approaches to climate change and health. In MG. Cohen (Ed.), Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy and Action. (Part 5). Routledge: Earthscan.

Routeledge Press

Galway, L.P., Parkes, M.W., Corbett, K.K., Allen, D.M., & Takaro, T. (2016). Climate change frames in public health and water resource management: Towards intersectoral climate change adaptation. In W. Leal Filho, H. Musa, G. Cavan, P. O’Hare, & J. Seixas (Eds.), Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Hazards. (Chapter 3). Springer International Publishing.

Springer International Publishing

Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Hazards

Handbook on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment

Horwitz, P. & Parkes, M.W. (2016). Scoping Health Impact Assessment: Ecosystem Services as a Framing Device. In D. Geneletti (Ed.), Handbook on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment. (Chapter 4). Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Edward Elgar Publishing Limited

Parkes, M.W. & Horwitz, P. (2016). Ecology and Ecosystems as Foundational for Health. In Environmental Health: From Global to Local, 3rd edition. (Chapter 2). Jossey-Bass. 


 From Global to Local, 3rd edition.

Parkes, M.W. (2016). Cumulative Determinants of Health Impacts in Rural, Remote, and Resource-Dependent Communities. In M.P. Gillingham, G.R. Halseth, C.J. Johnson, & M.W. Parkes (Eds.), The Integration Imperative: Cumulative Environmental, Community and Health Impacts of Multiple Natural Resource Developments (pp. 117-152). Springer International AG. E-book available online at Springer

Gillingham, M., Halseth, G., Johnson, C., & Parkes, M.W. (eds).  (2015). The Integration Imperative: Cumulative Environmental, Community and Health Impacts of Multiple Natural Resource Developments. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing. E-book available online at Springer

Hancock, T., Spady, D.S., & Soskolne, C.L. (Editors); Allison, S., Chircop, A., Harper, S., McKibbon, G., Parkes, M.W., & 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.

Horwitz, P., Kretsch, C., Jenkins, A., bin Rahim Abdul, B.A., Campbell, K., Carter, M., Henwood, W., Lovell, W., Malone-Lee, L.C.M., Moewaka-Barnes, H., Montenegro, R., Parkes, M.W., Patz, J., Roe, J.J., 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).

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

Blaskhi, G., Abelsohn, A., Flegg, K.M., & Parkes M.W. (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).

Hallstrom, L.K., Parkes, M.W., & 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 “Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways through Diversity, Convergence and Integration”. Hallstrom L.K., Guelstorf, N., Parkes, M.W. (eds) 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, M.W., Charron, D. & Sanchez, A. (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. W. (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 Ecosystem Assessment Series. Findings of the Responses Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Island Press.

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

Nicolopoulou-Stamati, P., Howard, C.V., Parkes, M. W., 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, M.W. (2005). Catchment and Community Health. In G Robinson, R Panelli (Eds.), “Living with the Taieri”.


Parkes, M.W., Horwitz, P., Buse, C., Dolan, S., Gislason, M., Woollard, R. (2018) Ecosystems as Foundational for Health. In: EkoSanté Training Manual in Ecosystem Approaches to Health. Produced for Pan-American Health Organisation. 

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

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)

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

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.

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

Parkes, M.W., 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 Educator's Toolbook. Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth, University of British Columbia. Vancouver BC. (Contributing Author) 

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, M.W, & Tembe, J. (2007). Higher Education and Participatory Development. University of British Columbia, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

Parkes, M.W. (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.