Dr. Wright completed undergraduate degrees in biology and in outdoor recreation management from Lakehead University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in natural resource management from Ohio State University. Her research focuses on conservation-based approaches to protected areas design, planning and management; managing and monitoring the ecological integrity of protected areas; indigenous tourism; and the social and ecological impacts and benefits of tourism and recreation on wild spaces. Other research and teaching interests include the emerging field of aboriginal tourism and the development of systems-based monitoring approaches for sustainable forest management.
In addition to teaching and working throughout British Columbia and the rest of Canada Pam has also worked throughout the US and internationally in Central and South America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Pam hosts the BC Protected Areas Research Forum (www.unbc.ca/bcparf), an organization dedicated to strengthening the linkages between research and protected areas planning and management.
Supervises in PhD NRES; MA NRES Outdoor Recreation, Conservation and Tourism; MSc NRES Outdoor Recreation, Conservation and Tourism; MNRES