Wright, Pamela

Pamela Wright
PhD and MSc (Ohio State University), BSc Biology and Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Honours (Lakehead University) Associate Professor
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LAB 8-248
  • Prince George


I completed a BSc in Natural Science and an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation from Lakehead University and MSc and PhD degrees in natural resource management from Ohio State University.

My focus is on conservation-based approaches to protected areas at multiple scales and I work locally, nationally and internationally with partners from governments to conservation organizations.

I was awarded the 2010 CPAWS J.B. Harkin Conservation Award, am a founding member of Women for Nature (Nature Canada), and held a 2017-2018 Conservation Science Fellowship (Wilburforce Foundation).

In addition to teaching and working throughout British Columbia and the rest of Canada, I have also worked throughout the US and internationally in Central and South America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

I co-chair the BC Protected Areas Research Forum, an organization dedicated to strengthening the linkages between research and protected areas planning and management.

Research and Expertise

My research focuses on conservation-based approaches to protected areas design, planning and management; systematic conservation planning; climate change and conservation planning; managing and monitoring the ecological integrity of protected areas; protected areas management effectiveness evaluations; and the social and ecological impacts and benefits of tourism and recreation on wild spaces.

Research Fields:
  • Environment
  • Natural Resources
  • Northern Issues
Areas of Expertise:

Conservation science, protected areas, parks, ecological integrity.

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available to supervise graduate students
Supervises in:
  • PhD NRES
  • MSc NRES

I am not currently seeking new graduate students (2019-2020).

Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert