Peter  Duinker Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Peter Duinker

Dalhousie University

My work focuses on environmental assessment, on one hand, and forest management and policy on the other. The forest work includes research on both rural and urban forests, and I address both social and biophysical issues. As I am in the final years as a paid professor, I am no longer taking on new graduate students. However, I expect to remain active in scholarship for at least another decade (from now, 2018). I am a registered professional agrologist in Nova Scotia.


Peter Duinker is a Professor in the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management, and also President and Co-Principal in the consulting firm Sylveritas Ltd.  He teaches and researches a wide range of topics, most of which deal with forests and the environment. Peter is one of Canada’s leading scholars and practitioners on the topic of sustainable forest management.  He held Lakehead University’s Chair in Forest Management and Policy from 1988 to 1998, served as Research Area Leader for the Sustainable Forest Management Network of Centres of Excellence from 2000 to 2009, and was member and chair of the CSA Sustainable Forest Management Technical Committee from 2000 to 2016.  Peter has worked closely with governments, companies, and NGOs across Canada on issues related to sustainable forest management and policy. His most recent scholarly passion is urban forests.


    PhD, Forestry, University of New Brunswick, 1986

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    forest ecology; environmental assessment; natural resources decision-making; land-use and forest planning; wildlife habitat supply analysis; biodiversity assessment modelling, forest management and policy; forest decline and air pollution; climate change and forests; climate-change adaptation; conflict resolution and public participation; forest sustainability; criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management; model forest partnerships; conservation of old-growth forests; European forests, urban forests

Personal Interests

    urban tree management; choral singing; wine making; bicycle touring


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