Academic Writing

This list is limited to my writing in the fields of history and geography. For the academic writing I completed while at Parkland Institute, please see the Institute’s website.


Wet Prairie: People, Land and Water in Agricultural Manitoba. UBC Press, Nature/History/Society Series. June 2011. (publisher’s page)

Peer-reviewed articles

“The Affordances of MacKinnon Ravine: Fighting Freeways and Pursuing Government Reform in Edmonton, Alberta,” Urban History Review vol. XLIV, Nos. 12 (Fall/Spring 2015/16): 59-72.

Co-authored with Sean Gouglas (University of Alberta) “Escarpments, Agriculture, and Environmental Knowledge in Manitoba and Ontario.” In Liza Piper and Lisa Szabo-Jones, eds. Sustaining the West: Cultural Responses to Western Environments, Past and Present (Wilfrid Laurier University Press). March 2015. (publisher’s page)


“To Harmonize Human Activity with the Laws of Nature: Applying the Watershed Concept in Manitoba.” In Urban Rivers: Re-Making Rivers, Cities and Space in Europe and North America, edited by Stéphane Castonguay and Matthew D. Evenden. University of Pittsburgh Press. May 2012. (publisher’s page)

“Natural and unnatural complexities: flood control along Manitoba’s Assiniboine RiverJournal of Historical Geography vol. 36, no. 1 (January 2010): 57-67.

Watersheds: Conceptualizing Manitoba’s Drained Landscape,” Environmental History vol. 12, no. 4 (October 2007): 796-819.

“The Great Transformation? Wetlands and Land Use in Manitoba,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 15 (Winnipeg 2004): 29-47.

‘Practical Results’: The Riel Statue Controversy at the Manitoba Legislative Building.” Manitoba History 42 (Fall 2001/Winter 2002): 30-38.

Review essays and book reviews

Review of R. W. Sandwell, Canada’s Rural Majority: Households, Environments, and Economies, 1870-1940 (University of Toronto Press, 2016) Agricultural History 91, 2 (Spring 2017), 269-270.

Review of Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin, eds. Historical GIS Research in Canada (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014) Ecological Restoration, 33, 4 (December 2015), 427-428.

Review of Merle Massie, Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2014). Great Plains Research, 25, 2 (Fall 2015), 188.

Review of Andrew Weaver, Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming (Orca Book Publishers, 2011). The Goose, 12/13, 2013.

Review of M. J. Morgan. Land of Big Rivers:  French and Indian Illinois, 1699-1778 (Carbondale:  Southern Illinois University Press, 2010) Environmental History. (2011) 16 (3): 551-552.

Review of Kenichi Matsui. Native Peoples and Water Rights: Irrigation, Dams, and the Law in Western Canada. Native and Northern Series. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009. H-Water, H-Net Reviews, September 2010.

Review of Joachim Radkau, Nature and Power: A Global History of the Environment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009). Environment and Society: Advances in Research. Volume 1, 2010.

Review of Murray Knuttila and Bob Stirling, The Prairie Agrarian Movement Revisited. Great Plains Quarterly. Spring 2010 Vol. 30 No. 2, 150.

Review of James Murton, Creating a Modern Countryside: Liberalism and Land Resettlement in British Columbia, H-Canada, H-Net Reviews, January, 2008.

Review of Leonard, David W. The Last Great West: The Agricultural Settlement of the Peace River Country to 1914 (Calgary: Detselig, 2006). Canadian Historical Review 88 (4): 653-655.

Review of Campbell, Claire Elizabeth. Shaped by the West Wind:  Nature and History in Georgian Bay (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2005). Environmental History vol. 12, no. 4 (October 2007).

Trajectories in Rural History: A Review of The Trajectories of Rural Life: New Perspectives on Rural Canada,” Manitoba History 48 (Fall 2004/Winter 2005): 49-51.