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Justin Podur at York University

Justin Podur

This is the site of Justin Podur, Associate Professor at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies. I am in the slightly unusual situation of doing research in two quite unrelated fields: landscape ecology, and international politics.

Landscape Ecology

My current research is on the ecology of urban wildlife. The big question is, what if we understood the city as an ecosystem? It is, after all, habitat to an extraordinary array of species, many of whom show behaviours in the city that they don't show in other habitats. How can we begin to understand the ecology of the city? What kinds of data can we use?

High Park Burn, April 2012

High Park Burn, April 2012

In the past, I have worked on ecological modeling, specifically of forest fires and climate change.

If you are interested in applying methods of spatial data analysis to problems in conservation or urban wildlife ecology, get in touch!

International Politics

My politics research is on international conflicts and social movements. See the Books section for books and book chapters, and the Lecture Series section for some recent lectures. Latest lecture (Oct 2013):

Other popular writing can be found at TeleSUR English, where I have a column in the opinion section.

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