George Francis

george francis

Professor Emeritus

Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo

George Francis is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at University of Waterloo where he was originally appointed as its first Chairperson in 1970. His long ago university degrees were in biology, zoology (ecology), political economy and resource management, one each from the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia, McGill, and Michigan.

He has long been interested in issues associated with what has more recently been called governance for adaptive management in complex social-ecological systems. Over the years he has participated in a number of cross-disciplinary and inter-university collaborative studies related to this theme.

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