As it stands, Eastern Canada has no climate adaptation plan for its food system. Some people have pointed out that this is a terrible, dangerous way to handle things.

The Climate Resilience on Maritime Farms project is a multidisciplinary research project which tries to help increase the adaptive capacity of the food system in the Canadian Maritimes by helping farmers and other actors tell their stories of vulnerability, resilience, and adaptation. I get to drive around in a pickup truck and check out people's wash areas, so it's a bit of a dream project. I'm in way over my head, but no one else is working on it, as far as I know.

This currently fills the role of my research as a D.Phil candidate at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, generously funded by a Rhodes Scholarship and a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship. For more information, check out

If this is something that interests you and you want to help out / learn more / spread the word, please feel free to get in touch.

read the one-pager
read the policy brief


Dr. Kate Sherren  Dalhousie University

Dr. Kate Sherren
Dalhousie University

Dr. Thomas Thornton  University of Oxford

Dr. Thomas Thornton
University of Oxford

research associate:

Mhari Lamarque, MES

Mhari Lamarque, MES