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.
Comparing Farmer Observations and Modelled Projections of Climate Change in the Canadian Maritimes. ECI, Sept 2017.
Testimony to the Senate of Canada's Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. October 26, 2017. (You can get get transcripts or a video.)
CBC Radio Nova Scotia - Information Morning (August 2019)
Spotlight on SoGE Research: Extreme Weather Farming
The Coast, Halifax's weekly
The Sheldon Macleod show (starts fifteen minutes in, -ish)
CBC Nova Scotia
Ecology Action Centre