Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo

Jeremy Pittman is currently a Liber Ero Postdoc Fellow with the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He studies governance in complex social-ecological systems, and he has applied this lens to a range of problems (e.g., land-sea interactions in the Lesser Antilles; species at risk conservation on the Canadian Prairies). He draws on multiple concepts in his research (e.g., social-ecological fit, governance transformations) and employs a range of qualitative and quantitative methods oriented towards action research (e.g., participatory scenarios, social-ecological network analysis). Prior to re-entering academia to pursue doctoral studies he was employed with both national- and provincial-level governments in Canada and the private sector working on issues of climate change adaptation, sustainability, and environmental policy. Through his academic and professional experience, he has been lucky enough to work in rural, remote and Indigenous communities and resource-based sectors (e.g., agriculture, fisheries, tourism, mining) in Canada, Chile, Uruguay, St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada.


  • –present
    Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo


  • 2016 
    University of Waterloo, Social and Ecological Sustainability