Jackie is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria under the supervision of Dr. Trevor Lantz and Dr. Pascale Roy-Léveillée (Université Laval). Her project is focused on understanding stakeholders’ perceptions of permafrost hazards to better link the people generating information about these hazards and the decision-makers who use this information to deal with these hazards.
She has an interdisciplinary background with a PhD in Geography from the University of Victoria and is interested in how social science approaches can be used to address environmental issues.
Prior to joining NSERC PermafrostNet, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Arctic Landscape Ecology Lab at the University of Victoria with Dr. Trevor Lantz where she worked in collaboration with her Gwich’in partners to understand the impact of permafrost slumping on culturally and ecologically important fish habitat in the Peel River Watershed within the Gwich’in Settlement Region, Canada. This project used a unique approach to include both Indigenous and western scientific knowledge in a spatial overlay analysis to identify important fish habitat that is vulnerable to experiencing the cumulative impacts of slumping in the area.