Maureen Reed is Distinguished Professor and UNESCO Chair in Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability, Reconciliation and Renewal at the University of Saskatchewan. She also serves as Assistant Director, Academic of the School of Environment and Sustainability. Reed has an internationally distinguished career in the social dimensions of sustainability. She investigates practices of governance that support resilience and sustainability of social-ecological systems.
Her research with UNESCO biosphere reserve practitioners in Canada for the past 20 years has enhanced their capacity to achieve their mandate that includes conservation, sustainable development, and meaningful inclusion of Indigenous peoples. In forestry, Reed is one of a small number of experts in gender/diversity and forest work, management and decision-making in the global north. Recently, she and her students are addressing how diverse rural residents and resource sectors are affected by, and can work together, to address climate hazards and build resilience to climate change. This work is now being shared upon request with Canadian health research networks, government agencies, and parliamentarians.
Maureen Reed is a Research Partner in the Economics & Environmental Policy Research Network.