Natalie C. Ban
School of Environmental Studies
University of Victoria
Dr. Natalie Ban joined the University of Victoria’s School of Environmental Studies in Canada in January 2013. Trained in geography, resource management and environmental studies, she draws upon many disciplines from natural and social sciences in her work. Her research interests span ethnoecology, conservation biology, marine spatial planning, conservation planning and implementation, and evaluation and mapping of cumulative impacts, all mainly in marine and coastal systems. Natalie’s current research focuses on identifying options for management and conservation of biodiversity whilst respecting people’s needs and uses of resources. She obtained her Undergraduate and Master’s degrees from McGill University, her PhD from the University of British Columbia, and spent for years as a postdoctoral research fellow in Australia at James Cook University. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, and accolades for her work include being awarded the Bommies Award by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and the Young Tall Poppy Science Award by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.