Research

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My current research explores perceptions of environmental risk, and how those risks are communicated between and among stakeholder groups. I use an ongoing environmental issue, invasive species, as the focal point of discussion for my explorations of environmental risk perception and communication.

My research seeks to determine whether there is agreement among stakeholders regarding the basic premises that underlie current AIS management policies such as what it means to be invasive in the first place, what degree of risk is acceptable, and what degree of management is required. I am interested in how well stakeholders are able to communicate differences on these issues, and how this may shape stakeholders’ willingness to participate or otherwise engage in the management of these species.

Publications

Montgomery, F.M.*, Stratton, N.*, Bzonek, P.A., Campbell, S.E., Castañeda, R.A., Chenery, E.S., Gallage, K., Heer, T., Kindree, M.M., Mandrak, N.E. (2021). The role of science advice in Recovery Potential Assessments in freshwater fish listing decisions under the Canadian Species at Risk Act. FACETS. 6(1): 1247-1259. https://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2020-0091

Stratton, N., Imre, I., Di Rocco, R., Brown, G.E. (2021). Effect of potential Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) repellents on the distribution of juvenile Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in a laboratory environment. UTSC’s Journal of Natural Sciences. 2 (1), 23-35. https://ojs.scholarsportal.info/toronto/index.php/jns/article/view/34652

Conference Proceedings

Stratton, N., Mandrak N.E., Klenk, N. (2019). (poster). Gathering stakeholder perceptions of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes basin. IAGLR Conference on Great Lakes Research, Brockport NY.

Stratton, N., Mandrak N.E., Klenk, N. (2018). (talk). Policy and the influence of stakeholder perceptions on early detection and rapid response. IAGLR Conference on Great Lakes Research, Toronto ON.

Stratton, N., Mandrak N.E., Klenk, N. (2018). (talk). Selling success: Portrayals of invasive species management and the potential to underestimate risk. Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, London ON.

Stratton, N., Imre, I. (2015). (poster). Effect of sea lamprey repellents on the behaviour of juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium, Toronto ON.

Invited Talks

“Canadian invasive and at-risk species policy”. (Guest lecture). (2017, 2020, 2021). POL53C – Canadian Environmental Policy. Department of Political Science. University of Toronto Scarborough.

“Biodiversity regulations – Ontario and federal”. (Guest lecture). (2020, 2021). EES1123 – Environmental Regulations. Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences. University of Toronto Scarborough.

“Science-policy and the influence of stakeholder perceptions on early detection and rapid response”. (Invited speaker). (2019). Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington ON.

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