Research and Publications
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.
A pre-print is now available of the first paper emerging from this research, exploring participants’ framings and understandings of invasive species denialism: https://preprints.arphahub.com/article/90664/.
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