Scholarship

My current research interests include the

Previously, I completed a PhD in
The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, and a masters degree in Historical Geography at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

Graduate supervision:

I had the honour of supervising Kim Keskinen's masters thesis in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. Undertaken over 2013-2014, it is: Assessing the effectiveness of physical treatments to control non-native spartina patens in a constructed marsh in Port Moody, British Columbia.


Misc. Presentations, Publications and etc.:

David Brownstein (June 21, 2016). "The Surprising history of forest regeneration on British Columbia's south coast, 1914 - 1939," Keynote speaker, presented to the BC Seed Orchard Association biennial meeting, Langley, BC.

David Brownstein (2016). "Spasmodic research as executive duties permit: Space, practice and the localization of forest management expertise in British Columbia, 1912-1928" in Journal of Historical Geography, vol 52, pp 36 - 47.

David Brownstein (August 2015). "Teaching Environmental History: Canada in Context" a set of eight digital teaching modules commissioned by the academic journal Environmental History.

David Brownstein (March 2015). "A History of the UBC Botanical Garden" presented to the Friends of the Garden.

David Brownstein (February 2015). "The Surprising history of forest regeneration on British Columbia's south coast, 1914 - 1939" presented to the Canadian Institute of Forestry, Vancouver Section.

Lisa Szabo-Jones & David Brownstein (2014). "A Natural History and Dioramic Performance: Restoring Camosun Bog in Vancouver, British Columbia" in Sustaining the West: Cultural Responses To Canadian Environments, Liza Piper & Lisa Szabo-Jones (eds), Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp 43 - 63.

David Brownstein (2014). "Archival Donation Guide: The Canadian Forest History Preservation Project", an 'Old Growth' column in The Forestry Chronicle , vol 90, no 6, pp 716 - 718.

David Brownstein (November 2014). "A Pre-history of Seed Collection on the British Columbia Coast" presented to the staff of the B.C. Tree Seed Centre.

David Brownstein (2013). Book review of "The Insatiable Bark Beetle", by Reese Halter, and "Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests" by Andrew Nikiforuk in B.C. Studies.

David Brownstein (July 4 2012). "An Introduction to Archival Research and Writing Forest History," eLecture delivered to the Canadian Institute of Forestry, series #29, Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Ongoing History of Canada's Forests.

David Brownstein (June 27 2012). "The Canadian Forest History Preservation Project," eLecture delivered to the Canadian Institute of Forestry, series #29, Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Ongoing History of Canada's Forests.

David Brownstein (September 2011). "A short history of British Columbia Forest Regeneration" delivered to the Canadian Institute of Forestry, Annual General Meeting, Huntsville, Ontario.

David Brownstein (2011). Book review of "Forestry and Biodiversity: Learning How To Sustain Biodiversity in Managed Forests", edited by Fred L. Bunnell & Glen B. Dunswroth, in B.C. Studies.

David Brownstein (2010). Book Review of "The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest" by Jack Nisbet, in B.C. Studies.

David Brownstein (July 2, 2010). "British Columbia conifer seeds, 1912-1940," presented to the Anglo-American conference of Historians at the Senate House, University of London.

David Brownstein (2009). "Canadian Forests", reviews of Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada, by Stephen J. Pyne and, The Eternal Forest, by George Stanley Godwin" in Canadian Literature.

David Brownstein (2008). "Nature, Order and Chaos in John Davidson's Archive: A Photo Essay" in B.C. Studies, no 159, pp 121 - 130.

David Brownstein (May 30, 2008). "John Davidson and the Environmental History of Early Vancouver" presented to the Canadian History and Environment Summer School, UBC.

David Brownstein (April 25, 2008). "The Future of B.C. Forest History" presented to the Forest History subcluster of the Network in Canadian History and Environment, Vancouver, British Columbia.

David Brownstein (March 11, 2008). Researcher/Writer for the Virtual Museum of Canada web exhibit John Davidson: The Legacy of a Canadian Botanist, hosted by the UBC Botanical Garden.

Graphical link to botanyjohn.org website

David Brownstein (November 14, 2007). "VICTORIA VS. VANCOUVER: JAMES ROBERT ANDERSON, JOHN DAVIDSON AND BOTANICAL COMPETITION ACROSS THE GEORGIA STRAIT" published in the Botanical Electronic News, no 383.

David Brownstein (November 7, 2007). "John Davidson's Garden Roadshow, or The Many Moves of the UBC Botanical Garden" presented to the UBC BG Friends of the Garden, Vancouver, British Columbia.

David Brownstein (November 4, 2006). "Spasmodic research as executive duties permit: Practice and Authority in the British Columbia Forest Branch, 1912-1925." presented to the History of Science Society , Vancouver, British Columbia.

David Brownstein (September 22, 2006). "Natural Historians as advocates of Forest Conservation" presented to the Society for the History of Natural History , Montreal, Quebec.

David Brownstein (July 15, 2005). "A crop more valuable than the pampered fruit trees of the orchard: British Columbia conifer seeds, 1912-1940" presented to the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology , Guelph, Ontario.

David Brownstein (June 4, 2005). "British Columbia tree seed and European forest regeneration, 1919-1940." presented to the Canadian Association of Geographers , London, Ontario.

David Brownstein (April, 2005). "James Robert Anderson, B.C. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forest Policy Advocate" in the British Columbia Forest History Newsletter, published by the Forest History Association of British Columbia , Victoria, British Columbia, number 76, pp 5-6.

David Brownstein (April 29, 2005). "Creeping policy shifts and B.C. Silvicultural research, 1912 to 1940" presented at the BC Studies Conference , Prince George, British Columbia.

David Brownstein (Sept-Oct 2004). Archival Photo Research Contract in suport of Reasoning Otherwise: Canadian Leftists and the People's Enlightenment, 1892-1919, a manuscript by Ian McKay of Queens University, Kingston.

David Brownstein (April 4, 2004). "Duelling Herbaria: Botanical conflict and the demise of the B.C. amateur tradition" presented to the American Society for Environmental History, Victoria, B.C.

David Brownstein (May 28, 2003). "Photographing Landscape Change in the Saanich Peninsula, British Columbia, 1913 - 1925" presented to the Canadian Association of Geographers, Victoria, BC.

David Brownstein (May 2, 2003). "An Odd Study of Tree Stumps: Chartres Cecil Pemberton and the Natural History Society of British Columbia" presented to the BC Studies Conference, Vancovuer B.C.

David Brownstein (2000). "Emergence of the British Columbia Expert Forester" presented to the American Society for Environmental History, Tacoma Washington.

David Brownstein (1999). "The 1914 Berlin-Waterloo Plan: Rough Draft to Public Document" in Environments, volume 27, no 2, pp 45-61.

David Brownstein (1998). "Early Conservation Efforts in Waterloo County" in Annual Volume of the Waterloo Historical Society, vol 86, pp 7-31.

David Brownstein (1998). "The Street Names of Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph", in Annual Volume of the Waterloo Historical Society, vol 86, pp 136-166.



Watch this space for future developments--my crack team of research assistants is working night and day...


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